The worst thing about crochet? It’s got to be crocheting into the chain – it’s so fiddly, and always wears away at my patience – I’ll do anything to avoid it. So the Anchor Freccia Colorful World promotion from Coats Crafts was bound to appeal to me – because you get to crochet into a real chain instead! Considerably easier and a really fun idea – I was very keen to have a go when Coats kindly offered me a kit to try.
The cute little kit contains a gorgeous ball of Freccia yarn (which comes in some really vibrant colours), a metal chain, and a design leaflet to inspire you to create your own crochet necklace (or there’s some downloadable patterns on the Coats website). Because I can never do things the easy way, I decided not to follow a pattern, but just go off on my own. This is where I’ve got to so far:
But now I have seen the beautiful necklace created by Em over at LuluLoves, I am wishing that I had gone with the pattern instead! But I will keep going and see what happens – I bet I end up frogging and starting again. But the fab thing about having the chain is that it is really easy to unravel and create yourself a new necklace in an evening. I really like this aspect of the kit.
The Freccia 3 ply mercerised cotton is an absolute joy to crochet with – it slides through the fingers and over the crochet hook with ease. Fine crochet is always a bit tricky, but with yarn this good, it can be a pleasure. I love the definition of the stitches:
These are the patterns that come with the kit – I think these collars look pretty amazing – and I was just reading in the newspaper this morning that bright colours are a September-must for the fashionable:
The only thing to be wary of here is that the patterns are charted rather than written, so you might find them a bit tricky if you aren’t a natural follower of charts. But you can always do what I do, and just go it alone – why not! Thanks so much to the people at Coats Crafts for the opportunity to play with this fun kit.