Tag: Christmas home decor

Stag Placemat – free chart

Stag Placemat – free chart

Looking to winter and Christmas this year has been all about the men for me, which is what got me thinking about the stag placemat. Note: this post may contain affiliate links. Stags are universal – men, women and children like stags and your colour 

Stag Throw Pillow – Free pattern

Stag Throw Pillow – Free pattern

Here is the first of several patterns in the Stag Collection – the stag throw pillow.   Note: this post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase using them we may get a small commission so that we can continue to 

Nordic Snowflake Table Runner

Nordic Snowflake Table Runner

The Nordic Snowflake Table Runner was most definitely inspired by the Nordic Winter Afghan CAL. You can find out more about that and get the free chart for the square I designed here. There is also a gorgeous e-book available if you want to make the afghan.

Back to the Nordic Snowflake Table Runner …

This one was a fun pattern to design and make. I have been wanting to do more corner to corner projects for a little while. The Nordic Winter Afghan gave me the perfect opportunity and once I started I just kept going. This runner is made in one piece so there is no joining. It is made using the corner to corner method. I used the half double crochet stitch with a ch2. You can use the double crochet stitch with ch3 if you prefer but be aware that your project will end up wider and longer.

New to corner to Corner?

That’s ok! We have a three part mini course with free patterns for you to get used to the technique! There are right and left handed video tutorials for each section which go through the whole process for you. You can find out more about the mini course here. I promise it is not as intimidating as you may think. You can do so much with corner to corner and it is such a fun technique!

Yarn suggestions for the nordic snowflake table runner

I would recommend using cotton or a cotton blend for a table runner. Cotton is much more durable than acrylic or wool, keeps its shape and works up quickly. Not to mention that you can wash it to your heart’s content so it will look great for years to come. This makes cotton perfect for home decor projects like this. I used Lion Brand Re-Up cotton from We Crochet for my Nordic Snowflake table runner. It is not a yarn I have been able to use previously. Being in the UK we don’t have any stockists of this at the moment (or certainly at the time of designing this). I was also wanting to try using more recycled yarns and cottons for my designs.

I am going to be brutally honest and say that I don’t think I would order Re-Up cotton again. The price is great at £1.94 for 60 grams, the colours are great and it is fabulous for the environmental point of view. So if you are on a tight budget this may be a good option for you. However, I found that it splits very easily. This meant that it caught on my hook and pulled quite a few times so I had to frog some to fix the problem. It also makes it very difficult to sew in the tails. Perhaps I have just been spoilt and need more practice using it?? I much prefer the Dishie Cotton yarn which is £3.35 for 100 grams.

PDF Pattern links:

You can purchase an inexpensive copy of the pdf pattern for the Nordic Snowflake Table Runner in any of our shops.

Part of a set!

When I designed this table runner I also designed the individual placemats to go with it! There is a collection of 4 different placemats available which perfectly match the table runner. The great thing is that you do not have to choose which placemat you prefer – they are all included in the one price. So you can pick your favourite snowflake(s) and really jazz up your table this Winter!

Christmas in July Event Hosted by E’Claire Makery

If you found me through this event, welcome to Sunflower Cottage Crochet! I hope you will stick around and have a peek at some of the things I have going on at the moment. For example, I have a Christmas in July CAL for the Robin’s Blanket which has just started. There is always something going on around here!

Anyway, I am sure you are aware that there are 2 ways of joining in the Christmas in July event.

The first is to purchase the bundle of all 31 patterns featured in this one for one AMAZING price! You get 90% off what you would have paid buying all of these patterns individually!

If you would like to get all of the patterns in one go and not have to worry about missing any or waiting to work on your favourites, check out the bundle by clicking the picture below:

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Links for the set of 4 Nordic Snowflake Placemats:

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