Bright Christmas Crochet

In my local village hall every two weeks a group of women from all over the Esk Valley Gather to Crochet.  Our class often has ten plus women in and continually seems to grow.  Our class is run by Angela Myers of ‘Made in Fryup’ she runs our class and one in Sleights and if you have a look at her page she’s famous for her beautiful bears.  This last few weeks we have been attempting different christmas decorations and as you can see from the image below I tend not to use traditional christmas colours for crochet.  They look more like circus colours if I’m honest but I like bright an also imperfect things.  I’ve only been crocheting for 18months and I’m slowly getting better at reading patterns and as you can see from the photos the mandela is far from perfect but I’ll get there.  I’ve actually run out of the pink so I’m hoping to find some more of that colour so I can finish it and not add it to the pile of unfinished projects I seem to have.

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Crocheted Mandelas and baubles

It’s the perfect time for crochet up here in Fryupdale, when the weathers turned and it’s windy and snowy.  Lighting the fire, crocheting and a large mug of hot chocolate seem just the best way to deal with our long winters.  You’ll understand when you see the photos below.  So wrap up warm

Fryup Dale
Snowy day on the moor
Looking over to the New Way
Looking up on to the moor from Fryup Dale

Heres a crocheted Mandela from last year.

I love using bright colours as you can probably tell from my usual work.

What hidden talents do you folks have, I want to see them.

We all do some really different things in our spare time and surprisingly crochet is one of my quirks.

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Crocheted Mandelas