Friday, March 13, 2015

Free Lacy Shawl Crochet Pattern


The pattern is made using DK weight yarn. Find the free pattern here:

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New project for 2015

I ordered this lovely wool back in August.  It is one of the packs created by Attic24 and it is going to be my third blanket.  
All of the squares will have a row of black yarn running round the outside and I have found a method on Youtube for joining them as I go along.  So there will not be any kind of pattern to this as such.
I shall be plotting my progress over on my blog, hopefully at least once a week as the day job tends to take up quite a bit of my time.
In between this I want to try and improve my pattern reading (or diagrams) as my goal is to crochet something to wear!
Could this be the year?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Picasso Inspired Crochet Granny Square Blanket


Picasso's Blue Period

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pablo Picasso, The Old Guitarist, 1903, Art Institute of Chicago

The Blue Period (Spanish: PerĂ­odo Azul) is a term used to define the works produced by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso between 1901 and 1904 when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain and painted in Barcelona and Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling them at the time.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mosaic Tiny Tile Diagonal Stripe Crochet Blanket


Here are some work in progress photographs of a blanket I’m just completing for a customer. As you can see a million ends to sew in and the border to be added.


Check it out in my etsy store here.



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Serendipity Crochet Granny Square Blanket

Photographs of my newest creation, I do have to say I love the colours. I’d recently had a customer who wasn’t wholly clear on the colour scheme for her blanket. I decided to make up a sample incorporating some of the colours she wanted. Ultimately she decided she wanted a purple and grey ripple blanket. I decided to continue with these colours I had put together and ended up with ‘Serendipity’.





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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Huge Crochet Granny Square Blanket 70 x 70

Here are a couple of photographs of a huge granny square blanket I completed earlier this week for a customer. Unfortunately the light levels weren’t great and so the photos do not do the actual colours full justice. The colours included; mustard, grey, lime, ivory, plum, raspberry & navy.



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Crochet Flowers for The BIg Knit

 I have taken part in The Big Knit for quite a few years and the little hats go on top of Innocent Juices drink bottles and when they are sold a percentage of the money goes to Age UK
 This year my Mum wanted to take part so she knitted the little hats and I had the fun of sitting down and making 19 little flowers to decorate the front. I am really pleased with how these turned out and I used a simple little tutorial on YouTube created by The Making Spot.  I can crochet flowers but it was getting the flower the right size, in proportion and a good shape and this tutorial fitted the bill.  I loved making these cheerful little flowers and I can definitely see more uses for them.

Pop over to The Big Knit and see what it is all about.  if you like knitting there are more challenging patterns to knit and there is a cute crochet pattern as well.  It is also possible to donate online as well if you wish to.
Take care all.