As I said in the 2009 round up post, in the midst of Christmas preparations madness I recklessly abandoned all my jobs for the night and got to grips with crochet. This is the lovely flower motif by Sarah London – the first of many. (The pattern was lovely and this novice got on fine!)


I also made a few stars, following the tutorial by The Royal Sister. (Check out the rest of their free tutorials on the right hand side of the blog.)

I was hoping to make enough to use as coasters, though really I think they’re destined to be a garland. I might even use them for the rest of the year, to cheer up a forgotten corner somewhere.

Recycling cards as next year's gift tags

On an unrelated note, I was inspired by this to recycle the christmas cards we were sent this year into next year’s gift tags. After umming and ahhing about whether to buy a large circular punch (I will eventually since it will be great for labelling re-used jam jars), I ended up using my round corner punch instead. (This made for a very good project while up and about with FB at 5am this morning.)

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4 thoughts on “Hooked!

    1. Thank you! I really love my curved corner punch!

      (I saw your latest crochet – I’m really impressed. the coat looks great!)

    1. I’m really enjoying the crochet! (I’ve been trying my hand at crocheting little bowls – which i’ll have to post about next month.)

      I don’t know why i didn’t even think about reusing them like that before – i think that the curved corners make all the difference! it makes them look professional even though they were just cut out. weird but true.


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