Friday, March 23, 2012

I was asked to do a presentation on Irish Crochet for my Crochet Guild.  I decided to come up with a pattern for a tape measure cover with an Irish rose.   I am not yet happy enough with this pattern to publish it.  A true Irish rose can be a little tricky for a newbie so for the Guild, I wanted to keep it simple so anyone at the meeting would be able to crochet it.  These are the covers I came up with while trying to develop a pattern.  I am still going to work on more of an authentic Irish rose but in the meantime these were a lot of fun to crochet.  I am happy with the pattern I came up with for the crocheted leaf but I had quite a few leaf buttons and beads so I used them as well to attach to the end of the tape.  I'm planning on putting these on etsy.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lisa!

    Thank you so much for writing the pattern and for presenting it to us at the March crochet guild meeting. I loved trying to follow the pattern but as usual I thought I knew what I was doing. Ha! Ha! I ended up with an irish rose right in the middle of the top part and plain the rest of the way. Oh well, maybe I will try another one and this time I'll follow the directions. Thanks again Lisa for doing the presentation.



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