More motif changes!

Slowly, very slowly, (weather gets hotter…I get slower) I’m working on some more reworking of motifs. The main problem is renaming, both me and Chris are getting old, grey cells a bit faded, and brainstorming new names is a wee bit tougher than it used to be!!

When I’d finished re-crocheting ‘Dixie’s Motif’, I could not think of a name, after several days of ‘umming and arring’, Chris made the decision for me. “A Round Tuit” he said, almost gleefully, I snorted derisively, then when he explained that I will eventually get around to naming it, it made sense. And so it is!

Dixie’s Motif is now A Round Tuit

Emma’s Motif is now Orangery

Gracie’s Motif is now Hexaflora

The Curious Case of the Disappearing Motifs

Back in January 2015 I had a design frenzy, the only problem was, I had no idea what to call the patterns. As they were all generally motifs, I decided to give them girls names, from A to Z. I got to L before my crochet mojo left the building. I now realise that the last ones will never be designed and its been holding me back.

So I could either delete the patterns…or re-crochet and rename them, and that is what I’m in the middle of doing. So apologies if I cause any confusion in the process, but I shall do further posts as I progress detailing what the motifs were and what they have been renamed. Assuming of course I don’t lose my mojo again, it’s such a fragile thing and needs long vacations in Tahiti…which I believe is a magical place…according to Phil Coulson…anyway back to crocheting!

Amelia’s Motif is now Vintage Star Doily.

Bella’s Border Motif is now Gerbera Lace Border.

Caroline’s Granny Square Motif is now Cotton Candy Granny Square.

Imogen’s Motif is now Barleycorn Motif.

Hexagons, Octagons & Samosas, oh my!

I’ve done some more updating of my older crochet patterns. This time it was Myrtle In The Round, Epic Picot Hexagon, Granny Was Framed, Samosa Purse and Octagonal Flower.

And once again, here are the before and afters! All these patterns are FREE 🙂


Double Diamond Knitting Pattern

A nice and simple pattern that has no wrong or right side, it looks good from either side!

Double Diamond

Knitting Abbreviations

Cast on multiples of 14 sts.

Row 1: *k3, p3, k4, p3, k1* to end of row.

Row 2: *p2, k1, p4, k5, p2* to end of row.

Row 3: *k1, p7, k6* to end of row.

Row 4: *p5, k3, skpo, yo, k4* to end of row.

Row 5: Same as Row 3.

Row 6: Same as Row 2.

Row 7: Same as Row 1.

Row 8: *k5, p4, k1, p4* to end of row.

Row 9: *p1, k7, p6,* to end of row.

Row 10: *k1, skpo, yo, k4, p5, k2* to end of row.

Row 11: Same as Row 9.

Row 12: Same as Row 8.

These 12 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

Saturday Scraps – Snakes & Ladders

Designing hasn’t been going according to plan of late, it’s been like the proverbial game of Snakes & Ladders. During a recent bout of knoodling*, I knitted this pattern, just a scrap really, but I thought I’d share 🙂

Saturday Scraps - Snakes & Ladders
Saturday Scraps – Snakes & Ladders

Snakes & Ladders

Knitting Abbreviations

Cast on 20 sts.

Row 1: K5, yo, skpo, k5, yo, skpo, k6.

Row 2: P5, yo, p2togtbl, p5, yo, p2togtbl, p6.

Row 3: K5, yo, skpo, k1, C4B, yo, skpo, k6.

Row 4: As Row 2.

Row 5: As Row 1.

Row 6: As Row 2.

Row 7: K5, yo, skpo, k1, C4F, yo, skpo, k6.

Row 8: As Row 2.

These 8 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

*knoodling – random knitting accompanied by random doodling on graph paper

A cable runs through it

It has oft been mentioned that I have an addiction to cables, much the same can be said about lace. Combine the two, absolute bliss 🙂

a cable runs through it

A cable runs through it

Knitting Abbreviations
Cast on 16 sts.

Row 1: K4, (yo, skpo) 3 times, k6.

Row 2 (and all even rows): Purl.

Row 3: K3, (yo, skpo) 3 times, C3B, k4.

Row 5: K4, (yo, skpo) twice, C3B, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 7: K3, (yo, skpo) twice, C3B, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 9: K4, yo, skpo) C3B, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3.

Row 11: K3, yo, skpo, C3B, (k2tog, yo) twice, k4.

Row 13: K4, C3B, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3.

Row 15: K6, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k4.

Row 17: K4, C3F, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3.

Row 19: K3, yo, skpo, C3F, (k2tog, yo) twice, k4.

Row 21: K4, yo, skpo, C3F, (k2tog, yo,) twice, k3.

Row 23: K3, (yo, skpo) twice, C3F, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 25: K4, (yo, skpo) twice, C3F, k2tog, yo, k3.

Row 27: K3, (yo, skpo) 3 times, C3F, k4.

Row 28: Purl.

These 28 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016