New Hooks and Butterflies!

After struggling with generic crochet hooks for months I decided I'd had enough and would buy some new ones. As my KnitPro knitty sticks and circs have been so good, I bought a couple of their crochet hooks. They crochet like a dream, no more fighting with splitty yarn, they just glide through the stitches.… Continue reading New Hooks and Butterflies!

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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… Continue reading More motif changes!

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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… Continue reading The Curious Case of the Disappearing Motifs

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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 🙂  

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Double Diamond Knitting Pattern

A nice and simple pattern that has no wrong or right side, it looks good from either side! Double Diamond Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts - stitch/stitches yo - yarn over sl - slip skpo - sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over Cast on multiples of 14 sts. Row 1:… Continue reading Double Diamond Knitting Pattern

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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 🙂 Snakes & Ladders Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts - stitch/stitches yo - yarn over… Continue reading Saturday Scraps – Snakes & Ladders