Category Archives: Crochet

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

Finished: Pink Baby Blanket

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I’ve just finished this lovely pink and purple baby blanket! The yarn is from Ice Yarns and in a style called Dancing Baby and is 100% acrylic and soft. I love how bright the colours are and how they crochet up. This pattern is corner to corner which gives the great diagonal line effect across the blanket. To finish I did a different border than Continue reading Finished: Pink Baby Blanket

Doily Madness

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It’s super hot in Australia right now so some days it’s really hard to work on blankets with heavy wool. I came up with an idea to make a whole bunch of doilies out of cotton and eventually sell them at the markets. These work up quickly and easily and the colours are bright and fun. I’m going to continue working on these and will hopefully have a whole bunch in a couple of months.

Finished: Blue Baby Blanket

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I picked up this yarn at the local craft store and instantly loved how soft it was. It’s an acrylic/nylon blend and feel like a cloud. I could only get 4 balls of this yarn so decided to make a baby blanket. The pattern I used was corner to corner. This allows me to control how much yarn i use as you work it up in diagonal lines. Continue reading Finished: Blue Baby Blanket

Christmas Wreath

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I’ve decided to start early with my Christmas crafts this year. My local craft store was having 40% off storewide so I took advantage of this and grabbed a few supplies. Making the wreath is fairly easy but took a lot longer than I thought. All up this took about 8 hours. I had some variegated Christmas yarn from last year’s sales that I’ve been hanging onto. I simply made a rectangle of single crochets. I made it slightly smaller than the wreath so it would pull tight. I just slip stitched the ends together to make a loop and slip stitched around the wreath shape. It was nice a tight by the time I made my way around the entire shape. Continue reading Christmas Wreath