Lucy at Attic24 has been using yarn pegs for years - she may even have invented the idea, it was certainly the first place I saw it. It's such a clever way to play with colours and work out what schemes to use for new blankets and other projects. However, it was when I read this post from Sam at Betsy Makes, using pretty dolly pegs for her yarn pegs, that I really wanted to give it a go.
Well... it's been two and a half years since I read that post! I finally bought some dolly pegs in the last few months of last year, and only this weekend did I actually get to work after being inspired anew by this picture on Instagram from colourandcrochet. So, it's been a long time coming. Thanks to Lucy, Sam and Clare for the inspiration that finally got me here!
The plan is to have a peg for every colour of the Stylecraft Special DK range. Then when the need comes to crochet a new blanket (as it does!) it will be easy to decide on a scheme and check how the colours look together, before buying the yarn.
(I do still need to write the colours on the pegs, as that would be helpful!)
Unfortunately I only had 15 colours in my stash (one is not pictured - grey) and I think there are around 80 colours in the Stylecraft Special DK range! It's a start, though.
|White / Cream / Candyfloss / Fondant / Pomegranate / Lipstick / Sunshine / Lemon / Spring Green / Aspen / Sherbert / Turquoise / Bluebell / Wisteria|
A lot of these colours can be seen in my waterlily blanket.
I already feel some colour scheme ideas coming from looking at the pegs I've made so far - it's such a great useful idea!
And it doesn't hurt that they look so pretty!!
Check out my completed crochet items here.
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