Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year 2011

Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
~Martin Luther

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

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For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.  ~Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

A Year in Crochet Patterns 2010

Edinburgh Wrap

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Grandad Square Blanket

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Grandad Lap Blanket

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Mardis Gras Scarf

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J’adore Blanket

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So Dotty Cushion Cover 

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Ebba Wrap

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Thrift Crochet Volume 1

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Love Heart Rag Rug

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Circular Ribbed Shrug

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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Happy Holidays

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Have a cosy Christmas to all followers and fellow crocheter’s Smile

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Unisex Fingerless Mitts

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A quick and easy project for some practical fingerless mitts to keep hand and wrists warm during the winter chill. Can be made for him or her and a quick and easy gift.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: 5mm hook, 50g of DK yarn, tapestry needle, crochet stitch marker.

Notes: These mittens are crocheted in the round and you may need to use a stitch marker or safety pin to mark rounds. Before beginning mitts please measure around palm to get correct size. If you use a yarn with good stretch the mitts will fit better.

Measurements: 6”, 7”, 8” – around palm.
Pattern:

ch 24 (28,32), join with a sl st

Rnds 1-6: ch 1, work 1 sc into each ch to end of rnd, join with a sl st.

Rnd 7: ch 1, work 1 sc into next 10 sts, ch 3, sk 3 sts, work sc into all remaining sts, join with a sl st.

Rnds 8 – 13: ch 1, work 1 sc into each st to end of rnd, join with a sl st.

This pattern is written using USA terminology. Please refer to the conversion chart here to make changes for UK crochet.


I hope you enjoy using this pattern and if you are looking for other free patterns please visit Crochet Pattern Central

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Pandora’s Cushion on Ravelry

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A photo tutorial/pattern in free form crochet written for Inside Crochet Issue 13, January, 2011. Now on Ravelry.

For digital subscriptions to Inside Crochet Magazine  click here.

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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Baby It’s Cold Outside ….. Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow.

Sometimes words aren’t necessary…..

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Life is a path of snow.

Be careful how you tread it ………………..

Every step will show.

Friday, 26 November 2010

And the winner is…………..

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Okay as promised my blog giveaway is complete. Here you all are popped into a vase (I used recycled paper Smile)

I had to wait for children to return from school so that my youngest could mix them up and make a choice.

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Here he is mixing you all up!

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And the lucky winner of $50.00 of patterns from either my Etsy shop or my Ravelry store is Simply Me congratulations. I will leave the good news on your blog but hopefully you can email me direct at thesunroomuk@googlemail.com so we can sort out the giveaway.

Of course everyone who took part is a winner and I will be emailing you all with your free exclusive PDF crochet pattern as promised. Hopefully you have all emailed me your email addresses.

And finally the figure for total visitors to The Sunroom blog at 12pm GMT was 1,051,126 so I will be going through all emails to see who came closest to that figure. I will let the winner know over the weekend. Thank you all for taking part and have a fabulous weekend.

Congratulations everyone.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Granny Smith Granny Squares and Last Call for Entries.

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Here we are 60 of my apple green granny squares all finished with ends sewn in.

And then there were 90.

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100 squares in total each made up of 5 colours that means I sewn in 100 ends so far and haven’t even begun to crochet it together.

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Arranging the squares before I crochet them all together. I so love this apple green colour.

A final reminder to those of you who haven’t entered yet I’m giving away $50 worth of my patterns to one of you lovely people, your choice in my giveaway. Click here for details.

Everyone who enters will receive an exclusive pattern PDF via email, which I’m working on at the moment and no it isn’t hexagon related. Enter here.

A Happy Thanksgiving to all of you across the pond – I hope you have a good day.

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I wonder how many of you have been visited by snow – it started to fall here yesterday. I haven’t managed a photograph of the snow yet but here’s what the garden looked like in February this year with snow.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Hextastic

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This week I’ve been busy with hexagons as you can see. Here is my rainbow hexagon granny blanket. A quick reminder to those of you who haven’t entered yet I’m giving away $50 worth of my patterns to one of you lovely people, your choice in my giveaway. Click here for details.

Everyone who enters will receive an exclusive pattern PDF via email, which I’m working on at the moment and no it isn’t hexagon related. Enter here, 

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Below another flowery floral hexagon blanket.

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