International Crochet Month – Week 4

This is my 4th and last design published to celebrate International Crochet Month 2020 – One Es Es shawl.

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One Es Es is designed to be made from one 100g skein of sock/fingering/4 ply yarn. It is a sideways triangular shawl design which increases in width until you have used half your yarn then reduces. The edge is made as you work and once you crochet the last row you are finished! You will need weighing scales that weigh in small amounts (1g or smaller would be good) because you weigh your yarn to start with then again at regular intervals until you have used just under half, at this point the pattern changes.

I used a 100g skein of yarn that was 400m long and made a shawl approximately 200cm by 60cm once blocked. It is perfect in a single colour or in variegated yarn. You could use more than one skein to make a larger shawl if you like.

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The pattern is written in UK and US terms on separate pages and has a chart.

Until midnight GMT 23rd March 2020, purchase this pattern on Ravelry at a 75% discount if you use coupon MARCHFOUR on checkout.

Happy crocheting xx

International Crochet Month – Week 3

We’re almost halfway through March already!  What have you been crocheting?  I’ve been working on a throw using the Scheepjes Catona minis colour pack – I’ll share a photo next week when it is finished.

Here is my third design to celebrate this special crochet month – this is Flatter Bag

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This is a quick make in t-shirt yarn and very sturdy.  The pattern is available on Ravelry at £2 but at a 75% discount until midnight GMT on 16th March 2020 – use coupon code MARCHTHREE on checkout.

Happy crocheting xxx

 

 

2020 Blanket CAL – Finale!

I can’t believe this is week 7 and the last part of the Honeycomb Blanket CAL pattern has been added to Ravelry.   The time has flown by for me.

This finale is the edging of the blanket:

I wanted something simple that included all the colours and also a little bit of texture to reflect the web in the motifs; and it frames the honeycomb web just as I imagined.

There are nine rounds in the border, so quite a lot of work but I found it quite rhythmic so I hope you enjoy it.

I know there will not be many people who are close to finishing the blanket as there are so many motifs as well as the border but I can’t wait to see some finished blankets!  Who will be first?

Keep sharing progress on Facebook and Ravelry.

Happy crocheting xxx

PS tomorrow I will publish the third design to celebrate International Crochet Month – so watch out for the blog post!

International Crochet Month – Week 2

I hope you are enjoying International Crochet Month, there are plenty of websites and designers sharing great things during this month.  Just do a search on Ravelry or  Facebook and you’ll find lots to keep you occupied!

Meanwhile I guess you’re here because you want to see what the next design is that I am publishing to celebrate this month!   So here it is – Boxie Shawl:

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This is a warm triangular shawl worked from the back of the neck downwards.  I used almost 2 skeins of 4ply/fingering weight yarn (I recommend at least 700m of yarn).  The pattern is written in UK and US crochet terms and has a couple of charts (for those who like them!). The pattern is available on Ravelry at £4, but if you are quick there is a massive 75% discount available until midnight GMT on Monday 9th March – use coupon code MARCHTWO on checkout.

Happy crocheting xxx

2020 Blanket CAL – Part 6

It’s Saturday and Part 6 of Honeycomb Web Blanket CAL has been added to the pattern on Ravelry!

This is the last motif for the blanket and it is a half motif.  This is a little different as it is worked in rows, so the post stitches need to be worked on front or back depending on which row you are on and therefore it needs concentration.  However, you do not need to make many of these, so take it slowly.

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Next week is the final part – the border.   I can’t believe we are so close to the end.  This has been a fabulous CAL for me, I have seen many beautiful blankets growing and I am a little proud that I created something that so many people love.

Keep sharing progress on Facebook and Ravelry!

Tomorrow I will publish my second pattern in my 2020 International Crochet Month celebration series – it’s a shawl!

Until then, happy crocheting xxxx

 

 

International Crochet Month – Week 1

Happy International Crochet Month!  I hope your hooks are warm as this is the month to use them!

My celebration of this month is to publish 4 new designs over the first 4 weeks, each at a discount for a while.

This is week 1, so the design I have just published is Mini Mix Mandalas.  This is a set of 4 small mandalas, each starting with the same 4 rounds and having between 6 and 8 rounds in total.  They are perfect for quick makes, decorations (I can see garlands!) and playing with colour.  It is such fun to play with colour, so this is a perfect start to this special March celebration 🙂

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The pattern costs £2 but until midnight GMT tomorrow (2nd March) you can get a whooping 75% discount on Ravelry, just use coupon code MARCHONE on checkout.  Find the pattern on Ravelry here.

The pattern is written in UK and US terms.

Until next week, happy crocheting xxxx

 

 

 

2020 Blanket CAL – Part 5

It’s week 5 of the Honeycomb Web Blanket CAL, so Motif E has been added to the pattern on Ravelry.

This is it:

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This is the style of motif that inspired the blanket.  I designed a cushion using a very similar pattern a few years ago and that design lingered in my head until the honeycomb joined it to become this blanket!

There are quite a few of these to make in the blanket so, like last week, either you will be deeply engrossed with your crochet or way behind.  But don’t worry, next week’s motif will require very few to be made so you can have a bit of a catch up then.

Please keep sharing progress on Ravelry and Facebook.

Tomorrow is the start of International Crochet Month, so look out for my blog post for a new design and a discount!

Happy crocheting xxx

 

2020 Blanket CAL – Part 4

It is week 4 of the 2020 Blanket CAL, so Motif D has been added to the pattern on Ravelry.

This is it, the web is spreading!

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I love Motif D, I think it would make a beautiful blanket without the other motifs.

Last week, I promised you a sneak peek of the finished blanket – so here it is

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This has grown to be my favourite blanket and I know I will use these motifs again and again.  I have seen some lovely blankets emerging on Ravelry and Facebook – please keep you progress photos flowing 🙂

Only 2 more motifs to be released, then the border.  How did we get halfway through so quickly?

Happy crocheting xxx

 

 

 

 

 

International Crochet Month is coming!

March is International Crochet Month and I like to celebrate it in some way.  I have been involved in blog tours, released free patterns and run mini mystery CALs during March in previous years but I have been in a quandary over what to do this year.  My Blanket CAL is still ongoing so I don’t want to run another CAL at the same time.  Oh, decisions can be hard sometimes!

But I finally made my decision and it’s time to share it 🙂

This year I will publish 4 new patterns during March – a set of small mandalas, a bag in T-shirt yarn and 2 different shawls.   These will be published at weekly intervals and each will be available at a discount for a very short time.  So keep watching the blog, Ravelry and Facebook to see when the patterns and discounts go live.

Here’s a bright little preview

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Happy crocheting xxx

 

2020 Blanket CAL – Part 3

The third motif of the Honeycomb Web Blanket has been published on Ravelry.  If you purchased the pattern then you should have received an email from Ravelry with a link to the updated pattern.

This is Motif C:

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It isn’t very different from Motif B and some of you may have guessed what it would look like!  You have only 6 of these to make this week, which gives people a bit of time to catch up but also gives plenty of time to sew the motifs together.  You must align Motif C in the right direction as you join, as shown in this photograph:

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This week I have seen more variations in colours and yarns, some have chosen a ‘honey’ colour scheme, some are soft blends of colours and some are quite random.  They all look lovely and it is a joy to see them, so keep sharing your progress on Ravelry and Facebook.

Would you like a sneak preview of the final blanket?  I’ll share a photo next week when I publish Motif D.

Happy crocheting xxx