Mother’s Day Crochet Treats

I put together a little gift bag of treats for Grandma for Mother’s Day..

This is the medium-sized Market Bag from Inside Crochet Issue 59
The flower pattern came from the same issue of the magazine.
For some unknown reason, my stitch count was out when I reached the handle placement so I had to do some maths, but it turned out to be simple enough.

I also rustled up a crochet washcloth for Grandma to use in her new shower-room.
This is a pattern by Rachel Atkinson from Issue 62 of Inside Crochet.
Grandma probably won’t know what this is meant to be – but hopefully the accompanying shower gel will give her a clue.
Crochet washcloths are definitely not common in Scottish bathrooms!

Both projects used leftover Rico Creative Cotton Aran from my Mystery Blanket.
It feels good to crochet again.

And it was a welcome respite from the apparently endless garter stitch border of my Kex blanket!

In other knitting news, I decided to rip out my Argent Curl.
It was looking far too tweedy and old-lady-ish.
And the speed of increases was producing something much longer and thinner than either of my previous Curls.
I love the yarn, so hope to re-purpose it soon :)