Wednesday, 26 August 2015

SAL Wednesday 34/15: Scales

Spiral Tarot

I have just a moment to update you, as I have escaped for a breather from cleaning up the aftermath of a sleepover for 7 12 year old girls - there is one bin full of sweetie wrappers already. I don't even want to think about the bathrooms ...

After I had shovelled as much pizza into them as was humanly possible last night, I hid out in a darkened corner of the house and played with my latest project, a cushion cover.

I know, I know, don't keel over with all the excitement. 

I'd bought a ball of King Cole Flash DK in the colorway 150 'Waterfall', and wanted a pattern where the color changes wouldn't be lost or wasted, and a textured stitch seemed the way to go. I found an interesting pattern for a Crocodile Stitch Pillow, and this is what I have so far:

I'm really liking it; however, it EATS yarn - I am definitely going to need another ball if I want to do the back in the same yarn ... perhaps I will call it a reward for all the pizza, pancakes and cleaning up ...



  1. oh Viv - that is ever so pretty!

  2. That is lovely, all mermaidy and soothing. BB

  3. It just occurred to me that you could make an awesome (and I do mean awesome) mermaid tail with that :D

    1. It would ! But 290m of DK makes a 12'' x 11'' rectangle ...

  4. That crocodile stitch (I think I've also seen it called dragon scale) pattern is great and the yarn is perfect for it. Your cushion will be beautiful. Unfortunately, I didn't find it until I couldn't crochet any more. There are similar knit stitch patterns, but I haven't tried them.

  5. It looks like a mermaid's scales. Just lovely.


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