A Decorative Trio

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Well, it seems I’m finally getting into the swing of this Christmas decoration business.

Xmas Trio_38smlXmas Trio_39smlUnfortunately though, there’s no getting around the fact that our tree decorations are all dark blue and turquoise, and my latest pale pink is just not going to match. I’m thinking a few more decorations though, and I’ll be able to make it into a lovely festive garland for above the mantel. Would that work do you think?

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Instructions for the Holly Bauble are in this post.

Xmas Trio_42smlPattern for the Coloured Bauble **choose your own colours**
1st row dc 6
2nd row increase in each stitch (12)
3rd row increase in every 2nd stitch (18)
4th row increase in every 3rd stitch (24)
5th row increase in every 4th (32)
6th row increase in every 5th (38)
7 – 11 rows dc in each dc (38)
**start stuffing here and continue till last row**
12 – 17 decrease to match increase

Xmas Trio_34smlThe star pattern is from Jelly Wares. I made two stars and joined together with a contrasting dc.

This might be getting a little addictive I think. πŸ˜€

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A little christmas cheer

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Hello friends

First things first, a big thank you for the lovely comments on my last post. Sometimes I forget that there are *real* people out there reading, and it continually surprises me what a nice community there is in the world of crafters / dog lovers. πŸ˜€

Well I couldn’t help myself, I really did need a small diversion from the yarn-bomb-in-progress, and what nicer way than a little Christmas cheer. I’ve been rather jealous of two of my favourite bloggers / creators, who have both been busy making some gorgeous Christmas decorations here and here. I had every plan to be a good person and not evenΒ touch anything Chrismassy until my orange tree was complete, but all good plans are made to be broken, aren’t they? Please say yes! πŸ˜€

Really though, I didn’t feel like I had much choice with this little decoration. I thought of it whilst in the middle of my fifth orange square of the day, and next thing you know… we had begun.

Christmas_4smlFor the holly I used Lucy’s Holly Pattern. As usual with Lucy, this design is simple, easy to follow, and gives just the right result. The rest of the pattern, well it was just kind of made up as I went along.

My head is filled now, with other decorative Christmas ideas ~ maybe the yarn-bomb-fairies will come over night and put me out of my misery!

Xmas Moo_7smlXmas Moo9smlMoo is very pleased to be back in front of the camera, can you tell? She just got back from a lovely long Sunday morning walk to a new off-lead dog park. Hopefully that means she’ll be happy to snooze quietly for the rest of the day so I can crochet in peace.

Love Terri and Moo xxx