Hooked – because I really am! I was knitting away at a number of different projects this week, making a vintage baby cardigan,

and a doll’s dress for my daughter, 

but a little part of my brain was longing to start a new crochet project. I’d just finished this blanket, a shell pattern one in Rowan Fine Milk Cotton, and I had no idea what to do next.

I didn’t have enough yarn to crochet anything big, and I didn’t really have the money to go out and buy more. Then I remembered that I had a lot of Rowan Revive yarn in my stash, which I had won in a competition ages ago, and never done anything with. It’s made of recycled silk, cotton and viscose, and has a rather rough texture.

The colours aren’t the sort of bright shades that I like to work with, they’re terracotta, brown and cream with flecks of multi-coloured thread woven in. I looked at these balls of yarn for a while, and then decided just to start crocheting and see what happened. I started off with these little squares, and a few days later I have 16 of them, and I’ve added an extra round onto each.

I also bought a 50cm square cushion pad from Ikea, and I think this project will eventually become a big cushion of some sort. I might give it away, or I might find a corner of my house that isn’t so brightly coloured and could do with a bit of muted decoration. I will probably buy lots more wool and crochet some more vibrant, colourful things!

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