Monday, April 28

RED NORO COWL FINISHED..

And I added 3 flowers as an option...I couldn't believe i needed to buy another ball of Rowan wool to finish the red cowl.
So i had a good look in all the bags of wool...and there it was a full Ball most of which is still left, but i finished the top row of edging and edged the bottom too
 
Finished for one of the challenges on Challenge 52 on Ravelry...
I'm really pleased with it and just as pleased I didn't need to buy another ball of
Rowan Aran to finish it off.
 

and I also finished a second cowl with the Challenge 52...
 
Well it's finished too...


The challenge was to finish an old project or unpick it...I unpicked one project and finished this cowl with some of the James C Brett Marble, using a small amount of a lime and aqua marble that blended into the lime i then added smaller pennies to the lime end of the cowl
i used a 5mm hook but the lime is a DK so it looser and slightly more open than the aqua which is a chunky.
I also have started two more projects with the unpicked project....
 Thanks to the Week 8 Challenge 52
 
Happy Hooking

Tuesday, April 15

A stripey Granny Square

 
A Stripey Granny Square as a throw with a black and white border
below pixilate and you could make a huge double bed throw....with the colour chart below
 
 
As a floor cushion

 
Or as a sofa cushion?
 

Happy Hooking

Monday, April 14

Noro Cowl....almost finished

After finishing Eric's seat cover I moved onto this block stitch stripe red Noro Cowl....
so annoying I ran out of the plain red with just about 12" to do...
 If  I've got to buy a new ball I will do the same finishing stitch to the bottom too..
 

 
2 WIP finished this weekend...two to tick off the list
 
Eric got his new blanket I finished it on Saturday

Thursday, April 10

Eric's Blanket progress....

Added 21 squares...so it is big enough, just need to add a 6" border to the throw to cover all of the seat
Lettuce thinks it perfect too, left it for just a few minutes and she took up residence lol
 
 Just big enough
 it needed 21 extra squares to fit the back seat of Eric.
Start the border tonight I think...

Monday, April 7

Granny Square stool covers

Colourful fun time stool cover....with a favourite black and white box band..


Balck and white always adds a zing for me...

 

Saturday, April 5

Creating the perfect dc circle....

A promised tutorial for someone on FACEBOOK....
DK, 4mm hook, US Terms
 
Creating the perfect dc circle
I have done it in quick pic tutorial style so for those who are new to crochet and learning you can copy and print, or just copy to you computer for reference.

FORGOT TO SAY IF YOU CLICK ON THE PICTURES THEY SHOULD COME UP BIGGER SO YOU CAN READ THE INFO
 

 Some yarns and depending on your own tension, at some point usually around rows 5 or 6 the circle will stat to become angular....all you need to do to keep it circular is the stagger the 2dc increase back and forth so that it isn't in the same place for each row....
 
or eventually it will stop being a circle and become a twelve sided shape called a dodecagon

 
 
 
CIRCLE WITH A CENTRE HOLE...
 
 Similar principles apply to a circle with a hole in the centre...start with 16dc into the magic circle and the double it for the next round, and then add 16sts each round and so on...
 
Hope that helps beginners at circles
Happy Hooking

Wednesday, April 2

Red Berry.....Challenge 52, Ravelry

In the week I came across this weekly challenge for crocheters from 
A weekly challenge for all you crocheters out there wanting to be challenged a little each week....you join in as often as you can and post your pictures on Ravelry 
On my iPad at the moment and for some reason I can't work out how to add pictures from it
From Facebook and Ravelry it's so easy but on here....it stumps me completely.
So as soon as I boot up the laptop I will add the link picture
but for now take a peek you might enjoy the challenge.

 

The link to the first posting about Challenge 52
Check it out to see what you need to do.
Started to do the challenges added everyone who has joined up to my blog roll and I've learnt something new...great fun
Challenge 52 wk 5 learn a new stitch
Challenge52 wk 3 A Flower
Other challenges are to create a crochet folder and who taught you to crochet?
Lots of different challenges to try.
Have fun