Friday, August 29, 2014

Crochet meets Loom Bands

My daughter is in to the Loom Band craze and has used You tube in a positive way to learn a new skill/craft and how to follow visual instructions.  After making some pencil covers she spotted my crochet hook and look what she made for me!  Slushy mummy moment.
Works so well and is nice to hold that since then I have asked her to make another for my favourite hook.
A different take on using pencil grips on your hooks.
A bit more info here.
My daughter's blog features a few more of her creations here.http://www.themousecottagecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
She know wants to learn crochet!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hotchpotch Glorious Crochet Granny Square Blanket

Just completed and I love it.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Crochet Gift - Wash Cloth

Not posted for a while as the day job means that my eyes are rather tired in the evening to see my crochet too well, however this week I have made a 100% cotton yarn wash cloth as part of a present for my friend next weekend.  I added a little flower in the far corner as well.
I made it using: 
4mm crochet hook
Double knit cotton yarn
40 chains foundation row
Half treble stitch ( I think)
Kept going until I had a square.
I am still learning how to create items with this skill and at last my tension seems to have sorted itself out and the sides are so much straighter than they used to be!
My future aim is to make something simple that I could wear.  
More practice needed first.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Crochet Rag Rug Inspirations, Patterns and How to’s

Well as I’m busy waiting for lots new yarn to arrive I decided to start a new rag rug project that I think is going to be rather large. I’m not sure how long it will take to complete but I am going to work on it for at least 2 hours everyday.

In the meantime I thought I would share a few resources with you.

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Flickr Rag Rug Groups

Crochet Rag Rug Group - click here.

Rag Rug Group - click here.

Crocheting Rag Rugs Group - click here.

Handmade Rugs Group - click here.

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Pattern available in my etsy store here, for the granny square rag rug.

Other good articles include:-

Thrifty fun - Crochet Rag Rug Instructions - click here.

Love To Know - Crochet Rag Rugs - click here.

AboutCom - Oval Rag Rug Instructions.

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My Circular Rag Rug Instructions can be found here.

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You can find patterns for heart rag rug, ripple rag rug and granny style rag rug in both my Ravelry pattern store and my Etsy store.

I will be posting photographs of my new rag rug in the coming days so that you can see my work in progress.

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Heart Rag Rug Pattern available here.

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Ripple Rag Rug Pattern available here.