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.