30 May 2015

First copy of my new book GRANNY SQUARES AND SHAPES arrived today

It's been sitting in the letter box all day and I didn't know...

back cover...
 Front cover
 Very Very Happy...
It won't be long now before its on the shelves for you all to see....hope you love it as much as I do.

on pre order at Loremar.co.uk click to link
and a new release date 7th August

Happy Hooking all x

20 May 2015

Stylecraft Alpaca coat grows slowly...

I've managed with a heavy work load for May to add a few more squares to my new coat
its going to be a slow process but I won't want it until next Autumn Winter...

 I rather like the back of the piece too...

 Im also thinking I might add a flower to the back of it for decoration?...
Early days yet.
 1 Finger x 10 wraps

 16 sc
 2dc in each st
 ch loops of 2ch sts

 corners of 3dc ch2 3dc,
 sides of 2sc in 2 ch spa

 join as you go with a sl st in matching sps,

 Happy Hooking

09 May 2015

Alpaca flowers and a new Alpaca coat to start..

I love Alpaca so I'm going to make a new coat /jacket in the same Motif Design as my old coat but in Alpaca

This time I think I might make it a jacket though...maybe? 

Alpaca and a 5mm hook
US Terms

ch4 sl st, into a circle 
Round 1: 16dc into circle, sl st to complete round (16sts) 
Round 2: 2dc in each st, sl st to complete round (32sts) 
Round 3: sc in any space ch3, sc in next sp, repeat to end, sl st, to complete (16 chain loops) 
Round 4: Start in any chain space,* 2dc, ch2, 2dc,corner, ch1, 2sc, ch1, in next 3, 2ch sp,* repeat from * to * 3 more times (4corners and 4 sides)

 link to Pattern HERE for above flower

08 May 2015

Stylecraft Special DK Brights...New Crochet sample Flowers

 Have you ever bought a ball of yarn and found it far too bright for your project?
 Then make some simple padded circles in the brights and add a dark grey flower....works a treat 

I'm making a throw with mine...adding a few flowers when I have time.
But it might make a great wrap too.