Our last One-a-Week Photo Challenge Prompt – it has been a wonderful year of getting together each week with Cathy and all the wonderful entries for our challenge. Thank you so much to each person who sent an entry and each person who left a comment – it has been a really lovely way to get to know you all. When I think of the entries I think of inventiveness, creativity and blogging friendship.

When we put POP as the prompt for December, I imagined the pop of Champagne corks and Party Poppers – and I did try yesterday to get some action shots of both – but they were all terrible photos! So – as I often do, I scrolled back through my Photo Library looking for a ‘pop’. I didn’t have to go far to find some POPcorn stitches

Amanzi popcorn stitches

The Amanzi Block by Jen Tyler is full of them!

They are great stitches for adding pops of colour and texture.

Here is a You Tube clip showing you how to crochet a Popcorn Stitch.

I have been making this pattern using different colour orders – all in Stylecraft Special DK and a 4.5mm hook. The top one will be felted as a table mat, the bottom one is heading towards becoming a cushion cover.

Amanzi block, crochet, Jen Tyler

The backs are a fascinanting pattern tooback of Amanzi block

So it is farewell to a weekly Photo Challenge which I have been doing for 3 years now – every week for three years – I’m impressed that I have managed to do that.

It all started as Blue Daisyz 52 week Challenge in 2015, and then 4 of us joined forces to create a new challenge for 2016, and this year it was Cathy and me. It has been fun!

I’m looking forward to seeing your POPs! Please leave a link in the comments.


The new Monthly Meet-Up will be on the first Tuesday in Jaunary

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21 responses to “Pop

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  2. Murtagh's Meadow

    Well I couldn’t not do your last challenge of 2018 – so you can find an unusual pop at https://murtaghsmeadow.wordpress.com/2017/12/30/christmas-butterfly/

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  4. Very nice mandalas – I hope make that sincerely 🙂

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  5. Popcorn stitch is a great one for this week’s challenge!

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  6. Lovely work, and very interesting pieces. Here is my entry: https://gillyflowerfaire.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/one-a-week-photo-challenge-pop/

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  8. Murtagh's Meadow

    Those are so beautiful, both the details and colours. Hope you had a lovely Christmas day.

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  9. Oh I love a good popcorn stitch, clever idea, and so much pleasanter than mine! It’s been good, I started in about the May of Blue Daisy’s challenge, when the prompt was sky. I have gone full circle and ended with sky, as well as the unmentionable hound.

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  10. What a clever interpretation of ‘pop’ I admit I was a bit ouzzled with this one. Thank you so much for doing this challenge with Cathy and throwing it open to us all. I’ve really enjoyed taking part, even if I don’t have the chance to visit everyone else’s entries each month.

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