Category Archives: Crochet

rainbow star blankets

I decided to whip up a couple of baby blankets just to have on stand by. Does anyone else get slightly mad when their partner or family member just casually decides to tell you they need a baby blanket for their work friend? Happened so much last year, I’m prepared this time. These blankets will look familiar to a few if you’ve followed me fr a while now. Just the 12 point ripple pattern by the crochet crowd and my favourite yarn from Woolly and Warm. I made these a lot smaller than the original as they are meant for babies or young children who don’t need such a bulky blanket.
Love how these turn out and will try to make a few more to stock my Etsy store which i have been neglecting.
Yarn: https://www.woollyandwarmy.com/collections/papatya-batik

In Progress: Rainbow Hexagon Blanket

I’m trying to now buy anymore yarn for a while and use up what i have. I have a lot. Like too much. So I’m trying all sorts of stash busting patterns. I made a hexagon blanket a few months back and loved the result so i thought i’d give it another go. I decided to make rainbow centres and do the final round in white to make the rainbow colours shine. Continue reading In Progress: Rainbow Hexagon Blanket

Blue Cape Thing

I had this amazing blue yarn sitting in my pile that was calling out for something unique. I found this awesome pattern on google and had to try it. It was for a large cape style shawl, but i figured i’d just keep going until i ran out of yarn. I love love love diagram patterns, my brain simply cannot read written patterns, so this was perfect.
This took a couple of days to make and was a simple pattern after the initial rows. I guess this is a caplet of something, either way it’s so unique and lovely. I added some strings to keep it on my shoulders. I cannot wait for winter, mainly because it’s 38 Celsius right now, but also so i can wear this. Sadly it doesn’t get that cold where i live that we need wraps, scarfs, and ponchos, it’s all mainly for decoration.

Pattern: 83647311_large_xale_41.jpg
http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/5522537/post333645210/

Happy New Crochet Year!

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I haven’t blogged in over a month, where has the time gone! I’ve been so caught up with Christmas, work, in the process of buying a house, packing up my current house, new years eve, going back to work, and finally getting well and truly sick! Fhew, I have been crocheting, if you follow my Facebook and instagram you would have seen it 😉
I’ve made a few shawls, scarfs, started a few blankets, an even finished a few! I’ll put the details up over the next few weeks. I’ve got a lot of crochet plans for this year so hopefully it doesn’t go that fast!

Back from holidays!

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So in July and August I traveled to the USA with my sister. We started in LA and traveled trough Vegas, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Memphis, Louisiana, New York, and Washington DC. It was an epic month long holiday filled with a lot of sun, new experiences, food, and most important of all, crochet! I managed to visit a whole bunch of stores and stocked up on some delicious yarn. Once the jet lag has worn off I’ll be blogging about the stores I visited in case you would like to do a USA yarn tour.

Finished: Purple Scarf

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I’ve had this yarn for a while now and was unsure what to make with it. Initially I thought it would make a good doily but couldn’t find a nice pattern so it sat in my stash. I recently rediscovered Revelry and have since spent hours and hours looking at crochet patterns. I came across the Crochet Unforgettable Scarf by bobwilson123  and it was super easy to understand. I can’t read patterns too well, but this one was good! You can use any weight yarn as it’s just a two row repeat! I worked with a 4mm hook and set to work. It came together really fast and was simple enough to be able to crochet without thinking. The wool looks super awesome, like it was make for this pattern. After weaving the ends it was done! I was going to block it but I don’t think it needs it. It’s the perfect length to wrap up in! This pattern is super easy and I can’t wait to try it in all sorts of wool!

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-unforgettable-scarf

Yarn: http://www.loveknitting.com/schoppel-wolle-crazy-zauberball