While I have been off air, so to speak, I have been busy with my hook. My first little FO is a gorgeously warm & snugly scarf.
I made it longer than the pattern & was great fun to make.
The second FO are a pair of crochet tiebacks for the curtains in the study. I just made them up as I went, here is how I made them.
Yarn : Rowan Handknit cotton
Hook : 4mm
Chain 76 sts. Sc in 2nd ch from hook & then sc in each ch across. ch 1 & turn then repeat to end. I did 5 rows of sc. Now for the frilly bit.
Dc in 1st sc 5 times ( 5 dc cluster ). *skip next st, slip st in next st, skip next st then 5 Dc cluster in next st* repeat along the bottom only. I then did a 12 st chain at each end for the cords to tieback. I hope these instructions makes sense !!!!!!!
I definitely think that you need to use a strong yarn, like the Rowan Handknit Cotton, to make these as they need to be firm & hard wearing.