I just had to squeeze in these rustic Winter and Summer Solstice Squares before Christmas. There’s something very special about the longest night of the year and the shortest night of the year. And I didn't want to miss an opportunity to celebrate this, in my own way of course, as we do...with crochet! :)
In the Northern Hemisphere, this heralds the countdown to longer days and sunny skies, while here in the Southern Hemisphere we look forward to cooler days and sitting by the fireside with crochet in hand and a cup of hot chocolate close by. Although we still need to get through sweltering January and February! As you can see, or maybe "knot", I have sneaked in my second love, embroidery. :D Just the French Knots ( this time ).
I've added a TUTORIAL HERE, for the French Knot.
My crochet definitely tends to lag off as the days heat up...somehow yarn and sweat do not make a great combination! As with all my squares, they are easy to do, and you can use your own colour palette too. The square can be used for anything decorative where you need a rustic looking pretty motif. Also, as usual, I veer towards the colourful, quirky, vintage, sort of bohemian, folksy artsy style. I wonder if this phase will pass? It’s so interesting how each crocheter seems to develop their own style, and like with any sort of creative outlet, when we do it long enough we go through various phases. Who knows, one day I might end up doing Freeform crochet! But today isn’t that day. Haha!