Saturday, August 22

CROCHET: Bobble stitch flower Granny Square with leaf detail

BOBBLE STITCH FLOWER WITH LEAF DETAIL
GRANNY SQUARE PATTERN 2011

Great as a rainbow border or 
an all over blanket made in one colour or several...have fun.

updated pattern: US Terms and UK Terms in red brackets

DK, 4mm hook
ARAN 5mm hook
CHUNKY 6mm hook
Works with all yarns for different size squares.

Ch4 and sl st into a circle or a one finger wrap of 6wraps.

Round 1: 8sc [8dc], into circle sl st to complete round
change colour

Round 2: Att. petal colour with a sc [dc], in the same st, do a cluster of 3tr [3dtr], ch1,
* sc [dc], into next st, repeat cluster of 3 tr [3dtr], in each st, sl st to complete. (8 bobble petals)

NOTE: Make sure all your petals 'pop' to the front.

Round 3:att. green between 2 bobbles, ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 2dc [2tr],  repeat 3dc [3tr], in each sp, sl st to complete. (8 leaves)
It now looks like a circle.

Round 4: Att. back ground colour in one of the sp,  ch2, counts as first dc [tr], 2dc [2tr],  ch3, 3dc [3tr], corner, 3sc, [3dc], in next sp, repeat until you have 4 corners and 4 sides sl st. to complete.

Make several and join as you go or yo can add more granny square rounds to make a bigger square



QUICK PICTURE TUTORIAL BELOW


Friday, August 14

CROCHET: Interlocking block stitch and a moss st border......

I have updated 3 of my most popular stitch posts and added side picture links on the right if you scroll down to the picture you want,
so you can find them easily in the future

Here are the links for now



MOSS STITCH BORDER...A requested tutorial

A simple but effective stitch for great colourful borders

MOSS STITCH AS A BORDER
use a different colour for every round

US Terms in black with UK Terms in brackets in red
Tweed, stripes and spots

This stitch can be done in a tweed look..different colour every round.
 As a stripe in two colours used alternately used.
Or used to make spots by using the spot colour every third row in a back ground of one colour

Basic Moss Stitch
Round 1: start in a corner, sc, [dc], ch3, sc [dc], in the corner sp, miss a st, sc [dc], in the next st, ch 1, miss a st, repeat to end of row, repeat corner sc [dc],  ch3, sc [dc], continue to repeat side and corner stitches, to end sl st to complete cut off and weave in ends

Round 2: change colour and repeat round 1

Hope these updates and links will be helpful 

Wednesday, August 12

CRAFT: MARK 2 Hama Bead mat

Well i'm loving this simple child friendly and fun hobby lol...second childhood maybe?

But I don't care its fun...

Mark 2 Mat from a cross stitch design, didn't have all the colours that i really needed for the shading of the flower, so I can see another order of specific colours coming on maybe...

so many colours to choose from too supplier of plain colour packs and more below
AMAZON LINK TO PLAIN COLOUR PACKS US

AMAZON LINK TO PLAIN COLOUR PACKS UK


but needed if you want to make beauties like this one...so cute

Isn't he gorgeous...click the above link to take you to the maker/seller of Mr Fox


or colourful flowers like the one

 cross stitch patterns are a great source of designs too
all pictures are listed with links on 
click above link to take you there.


some pretty patterns to be found and lots of fun to have
 my new Mark 2  Mat




Did you spot the mistake on the first mat yet? 




Tuesday, August 11

CRAFT: Hama Beads...

PINTEREST ALBUM OF HAMA BEAD DESIGNS
click link to see some great pieces others have made.

Thought it might be a great design tool...mmmmm! maybe not but great fun
My first Mat, so much fun...






So much fun until i tipped the bucket of 10,000 beads in the bed...silly me a tray next time i think would be a good idea


Think i am going to try a Flower or Rose next from a cross stitch pattern...
like this i hope...




in my album

OOPS!! SPOT THE MISTAKE...only just seen it!

Sunday, August 2

CROCHET: Fair Isle Mandala pattern

Yesterday on one of the Facebook groups i came across a picture of the Fair Isle Mandala pattern i created in 2012

Billy Jo Forgues had made a complete set of the mandalas as a 
set of 8 place mats
Don't they look great...more patience than me to make 8 of them fabulous work Billy Jo










 The Basic Mandala pattern can be found here in 2 parts, its quite a long pattern...
PART 1 HERE
PART 2 HERE