I think I’m on a roll with the perfect crafting gift selection thingy. Anyone who knows Bells and /or reads her blog will know she is quite the chicken fancier, the lover of the humble chook (and I don’t just mean to eat, heh! Not that she would ever do that to one of her beloveds!)
So when I saw this pattern, it immediately had her name on it!
Pattern: The Cluck Clutch by Brigitte Read – the perfect clutch purse (or project bag or even door stop) for the chicken lover in your life. It’s a very easy free crochet pattern, quick to work up and not overly fiddly in the finishing, as some crochet character items can be.
Yarn: Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply cotton, about 55g in sepia (brown) and a small amount in daffodil and inferno, for the beak etc. this is a really nice cotton to crochet, quite soft and works up nicely.
Time: 3-18 December 2012. It didn’t really take that long, maybe 4-5 days to do everything but sew on the eyes and button closure under the wing. As usual, I totally procrastinated the button-sewing-on, which is totally NOT my favourite task with any item!
Thanks to the wonders of Australia Post, Bells has now received her chook bag Christmas gift and I think it is fair to say she likes it! Always such a pleasure to make something which you feel is perfect for the intended recipient.