Finished: Red Call the midwife blanket

 

When you think of baby blankets you usually think of pale pink, blue, or yellow. I’m a fan of the more non-traditional look so have decided to make some baby sized blanket in red, green, and bright blue. This pattern is super simple after the first few rows and works up quick. I found the yarn at my local craft store and used roughly 2.5 balls. This makes a stroller sized blanket but you can adapt the pattern to make it larger. I did a simple border to finish it off.

 

Pattern: http://littlemonkeyscrochet.com/call-the-midwife-inspired-baby-blanket-free-pattern/

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Knitfest 2016

We made the 2.5 hour drive up to Maleny this weekend. It’s in the lovely Sunshine Coast hinterland and we could not have asked for a better day! Last weekend it was flooding! This was the first year the festival was held and hopefully won’t be the last. The town of Maleny is only quite small but the main street was covered in crochet bunting and decorations. I grabbed some wool from the trade stalls they had set up as well! They had classes and talks but decided to skip those in favour of walking about and admiring the displays. There were three cute alpacas and heaps of fleece for sale!
Hopefully it is bigger and better next year!

http://www.knitfest.com.au/

Finished: Turquoise Doily

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I had a bunch of cotton that I got on a ridiculous sale and decide to make another table centerpiece. Pintrest gave me this pattern that looked really easy and seed a cool shape. Let me tell you, it was boring. 20 something rounds all so so similar. Eventually i ran out of cotton so just ended the doily then and there. The effect is lovely and it sits really well on a table, not so much flat. I would never attempt this sort of pattern again as it just isn’t for me.

Pattern: http://www.crochetandknitting.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/free-crochet-doily-pattern-121.jpg

Finished: Retro Pineapple Doily

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I found this awesome cotton at Spotlight and had to get it! After spending hours and hours on Pintrest I came back to my new favourite pineapple pattern. It’s super easy to follow and not at all boring. I used a 3.5mm hook and this took just under 2 balls of cotton. This took me about 10 hours to make, while watching Orange is the New Black, so there was times a lot of non-crochet time.

This is more a centre piece size and would look amazing in a tropical themed house. I’m now searching for a pattern to make smaller coasters to match.

link: http://crochet.postbit.com/upload/23340/20121001/toalhinha-pineapple-doily-gr-pink-rose-crochet-1024-postbit-7027.jpg