So, onwards I go!
The pot holder is now completed. I tried a few different flowers in different yarn/threads but I wasn't happy with any. In the end, I chose a very simple, flat(tish) flower and added a matching blue button to the centre. Simple but I think it's ok for a practical item. I didn't want the decoration to get in the way when using the pot holder. I really like the thick fabric achieved with this stitch. And the colour is much better in this photo, more like the real thing. I added a little shell stitch all around as well to soften and pretty up the edge.
I'm now on the third ball of wool for my son's scarf and I think it will be long enough after I finish this ball. Fingers crossed.
And then I started something else. This will go with the potholder and it's a tea cosy. I can't remember the last time I made a tea cosy! But now my husband's seen this one, he says he wants one for our teapot too. The pattern can be found here, on Megan's website, and is called the Crochet Brioche Cosy. It has a nice looking rib effect that looks a bit like knitting but it is crochet. This worked up quickly with a 3.75mm hook and DK wool. I did make it smaller than is stated in the pattern by starting with a chain of 32 stitches and making 4 gores per side instead of 6.
You may remember the pretty roses I started crocheting a few weeks ago? They were to decorate this cosy. They are made using this pattern, again on Megan's website. Just in case someone wants to make them though, mine were made using rows one and three only, skipping the second row. I then varied the length of the starting chain to make bigger and smaller roses.
I had seen this cosy some weeks ago
which had sent me in search of the pink and green wool
for the roses.
I do like this crochet rib very much.
It makes a nice thick fabric for a cosy.
I love the roses!