31 October 2013

Block Stitch Scarf to go with the Rhombus Triangle Bag

7" or 18cm wide scarf x long!
ch 30
ROW 1: dc in each st,
ROW2: 3ch st, loops every sc every 3rd st, (10 loops)
ROW3: 3dc in every chain loop
repeat rows 2 and 3 until scarf as long as you want it.
Have fun xx

30 October 2013

More mini Triangles

increase one st each row.
The bag mini is made with 2 strands of Stylecraft special a 5mm hook but the pattern is the same
 1-9 rows for each bag mini all joined to one another as I made them.
I added another row last night but I might have gone too far...ooops!

I woke up this morning knowing exactly how I want the bag to look.
I wasn't sure as I was working on the mini's and before a nights sleep...all sorted in my head now.

Using all my ends of mostly STYLECRAFT SPECIAL,
but there are a couple of other brands in there as well...so some mini's are smaller than others but blocking should sort that problem out.

KnN this morning...cya later girls.


25 October 2013

Rhombus Bag

I took a day off and guess what?....I played hooky and made myself a new bag
from a rhombus shape, adding a flower or two.
Decided less was more and only added 2 one on each side.

three was just over the top

Still needs a lining I think to keep the best shape.
Back to work this morning though.
Then may be an afternoon in the garden as the sun has decided to shine now after a lot of rain
we are building a screen at the bottom of the garden....the garden side, the beginnings of a car port Phil has wanted for 3 years to cover Noo Noo.

Happy Hooking everyone x

14 October 2013

An Apology...

So sorry this blog has been a bit neglected just lately, several reasons...
I am back working probably 16 hours a day again....some retirement hey? lol
Although the 'work' is all playing hooky so I am lying when I describe it as work aren't I?
With the book's success and the magazine articles, it seems patterns from my book are in three different magazine this month alone.
Can't tell you how thrilled I am...thanks to everyone who has bought it huge hugs xx
This Wednesday I am taking part in a an event in Oswestry Library called
click the link for the fabulous selection of things to try and whats on.
My event is sold out and already has an extra couple of people wanting to play hooky.
I do hope they aren't beginners and c at least crochet a few stitches?
Out of the blue, Stylecraft, having seen one of the magazine articles,
rang me and asked if I would do some Crochet Designs for them?
WOULD I?.... Lol!
Styelecraft: click the link for their complete range.
 Some of my favourite yarns for crochet, I already use a lot of Stylecraft special and the Life range, I jumped at the chance.
I have been given a brief and lots of the fabulous
Both wonderful yarns to crochet with, the cotton in particular doesn't seem to split like a lot of cottons, so I would recommend it for a beginner wanting to try cottons,

and the Summer Breeze is a pastel range of acrylic/cotton, soft and delicate.
Just one teeny tiny problem they have all got to be completed before Mid December, ready for Stylecraft to have them photographed and ready for a trade show in February.
So I hope you will forgive my absence from The 8th Gem for a while longer.
Everything I am creating at the moment is for the Granny Squares Patterns Club,
also doing really well (thanks everyone who has joined the fun) 
or for Stylecraft Yarns.
win a £100 worth of YARN