Craftwork · crochet · Xmas

Only 150 days until . . .

Chris started it, I wasn't even thinking about...erm...*whispers* Christmas,  he decided he'd like to knit a scarf, I nonchalantly suggested he might knit one for Mater & Pater, well two obviously, but I meant one each. Before I knew what was happening, Chris had chosen the yarn he'd like to use, I'd ordered it, the… Continue reading Only 150 days until . . .

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Craftwork · Crochet Patterns For Sale · Shana's Designs

Nova Rusticana Purse

I decided to update the pattern for the Rustic Coin Purse design, except the update turned into a complete re-design! I've kept the listing for the old design, but renamed the new one to avoid confusion. Chris can take the credit for the new name, he was knitting with neon acrylic yarn at the time,… Continue reading Nova Rusticana Purse

Craftwork · crochet · Shana's Designs

Another Serving of Raspberry Ripple!

I first released the pattern for the Raspberry Ripple bag in 2013, it's one of my favourites, but I didn't do it full justice at the time because I used *whispers* acrylic yarn...I wasn't too impressed with the original pic either, so a new one was taken in 2016... Well there is now a new… Continue reading Another Serving of Raspberry Ripple!

Craftwork · yarn

Purple Bliss

Another of my eBay bargain purchases, I was on my way to bed, paused to have a peek on eBay and saw this yarn. Convinced the bidding would go far beyond what I was prepared to pay, I left a measly bid and went to bed. I was so surprised when I found out I'd won,… Continue reading Purple Bliss

Craftwork · Free Knitting Patterns · Knitting · Shana's Designs · Stitches

Guinevere’s Lace Cable

No particular inspiration for this design, just my continuing obsession with cables! Guinevere's Lace Cable Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts - stitch/stitches yo - yarn over cn - cable needle sl - slip psso - pass slipped stitch over k2tog - knit 2 sts together Cast on 25 stitches. Row 1: P6, *k1,… Continue reading Guinevere’s Lace Cable

Craftwork · crochet · yarn

Organza Yarn

Sometimes yarn is delivered vacuum packed with all the life sucked out of it, sometimes it's delivered squished into a plastic bag...but sometimes you get a special treat. This is how my yarn has just arrived from the Wool Warehouse, in a pretty organza bag with ribbons, WOW!! The yarn is Lily Sugar'n Cream, a massive… Continue reading Organza Yarn