Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween

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Monday, 25 October 2010

Ruby Retro Granny Square Blanket Pattern.

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This ruby retro style granny blanket is made up of 49 squares. The blanket can easily be scale up or down to 16 squares – 20”, 25 squares - 24.5”, 36 squares - 29”, 64 squares – 38”, 81 squares – 42.5”, 100 squares – 47”

To buy the pattern click here.

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Friday, 22 October 2010

A Scarf for all Seasons

As I continue to crochet my mountain of blankets I’m beginning to think about new designs for scarf pattern. I thought I would put together a collection of both knitted and crocheted scarves here for you to have a look at. There are patterns to purchase and free patterns too so that you can get on with making scarves for family, friends and loved ones.
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Grampian Chunky Scarf Knitting Pattern get pattern here.

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Vibrant Corkscrew Scarf Free Knitting Pattern get the pattern here

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Martha Knitted Scarf get pattern here.

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Unisex Striped Scarf free crochet pattern get it here.

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Mardis Gras Crochet Scarf get the pattern here.

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Crochet Artesano Skinny Scarf get pattern here.

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Sunroom Crochet Spiral Scarf Free Pattern here.

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Ripple Wave Scarf Free Pattern here.

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Ebba Scarf get pattern here.

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Abigail Scarf get pattern here.

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Scarlet Skinny Scarf get pattern here.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Baby’s Ribbed Beret Crochet Pattern

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Skill Level: Easy
Materials: 5mm hook, 25g of DK yarn, tapestry needle, crochet stitch marker.

Notes: In order to complete this pattern you must be able to complete fdpc – front post double crochet.  Work 1 front post double crochet (FP dc) around the post of the next double crochet.
Measurements: 16” (0-3mths)
Pattern:
Rnd 1: ch 2, work 9 dc into ring, join with sl st,
Rnd 2: ch 2, work fpdc around post of ch 2 of rnd below, *dc in and work fpdc around next dc (increase made). Repeat from * around, end with a sl st to top of ch 3: 20 sts, 10 dc and 10 fpdc
Rnd 3: ch 2, , dc in and work fpdc around post of next dc, * [dc in next dc], dc in and work fpdc around post of next dc. Repeat from * around, end with a sl st to top of ch 2: 30 sts.
Rnd 4: ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in and work fpdc around post of next dc, *dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in and work fpdc around post of next dc. Repeat from * around, end with a sl st to top of ch 2: 40 sts.
Rnd 5: ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in and work fpdc around post of next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in and work fpdc around post of next dc. Repeat from * around, end with a sl st to top of ch 2: 50sts.
Rnd 6: ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in and work fpdc around post of next dc, *dc in each of next 4 dc, dc in and work fpdc around post of next dc. Repeat from * around, end with a sl st to top of ch 2: 60sts.
Decreasing
Rnd 7: ch 2, sk next dc, dc in and work fpdc around post of next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in and work fpdc around post of next dc. Repeat from * around, end with a sl st to top of ch 2: 60sts.
Rnd 8: ch 2, sk next dc, dc in and work fpdc around post of next dc, *dc in each of next 3 dc, dc in and work fpdc around post of next dc. Repeat from * around, end with a sl st to top of ch 2: 50sts
Rnd 9: ch 1, loosely sc into each st join with sl st fasten off yarn and darn all ends in.
This pattern is written using UK British terminology. Please refer to the conversion chart here to make changes for US crochet.
I hope you enjoy using this pattern and if you are looking for other free patterns please visit Crochet Pattern Central

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Blanket Busy

It seems like a while since I did much blogging so thought I would have a quick update. The weather here in Scotland has definitely turned as we head through autumn and towards the chilly months. Consequently I’ve had lots and lots of requests for blankets and am busy working on about five different blankets.
207-0717_IMGThis one is going to be a rather large granny square blanket for number three son. He wanted a blanket that wasn’t girly so despite the pink I’m just stash busting but using black in between each colour. I quite like the effect but there is still much work to be done and I’m almost out of black yarn :-(
207-0718_IMGI’m also busy working on a very thick chunky granny blanket for number two son who is more interested in practicalities (warmth) than appearance. I haven’t managed to photograph his blanket yet but it’s thick, red, bright and grows ridiculously quickly.
207-0722_IMGI’m also busy working on a floral vintage style granny square blanket – now you can see why I’m almost out of black yarn.
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My Mirasol blanket which I began in April has been consigned to the WIP (work in progress) pile for way too long. I will turn my hand to that in the next couple of weeks and the weather no doubt becomes harsher. Pictures to follow.

And finally Happy Birthday to number one son :-) The photograph is somewhat dodgy but pinched from his facebook profile pics.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Baby’s Pastel Swirl Blanket Pattern

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You can get the pattern here -  buy now.
206-0688_IMGMade using approx. 70g 4 ply yarn in lilac, lemon and mint. A quick and easy project with a gorgeous outcome any baby or parent would be proud to use and show off.

Inside Crochet Issue 11

Inside Crochet, Issue 11
Inside Crochet Issue 11 is now out to get your copy visit here. Crammed with lots of great patterns, articles and news it’s a must have for all crochet addicts.
Don’t forget you can find my article and tutorial in issue 13.