With crochet blankets having always been my number one love, not for one minute
did I imagine that I would be happily sitting working away to design a crochet apple cosy !
But that is one of the things that I am loving the most about having been asked to
design patterns and put together tutorials for lovecrochet.com
- I have had to totally come of of my little comfort zone,
not only in the things I have been asked to make but also in the
colours and yarns I have been working with.
It's been both rewarding and refreshing and I shall never scoff at an
apple cosy again as they have been SOOOOO much fun to do !
The full pattern and tutorial is available completely free here at lovecrochet.com
but I just thought I'd give you a little taster here.
The yarn I used was Rowan Handknit Cotton - if you haven't used this yarn before all
I can say is it is such an absolute treat to work with that you have to give it a try !
It's as soft as cotton wool , yet gives you all the weight and
definition needed for a good bit of structure.
The apple cosies are worked in a round,
with a top half and bottom half that are hinged at the back with a row of over sewing.
I then worked a bobble in to the last few rounds of the bottom half
and a chain loop in the finishing edge of the top half to create a fastener.
With a little stalk and a couple of leaves added as the finishing touch
you have the smartest little apple cosy to happily grace any desk or lunch table.
And then .........
woo-hoo, the fun starts ,
as the possibilities to add a bit of 'je ne sais quoi' are endless !!
From pink piggies,
to high tec ( ! ) robots,
to the cuddliest of penguins ...
... these cannot fail to help sneak in those 5 a day.
And it should certainly put a smile on your face
every time you walk past the fruit bowl.
One little word of warning though -
you may not be the only one who falls in
love with your new apple cosy !