Have Hook Will Make

All Riana’s plans for RHS Tatton have been inspiring me to pick up my hook. First off I made this bunting – a team effort with Riana – it will be hanging in the shop soon. You can find the pattern in issue 18 of Inside Crochet. I made a couple of modifications, and used a teensy bit of spray starch on the chains. I think this pattern should be renamed “Stashbunting”, it’s such a great way to use up odds and ends. This one mainly consists of ball ends of Hand Knit Cotton, but any Double Knitting weight cotton would work perfectly.

Next I made this choker using a scrap of something I found in my stash. I couldn’t even tell you what it is or how long it’s been there but it did find a grateful recipient on Saturday.

Finally I’ve been making some little gifts, I can’t show you a picture as the recipients read this blog. I promise, once they find their new homes a photo will appear.

Whatever you’re making at the moment, I hope you’re having fun.


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  1. Ali

     /  July 19, 2011

    Blooming Marvellous Tracey!! So cool to have something to just pick up and do… Love the bunting and the choker looks fab – simple and stunning!
    I’m being flowery too….must be a summer pastime!
    Ali xx


  2. Tracey Todhunter

     /  July 20, 2011

    Looking forward to seeing what you’ve been making. Tx


  3. I love the bunting – but I can’t cope with adding anything else to the to-do list!!


  4. The Stashbunting completes the floral extravaganza in the shop window perfectly. Thank you Tracey!


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