Wednesday, April 28, 2010
All five flowers begin with the same centre. You can make the flowers in any colours and any type of yarn with the recommended hook size. Here I used DK yarn and 5mm hook.
Flower Centre Pattern
Ch 4 join with a slip st to form circle.
Rnd 1: ch 1 work 9 hdc into the circle, join with slip st.
Rnd 2: ch 1 work 2 hdc into each st, finish by working one hdc into same sp as ch, join with sl st.
Pink Sunflower Pattern
Join pink yarn to the flower centre, begin with 1 sc into the centre, ch 6, sc into next st – repeat all the way around, finish with a sl st.
Celtic Rose Pattern
With Flower centre already complete
Rnd 1: *ch 6, sk 3 st, 1 sc in next st*,** rep to end
Rnd 2: *ch 8, sk 3 st, 1 sc in next st*,** rep to end
Rnd 3: *ch 6, sk 3 st, 1 sc in next st*,** rep to end
White Daisy Pattern
With flower centre already complete, begin with 1 sc into the centre, ch 10, sc into next st – repeat all the way around, finish with a sl st.
Square Edge Flower
With flower centre already complete, begin with *1 sc in 1st st, 1hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, sl st in next st*, ** rep to end.
Ruffle Blue & Red Flower
With flower centre already complete,
Rnd 1: begin with 2 ch sl st into same sp, *dc into next st and sl st in same sp*, **rep to end
Rnd 2: ch 2, turn flower over and work in opposite direction, working on back of flower, make 1 dc into same sp and finish with sl st in same sp, * work 2 dc into next petal and finish with sl st in same petal*, ** rep to end.
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Monday, April 26, 2010
I have quite a few babies to crochet for this year. Friends are also expecting their first in May and a work colleauge is pregnant and due in September!
Here is a photo of Pipper's new shoes.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I´ve been away for quite sometime, busy renovating my home, planning a wedding while working and then looking after overseas guests. I have to admit I haven´t picked up a crochet hook in about 4 or 5 months. But I´m married now, it all went pretty well on the day although the photographer was sick and we had some standby, our DJ was a total DJzillar yelling at us even though we were early and on time with things, also wouldn´t move his equipment so we could have the ceremony inside... we had to get EVERYONE else accommodate HIM! anyhow I could so write a book about the things that went wrong leading up to the wedding. Lets just say wasps and thieves were involved. The house is pretty much finished and most of our guests have returned home.
So while I don´t have any crochet news to share (will soon got 2 baby presents to make) I do have to do a bit of an administrative post. Unfortunately I have had some not so great news about the Christmas swap. Due to this news I would like to ask all of those who participated in the swap and DIDNT get a package to email me and let me know what happened. I thought everything had gone well so I didn´t ask before, assumed anyone with a problem would have emailed me at the time.
I don´t want to name people who may not have sent a package as they promised when they joined so please send an email directly to me do not leave a comment here. It is not my intention to conduct a public witch hunt, so to speak. I really just want to know who didn´t get one so that I can organise something for them. I´m so sorry for those of you who had a bad experience with the swap.
Let me just say for future Swaps- people who fail to send packages and have no good excuse (Good excuse being death in family, injury, loss of job, having to move with little notice, sick family member etc) will NOT be allowed to join in other swaps. as you can see it causes a lot of hurt for the other person and causes bad feelings among people in our blog community.
Sorry about having to post this but I want to make sure things remain fair and that everyone has a positive experience with this blog. A HUGE sorry to all who have had problems with this blog and this community. I´m sorry I haven´t been so on-the-ball lately, replying to people quickly but I am back now and things should be good again.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Hi dear friends, today I want you show you the gift I made for my mother: she wanted something particular to wear at a wedding party and I thought about a necklace made in cotton with a small hook.
Then a little touch of elegance: some white beads in the middle of the flowers, to give the necklace more light.
I hope you like it!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Hope you are enjoying your crocheting activities...
I received an email from E-patterns Central with a very nice pattern. I just have the pic because they sell the instructions, but to those of you blessed with the gift of crocheting this idea will be a piece of cake...
Enjoy it !!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
all you have to do is to tear some old curtains, bed sheets...etc... into continuous strips (to avoid sewing them). the larger they are the bigger your crochet hook has to be.
the flower is simply made of several fabric squares stitched together. (best when viewed large, please click on picture)
i made this rectangle bag including the flower with a little less than 3 yards of fabric & a european hook size 9. i'm now working on a (crocheted) round rug & the fact that it is coming along fast is very rewarding.
edit : thank you all for the warm welcome (back) ! i'll reply to your questions in the comment section & i'm looking forward to maybe seeing some more bags here if you're up for recycling ;)