Sunday, 15 July 2018

Summer Special ~ A Candy Cane Virus Blanket ..

I recently bought this yarn and didn't know what to make with it and having just completed a Virus Shawl I wanted to see if I could turn the Virus Stitch from a triangle shawl into a square blanket.

Searching on You Tube I came across another excellent tutorial from Bella Coca with easy-peasy instructions on how to make this rather pretty square blanket.

The yarn I used is from the new Pattercake range of DK baby yarn from Sirdar Snuggly

This shade is Candy Cane and I used a size 4mm crochet hook

Friday, 22 June 2018

Blue Shawl Summer..

 I saw this pattern on The Crochet Crowd's channel on You Tube and I had this lovely DK yarn I wanted to use for a project

Ombre Luxury 100g Knitting yarn from  the Home&Co Collection at B&M

72% Acrylic 18%Wool 10%Nylon

This sample square matched the book I was reading !

The finished shawl is a perfect length to wear as a wrap or in winter it will be a cosy scarf.

The wool is really soft and the colours in the yarn are a lovely mix of light and dark

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Baby White V-Stitch Blanket..

Following on from my success with the yellow V-Stitch blanket I have been commissioned to make a white baby blanket in V-stitch.

Edged with a shell effect, it looks really pretty

Crocheted in Stylecraft Bambino in white DK yarn

Size 4mm hook

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Pattercake , Pattercake

Shopping in the yarn department of John Lewis recently I discovered this wonderful new baby DK which is perfect for a sumptuously soft baby blanket

It is from the  Sirdar Snuggly brand and is called Candy Cane (752)

Monday, 16 April 2018

Yellow V-Stitch blanket..

I've had this wool for so long that I thought it was about time I made something with it!

This lovely yellow DK yarn has a pretty mingled thread which pops up from time to time, making it a real pleasure and such a unique pattern. It's a pleasure to work with.

It's a budget brand but no less workable for that and it crochets and washes beautifully.

Made in Wonder Knit by Crown Crest this V-Stitch blanket is edged in cream DK

Size 4mm hook

A close up of the V-Stitch Pattern

Finished Blanket

Friday, 16 March 2018

Learning how to do the Lotus Flower pattern..

There are times when I want to learn a new set of stitches and I find that You Tube videos are an enormous help and a great teaching resource.

Intrigued by the Lotus Flower pattern I looked at the You Tube tutorial offered by Hooked by Robin
and tentatively started this version of the Lotus Blossom.

It's intricate and time consuming but I'm sure the finished result will be worth it.

It's still a work in progress.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Lots of little blue granny squares..

Lots of little blue granny squares make up this charming blanket

Made with Baby Care Prints DK  from Woolcraft in blue, white and blue-mingled yarn

Size 4mm hook

Close up