Wednesday, 19 July 2017

DAISY CAMPER BLANKET/WRAP...NooNoo is getting a bit of a makeover

About a week ago i gave you a couple of new lacy options for joining squares
I'm using a version of option 3 for a new 

You can see i've changed the centre flower for the New Camper Blanket/wrap, it shows you if you have a 12 section centre you can add this join to any similar square

Daisy Camper blanket/wrap pattern
For now all I have done is a long first row over 6' so perfect length for a wrap to start me off

 Lacy join option 3: 
NooNoo Camper is getting a make over with a new wrap/blanket using the new table cloth as inspiration
I say wrap/blanket because it will be a 6' wrap to start with and grow over time 

 Table Cloth Colours
2 Shades of grey, cream, duck egg blue, soft sage green and 2shades of pistachio and ochre DK

I am using dk and a 4mm Hook
But it could be made in Aran and 5mm hook
US Terms 

A  finger wrap of 10 wraps,
Round 1: 12sc into wrap circle, first anchor stitch counts as fist sc, sl st, to complete. [12sc}

 Round 2: 3tr, clusters, in each st, ch2 counts as first, part made tr, 2 more half made tr, yo, pull through all the stitches, ch2, repeat for each st. sl st to complete. [12 petals]

Round 3: att. second col. in any ch2 sp, between 2 petals, ch5 sc in next sp, repeat to end, sl st, to complete. cont. in same col. [12 x ch5 loops]

Round 4: ch 2 counts as first dc, 4dc, ch5 picot, 5dc, in same ch5 loop,[corner],  sc in next ch5 sp, ch5, [side], sc in next ch5 sp, repeat, sl st, to complete. 
[10dc and ch5 loop each side]

Join as you go: use a sl st, replacement for the 3rd ch st in the ch5 picot and the ch5 side loops, complete the first square, then add the next and subsequent squares using the sl st from the front method.

NooNoo is an old man now ,from 1976 Tax exempt VW Late Bay
Looking at his best for the Daughter of a friends wedding a couple of years ago

Monday, 17 July 2017


A pretty Flower motif that has a secondary lacy pattern that appears as you join the squares of the designs i offered to Simply Crochet for their Christmas special they picked my favourite of the 4, the one I thought best for the brief.  
This is one of the other 3 designs.

So I am sharing it as a freebie to say thank you for all the support from all you fabulous hookers out there that follow me here and on my terrific Facebook group

4 Cols. needed each round a different col.
Use any shade of green for the last round and colours, reds, blue or yellows for the first 2 rounds, have fun with colour. 

dk 4mm hook
Aran 5mm hook
US Terms

Finger wrap of 6 wraps
the first holding st, counts as the first sc of the 12

ROUND 1: 12sc into circle wrap, sl st, to complete

ROUND 2:  change col. 2tr in the first st, 1tr, 5ch picot, 1tr in the next st, 2tr in next st, ch5 picot in the next st, 2tr in next st, repeat, to end. 
You should have a 5ch, picot every 3rd st. [8 x5ch picots, 24r]
ROUND 3: att. 3rd col. with a sc, in the top of any middle tr, ch8, sc, into top of next middle tr, repeat to end, sl st to complete. [8 x ch8 loops]

ROUND 4: This is the join as you go round, Complete the first square then add the next square to the first with a sl st, replacement for the 3ch of each picot before completing the picot st, and the 5th ch of the corner loops, join from the front to the back.
att. 4th col. in any ch8 loop, ch2 counts as first dc, 2dc, ch5 picot, 2dc, ch5 picot, 3dc into first ch8 loop, ch9 [corner] *3dc, ch5 picot, 2dc, ch5 picot, 3dc into next 2 ch8 loops, ch9 [corner], repeat from *to end, finish with 3dc, ch5picot, 2dc, ch5 picot, 3dc in last ch8 loop, sl st to complete. [4sides and 4 corners]

