Did you know that we have a monthly crochet subscription box? With the love of crochet and everything about it we started a crochet subscription box back in October 2018. I have been designing crochet patterns since 2012 and love coming up with new designs and having a theme to create those designs really inspires me. After my husband started making crochet hooks last year after my crochet injury, I became inspired to crochet even more! Then I started hand dyeing yarn and designing based on the colorway and weight of the yarn, that is when the Leither Collection Subscription Box was born!
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Let’s dive into the August 2019 box! Last month we went with our dragonfly theme, which was full of shades of blues and greens. This month our theme is galaxy, with our main color being purple, with hints of pink, orange and white. When I saw the galaxy inspiration photo, I knew it would be an amazing color palette. With purple being the primary color you see a lot of purple within the box but the pops of pink, orange and white create a beautiful combination. There is a lot of purple in the box this month, starting with the yarn, the crochet hooks and the galaxy charm. We used the yarn and crochet hook to make a Galaxy Pillow and Galaxy Candle Cozy this month! If you missed out on our box this month, you can now purchase the Galaxy Kit.
I knew this month our primary color was going to be purple, we hadn’t used purple as a primary color yet, but I didn’t want it to be the only color, I wanted something that would be fun to dye up and create unique skeins. Once I decided on purple, I discovered the galaxy charm for our stitch marker and knew that was the perfect theme to create. The yarn is called Galaxy and it is dyed on our fingering base which is 100% superwash merino that is 400 yards and 100 grams.
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Lets talk about these gorgeous crochet hooks! The design is the same for both the Natural (purpleheart) and Funfetti (purple and grey) but these two different woods make them both look unique in their own way! Which one did you receive?
Last month our stitch marker was a dragonfly and this month it is a gorgeous purple and gold galaxy stitch marker.
Now lets dive into the crochet patterns, the first one that I designed was the Galaxy Pillow. I wanted to create a pillow using gorgeous motif squares, so that I could combine them together and let both the texture and the colorway of the yarn both shine through. This is a project where I definitely recommend blocking your project for two reasons, first being that the you can really see the stitch definition of the square and the second being that the pieces will grow a bit so that they fit nicely on a 12×12 pillow.
The Galaxy Pillow is my favorite pillow that I have made to date!
Last month, I announced that we were now including two monthly crochet patterns that you get to choose from and this month our second crochet pattern is the Galaxy Candle Cozy, this pattern is so quick to work up and creates a beautiful home decor piece that you could keep for yourself or give as a gift!
We love putting together the boxes every month, it is a lot of fun to put together every piece that goes into the box. We brainstorm what colors we want the yarn to be and if the crochet hooks will completely coordinate or complement the yarn. Once I have the colors for the yarn chosen, then I decide what I am going to make, I let the colors of the yarn tell me what it wants to be! We have also loved finding coordinating stitch markers to complete the set.
If you received the August 2019 box I would love to know what you favorite item from the box was your favorite. If you didn’t receive the box, would still love to know which item I showed you was your favorite and remember you can now purchase this as the Galaxy Kit.
Don’t forget you can join at any time to receive the next month’s box, you can sign up at www.leithercollection.com and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out! Remember to use the code HOOKED to receive $5 off your first deluxe box.
Looking for more inspiration?
Try the Magnolia Blanket!