Jul.Christmas.Noel -  Reindeer Tapestry Mat

 
 


Jul.Christmas.Noel

Reindeer Tapestry Mat

is my first attempt at adding pretty images

to my crochet.

(I am a late bloomer)

 
 

Jul.Christmas.Noel -  Reindeer Tapestry Mat

 
 

Working from a  

Japanese book (Applemints ISBN: 9784021904936)

it took a little while (half a day & two pots of tea) to work out

where I was going wrong.

Apparently,

you have to alternate your rows from 

 

‘front to back’ to ‘back to front’.

i.e.

on alternative rows, you insert your hook from the

back of your work (not the front)

& yarn over.

 

Easy when you know how.

The alternative

is to learn how to crochet with your other hand.

I tried that too. It didn’t go so well.

(It really didn’t)

 
 

Jul.Christmas.Noel -  Reindeer Tapestry Mat

 
 

Anyway,

as you can see I have made a

Reindeer mat.

 

Its not a bad effort for a first attempt,

but I definately need to work on my technique

& maybe my yarn colour choices.

What to try next?!