Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Crocheting Christmas

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all ready for Christmas and that all your projects are nearing completion. Things here are hectic. I've been trying to get as much finished as possible. Some projects I can't speak about in case curious eyes are watching my blog and the surprise is spoiled. Other gifts however are safe to show you.

The cover for this photo album was an impromptu present. My husband got his mother a photo album and filled it with photos of our son. The cover was very plain so he asked could I crochet a cover for it. I was surprised but of course I could and would oblige. I did estimate an hour to complete but given that i was making up a pattern as I went it took closer to 3 hours. Still I was happy with the results. Here is the completed item.
Cover flat

Front Cover

Side of Album

Back Cover
I was rushing to get the cover finished because my husband was visiting his family and won't see them again until after New Year. Because of that I didn't take as many photos as I should have. Basically though I crocheted in rows of shells, trebles and doubles until the swatch was long enough to cover the album. The ends were folded over the cover and stitched so it stayed on the cover. I did a row of dc around all four sides of the swatch to neaten the edges. I added a picot on the short sides that are inside the front and back cover.

I'll write up what I did and post it as a pattern in case anyone wants to do something similar. It may take a few days though because I still have some pressies to finish. I'll post more projects as I complete them.

Till next time,

Happy Crocheting, x


  1. Doesn't it feel good when someone asks you to make something. I love it. Merry Christmas.

  2. Thank you so much for your Christmas wishes! Your album cover looks wonderful, great idea!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family too!

  3. That is too cute! What a great idea :-D. By the way, you won the giveaway on my blog! You wanted the Woodland hoodlet pattern right? Give me the go, so I can get it for you :-).

  4. Your album cover is wonderful, I bet your in-laws will love it.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas xxx