The Four Seasons

I love the ‘ta da!’ moment of showing off a finished object, and it’s always fun showing off a latest design. So here it is. Ta da! My latest little design project: a set of four, seasonally-themed, wall hanging decorations.

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Aren’t they pretty? Let’s have a closer look.

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Spring
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Summer
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Autumn
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Winter

I’m so pleased with how these have come out 😀 I got the idea from somebody over in Pippin Crochet Club, who made seasonally-themed dreamcatchers using embroidery hoops. I didn’t want to make dreamcatchers, but I loved the idea of wall hanging decorations using the hoops as a framing device, and I loved the idea of having one for each season. So I bought myself some hoops, left them sitting around for months, and finally got around to working these up.

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I loved the yarn I used for it – the stitch definition is fantastic really shows off the patterns and the motifs that I added to each hoop.

They’re hanging in our little bedroom now, looking gorgeous against the green walls. So pretty

 

Pattern info

I used Stylecraft Classique DK in the following colours: white, soft lime, shell pink, fondant, sunflower, sky blue, mauve, ivory, leaf, shrimp, wisteria, lavender, poppy, toffee, azure, dove, nocturne, peppermint.

However, this is a great stashbuster project, and you could use any DK weight yarn.

I used a 4.5mm hook, and a tapestry needle for sewing in ends.

You will also need four embroidery hoops. I used four different sizes of bamboo wood hoops: 17cm, 20cm, 23cm, and 26cm. If your hoops are different sizes, you’ll need to increase or decrease your foundation row. Each hoop gives you details of what multiple you need for the stitch pattern (eg, a multiple of 6 + 1).

The pattern is written in US terms, with basic stitches and a few special stitches which are explained in the pattern, with photographs where necessary. Note: this pattern is untested, but it should be easy to follow.

You can find the pattern here as a free Ravelry download.

Enjoy!
xxx
Catherine


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