Wednesday 24 April 2013

Pastel projects

I am having a serious pastel moment right now, and loving it. I'm not normally a pastel person when it comes to colours for clothes, crochet projects or anything really! I usually gravitate to brighter richer colours.

However, I have been really taken with some pastel yarn colours that I have seen in shops and the ways in which they appear when combined with other pastel colours. 

I thought I'd share some of my pastel-love with you!

At the moment I have 2 pastel projects on the go, both using the same yarn shades. The hexagons you can see are the start of a small blanket.

The ripple stitch item shown is for a cushion cover. This is the same pattern as I made earlier in the year, and ever since finishing my earlier ripple cushion I have just been itching to see what a pastel version would be like!

I think of the shades I have chosen as 'edgy pastels', particularly for the cushion cover. I think the colours I have used together have managed to not look too girly (I think pastels have a bit of a reputation for being girly and cutesy). I'm attributing their slight edge, and sophistication to the inclusion of some grey and silver-blue shades alongside the more traditional pastel shades of duck egg, pale pink and lilac.

I'm really loving making these items and can't wait to share the finished products with you! The hexagons for the throw are my own pattern, and I hope to have time to share this through a tutorial soon!

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  1. Hello Jen, I just LOVE and LOVE those pastel colors in your projects... The ripple pillow cover is so very pretty... Have a great week. Hugs Judy

    1. Hi Judy,

      thanks very much, I am pretty taken with it too! I'll be posting pictures of the finished item at the weekend I hope.

      Enjoy the rest of your week too


  2. Hello Jen,, Big question.. How do you stiffen crochet bowls.. I have read on the internet to use cloth spray starch.. I have seen a mixture using corn starch... Do you have any suggestions?? thanks for your help.. Hugs Judy

  3. Hi Judy, sorry for the delayed reply - I have been away for the weekend and then had a horrible cold.

    I'm afraid I can't help with this one- I've heard the same as you - use spray starch - but I've never tried it myself.

    Good luck!


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