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Thursday, 9 March 2017

It's all in the bag...


 Since there is always a need for an extra bag or two I decide to experiment with crochet string bags in different yarn thicknesses. These fold up into your handbag and hold more than you think, although they do STRETCH quite a bit !!


The green bag is crocheted in Debbie Bliss Mia  wool/cotton mix and the multi-coloured bag is crocheted in a thick variegated double knitting acrylic weight yarn,







Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Virus Shawl..


 Inspired by the square virus blanket I made in September I decided to make a shawl this time


It starts small..




And will grow as big as you want it too



It's still very much a work in progress but I was amused when I saw that the colours matched perfectly the book I was reading !







It is crocheted in Patons Fab Double knitting


Unfortunately, this particular yarn is now discontinued which is such a pity as the colours are stunning






Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Twiddlemuffs..



Whilst perusing Facebook I came across some information about the use of Twiddlemuffs for people who suffer from dementia.



My mother has this awful disease so I decided to make one for her to try out and I'm pleased to say that she loves it and calls it her 'comforter'



It is knitted by using 2 strands of double knitting wool on size 10 needles

I followed a pattern I found online at The Yarn Loop


It's a free pattern and you can find it here





And I also made a spare...just in case






They are easy-peasy to make and bring such comfort.


Well worth having a go at making one



Thursday, 15 December 2016

Lap Blankets..



 I decided to make  a lap blanket using all those funny little ends of wool that just end up in a box.



It's great to put waste wool to good use and it crochets really random which I rather like!









This lap blanket is perfect size for a baby carrier.


It's made in Baby Rico Double Knitting Yarn


The dog was also fun to make in Sirdar Snuggly Snowflake Chunky Yarn

Friday, 18 November 2016

Baby White Ones

 I wanted to perfect this fascinating circular blanket technique



This heart blanket is crocheted in Sirdar Snuggly Pearls yarn which is all sparkly and lovely






This is crocheted in a soft baby wool in white.



I love the shape of the spiral


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Assorted squares...


Learning to do new crochet techniques I did an assortment of squares



Side to side crochet in pale lemon and white mix acrylic yarn




Crochet Shell Stitch in pink, purple and white acrylic


Pretty crocheted flowers with a single crochet edging 


Friday, 30 September 2016

Virus Blanket..



During this month I spent quite some time visiting a very special place.


This is what I made whilst I was there


It's crocheted following the Virus Shawl Pattern I found on You Tube


I adapted it to make a square 






It's made in Baby Rico Yarn which crochets beautifully