We are in May and wedding season has officially started.
Both here in the Uk and back home in Italy from now till September will be the busiest period of the year for weddings.
I am not getting married (God knows I tried, but the boyfriend doesn’t hear from that ear) but on the other hand I was invited not to one, but to four weddings! I already attended first one in April. We were in the beautiful Rome and it was organised in a medieval village. Needless to say it was lovely.
The next three ones will all be in September, one will be here in the UK and the last two will be in Italy.
All this love and marriage fancy in the air was inspirational.
I decided to create something that would be traditional in the use, but a little unconventional in the look.
I chose to create a ring bearer pillow (or cushion, there seems not to be an international agreement on how to call it) with a crochet cover.
My first attempt was definitely close to a classic design:
I really loved the design, and it fitted perfectly the small satin pillow I had prepared. Thrilled by it I felt adventurous and I experimented with unusual colours. I tried a dark purple
and, yes, a little extreme, but I also tried black!
I am aware that those are bold colour choices, but I think they represent quite a good balance between classic and modern. I know there are few people out there who might choose to have a goth themed wedding that would go for something like this.
NOW… It was time to experiment with some different designs!
My little experience with my Christmas items helped a lot when I put down the pattern with this lacy one in Cadbury purple.
And my past experience at crochet doilies, allowed me to come up with this summer- inspired orange (maybe too full?) one:
I started feeling a little like a wedding crochet fairy ! Nothing could stop my creativity ! Another colour, another design! Why not try and combine two different sides together? To avoid making it look too weird, I decided to stick with a traditional rose pink.
I really enjoyed making these, and I am also considering publishing the patterns, but for now I will just see if anyone likes them as much as I do. So far I got two commissioned for friends and family, not too bad as a beginning!
They are available at my Etsy shop if you want one 🙂
Now … time to take out the hook and come up with matching wedding favours!
All the pillows, but the white one have been created with Rico Essentials Crochet.