Every year the city of Brisbane has the EKKA. It’s a 10 day country fair right in the heart of the city. This year we went along to see all the animals and crafts. Sadly the crafts were taken over by the numerous rides and greasy food shops. There are some amazingly gifted crafters in Queensland. Below are some photos, sadly the Continue reading Ekka


Finished: Blue Corner to Corner Kaleidoscope Blanket


After making the purple version a few months ago I decided to make the blue twin! I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn and my trusty corner to corner pattern by The Crochet Crowd and set to work! As usual I didn’t follow any colour pattern and just made lots and lots of squares. I tried to make the squares have contrasting colours and used the darkest blue and green a lot to give it some boost. I joined the squares together using a different blue colour and the slip stitch technique. And added one row of single crochet of the border to finish it off and make it more secure.

Yarn: http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn/special-dk-all-colours

Pattern: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/crochet-corner-corner-throw

Finished: 12 point ripple 2


After making the first blanket I had enough left over yarn to make another! I decide to reverse the colours to see what different effect it would make. Even though they both used the same pattern and colours they looked really different! I love how the colours have long transitions! These blankets took about 4 days of make each so super fast! The last couple of rounds take about an hour to go around, but the effect is amazing!

Pattern: http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-spectrum-afghan-2/

Yarn: http://www.iceyarns.com/baby-yarns-magic-light

Finished: 12 point ripple 1


After getting a bit sick of corner to corner blankets I decided to make a 12 point ripple. I’ve used this pattern before and after you get past about 10 rows it’s really simple and easy! The pattern is free! And only uses double crochet and chain. These type of blankets look good with multiple colour so you can see the ripple pattern. I had some Ice Magic yarn in 8 colours with long transitions so thought it might look a bit nice. It turned out awesome! I did 4 rows of each colour and a total of 8 colours. The final round took just over 1 ball of yarn so be prepared if you want to make your own.

Pattern: http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-spectrum-afghan-2/

Yarn: http://www.iceyarns.com/baby-yarns-magic-light