In less than two days it will be the 2nd year of the fantastic Bristol Wool Fair. I had the great pleasure of being a part of the Fair at the beginning last year and am looking forward to being part of it again.
This really is a bringing together of all things wool in all its glory ( including the amazing live animals it comes from)
Below is a timetable of all the great events throughout each day which is on top of a huge array of craft stalls, workshops and great food ( I can highly recommend the Sheeps milk ice cream)
I will be there as Stitches from the Sofa running a crochet workshop to make Winter Boot Cuffs, along with many others, there are still tickets available.
This is just a small portion of what the Bristol Wool Fair has to offer and plenty for a weekend ticket.
Check out the website
Last year I had the great honour of producing a pattern for the programme. To get you all in the mood I have attached the pattern below.
SHEEPY MUG HUG
You will need:
Yarn A – Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky Merino Wool 50g – Cream Yarn B – Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky Merino Wool 50g – Black Sheep Buttons (Milward) 1 or 2, your choice!
White Mug – 24cm around / 10cm top to bottom
Crochet Hook UK 6mm
Ch – Chain
DC – Double Crochet St – Stitch
BS – Bobble Stitch
Yarn over, place hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull through (3 loops on the hook). Repeat this into the same stitch 3 more times until there are 9 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops. Ta Da….. a bobble!
Main Body (Using Yarn A)
Row 1. Not counting the loop on hook, DC into 2nd Ch from hook. DC into all St until the end. Turn. (8DC)
Row 2. Ch1. DC into first St, *BS into next St, DC into next St *, REPEAT TWICE *-*. DC into last St. Turn (3BS, 5DC)
Row 3. Ch1. DC into first St, DC to the end of the row. Turn. (8DC)
REPEAT Rows 2&3 – 14 times, ending on Row 3. Fasten Off. (Measures 24cm long)
Using Yarn B
Attach Yarn B to one end of the main body. DC into every St to the first corner. 3DC into the corner St. DC into every St on the short edge to the corner. 3DC into the corner St. DC into every St along the last long edge until the end. Fasten Off.
Strap (Using Yarn A)
Row 1. DC into 2nd Ch from hook. DC into next 3 St. Turn. (4 DC)
Row 2. Ch1. DC into the first St. DC in all St till end of the row. Turn. (4 DC) REPEATRow2 -8times.(Row3-10)
Row 11. Ch1. DC into 1st St. Ch1, Miss a St, DC into last St. Turn. (2 DC) Row 12 – 15. REPEAT Row 2 – 4 times. Fasten Off.
Attach the strap to the main body to fit through the handle of your mug.
Sew on your button(s) to the main body to match the button hole on your strap. Attach your Mug Hug to your Mug, Enjoy!