Category Archives: Crochet

Granny Squares…..

In February 2008 I took an unexpected trip to HK to be with my sister who was having surgery. It was there that I taught her and myself  to crochet our first Granny Squares. They were addictive, once you start you can’t stop.

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Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK, in colours cream, grey and dark grey – a beautiful soft yarn that we found at a local yarn store near her apartment.

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I left her with a few squares to finish off and the task of sewing up all the squares and adding a decorative border….to become a small blanket.

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I think she’s done a fine job of finishing it off. Next time I’m over there, I think I’ll claim it as mine. I’m such a nasty sister!


Chevron Scarf #2, Gifts & Crochet….

Do your eyes deceive you? Another Chevron Scarf, this one for a friend.  I actually finished this one in about 3 days or was it 4? I can’t remember as my brain has gone walkabouts. Blocked, wrapped and ready to go. It’s a surprise and I hope she likes it.

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Posh Yarn ~ Lucia

Colourway ~Admire (one skein)

Needle size: 4mm

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This one is so different from my first one, a more stripey effect created with a bigger size needle and its very effective. I like 🙂

I’m really getting to grips with crochet, much to my surprise and not as dumb as I thought I was. I didn’t think I could do it but it did take me two hours “blushes”to figure out this snowflake pattern sample for a scarf that I hope to do. I found reading the chart was much easier but it’s still not perfect, you know me, it has to be perfect.

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I think this is the right side up!! I’ve got some Smooshy Worsted arriving soon for this scarf and I am quite excited about it. Just hope it’s not going to be one big mess.

…….and she says it’s not perfect, a little scruffy and untidy?? I don’t think so. My special projects pouch hand made by Belaybunny who has taken up sewing. It’s perfect in my eyes and I absolutely love it. There’s also a skein of Wollmeise Poison just poking out from there and she also sent some crochet hooks too, which my sister has done a runner with even though she can’t crochet. 

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It’s lined too with stars!!! How clever! I lurva lurva lurve it. Thank you so much CJ.

Today is DH birthday but the silly man that he is sprained his ankle, it’s bruised, swollen and he’s limping “rolls eyes” He was out at the weekend and was not drunk…so he says but he’s telling porky pies cos I know he had a little to drink. He twisted it whilst walking across some cobble stoned paving! See!!! He must have been drunk!! LOL, so we’re stopping in tonight, a quite night in, just the two of us!!! Aaahhhhhh!!

Hope ya all having a good day whatever you’re doing!! XX


First Post of 2008, Chevron Scarf & Learning To Crochet

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So you all thought I dropped off the face of the earth and disappeared?? Nah..I just took a little break from blogging and trying to get back into the swing of things after the new year. So how was it, did you all have a good new year? Mine? Hectic, busy, caotic, loud, migraine, in a few words.

I have been spending a lot of time on Ravelry and I think most of you have already signed up. As a result and me included, our blogs have been a little quiet, neglected and so my blog reading has suffered too, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about you all, NO!! So if you see me on Ravelry, do drop me a message and say Hi!!

So what has been keeping me busy lately? Well, the Chevron Scarf is finished.

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I love the colours and the overall effect of this just using one skein of sock yarn in varigated colours. I wouldn’t mind doing another one 🙂 If you haven’t already knitted one, what you waiting for??

Just before New Year, I had the sudden urge, I don’t know what brought it on but the urge of wanting to master crochet, something I’ve always wanted to try and learn and geesh, is pattern reading hard. At first, it was talking riddles to me, all gobbledegoosh, chain, double crochet, treble and to make things worst, some of the stitches are different in the US to UK!!! How confusing is that?? Nothing was talking to me. Oh yeah, I can do it a simple granny square, yeah simple? No, I sat all day with crochet hook and 4 chains in one hand, not knowing what to do. I even asked Mr Snobs to translate the pattern. Did he help. well what do you think? lol

I set about trying to start the Babette Blanket, you’ve probably heard or seen the craze on this and the desperation of trying to find the magazine which it is printed in, which is now sadly out of print. Yes, pretty, looks easy, no problem. Almost 3 days later, lots of frustration, sweaty moments and tantrums, did I manage to get going with the help of the original designer and friends who all happened to be on Ravelry (thank goodness!!)

My first sample swatch for Babette..

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and not only that….a new kind of crocheting…freeform crochet

Aren’t they cute?

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What I am hoping to do with these is to crochet about 40 of them in various colours and join them together to make a cushion. I haven’t quite mastered them yet and still need lots of practice but I do like the overall effect of them. Cute 🙂

So what is currently on my needles at the moment? I’ll tell you another time 🙂

There’s some yummy yarns that I want to show you too.