Craftwork · crochet

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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Craftwork · crochet · Free Crochet Patterns · motif · Shana's Designs

Cotton Candy Granny Square

  American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in 3 colours 4.00mm hook Finished Size: Approximately 6”/16cm square Abbreviations: ch – chain sc – single crochet dc – double crochet hdc – half double crochet tr -treble crochet dtr – double treble crochet sl st – slip stitch sk – skip st(s) –… Continue reading Cotton Candy Granny Square

Craftwork · crochet · Free Crochet Patterns · Shana's Designs

Butterfly Cluster Square

Pattern rewritten June 2017 I started experimenting with clusters when I designed the Flower Basket/Coaster. I haven't yet found a pattern stitch to attribute a name to it, so for this design I've called it a Butterfly Cluster, which I think is fairly descriptive! American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in 3… Continue reading Butterfly Cluster Square

Craftwork · crochet

Grrrr-anny Squares

I can usually crochet granny squares with my eyes closed I've made that many of them, but not today. I'm working on some mini squares for a project, based on hdc's, for some reason I can't stop at hdc, they keep morphing into full-blooded dc's. Finally after a few choice words, I made my first… Continue reading Grrrr-anny Squares