Who's the Best Mum?
Mum's are great and should be celebrated (Dad's are too but we'll focus on the ladies this week!)
Are you a mum who needs a reminder of your greatness? Do you know a mum who would find joy in being told they're the best? Whether you're crocheting for yourself or making a gift for someone special this crochet colourwork pattern is a fab project to introduce you to crochet colourwork techniques.
Crochet colourwork - also known as fairisle crochet, intarsia crochet or tapestry crochet can be used to create patterns, images or words within your crochet work.
Within this blog post, I share my trusty word charts as a wall hanging design but colourwork techniques can be adapted into lots of different projects. Use this grid to create a bag or pop the words 'Best Mum' on the front of a sweater, the possibilities are endless.
Add pom poms, tassels, flowers, buttons or any other decorations to personalise your design. Use this pattern as a base - Have fun creating!
Materials & Equipment
Dc: double crochet
Dc2tog: double crochet two together
Dc3tog: double crochet three together
Approx. Height 31cm x Width 35cm
Gauge (10cm x 10cm)
15 st x 20 rows
BEFORE YOU START!
Learn how to change colour within your crochet by following my step by step crochet colourwork tutorial. Crochet colourwork goes by many names; fairisle crochet, tapestry crochet, or intarsia crochet. Within this tutorial I briefly introduce you to the three types of crochet colourwork techniques before jumping into an extensive guide to changing colour using the fairisle crochet technique, the method of floating your yarn behind your work - my proffered method!
This video is not a tutorial for the pattern, it is a how-to tutorial demonstrating the process.
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BEST MUM WALL HANGING