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Egyptian Star Flower Stool – Free Pattern

I’ve had the patterns for this ready for a week now, but I haven’t shared it because I still couldn’t decide on a name!  I made the mistake of asking for recommendations on Facebook, and I think honestly there were around 200 different suggestions!  They were all amazing, and it was wonderful what different people could see when they look at the stool.  Some saw Aztecs, others carnival, the circus, Arabian style, Moroccan even.  I loved all the suggestions!

Tapestry crochet stool by missneriss

There were a couple that really stood out – Star Flower, Moroccan Candy, and the Circle of Life.  The Moroccan Candy was probably my favourite, but then it doesn’t really give room to use other colours.  And I had the inspiration from Lucky the Camel on Holidays in Egypt earlier this year, and I can’t decide if the top of the stool is a star or a flower, so star flower it is!  So I’m enormously excited to bring you the pattern for the Egyptian Star Flower Stool!

En dames, voor jullie heb ik het ook in het Nederlands vertaald, met dank aan mijn vriendin Kirsten van Haak Maar Raak!  Do be kind, it is the first time I’ve written a design in Dutch.

You’ll need 5 ball of Scheepjes Catona Denim, which you can pick up from Wool Warehouse* or Caro’s Atelier in the Benelux and Germany.

You can find the patterns below/beneden vindt jij het patroon.

Click here for English

Klik hier voor Nederlands

Enjoy, do let me know if you have any questions or issues, and please don’t forget to add this to your Ravelry favourites so more people can find it!

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Ta-Da! It’s the Still Nameless Tapestry Stool!

I cannot tell you how excited I am about this one! Tapestry crochet stool by missneriss tapestry crochet stool cover | Tapestry haken krukje FREE pattern by missneriss  Tapestry crochet stool by missneriss

I just wish I had a name for it?  Can you help?

I bought this little stool at Action a few weeks ago with the sole purpose of crocheting a cover for it.  Here’s what it looked like before:

krukje, koop bij action.nlNot to my taste at all.  I love the look of the legs, but the brown faux-leather, not so much.

I ordered the Catona Denim yarn from Scheepjes as it was a yarn that I hadn’t used before, but I love the colour selection and so had been waiting for an excuse to try it out.

I really enjoyed the challenge of working on a tapestry crochet project, and I think this one worked out beautifully.  My daughter also loves it, here she is “modelling it” for me:

Tapestry crochet stool, modelled by RainaTapestry crochet stool, modelled by RainaTapestry crochet stool, modelled by Raina

The really great news is that I’ve finished writing the pattern, and I’m busy proofing it, and then I’m going to translate it into Dutch! OMG wish me luck, this one is going to be the challenge to end all challenges!  It won’t take too long, I hope…

Oh, and please help me come up with a name for this little stool, I’m scratching my head over it still!

What do you think?  Will you make one of these?  I’d love it if you did!

It’s Yarn Day!

Look what arrived a few days ago: Scheepjes Catona, the start of a new project

It’s a lovely pile of Scheepjes Catona Denim.

Scheepjes Catona, the start of a new project

I chose a selection of some of my favourite colours with the intention of working on a tapestry crochet project.

Doesn’t it look gorgeous, just as a decoration?

Scheepjes Catona, the start of a new project

The yarn itself is a 100% cotton yarn, in a very similar style to the famous cotton 8, but with a lovely denim effect and ever so slight colour variation.  It’s suited to a 3mm hook and is soft and easy on the hands.

I’m making a stool cover for a little “krukje” that I picked up in Action last week, and I’m hoping that I can even write the pattern for it in Dutch!

Tapestry Crochet project WIP with Scheepjes Catona on missneriss.com

Check back next week, I’ll have the finished project for you.  I’ve been powering through it and there’ll be more photos on Instagram through the week, so please nip over there to keep up to date!  It feels great to be overflowing with Crochet Mojo.

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