Vintage style

If you love the thought of crochet but can’t bear to put your cross stitch needle down, then check out my latest design in Cross Stitch Crazy, issue 189 for a bright, colourful cushion, based on the vintage granny style crotchet design.Granny squares 001

This design gives you the chance to experiment with colours, so just like the crochet style, you can use up odd lengths of thread shades to create squares in a selection of colours of your choice.

Also in this edition are a group of seven small cards. These are based on the traditional English poem; ‘Monday’s Child’ and are suitable for any occasion. Here are a few for you to see (just click on the image and it will enlarge):A stitch in rhyme 001

This is quite a bumper Lesley Teare package this month in Crazy as there are two free gifts in this issue; the maypole dancers by me – and the sachet was designed by Fiona Baker who is one of the charters for Crazy
FREE chart with CRAZY 001Maypole bonus chart 001

Also included in this issue there is a lovely nautical scene with a red and white lighthouse and bobbing sailboats plus a gorgeous teddy bear alphabet suitable for young or old.

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3 comments on “Vintage style

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Lesley! I am so happy that this months You have a bumper package of charts in Crazy! Many of the Projects will be on my to do list…But this bright, colourful cushion, based on the vintage style crotchet design is allready my favorite! And I Think this cushion will look fantastic when stitched…
    Thank You so much Lesley for all these beautifull colours You bring in Your designs! The fact is that if there are pastel colours or Bright colours – You are just best to create them and I wish that everybody vote for You as “The Designer of the Year”!!! Thank You!

  2. Irene McIntosh says:

    I was just able to buy this issue the other day here in the U.S. I adore the Maypole dancers and the granny square quilt designs. The bright colors will make them so much fun to stitch. Anxious to start.

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