 4 sides

4 corners

Join at the picots and ch9 corners to make the secondary lacy pattern

I know one or two find picot stitches a little daunting to do but it really is an easy stitch to do when you one where to put the hook to complete the stitch...
These pictures below are from the Angel Wings Shawl and they are for a chain 3 picot, 
but it shows you where to put the stitch to complete the picot stitch

Enjoy the pattern and i hope you will share any makes 
Have fun all x

Sunday, 16 July 2017



Make it as big as you want aiming for a King size bed cover for mine

4mm Hook for dk or
5mm Hook for Aran
US Terms
UK  Terms in brackets

Make a finger wrap of 4/5 wraps, or chain 5 sl st into a circle

Round 1: cont. in same col, ch2 counts as first dc [tr], in all rounds.
24dc [24tr], into circle sl st to complete round.

Round 2: att, next col. in any st, dc [tr], into next 3sts, ch3, miss a st, dc [tr], into next 3 sts, ch3, miss a st, repeat to end, ch3 sl st to complete. (6 x 3sts each side)

Round 3: att next col. in the top of any first dc on any side,  2dc [2tr] in first st, 1dc [1tr] in next st, 2dc [2tr] in next st, ch3, move to the next group of 3sts and repeat.
Repeat for all sides.  Sl st to complete. (5sts each side)

Round 4: att. next col. in the first st, of any group, 2dc [2tr] in first st, 1dc [1tr], in next 3sts, 2dc [2tr], in last st, of group, ch3 move to the next side.
Repeat for all sides, sl st to complete.(7sts each side)

Round 5: att. next col. in any first st, of group, 2dc [2tr], in first st, 1dc [1tr], in next 5sts, 2dc [2tr] in last st, of group, ch3 move to next side.
Repeat for all sides, sl st, to complete. (9sts each side)

Round 6: att. next col. in any first st, 2dc [2tr], in first st, 1dc [1tr], in next 7sts, 2dc [2tr], in last st, of group, ch2, move to next side, repeat.
Repeat for all sides, sl st to complete. (11sts each side)


Round 7: att. new col. in any first st, 2dc [2tr], in any first st, 1dc [1tr], in next 9sts, 2dc [2tr], in last st, of group, ch2, move to next side, repeat.
Repeat for all sides, sl st to complete.(13sts each side)

Round 8: att. last col. in any first st, 2dc [2tr], in any first st, 1dc [1tr], in next 11sts, 2dc [2tr], in last st, of group, ch2, move to next side, repeat.
Repeat for all sides, sl st to complete.(15sts each side)

Use a sl st at the end of each st, to join to the previous hex, for this design do no join the ch 3 sts only the dc sts should be joined together, this leave a tiny triangle in the centre of each join


Using the 15minute rule to try and complete a few projects, the leftover hex blanket has another row of hex's added...

15 Minutes a day until a project is completed..

I have lots of small balls of left over wool, thanks Chris the pots are full again so decided to do more on my scrap hex almost covers half a king size bed now

I do love secondary patterns don't you?

Mr T Likes it too...

it's grown a bit since the Summer hope to make it a giant blanket for a king size bed eventually

Cant remember did i share this pattern with you all..let me know and i will add this one to the freebies if i didn't? 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

SEPTEMBER CAMPING GET TOGETHER....join us for some crochet fun

We all had such a fabulous Crochet Camping get together weekend at
Forest Fields camp site 
a couple of weeks back and got a lot of the #lovemanchesterblanket joined together. 

We all decided it was such a great idea we would squeeze in another weekend this year 

Phil and I, are already booked in so if you want to join us book your own place and say

Sue Pinner
when booking so we are all close together

Love Manchester Blankets...
Actually we have enough to do 2 complete la karts and a 3rd knitted one and a 4th crochet square one with a few more squares added
 All laid out on the grass in the fabulous shone all weekend for us all
Thanks to all who took the time to make squares, they really do look
 fabulous all joined together 

Camper Coat Update: I now know APPROX. how many squares i need 20 wide by 9 rows I'm just over half way across with 3 rows, and all the coloured centres now done, just need to use the 15 minute rule and join the all together.