“Marvellous Memo Board” designed by Louise Smith
I found this quick, useful and gorgeous project in issue 56 of the british “Simply Crochet” magazine which I bought while on a short getaway just before Easter.
Although it is a UK produced print, in this digital age obtaining the materials to follow patterns are really no issue.
In this case I placed my second yarn order with “Love Crochet” – also located in the UK. My order took just a week or so to arrive in Oz. And there isn’t much that you can’t get there.
Now to the project: It uses the y-stitch, an attractive and easy stitch I only discovered because it was introduced to my by this magazine.
Here we go:
I pretty much followed instructions, I used:
- – Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK (100% cotton, 50g/125m), 1 ball each: Tea Rose (443), Duck Egg Blue (436), Candy Floss Pink (450), Bubblegum Pink (451), Dusty Rose (442), Pale Lilac (446)
- 3.0mm hook (US C/2 or D/3)
- 3 meter each hot pink & rose satin ribbon
- 30cm x 30cm cork board (a 3-piece set I bought at Officeworks)
- Fat quarter of matching fabric
- fabric / craft glue
Naturally, you can mix and match any colour you like.
Once the crocheted work was finished, I wrapped a colour-matching piece of fabric around the cork board to avoid the “see-through”. I glued this with my my glue-tape roller (very easy to use by the way on all sort of projects). Next I fitted the crochet piece over it, making sure the border and corners fit the cork board nicely. I did have to cut a strip of the board to adjust its size to accommodate my work.
Once the basic memo board was complete I placed the ribbon diagonally over the board and repeated the process in the opposite direction weaving the ribbons over and under each other.
Since I didnt like the look of the back of the board with all its bits and pieces glued behind it I just cut another panel of the fabric and glued it on top to tidy it up.
I decided to use my small leftover ribbon to pin it to the back and create a hanger. That’s it.
Here is the first / “wrong” (but-preferred-by-my-daughter option) which I made with a 4.0mm hook as the 3 was the only size I didn’t have but couldn’t wait to get started:
As a side note, I am always worried that I may run out so I bought 2 balls each – trust me: that is too much if you are only making one or two. I am still using it now by making a small bag….more soon when it is ready for “Show-and-Tell”.
Until next time, as always please share your thoughts and stay safe. xxx J.