Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Granny Stripes Traditional Shawl

I’ve been feeling a tad granny’d out so thought I would make something that wasn’t a granny square blanket. I’m not sure I was too successful in terms of crocheting something none granny but I like this shawl.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Tiffany’s Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern from Caron

This afghan looks really distinctive and I imagine it completed in different colours and it would look almost like stained glass.

Click here for the free pattern & project details.

Skill Level

Created By

Lisa Gentry

Technique Used


Finished Measurements

Afghan measures approximately 60 x 81"/152.5 x 205.5cm


Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 6oz/170g, 315yds/288m):
#9727 Black (A): 3 skeins
#9742 Grey Heather (B): 3 skeins
#9758 Forest Floor (D): 1 skein
#9717 Orchid (E): 1 skein
#9761 Plum Perfect (F): 1 skein
#9754 Persimmon (J): 1 skein
Caron International's Simply Soft Collection (100% Acrylic; 6oz/170g, 315yds/288m):
#0003 Pistachio (C): 1 skein
#0016 Melon (G): 1 skein
#0017 Lemon (H): 1 skein
#0008 Autumn Maize (I): 1 skein

Crochet Hook

One size US I-9 (5.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

International Free Form Crochet Guild – 2011 Guild Show Exhibition.

Unfortunately this year I ran out of time to complete my exhibition piece however the exhibition is excellent as ever.

To view the 2011 exhibition online please click here.

This is one of my pieces made for Inside Crochet magazine to see more of my work at Flickr please click here.

Prudence Mapstone's work - Click here to see more.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Kelly Swallow Patchwork Designs

How utterly gorgeous and what a feast for the eyes I just love Kelly’s work. Please check out her lovely site click here



Thursday, 18 August 2011

Comfort Blanket Campaign

The Knitter and Simply Knitting have put together a wonderful Ebook with a large selection of square designs to make a wonderful blanket.  For a small donation (I would suggest £5) this book could be yours there are over 20 different designs of written and charted patterns from Martin Storey, Alan Dart, Jenni Atkinson, Jane Crowfoot and Amanda Jones to name but a few.  The donation is for our charity of the year Refuge. Please see attached link to Just Giving page for Refuge,

Click here.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Antique Crochet Patterns

This site is a really great resource of many wonderful old free crochet patterns. Look at these wonderful vintage and retro style afghans/blankets.
Pyramid Afghan
  Crochet Afghan - Pyramid Afghan
Highland Home Afghan/Blanket
Crochet Afghan - Highland Afghan
American Afghan – Blanket
Crochet Afghan - Americana Afghan
Siesta Afghan – Blanket
Crochet Afghan - Siesta Afghan

Friday, 12 August 2011