Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Happy Circles Table Runner - Pattern

This is a pattern which I really fancy doing. I think this is the one on Fiona's blog  but I'll have to check with her this Friday afternoon at the Bean & Brush cafe.

Here's the pattern instructions that go with it...

Make a chain (multiple of 8). I made 56 chains (Fig. 1)

Make a shell of 6 dc at the 4th. chain from hook, and close the shell with a st (slip stitch) at the 4th. chain from the shell center. (Fig. 2)

Continue making shells of 6 dc all along the chain. The center of each shell will be at the 4th. chain from the last "st" of the previous shell. (Fig. 3)

Turn down your work and start making shells in the opposite side. (Fig. 4)

Make 3 dc and join the circle to the previous color circles row with a slip stitch. (Fig. 5)

Complete the circle with 3 dc and close it with a slip stitch (Fig. 6)


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Free e-books online

Hello Peeps....I'm really quite excited at my new find on the net. I've been tidying up my internet favourites bar into more organised folders and came across Julia Crossland's blog..

Well anyway Julia's shared her first free e-book which has some lovely crochet patterns and so me being a real tight-wad (I was in Accounts before being made redundant) very quickly opened up this super-dupa freebie and then quickly discovered MORE FREE e-books - yay - love that

As so many of you bloggers out there are fab at sharing patterns and I'm just a baby crocheter and can't create my own patterns, I thought I'd share my fantabulous find...before I zone out completely in free e-book-land for the rest of the afternoon !!

Here's the linky...     I just did a search for crochet and lods of stuff popped up !!

Try this book - especially if you're a beginner...

I did try to embed this book onto my blog but not being a techy type I couldn't manage it. Hopefully you will all have better luck than me..

Have fun :-)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

First Time Ripple

 Here's some pics of my first time ripple......made using Lucy's Neat Ripple pattern - see link below

It's going to be a cushion cover for an 18" pad but I still need to add about another 7 rows of ripples then double crochet up both sides before I turn it into a cushion cover.

The number of foundation chains used was (5 x 14) for the ripples  + 3 for the turning chain = 73

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Thursday, 13 October 2011



I've just been inspired by Heather's most recent post - she has some amazing photos of dahlias - sooo I thought I'd post some of mine taken at Arley Hall gardens. I use my favourite flower photos as my computer screen save slide show thingy so it would be nice to share some on my blog....

Friday, 7 October 2011

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Reverse Crochet Stitch or Crab Stitch Tutorial

This is a great tutorial from sediesells showing really clearly the reverse crochet stitch (us single, uk double).  I used this stitch to create a lovely edging around my baby blanket (featured in my last post).

Mind you, I'm having to watch it again as I need to use it on my lapghan that I'm hoping to finish soon.  It uses the same pattern as the baby blanket except it's larger and uses more colours.  I'll write out the pattern I used which was from a lovely book by Melody Griffiths....can't do it now though or I'll not get any hooky done :-)

I've added the link for this video and Sedie's website so you can check out more of her tutorials and blog.
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