Monday, April 29, 2013

Modern Love--Kim's Shamrock Piece

Shamrocks from Priscilla and D'Arcy books
This little piece of Irish Crochet seemed like it would never be finished!  It started out as just the shamrock motifs.  I was planning to make a top or blouse but used No. 10 thread for the shamrocks, and thought they were a little big for what I had in mind.  The border that you see there (from a Priscilla book) was going to be a waist decoration.  It just wasn't working out so when the IC Lovers group on Ravelry had a backgrounds CAL (crochet-a-long) in October 2012, I was happy to use the shamrocks for that.  I had to make more, but once I got the layout designed, the filling in went pretty quickly.  I made the center first, with the close mesh, and then did the Clones Knots working from the center out to the edges.  I can see where I changed direction but overall I'm happy with finishing this!  I think I will make it into a pillow.

Clones Knots as taught by Maire Treanor

Flowers in the center border are from Duplet


Lori McNamara said...

Kim this looks wonderful!

Rein said...

This is gorgeous!!

lily rully said...

Kim this looks beautiful... I verry like...