Thank you for all the lovely comments about our Cup Capes and as promised, I have finally got a pattern to share!!! – just in time for Mothers’s Day (well, in the southern hemisphere anyway!)
So here is my epiphany.
I wondered why I became rigid with fear every time I was asked to post a pattern. And then it struck me…I don’t even read patterns, never mind write them!!! The truth is that I am not good with details – never have been and probably never will be.
When I first started to crochet I would sit for hour after painful hour following a particular pattern. It’s a scary thing you know, especially when you have to constantly remind yourself what the difference was between a SC and a DC was (or even what they were in the first place!). I would see things like Hdc3tog and Sc3tog and…. PANIC. What the heck do they mean – was it a US or UK pattern???? (because, just to confuse people like me, THEY MEAN DIFFERENT THINGS!). AARRGGGGG, I just couldn’t get this crazy-crochet- lingo-nonsense!!!
Check it out for your self…
…pure mumbo jumbo.
So, instead of packing it all in I would just end up doing my own thing. Even if it meant the odd tantrum and the regular “pull it all out and start again” business, I found it was better to do what I thought was right. Very same thing with cooking…. refusal to read recipe = many, many failed attempts.
Not one of my Cup Cakes is the same as another. Not one has the same colour scheme, nor the same pattern. In fact, NOTHING I have ever crochet’ed before has an identical twin. Shameful.
Then I realised something…”Hang on a second, all my work is unique! Yes, that’s it. UNIQUE!!! Woohooo, not stupid after all….just UNIQUE! And that’s what I am going to keep telling you. And myself.
Thankfully, I have a super clever step-mom Lana, who is a whizz and true genius with all things crochet and patterns! She has kindly written one for you, so give it a go….here it is.
- Cotton yarn, double knit. 2 colours – Main (M) and Contrast (C)
- 4.5mm needle
- Pretty Button
- Coffee Mug (preferably with straight sides to begin)
Awesome – thank you Lana!
I would be really interested to know how you all do so please PLEASE let me know how it went for you. Better yet, send me a pic and I will post it for others to see! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here are a few pics of some recent ones I have made, just to give you a close look at the stitching, yarns and borders.
I used a combination of cotton and bamboo yarn from Vinni’s Colours, hand-dyed and spun here in Cape Town – T H E Y A R E S T U N N I N G!!!
I can safely say that nothing inspires me more that the colour and texture of yarns
So, go on and give it a try! They are so cute and quick to make.
Thanks again for stopping by