Friday 19 April 2013

FO Friday......Crochet Tissue Covers.

Happy Friday, on this beautiful, sunny, Spring day. I would like to show you what I'v been making with this gorgeous, Rowan Hand Knit Cotton.

Over the last month, I've had to make 80 wedding invitations, so haven't had much time for much else. I did need a break from the invites, occasionally, something that wasn't too taxing and that I could sit and watch television with the family, Paige and I are watching back to back "Dexter" at the moment.

Anyway, I was thinking of what I could crochet, I'd just bought a packet of Cath Kidston tissues so I thought I'd make a pretty cover to keep them in, save them getting dog-eared in my handbag.

This was my first one I made.

They are very easy to do, for a standard size packet of tissues, using a 4mm hook, I made a chain of 29 and just did double crochet (U.S. single crochet) until I got the desired length. The last row, I changed colour and crochet three DC into first stitch, slip stitch into the next one and carried on like that until the end.

I then made the flower and leaf from 500 Crochet Blocks, stitched to the front and sewed the bottom and side edge together.

I've joined a craft group at our local church hall called Crafty Sew and So's, that my friend Lyn and some of her other friends have organised. I've been twice now and it's great fun, been with like minded people, everybody takes something to do, some ladies sew, some knit, some make cards and my one friend is painting.

The organisers are having a stall, selling handmade crafts at the Spring Fayre in May and the money will be going to the church funds. They've asked if any of us would like to donate any handmade craft items, so I thought these would be ideal.

 I've even had lazy, Sunday mornings in bed making them.

The first one I made is off to the U.S., when I put a photo of it on Instagram, a lady asked if she could buy it as it looked the perfect size for her iPhone 4. I measured it and it fits the phone, perfectly, we decided to do a swap instead of exchanging money, so she is sending me something in return, I love swaps !!!!

Check out other FO's on Tami's blog.

Have a great weekend !!!


Eight by Six said...

they are really lovely and so pretty. I might just ask you to make me one :-) Amanda x

thesnailgarden said...

Beautiful colours. My first thought was iPhone cover too. Best wishes, Pj x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh these are beautiful! LOVING them!!

Ros Crawford said...

They are really pretty! I think the iPod would also fit ... you need to open up an Etsy!

Unknown said...

I'm all with Ros! You really should Deb, for these are supercute! Enjoy your weekend, Ira x

Anonymous said...

They are so beautiful and so easy or at least you make them sound so.

JulieJ said...

They are very sweet. If you like swaps, pop over to see Sian at From High in the Sky - she's organising a big swap of little things.

Hazels Crochet said...

These are very pretty, and definitely great for your cath kidston tissues :)

Stefanie said...

Look at that pretty yarn sitting in the box. What a lovely site.
The tissue covers are too cute! The flower embellishments are perfect.

Juls said...

They are so sweet!! Love them!! Hugs Juls xxx

Lynnda said...

Oh my my loving these... so beautiful! hugs...x

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