Spring is in full swing! The tulips are done, and so is my peony (it was short but sweet), but thankfully my irises are still going mental. The next one is the roses and the poppies and lillies. I do have one lone tulip still holding on, it survived the garden being replaced and is growing up through the new lawn that’s slowly growing in.
But onto what we’re here to see, the motif!
It’s a super simple tulip motif using Scheepjes Catona. It can be used on its own with a slipstitch edging like above, or it can grow into a doily like below:
The motifs can even be used to make a larger project like a shawl or a blanket, but I haven’t had time to do that yet! Instead I made a set of coasters to add some glorious colour to my outdoor table:
Here I was, having a cheeky glass of wine last night:
And then my morning coffee:
I used 4 mini skeins of Catona, and at just over a euro for each 25g ball, if you make a doily and 6 coasters, you can be done for under 6 euros. When was the last time you made a project that cost so little?! With my yarn problem, I can’t even remember!
Next week I’ll have directions to make the motif, and also instructions on how to grow it to a doily, and also come up with a join as you go method to make a blanket or shawl.
The colours I used are:
- 226 Light Orchid
- 114 Shocking Pink
- 385 Chrystalline
- 280 Lemon
Scheepjes has a huge list of suppliers throughout the Benelux, otherwise worldwide you can order from Wool Warehouse* and for North Americans, Knotty House* in Canada is also now stocking Catona!
*Just a note: this post contains a couple of affiliate links which if you choose to use when feeding your yarn habit will earn me a small commission. This helps me keep up the freebies and doesn’t cost you a thing. Thank you!
Those colours are just perfect together, and tulips are one of my favourite flowers!