Saturday, 27 February 2010

Variations of a Theme Afghan

At the start of this year, Carolyn Christmas  over at Gourmet Crochet started a crochet along with style. The Theme was variations on shells and was to be an afghan (blanket).

I loved the idea of making this for a housewarming gift for my brother Mark, so I signed up to this straight away.

Each day Carolyn posted up a pattern of a square (each one different) and 4 variations of rectangles, until we built up a sizeable blanket.  A choice of joining the squares was posted too. I went for the flat braid join. This meant no ridgeing on the rear of the blanket. A boarder was the last things to hook around the blanket which really made the piece look great.
I mostly used yarn from my stash, but when I did the boarder I used a dark purple. I felt this tied all the colours together and my brother and his gf like purple, so that was handy :D 


Thursday, 11 February 2010

Busy Busy Busy Getting snapped making a Sweater Bag

I recently got the crochet that fits book by Mary Jane Hall from my local library. I was busy working away at the bag I've been itching to make for AGES when my sneaky boyfriend took a pic of me! So here I am in my happy little rut (sofa) with the lappy on my legs hooking away. I'm really impressed with this book, there are a few things I would like to make from it, even the black dress on the cover. I'm not sure sure I would suit it with my slightly large frame though. Maybe when I get better and start exercising again. I'm really tempted to buy this for myself. Maybe next month. I've already been on a little spending spree. I got a lot of yarn and a book! I've also got some new jeans from New Look. My other ones disappeared (my favorite ones too). So I've had to get another pair! I gave them plenty of chances to get themselves found but they mustn't have heard me! They are a pair of jeans after all! They don't have ears! That would look silly!
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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Earflap Hat for my little Bo

My little man needed a new hat so I made him a new one. He chose the colour red and I added the blue for contrast.

I got the pattern over at Ravelry. Its called Kid's Earflap hat byTiffany Roan a great design!
I added the twisted tassles at the top. This is really easy to do and only takes a few minutes.Pattern for this as follows:
with your selected yarn and hook, chain 20, 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 2 sc in each chain across. Do not fasten off.
Chain 20, 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, 2 sc in each chain across. slip stitch in beginning of first tassle.

Repeat the process as many times as you like. When your done just cut and fasten off. weave in end and attach to the hat or garment.

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