Made by Me: Daisy Wrap

I'm still having major problems with my internet, so this could be a short post!  I meant to take the laptop to the computer shop today, but forgot it when I went out earlier. 

However, internet problems mean less time spent online, which in turn means more stitching time!  (In theory.  In practice we've been doing up our kitchen, so everything that's normally in the kitchen has been in the dining room - aka my sewing room).  I've managed crochet and knitting, but no sewing.

I have managed to finish my Daisy Wrap, and I love it.   It's a long time since I crochetted anything big, but I enjoyed the process so much I don't think it will be long before I do something else.

Here she is:

And stretched along our hall, so you can get an idea of the length.

And a close up for detail:

She's lovely and soft.  The yarn I used is Colourmart shiny cotton, which is a cotton/cashmere/angora/merino/viscose blend.  It's quite thin and almost hard off the cone, but once washed and worn it blooms and becomes wonderfully soft and a little bit fluffy.

I wore Daisy the other day over a plain navy coat and she looked lovely. 

I've now got my eye on a couple of crochet cardigan patterns.  Which one I make depends on what weight of yarn I can find in the colour I have in mind.  One is DK and one chunky weight. 

In other news, I'm debating whether to order the Style Arc Julia jacket pattern. 

We've been invited to a wedding at the end of June and I'd love to make this and a dress to wear with it for the wedding.  The pattern isn't too expensive, at the current exchange rate it's about £12.00, but the shipping is about £14.00.  I really do love the style and I haven't seen another similar pattern elsewhere, but the shipping cost is putting me off. 

Has anyone out there made a Style Arc pattern?  What would you do, would you go for it, or keep looking for something else?


  1. Your wrap is just beautiful! Seems like you finished it really quickly too!

    1. Thank you Gail. Yes, it was made pretty quickly. The long rows went much quicker than I thought they would.

  2. It's beautiful Sam! Such a pretty wrap, and so delicate but snugly too. Love it!
    On the jacket front, I haven't made any style arc patterns and whilst it is pretty, I'd be too stingy to ay the postage.....but that's me. If its right, go for it. Btw jaycotts still has half price sale I think for new look and mccalls....

    1. Thank you Winnie! Yes, it is snuggly, but lovely and delicate too.

      Hmm, I'm with you on the postage for the Style Arc pattern, but I do love it. Thanks fot the heads up on Jaycotts, I'm off to look at them now.

  3. Your wrap is beautiful,so pretty. I hope you get your IT problems sorted soon. I do love the jacket pattern but it is expensive postage, I'm not sure I could bring myself to pay it either, good luck finding an alternative :)

    1. Thank you Jacq! I think I might have found an alternative jacket pattern. I'll do a comparison post in the next day or two so you can see what I've found.


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