Another side effect of moving home is nesting syndrome.
The new gaff is a bit of a blank canvas and feels awfully shiny and modern after having spent a couple of years in a crumbly Georgian building (waaaay fancier than it sounds). Consequently, each day I'm battling a compulsion to festoon everything with yarny gubbins. And sometimes I give in.
When I came across some forgotten cones of super-chunky jersey t-shirt yarn while unpacking, I knew they were destined to be a giant doily rug! Pinterest came up trumps and I settled on this free crochet pattern from the Crochet in Paternoster blog. I was after something really pretty and lacy to balance out the bulk of the yarn and this pattern was perfect. It was really easy to follow, despite being in US terms, because it's in step-by-step form with an image for each round.
This was my first time using jersey yarn and it was a lot easier that I thought it was going to be. I was expecting to really wrestle with it, but it's incredibly stretchy. I used a 12mm crochet hook and just shy of two cones of yarn. It's only 12 rounds, so it's not as big as I would have liked (62cms across), but I am happy with how it looks. Perhaps if I'd had more yarn I'd have adapted the pattern and made it bigger. For now our hallway is suitably spruced and I'm thinking of crocheting some yarn baskets with t-shirt yarn. Can anyone recommend a good pattern?