The design of the wrap is based on William Morris's fabric designs.
Forward from Jane
I have always been a fan of the work of the Arts and Crafts Movement and, having worked in a home decorating store part time as a student, I am very familiar with William Morris’s wallpaper designs in particular. I started off thinking that my design inspiration would be Morris’s very well known design ‘The Strawberry Thief’, which is one of my favourites, but I was concerned about how I could produce the idea of strawberries and birds in crochet and so I was relieved and inspired further when I came across another design based on those of William Morris called Molly Blue, which not only had the floral elements I was looking for, but also totally summed up the colour palette I wanted to use
The design uses the following yarns:
Stylecraft Batik DK 100g balls 80% Acrylic 20% Wool
Stylecraft Bambino DK 100g balls 100% Acrylic
3.5mm crochet hooks.
Knitters sewing needle
Blocked measurement: Approximately 52cm (20½in) wide x 205cm (80¾in) long
Images © Inside Crochet magazine/Leanne Dixon