It's made from King Cole Bamboo Cotton, including the embroidery cherry design. I really like the firm smoothness you get from that yarn. I adapted the cherry design from this one.
I made it with single crochet stitches, crocheted in the round, with a button fastening on the back.
The loop is a row of chain stitches, created while crocheting the pink band at the top, so it is integral to the case, not attached afterwards.
During the course of making it, I may have munched may way through some of this delicious birthday rock...
My brother and sister-in-law bought it from Bruges for me, for my birthday. You can see the happy birthday running through the rock - it's scrumptious!
As if I hadn't eaten enough lately, and even though Christmas is over... I felt the need to make some peppermint bark yesterday. I'd hoped to make some over the Christmas period, but didn't get chance. We still had some left over candy canes, so I turned them into this:
Why is it on the sofa? I just wanted to get the pretty cushions in the background!
I used this recipe - so easy to make. Although I needed some help from the lumberjack with smashing up the candy canes - he wasted no time in locating a rubber mallet and bashing the cr*p out of them! Other than his enthusiasm over the smashing part, he was somewhat sceptical about the whole idea. Comments such as: "so what tree is supposed to have bark that looks like this?" and "what a waste of four perfectly good bars of chocolate and some beautifully formed candy canes" (which he didn't seem so concerned about when he was armed with the mallet!)
It made a lot more than is shown, so that should keep me going for... oh... an hour or so?!