Crochet Collar

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Yup, there’s a lot of crochet on the blog right now! In the next three months I have 12 (12!!) knitting patterns being released, that’s a lot of stuff I can’t show you until publication. It also means that crochet has become my “go to” relaxation again. After a day in front of the pc proof reading knitting patterns I long for 5pm when I log off, light the fire and have an hour of “me time” before starting to think about the evening meal or catching up with chores. I had “pinned” a photo of these gorgeous collars months ago  and they definitely inspired my weekend hooking. Although I didn’t follow Katherine’s pattern, she has to be given credit for what came off my hook.

corsage collarYou can find the full pattern by clicking here. The flower pattern I used is the one I designed for my Baby Hat design in Craftseller issue 23, but you’ll find a lovely flower on Katherine’s website.

felt ballI had quite a lot of fun with this and  I’m pretty sure that a few little girls will find this in their stocking on Christmas morning!

 

A Floral Bouquet

With  loads of magazine commissions on the go and two Learn to Crochet classes booked, life is more than a little hectic just now. By the time we sit down after tea, all I can bring myself to make are these tiny flowers (the pattern is one I use on my learn to crochet workshop and it’s very simple). So far I’ve made 50 of the darn things, I just can’t stop! I’ve promised myself, once the yarn runs out, that’s it. I’m moving on to a ripple cushion, I hear a lovely reader has made one from Nicki Trench’s Cute and Easy Crochet book using Noro Kogorashi and I’m very tempted to follow suit.

Now, back to these flowers – suggestions please – what shall I do with them??? If no-one comes up with anything better, there will be a bunch of people getting floral corsages for Christmas this year!

Crochet: A Summer Garland

This is an updated version of the garland I made last summer. With a new super easy flower decoration and a slight twist to the top edging which I think is nicer. I’ve popped full instructions and some photos to help those who are new to crochet into a pdf file (How to Crochet a Flower Garland )which you can download from here or from Craftsy.

I’d love to see photos if you make your own version.

*This pattern has restricted copyright so you can make garlands to sell, but restrictions on copying the pattern and distribution remain under creative commons.

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