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Friday, May 11, 2012

"Crochet,a book win and Happy Mother's Day."


I have caught a bug. I don't think it is too serious though. It is called "The Crochet Bug."

After my visit to Woollylatte's last week I came home and looked through my yarn stash and made these crocheted coat hangers. A very quick and easy pattern. I used 70 chain for the base and trebles in each chain,using three chain for the start of each row. 6 rows in total and joined them together with  a single crochet.
I used 8 ply yarn and a size 4mm hook. I found the pattern for the flowers on line.

Good things come wrapped in brown paper. On Monday I had a note from Australia Post that there was a parcel to pick up. Look how lovely the wrapping was done.

Inside was the book I had won.

A lovely children's book from  My Book Corner. Thanks Emma.

Have a beautiful Mother's Day on Sunday. The Chrysanthemum's are from the plant I was given last year. It has tripled in size and blooming its heart out.

Happy days.
Bev C



Jeannie said...

I have two hangers like those that my Gram made back in the 60's. I love them. Nothing falls off and they look so pretty. Thanks for the reminder. Little gifts like these are wonderful to have on hand. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.

Anonymous said...

lovely coat hangers Bev,so pretty,and congrats on your win.xx

Fiona said...

I've always thought covered hangers as being such a luxury.... yours are lovely and such pretty flowers.

Fiona said...

oh... and congrats on your win... always great to have some good childrens books around...

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love your sweet coathangers and it looks like it was a good bug to catch. Congrats on your win. Hope your Mother's day is special too.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Oh but it's the best bug to have!lol! Your coathangers are beautiful!
Enjoy your Sunday Bev!

Emma @ My Book Corner said...

Hi Bev,

So glad your prize arrived safely, enjoy!


retdairyqueen said...

Great coathangers
I must learn to crochet one day

Michelle said...

Cute prize... something to read to the grand children...:O)
I have always loved having padded hangers for my clothes... and you've certainly been busy making yours and they look great especially with that sweet flower!mencesol

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,
Just Love those hangers. I have some that my Mom made for me years ago. I love them and I told my Husband that would be the only reason for me to learn how to crochet. Happy Mother's Day to you too and those are beautiful chrysanthemums Bev. A beautiful showing of yellow, wow!

Simone de Klerk said...

You know, I'm a bit happy, that my arm doesn't allow me to knit and crochet. That way I can't start a new passion ;o)
Love your hangers. The flowers give the finishing touch.
You have a lovely an peaceful weekend too, Bev. xo

Cheryll said...

And a HaPPy MotHeRs DaY to you TOO! Your flowers are just gorgeous Bev! :)

Sue said...

I love your crochet instructions, they might as well be in Urdu as far as I'm concerned.....a complete foreign language!
I did understand the note on the book wrapping, so gorgeous!

Karen said...

Great coat hangers. For a while there it was hard to get the covered ones but now they have made a welcome return. Yours look lovely.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations on the win Bev...enjoy the crochet...Those 'mums' are perfect for Mother's Day...Happy Mother's Day to you...have a great one xo

rubyslipperz said...

cute-CUTE crocheted hangers! Much cuter than the ones I made 50 years ago... =)


Pauline Woodcock said...

Happy Mothers Day, Bev. Hope you have a lovely day.

Terriaw said...

I've always wondered how to make those crochet hangers. Sounds pretty easy.

Your yellow mums are so beautiful! I love to hear how big they are after a year. They are some of my favorites, since they are the flower of my birthday month.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Beautiful Chrysanthemum's Bev, such lovely yellows. Funny about that bug,it's going around here also...LOL!!
Happy Mothers Day!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

I love your covered coat hangers especially with the pretty flowers added. Lovely that your chrysanthemums are still flowering! Wendy