My beloved serger is in the shop this week and I miss her ever so much. On the bright side though her absence has pushed me out of my basic knit tee rut and into new crafty spaces which has been quite a lot of fun. Initially I had planned on taking this time to practice sewing woven fabrics on my regular machine but predictably I’ve done something else entirely.
One of my favorite textile designers posted some beautiful little crochet rainbows a while back and I’ve been dying to try my hand at one. I don’t know the first thing about crochet but that didn’t seem relevant and I added bunches of colorful cotton yarn to my stash in preparation. I’m pretty amazing at buying supplies, it may be my #1 talent.
(you can find that inspo here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnxucManBkI/ If you aren’t familiar with her work I encourage you to browse around her wall for a bit, it’s a real delight)
Now I guess I could have just learned some crochet basics but instead I went with a somewhat simpler method and quite honestly I’m pleased as punch with the results.
It’s really a delightfully easy project and there are a number of different applications. So far I’ve made a couple tree ornaments and a larger wall hanging for my children’s bedroom. Next up on the “to make” list is a smaller version to hang on necklaces for my girls and then perhaps try adding in different yarn textures… which of course means more supply shopping, my favorite!
Here is a quick run through the steps: