These crochet mats were made as a housewarming present for a friend of mine who collects Willow Pattern China. Do you know the story of the pattern? There is a sweet animation of it on You Tube.
The square mat pattern is Favorire by Svetlana Grebennikova and can be bought on Ravelry
I have made it before and used it as a dreamcatcher.
The round pattern, Frozen Lotus by Johanna Lindahl is free on Ravelry:
I blocked the round one on this excellent blocking mat
Be warned if you are in the UK – I had to pay a £8 Custom’s Handling Fee – grrrrr!
I used Scheepjes Sweet Treat, Royal Blue and a 2mm hook for the square one and a 3mm hook for the round one.
We have a lot of anniversaries in our family in July (and then another batch come along in October).
On Friday it was E’s birthday – I have been a Granny for 6 years!
Instead of a card I decorated an ‘E’ for her
Our local Art shop sells these hollow cardboard numbers and letters for just under £2 each.
I gessoed it first and then painted it with acrylic paint mixed to Elfie’s favourite colour – a turquoise blue
Then with a touch of stencilling and doodling she has her initial that she can hang on her bedroom wall.