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 · Free Knitting Patterns · Knitting · Shana's Designs

Circular Squares

In my previous post about using the Magic Loop method with circs, I've been experimenting with shapes, well one shape so far, a square. I needed to cast off a little looser, and blocking would help, but not bad for a first attempt methinks. I found the method in one of my old vintage books… Continue reading Circular Squares

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

I give you my heart

While waiting for yarn to be delivered, again, I thought I'd crochet some tufts, and this is what I ended up with! Just a little amusement for a Sunday morning 🙂 I used DK weight yarn, and although the pattern was written for one colour, I chose two! A 4.00mm hook was used, the motif… Continue reading I give you my heart

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

Dragon Claws

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in 2 colours 4.00mm hook Finished Size: Approximately 5½"/14cm square excluding the corner claws Abbreviations ch - chain sc - single crochet hdc – half double crochet tr – treble crochet sl st - slip stitch sk – skip st(s) – stitch(es) mc – magic circle… Continue reading Dragon Claws