Bugger all craft this week, so I bring you another one from the stash.
It's a big baby quilt, I admit, and almost fits a single bed, which was the idea.
I had a lot of spare cotton left over from crocheting several gazillion sunhats. I had made a sunhat for Mym, covered in Irish roses, and then every man and his dog wanted one. I crocheted sunhats every night for a year, until the following Spring, some thieving bastard started having them made in Bali and importing them for less than it cost me to buy the materials.
Now you can buy them in petrol stations and $2 shops.
So ended that fashion venture.
But I was the first. I swear it.
Anyway, back to the quilt.
The whole thing:
And the details:
The pattern, which I call a double shell stich, set up over two rows. Very easy, really:
Edged with reinforced double crochet (or single crochet, if you're in the US), followed by an equally reinforced link stitch, ( I'm a girl who favours sturdy), ending with a stack of tassels, that seemed to take forever, but used up all the excess yarn :
and a super close - up, for anybody wanting to follow the pattern:
And last, but not least, the lining, made from a lovely old Sheridan sheet, sent over from my Godmother, who spilled wax on it, but couldn't bear to throw it away, and knew I would do something with it. Which I did:
It's really very heavy, when you add it all up, I'm glad I made it so sturdy, or the weight would have pulled it to pieces in no time. It's lovely to sleep under, and lives on my bed, of course, I can't trust Mym not to spill Milo on it yet. She can have it when she's grown up. 'For your Glory Box, darling', as my Mum would have said, facetious woman that she was. Translates to 'you can tear it from my cold, dead hands'.
Stitch patterns available here.