Good afternoon everyone, I hope you are all well? firstly I need to apologise for being radio silent this week I have been very busy creating and finishing off a few things so hopefully over the weekend I’ll be able to show you them all.
Last Sunday I finished a table runner for my mums new dining table, she always got loads of tea towels folded in half and laid them in the centre of the table to put all the hot dishes on for the Sunday roast so I decided to make a runner out of cotton to match her decor and table, so she no longer needs to drag out all her tea towels then wash them all afterwards.
It didn’t take long to make using c2c, my first time using cotton though, not very forgiving is it? but the affect is lovely and mum loves it. I must admit it does look rather nice and will hopefully wash easily for her so she can use it for years to come.
I used a hook size lower than stated for the cotton yarn to make it a little tighter and it seems to have worked. The problem I had that my decreasing side wasn’t as straight as the increasing side so was a little worried that a border would not pull it back into shape. I edged it with a single dc all round then decided to put a scalloped border in a different colour which worked fine on the straight side, not so much on the uneven side, so instead of skipping one chain to work the 5dc I skipped 2 and it levelled it out nicely. If it hadn’t I was starting again and I didn’t fancy doing that.
I’m fairly new to c2c is this always the case with the decreasing side? or am I doing something wrong maybe, either way I don’t think it’s too obvious that I skipped more stitches on one side than the other.
I think the colours match quite nicely, and it definitely serves it’s purpose.
Have a great Friday
Marie (Cosy Crochet) x