Saturday, 27 July 2013

Summer Sun and Cotton Brim Hats

WALKER Crochet Hat 




Designed for summer sun protection
and for those who enjoy the outdoors.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Swatch Three - How to crochet offset filet

How a simple double crochet and chain one, can make a filet net or mesh.  This Swatch stitch pattern creates an easy offset (slanted) filet net.


This swatch uses:


  • double crochet (or treble crochet for the British) and
  • chain one
This stitch pattern uses:  even number of sts (add 3 extra sts for foundation ch).


Make your swatch:

R1:  Ch27, 1dc in 5th ch from hook, *1ch, miss 1ch, 1dc in next ch, rep from * to end, turn.
R2:  Ch4, *1dc in next ch sp, 1ch,  rep from * to end, work 1dc in ch4 sp, turn.
Rep R2 until desired length is reached.

This is a great stitch pattern for a stretchy market bag or water bottle carrier.

HOOK:  3mm (E-4)
YARN:  Bendigo Woollen Mills 4ply Cotton - (Fingering weight)

USA - American Crochet Terms
Abbreviation
Description
*
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
ch
chain stitch
dc
double crochet
R
row
rep
repeat
sc
single crochet
st(s)
stitch(es)




Monday, 1 July 2013

Summer Crochet LATTE Bag

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SUMMER is HERE to STAY!

A bit of sunshine and warmer temperatures always put a smile on everyone's face...
have you noticed how everyone seems to be smiling as you walk down the street?  

It is absolutely lovely having the sun shine, the temperature rise, and the wind die down... just bliss really... hope you are all enjoying it while it lasts?


ABSENCE from BLOG

I want to share with you why I have not been blogging since mid May... basically a nasty bacteria  made it's way into my kidneys and the infection took hold... so I have been in limbo and out of action for weeks.  I have had 6 weeks of sick leave.  No crochet, no walking, no fun stuff, no nothing... just rest and recuperate.  I am glad to say I am now much better, however still wondering when my energy levels will return to 100%.  I am waiting patiently, nothing more I can do now.


On that sobering note, let's get on with crochet talk... and my latest pattern to be published with INSIDE CROCHET magazine July Issue 43. 

Crochet LATTE BAG



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Photography:  Britt Spring - Inside Crochet Magazine


LATTE Bag is the perfect accessory for those lovely moments you manage to grab with your best friends down at the cafe... the perfect bag to throw in your basics and sling over your shoulder. 


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I decided to call it the "LATTE" bag, because I also love catching up for coffee with my friends.  I chose colours which reminded me of a latte, the white froth of the milk and the lovely milky coffee colour.  

Latte Bag Details 

YARN:  Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK
HOOK:  4mm
Construction:  
Solid, sturdy bottom; and
Retro cluster stitch design for the main body of the bag.

This bag is a great summer holiday project, all you need is one ball of each colour and one crochet hook.  And you will end up with a "simply perfect" summer holiday go-anywhere shoulder bag.

LATTE BAG PATTERN 

IS  AVAILABLE FROM
MY ONLINE SHOPS

RAVELRY        CRAFTSY



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ENJOY THE SUNSHINE...... 
Ciao, ciao....


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