Sunday, November 25, 2012

Flower scarf

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Welcome to all my new friends and thanks everyone for being here and leaving your sweet comments for me to cherish. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I finished writing a couple of new patterns for the shops and one is this lovely scarf made of ruffled flowers. I chose lime green and light brown for the scarf because I didn't want it to be too flowery and at the same time not too sober. The pattern is available here, here and here.

The other pattern is for a monkey hat which will be available shortly.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Crochet snowflake - free pattern

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The last time I shared a proper crochet tutorial with you was back on November 5, 2011. That was more than a year ago! I can't believe it! That was very lazy of me. Typically me! So here is one. This hexagon would make a lovely Christmas tree ornament.

To say the truth I didn't have any snowflake or hexagon in my mind while creating this. I was working on a flower for a flower scarf and surfing the net simultaneously. I went wrong somewhere and instead of a flower I ended up with a hexagon. Anyway it looked pretty, so I made a few changes here and there and made this lovely christmas tree ornament.

It measures about 5.5 x 5.5 inches. I used light worsted weight/DK yarn and a size H/5.00 mm hook. If you want a smaller hexagon you can replace the hook with a smaller one.

Abbreviations used:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
dc - double crochet (UK -  treble)
dc2tog - double crochet 2 stitches worked together
dc3tog - double crochet 3 stitches worked together
sl st - slip stitch
ch-sp - chain space

Using white ch 4 and join to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc2tog into ring, ch 2, (dc3tog, ch 2) 5 times into ring. Join with a sl st to the beg of round. Fasten off.

Round 2: Join red into any 2ch-sp. ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc2tog into same space, **ch 2 (dc2tog, ch 2, dc2tog) into next 2ch-sp** Rep from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the beginning of round.

Round 3: Sl st into next 2ch-sp, ch 3, dc, ch 5, dc2tog in same space, ch 3, **(dc2tog, ch 1, dc2tog) in next 2ch-sp, ch 3, (dc2tog, ch 5, dc2tog) in next 2ch-sp, ch 3** Rep from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the beginning of round.

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, **(2 sc, ch 5, 2 sc) in next 5ch-sp, sc in next dc2tog, sc in next 3ch-sp, sc in next dc2tog, sc in 1ch-sp, sc in next dc2tog.** Rep from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the beginning of round.

Tie a ribbon to one corner and your Christmas tree ornament is ready.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Crochet headband - new pattern, and few other things

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This textured headband with a rose is the latest pattern in my shop. I love this stitch. It gives a wonderful texture and I have used  it in a hat pattern too.

You can buy these patterns from here, here and here. Now I am working on a beanie for my son using the same stitch.

My last post was over a month ago. I am seriously lacking motivation generally. Tips on how to keep yourself motivated to blog would be greatly appreciated, but today there is a very good reason why I am excited.

As you might know my tutorial post on the granny ripple pattern is my most popular one so far. Now has released an ebook on how to crochet ripple afgans for free download containing 7 free ripple afgan patterns and mine in one of them. You can download the ebook from the link given below
There are plenty of free crochet afgan patterns in their wonderful site and you can check them out.

There is also a sad story. Fluffy, one of our bunnies, was killed by a stray cat who managed to sneak into our house when we were out. Poor Fluffy, she was the friendliest one and such a darling.
Two cute little bunnies have taken the place of Fluffy now.

Ninja and Poppy, but I really cannot differentiate between Ninja and Poppy. They both look so alike.

You will see more cute bunny pics in future.

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