I’m sure you’ve heard about the new trend sweeping the world. People everywhere have discovered the Danish idea of hygge–the cozy, homey way of living. Hygge brings to mind tidy spaces full of soft textures and wood, burning candles, good friends, and favourite hobbies. Around here we’ve been trying to live very hyggelit for years without knowing there was a term for it.
Hygge has become so popular that it is even seeping into the crafting world. Scheepjes, the Danish yarn company, is running a crochet-along (CAL) called Hygge. And you are going to love it! It combines crochet and cross stitch into a beautiful shawl.
I’m a bit behind with the CAL. So far I’ve finished the swatch (above) and the first six or so rows of the shawl. Essentially, a base of single crochet (or double crochet for those who use UK crochet terms) is made and then cross stitch is done on this fabric. The base yarn is Scheepjes Stone Washed (an acrylic/cotton blend) and the cross stitch is done with Scheepjes Catona (a cotton).
You can find out all the details and get the free pattern from the Scheepjes site right here. Even if you aren’t interested in making a Hygge shawl for yourself, be sure to check out the teaser pictures of the project. Right now I’m working on the rainbow kit, and eventually I will also make one using the Girls Night In kit.
So, tell me, have you ever combined cross stitch and crochet? Have you ever combined any two of your hobbies like this? I’d love to hear all about it! Please leave a comment below.