With Spring finally here I was uber excited to share my love for the new Model’s Own ‘Speckled Eggs’ collection. A pretty pastel group containing five shades, Dove- Cheeky Pink, Duck- Cornflower Blue, Goose- Mellow Yellow, Magpie- Mint Green and Swan- Dreamy Lilac.
The collection is perfect for spring/summer and will compliment any outfit I’m sure, inspired by ornate egg shells, the speckled effect really is gorgeous and very eye catching. Longwearing with a semi-matt mottled finish which I personally prefer, however if you enjoy your talons looking glossy you can always apply a top-coat for a shiny finish.
I have been admiring the shades, Dove, Swan and Goose they really do remind me of the yummy Cadburys Mini-Eggs, mini-eggs for finger tips are rather fetching this time of year, don’t you think?
Models Own really do offer value for money with their collections being bang on trend, if you have a Models Own Bottleshop near you, you can hot foot it on over and snap the collection up. If not you only have to wait a few more days until www.modelsownit.com and Superdrug Stores will be stocking them (12th March) and then Boots from the 19th March. At £5 per bottle I think these will ‘fly’ off the shelves so don’t hesitate! I already have my eyes on Duck & Magpie…
I wanted to make sure I re-posted this pattern after receiving a lovely response on my Instagram feed.
This is a great quick little project for a beginner but also for any avid crocheter out there who has lots of scraps of wool and no idea what to use them for. I use UK terms with the US version in brackets. I used a size 4mm hook and a mixture of Rico Cotton Arran and Drops Paris.
1. Make a magic loop, if you need help check out You Tube.
2. Chain 3
3. Work 15tr (dc) into the loop, slip stitch into the top of the chain 3 you made at the start. Fasten off.
4. Using a different colour follow steps 1 + 2 but this time only work 8tr (dc) into the ring. This is because you are now going to join this circle using a slip stitch to your first circle, it’s that simple!
5+6. Just place your hook up underneath the stitch of the previous circle and slip stitch them together.
7.Continue working the next 8trs (dc) into the ring and fasten off.
8. Continue with steps 1+2+4, remembering to join each circle with a slip stitch after your 8th tr (dc).
9-12. Once you’ve reached your desires length/amount of circles then you can add some little tails as a finishing touch. This again is super easy, cut off some lengths and fold them in half and using your hook slip it up underneath the stitch at the bottom of your last circle and pull up a loop then take off your hook and using your fingers pass the tail ends through the loop. I hope I explained that ok? Sometimes something so easy can actually be hard to explain, crazy hey?
I hope you enjoyed this free pattern and please leave a comment if you’ve given this a go, I’d love to know…
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