Did you know that we have a monthly crochet subscription box called the Leither Collection, let’s dive into the May 2020 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! I love coming up with new designs and having a theme to create those designs. After my husband started making crochet hooks in 2018 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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Last month for our April box, we went with the April Showers theme because April showers bring May Flowers. Well Since we had our April Showers theme last month, we absolutely had to absolutely continue that phrase with the next box. So our May 2020 Leither Collection Subscription Box theme is the May Flowers Collection.
When I came across this beautiful image that is on the cover of the mini magazine this month it had these beautiful succulents in a purple colorway with a little bit of green. I fell in love with this image for many reasons, one being the color palette inspiration and that they were succulent. I love flowers, you may have noticed as it is in our branding A LOT, but I can’t keep the alive to save my life. However, succulents, those I can keep alive and love my succulents plants, so I knew this was the perfect combination for our May Flowers Collection for the May 2020 Leither Collection Subscription Box!
So, let’s dive a little deeper into our May 2020 Leither Collection Subscription Box, May Flowers Collection!
Last month our Merino yarn colorway was called April Showers and it was this beautiful light colorway but with many colors, as you would see through a rainstorm, with the rainbow on the other side. This month, I wanted to transition our colorway into a blooming flowers look with shades of purple and green. Our merino yarn this month is a beautiful purple and cream shades that transitions into this beautiful that has little hints of yellow and orange. I loved this colorway, because this dye is so unique and some of the yarns took on more yellow and orange than others.
The merino yarn base this month is a dk weight this month and it such a squishy yarn that is a dream to work with! The merino colorway is called Blooming Flowers, it is 100% superwash merino wool and it has 231 yards which is 100 grams!!
The cotton yarn this month was created with a new technique than I have before with our cotton yarn and I am obsessed with how it turned out. Our cotton yarn this month is called Flower Garden because it looks like a flower garden bloomed with all these beautiful confetti colors. The cotton base is a dk weight yarn as well, that is 100% pima cotton and 231 yards.
Both of these yarns are so dreamy to work with and I hope you love both of them as much as I do!
Beanies that I love!!
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Let’s talk about these gorgeous crochet hooks! First lets talk about the design of the hook this month, it has gorgeous details. The hooks are always designed to not only have gorgeous details but the design helps reduce pressure points in your hand while crocheting! Those curves also bring out the colors and grain in the woods.
To make sure that we always have enough funfetti wood (colored wood) in stock for all of our subscription boxes that include funfetti this month during this crazy time we are in, we had 7 different colorways that you could of received this month! We wanted the hooks to look like a blooming garden as well, so there are a variety of colors in our crochet hooks this month. I wanted to keep one of each colorway this month!
The crochet hook size this month are a D (3.25mm) crochet hook size!
The natural wood this month is our gorgeous bolivian rosewood which is a beautiful dark brown color and each hook is unique to the one next to it, some had light shades of brown, some even had a black look. All of the hooks are the same gorgeous style and unique in their own way. Which one did you receive?
Our main stitch marker this month was suppose to be our succulent stitch marker but due to this crazy time we are in, we wanted to make sure that everyone received their deluxe box on time, so this month, you received on of 6 different stitch markers from our May Flowers Collection.
All these stitch markers are absolutely gorgeous!
Now lets dive into the crochet patterns! The first pattern in the box was designed with the Blooming Flowers merino yarn. I wanted to take this colorway and create a project that created a textured that looked like there were beautiful flowers inside of it. This first project is the Blooming Flowers Coffee Cozy, it is beautifully textured coffee cozy that would be a great project to keep for yourself or give as a gift.
The second crochet pattern in the May Flowers Collection is the Flower Garden Coaster. You may know that I have an obsession with crochet texture and this coaster is a beautiful textured coaster. It is created by using the beautiful star stitch and then adding this gorgeous ruffled border. It is optional to block this coaster but I noticed a huge difference when I blocked mine, it grew by quite a bit and relaxed the fabric. This project is a lot of fun to make and you can get as creative as you like!
Which crochet pattern is your favorite? I loved creating both of these designs.
Both projects are a lot of fun to make! I hope that you are loving having two different crochet patterns to choose from each month!
We love putting together the boxes every month and adding every piece that goes into the box. We brainstorm the yarn colors and decide 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 May 2020 box I would love to know what your favorite item from the box was. If you didn’t receive the box, would still love to know which item I showed you was your favorite. Remember you can now purchase this as the May Flowers Kit in our store.
You can also purchase extra yarn that was featured in the box!
Don’t forget you can join at any time to receive the next month’s box.
You can sign up at www.leithercollection.com
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.
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