This timeless design, featuring an eye-catching geometric motif reminiscent of bees busily buzzing, will most certainly catch a glance or two atop your couch, arm-chair or outdoor setting. Designer Esme Crick used mosaic crochet techniques to achieve this bold result. Doesn’t the contrast of bright and beige simply give the Busy Bees Cushion a multidimensional pop?
This pattern has been crocheted using our 50g balls of Scheepjes Catona in colours 248 Champagne and 189 Royal Orange. You’ll need 5 balls for the background, and 2 for the contrasting motif, with the end result being a lovely 45 x 45cm new addition to your home!
This Colourway is the final seasonal shade in the Lake District collection and has been dyed exclusively for Lusciously Loopy by the super talented Petra at Made By Black Elephant. Check out her wonderful Etsy Shop and follow her on Instagram or Facebook. I also have some of her gorgeous yarns available here
Autumn can be purchased here,
Winter can be purchased here
Spring can be purchased here.
Sock - 100gm 425m 75/25 merino/nylon
DK - 115gm 230m 100% Merino
More details about the yarn and care instructions can be found at the bottom of this text.
When I decided to commission an exclusive hand dyed colourway I wanted the first range to be something nature based. Living in the Lake District was inspiration for the four seasons in the Lake district and Petra was the first person that came to mind to dye it for me.The four colourways have been developed over the last year and is now complete with the final colourway of Summer in the Lakes. They are four stunning colourways that look amazing worked up individually but Petra designed them so that they all work beautifully together as well.
For the latest design of Summer in the Lakes Petra took inspiration from Scafell pike in August with heather around.
Autumn can be purchased here was inspired by an image of the glorious multi tones of a golden Autumnal hillside reflected in the still waters of a lake with dark bare trees lining the side.
Winter can be purchased here - Like everywhere, the Lake District is magical when it has a covering of snow everywhere and that might be seen as being a typical Winter in the Lakes. I was tempted to go with that look. However, the reality and the one that speaks to me most is that for the vast majority of the winter we have snow capped hills in the distance while the rest of the scenery is most often barren, cold, and frosty with a stillness I find hard to explain eloquently.Like charcoal outlines sketched on a canvas, bare trees that stand at the edges of a lake are reflected in the water. Pale, icy blue and grey skies are highlighted by rich, deep sunsets. There is a stunning beauty in the bleakness of this amazing landscape and Petra has captured that.
Spring can be purchased here - Spring was a bit more difficult to find one particular image. One of the places that immediately came to mind was Rannerdale which has many happy memories of years gone by. Spending sunny lazy Spring days/evenings exploring with Milly, surrounded by Bluebells with the most gorgeous view of the hills and shimmering blue of the lake. As Cockermouth was the home of Wordsworth and is therefore synonymous with daffodils I wanted to convey the jaunty, sunny, positive beauty that they bring to this area in spring. The images I found of both were lovely but there wasn't one alone that conveyed how this area feels to me in spring. Petras interpretation of the images I sent her is stunning and she has once again produced a winner that feels like Spring in the Lakes.
Fibre Content:100% Cotton Organic,Needle Size 3 mm, yarn Weight:Fingering, Ball Weight:50 grams, Length:170 metres, Gauge:28 stitches, 40 rows to 10 cm on 3 mm needles.
Download this pattern made using Organicon on Ravelry for £1.00
As a company and as a brand, Scheepjes is continuously looking for ways to innovate and create products that are both enjoyable for you and good for the planet. This led us to the creation of our newest sustainably produced and vegan friendly yarn, Scheepjes Organicon.
Made from 100% organic cotton, this yarn is part of a global movement towards reducing resource consumption and conscious production methods. Alongside the benefits of organic farming on water quality, land fertility and energy use, organic cotton is an exceptionally soft fibre that is delicate for you and your little one's skin! This makes Scheepjes Organicon a particularly suitable yarn for creating garments, stuffed toys and accessories for babies and toddlers, as well as garments for adults with a sensitive touch.
Scheepjes Organicon is available in 21 soft and fresh pastel shades with a selection of neutrals that together make gorgeous colour combinations for a wide range of projects.
Eco Conscious and Sustainable
With Scheepjes Organicon, we are taking steps towards creating a better world by promoting an eco conscious, sustainable and vegan friendly product. Through embodying the ethos of Scheepjes Organicon, we as a crafting community can work towards change together.
3ply Macramé Rope, 5mm Length: 108 yards (100 meters), Weight: 800g
100% Recycled Cotton
Single Twist Cord
Consistent color guaranteed
The new 5mm 3ply Macramé Rope is a triple twist cotton cord composed of 120 single threads twisted with three 40-thread parts. It is perfect for macramé, weaving or any fiber art.
It is super soft, smooth, knots beautifully and gives amazing, twirly fringes and tassels. Thanks to its twisted structure it is firm and easy to work with.
The 3ply Macramé Rope is produced in our small factory in Poland.It is sustainable and 100% made of recycled cotton.
How the rope is produced:
1. Old clothes and textile waste are collected and sorted by color.
2. They are cut into consistent smaller pieces and shredded.
3. Selected colors are blended to gain an amazing shades of yarn. The color blend process allows consistent color matching with no dyes, no water and no chemical products applied!
4. Cotton is spun to achieve the softest and finest yarn.
5. Yarn is twisted into Premium 3ply Macramé Rope <3
The inner spool is made of recycled paper and is biodegradable.
Our 3ply Macramé Rope has been granted authorization according to STANDARD 100 by OEKOTEX (including requirements for Baby articles).
OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 guarantees that the tested and certified yarn does not contain any harmful substances that are a danger to human health and environment.