Friday, 2 January 2015

Missed you so much.

Having said that, I've been none stop crocheting. So I have lots to show you :)

This was so much fun and was a pram/buggy size so didn't take long.

I just wanted to experiment with this stitch, Loved this little bag, but it could do with a lining to give it some sturdiness.

And who doesn't like a hat?

So that's it. I'm just going to try and commit to one posting a week. Having said that, will it always be a stitchy item if I post each week? I'm not at all sure, but I hope to have fun, and that's what's important. Happy New Year to you all, may it be blessed with JOY my new word for the year.

Dawn xx

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Crochet Wave Stitch.


I love it, Wave blanket. This blanket is from Red Heart it's a freebie. We like free patterns and what's even better is there is a free video tutorial (see below)

I have to say I love Mike's video tutorials, I find them really easy to follow and I'm teaching myself to read patterns while I'm watching the videos as well. Sometimes a pattern to me doesn't make sense until I have watched the video. So there's one of my tips, watch a video at the same time as reading the pattern.

These are close ups of my work. I decided to create this with anyone in mind as I plan to try and sell this blanket in the Autumn. (let me know if you're interested) This has a set of neutral colours and so will go with most peoples rooms. It's a decent size for going over the back of a three seater or popping over your legs to keep you warm on those chilly Autumnal nights.

I decided to add tassels as it looked unfinished to me with nothing on the ends. These can be taken off, but I prefer them on. The tassels are a nice mixture of the colours used in the blanket. They are substantial tassel to me and don't feel straggly at all.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Crochet V stitch

So how was your weekend? it was very soggy here with a little sun in between. Monday was Much better I, got to do a little shopping, you know bread, milk etc and then up date my husband's new blog (I help out as I have only a fraction more knowledge) Mike's Hobbies it's called if you're interested, or maybe your hubby's would be lol. Any way I digress.

So here is a blanket I finished was it last year? or was it this year? I'm not sure one year flows into the next for me. Does that happen to you as well? or is it just me? 

I told you you would see more of Freddy! I have to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stitch. I have included the tutorial I used below, so do watch it if you fancy learning or refreshing on this one.

Above is a close up, I have had lots of people wanting to know how I did this one, they're loving the colour combination as well as the stitch. I used another lot of  STYLECRAFT wool. This is a go to yarn for me it's DK although they do this wool in chunky, 4ply, baby and lots of others and all the ones I have bought I am more than pleased with.

Above, here it is draped over my bed, though it's no a double blanket it's a lovely size and this stitch gives it a deceiving weight, you would think it was a thicker wool and I love the weight as well.

Freddy liked this one as well *smiles* until next time, be crafty. Dawn xx

Friday, 4 July 2014

Fun to be crocheting.

 This is Freddy

Isn't he just a cutie? lol I went to my friends house and her little grandson was there, I had some crochet blankets/afghans with me and we had a little photo session. What a little star he was:) he laughed and played with the blankets he just crawled everywhere  I had so much fun taking photos of this little one I can tell you. 

I have missed blog land very much. So I thought I would give this another go and start by maybe publishing once or twice a week just to let you all know how I'm doing with the craft of crochet among other stitching goodness.

This stitch is called 'Pineapple Stitch' I found it HERE I can't find the challenge I used, but the link leads you a scarf pattern and you can just extent this pattern to make an afghan or keep it as a scarf, you're the crafter use your creativity.

Here you can now see the stitching much more clearly. I made a small pram/buggy blanket in bright DK ' Stylecraft Yarn ' I wanted the child to love the bright red & yellow and then tone it down with the blue and beige colours. I hope you have enjoyed this post, there are lots more to come so keep popping back for sewing & crochet projects. Be Crafty, love Dawn xx

Monday, 17 March 2014

Hat & Scarf Set

I loved making the Ripple Blanket so much I made a scarf and a simple beret style hat to match the colours. This is a Sirdar Wash & Wear Yarn which was lovely to work with.

I have included a tutorial from 'You Tube' if you want to learn/refresh this lovely stitch.

I really like this colour combo have fun Dawn xx

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Spring Cot Cover

Well we're into March now, everything is budding nicely. This was the inspiration for this spring coloured cot blanket I made last year. I got the idea from a magazine Simply Crochet last year. I obviously changed it up a little with the colours to match Spring. But this is really quite a large blanket. it really is for a cot cover.

The yarn is all Style Craft DK I have to say I love this 100% acrylic. It really is grate value for your money , and knits/crochets up beautifully. Fantastic colour pallets to choose from as well. Keep Stitching ;) 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Pram Cover

I am seeing lots of youngsters with beautiful crochet blankets of all kinds over their babies these days. They are not making them for them selves, they are paying lots of money (well you have to ask don't you?) for them. It's not as though a family member has made them either! Is this something you have noticed?

So I bought this multi 300g coloured ball for £2.99 from Aldi, and look what I got.

Really nice to work with. 100% acrylic but not at all squeaky (if you know what I mean). I really  liked the way the colours changed. I used some left over style craft yarn (another favourite) for the boarder.  I was really pleased with this and SO easy to make no pattern required. I just started a granny and continued until I ran out of yarn! Then added a very simple boarder. Wish I had taken a photo of that now doh! Keep stitching ;)