Thursday, 23 September 2010

Heart Rag Rug Crochet Pattern

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I’ve had so many requests to write up a pattern for a heart rag rug I’ve finally got around to doing it. This is just one pattern and quite often I just make heart rugs in a freeform style.
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You can get the pattern by clicking  buy now' target=_blank>here or over on Etsy click here.
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Get knitting to raise money for Mencap

As a thank you for donating to Mencap we will send you one of these beautiful knitting patterns!

New! Rosette
Designer Loiusa Harding has very kindly donated her beautiful Rosette knitting pattern to our cause! You can put them on anything from your favourite jacket to your little black dress. They make great presents and you could even sell them to raise money for Mencap
Dotty sun hat
Former Eastenders actress Natalie Cassidy has designed a pretty pair of hats for mother and baby, especially for Mencap and The Knitter.
Sunflower hat by Lynda Bellingham
Sunflower beret
Lynda Bellingham has designed this beautiful, sunflower-inspired beret for Mencap and The Knitter.

Snowflake Beanie
Actor and comedian Mathew Horne, one of Mencap's celebrity ambassadors, has designed this fun snowflake beanie for us

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Pumpkin Trellis Shoulder Wrap

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This shawl is worked in a basic trellis pattern. Shaping is created through beginning each row with 7ch and then 1 dc into 4th ch.
Materials:
50g pumpkin DK yarn, 6.5mm hook

Pattern:
Ch 100 + 7 (counts as first trellis)
Row 1: dc into 8th chain from hook, *ch 7, sk 4 ch, dc into next ch*, ** rep to end.
Rows 2 - 13: *ch 7, dc into 4th ch from previous row*, **rep to end.
Note: Rows 2-13 are worked identically.
To Finish: darn all ends in.
Edging: this wrap doesn’t require an edging and you could apply any that you wish but here I worked as follows.
Row 1: *work 1 dc into 1st ch, sl st next ch*, ** rep to end.

This pattern is offered and made available for personal use only. If you wish to reproduce this in any way please contact me or make sure that reference is made to the original author’s blog http://www.goodtimesithinkso.blogspot.com/ Thank you Crochet Conversion Chart US/UK International Yarn Weight Conversion Chart
I hope you enjoy using this pattern and if you are looking for other free patterns please visit Crochet Pattern Central

Saturday, 18 September 2010

A Few New Crochet Patterns

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The Big Snuggle Alpaca Scarf get the pattern here.
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Baby’s 1st lacy Pastel Ripple get the pattern here.
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Cleopatra Capelet get the pattern here.
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Wheel of Life Blanket get the pattern here.
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Lipstick on My Cowl get the pattern here.
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Mardis Gras Scarf get the pattern here.
Lots of other crochet & knitting patterns available on Ravelry and Etsy.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Granny Square Rag Rug Pattern

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I recently came up with the idea or notion of producing a granny square rag rug it’s something I haven’t seen anywhere else and naturally wondered why. I wasn’t sure it would work due to the nature of rag rugs but I’ve done it and I love it.
It’s shabby, it’s chic, it’s vintage, it’s retro, it’s folksy, it’s granny and it’s crochet. What more could we want?
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So if you fancy having a go at making one you can get the pattern on Etsy or Ravelry.
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Sunday, 12 September 2010

International Crochet Day 2010 – Scarf, Shawl, Kerchief Pattern.







Happy International Crochet Day, 2010. To celebrate I thought I’d create a pattern for crocheter’s around the world. This is a quick and easy project which you can scale up for a big shawl or scale down for a head scarf. Wear it any which way you like, enjoy :-)
Skill Level: – Easy
Materials: - 5.5mm crochet hook, 50g Colinette Jitterbug, Fire
Pattern:
Ch 90  + 1 (to count as first sc)
Row 1: sc into 1st ch and all ch across to end.
Row 2:  *ch 7, sc into 5th st*,** repeat to end of
row, turn.
Rows 3 and all subsequent Rows: *ch 7, sc into 4th ch in the loop*, ** rep to end.
Continue working in this manner decreasing 1 set of 7 ch at the end of each row until only one 7 ch loop remains. Break off yarn and darn all ends in.
This pattern is offered and made available for personal use only. If you wish to reproduce this in any way please contact me or make sure that reference is made to the original author’s blog http://www.thesunroomuk.blogspot.com/ Thank you
Crochet Conversion Chart US/UK International Yarn Weight Conversion Chart
I hope you enjoy using this pattern and if you are looking for other free patterns please visit Crochet Pattern Central

Thursday, 9 September 2010

International Crochet Day – September 12th, 2010

As many of you will be aware it’s International Crochet Day on Sunday, so I was wondering what everyone was doing to celebrate or promote crochet.

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I will no doubt be eating, sleeping and breathing crochet. I will be blogging, pattern writing, and even crocheting. Why not pop along to the International Freeform Crochet group and have a look at this years exhibition.

SIMW-LOGOClick here to view the online exhibition.  

I will probably be making and hanging more ribbons on The Crochet Clootie Tree.

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Anyway let me know what you all are doing are you busy crafting for Christmas yet? Leave me a comment and let me know what your working on. If you are a fellow blogger then please do blog about International Crochet Day 2010 and spread the word.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

New Ribbons from the USA for the Clootie Tree

Thank you Donna for taking the time and effort to send your lovely ribbons for the clootie tree. It’s looking finer for the addition.

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