I've noticed an increasing usage of the word 'Christmas' creeping into other people's blogs. Yes - it's getting to that time of the year when Christmas crafting needs consideration.
Being a very keen Christmas crafter, I have a loft full of Christmas decorations - knitted, crocheted, sewn and embroidered. So this year the key word is 'restraint'. Sometimes all this Christmas crafting can become a bit too stressful so this year I'm taking it easy and not getting carried away! (I'll make a note to myself to reread this post as December approaches).
Anyway, it wouldn't be Christmas without something new and this year, I've made some colourful crochet placemats.
These will certainly brighten the Christmas table.
They are based on the wonderful Little Spring Mandala pattern by Barbara at Made in K-Town. I've made this pattern several times before and I'm sure I'll think of plenty of other ways to use it again in the future.
For the placemats, I used dk yarn and I simply added some extra rows to get the right diameter.
Right - so that's Christmas started - now what was the key word again?