Thursday 4 September 2014

All that Brightly Blooms Rug has returned home to the UK

Made for Homespun Magazine August issue Page 80.
It's home again, over 21,000 miles
I had a few flowers so i've played around with more formal arragements for those hookers who want some variations

all corners
2 corners
or even on the outer edge.
Have fun...made mostly with Stylecraft Life and mixed with a 4ply
Happy Hooking x

Monday 1 September 2014

Bobble stitch Hexagon throw...another often requested pattern for you all...

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Bobble Hexagon Pattern so often requested from 2011.

Please link back to me and my patttern if you use it, thanks
For those that don't know me l'm from the UK but work in USA Terms..
they make more sense to me
This blanket has been worked in two strands of DK on a 6mm hook.
It could be made in Aran 5mm hook or Chunky 6mm hook....
But it could be made in one strand and 4 mm hook, but would obviously be smaller and take longer to make and less chunky too.

An old post but still interesting I think?

MORNING..this is a post from 2010 I think...

 l picked up my Mum's very old 'Encyclopaedia of Needlework' the other day and looked at the crochet section...such a treasured book l think Mum said she had it as a 21st Birthday present..
hugs miss ya lots xx
Anyway back to the 'USE ONE STITCH'....
Using SC that's the American version.....hook though the st pull yarn though and then hook again and make the sc st.....
lots of variations to try and different stitches too but for now l thought l'd share this with you.....

First square is SC done as you would normally through the whole stitch
 pictures 2&3 are worked from the back so you are bit blind doing it.
But hooked ONLY into the back half of the a lovely knobbly texture
perfect for the centre of flowers or just a lovely chunky texture to a cushion or blanket even!

This next picture is still SC again done into the back half of the stitch only but done from left to right  oops thanks for pointing that one out CRAFTY PAM......right to left it should have read hehehe....only so it has a back and a front....both of which are lovely looking stitches
the top one being the closes to the normal st.
the bottom photo gives more of a slanting stripe almost like an embroidery st.
2ND OPTION..... if you work it continuously but still into the back of the st. only
you get a ribbed almost pleated look to the piece....fascinating really chunky ribbed sort of feel and look...
making every other row dominate and the other rows half hidden....

isn't it great and all from just the simplest of the crochet stitches?
Hope you do too?
Still more options with SC st but l might try 

Took 11 packs back and swapped them for same colours in the second yarn l ordered hehehe 

The 7packs l had to wait a couple of days for were so much softer and well worth the extra few pence
So l was allowed to change any packs l hadn't opened for the softer better quality yarn...wasn't that good......thanks Steve...l'll be back!

 Anyone wants any just let me know the colours are fabulous and it really is very soft and great quality and makes up beautifully
Buying in bulk it comes out @ £1.50 per 100grm ball plus P&P

Pity they don't do an Orange though..theirs is too bright even for me!! hehehe

First appointment with the plastic good far too expensive so more research needed
wood has been suggested but that would go moldy and warp mixed with steam oR water so it has got to be plastic if it's going to have any life span!!
watch this space and cross everything for me...pleeeeease.will track another plastics compant down sooner or later that can do the job for a good price
PROMISE hehehe