I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was toying with the idea of seeing if it was possible to make a hexa-hexaflexagon. (Even if you haven’t met these before I expect you can guess that this is a six sided version of my Hexy Flex (tri-hexaflexagon). Well in the meantime, having got far… Read More Well it almost worked!
I have now completed enough of the coat to feel it is worth sharing. Here is a photograph of the main body of the coat. As you can see, i have joined the side seams as much as is needed and inserted the first of the panels. I haven’t sewn in any ends and will… Read More The Tunisian crochet coat
I first met hexaflexagons in “Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions” by Martin Gardiner. First published in 1959 though my copy comes from 1975. The shapes were discovered by British mathematician Arthur H. Stone in 1939 when playing with strips of paper he had cut off the US sized paper to fit it into his UK shaped… Read More More about Hexaflexagons
Recently I wanted to make a birthday card for a 50th birthday and as I was still thinking ‘Flexy’ I decided to create a crochet Hexaflexagon to add to the card. Because the idea is to remove the hexaflexagon and play with it, I printed a photo of it underneath. The high cost of ink… Read More More Flexy Fun
Due to the British Grand Prix being on this weekend I am putting this post together on Monday instead of over the weekend so some of the photographs especially those at the end were created rather quickly (not tutorial standard) but I think they give the idea. Thank you for putting up with my rant… Read More Getting There!
I told you a few weeks ago that I had agreed to make my daughter a coat. Now I really like Regina’s patterns and this one was in Tunisian simple stitch that I thought I could manage. As I showed you I managed to get into the groove with DK yarn. Now I had had… Read More Why did I agree to this?
You can find the pattern on Ravelry here – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hexatetraflex This pattern is a sort of companion piece to my Flexacube. I call it a Hexatetraflex because like the Flexacube it flexes and consist of six (hexa) tetrahedrons in a ring. Here is a closer view of one side and what you would see when… Read More That other Pattern Published
Well actually, I thing String of Pearls is only a succulent but it alliterated! Recently I crocheted another three succulents from this book. They are all ones I have made before but I wanted a present for someone and I thought these three would work well together. They are “Cardon Grande”, “Old Lady Cactus” and… Read More A Cluster of Cacti
You may remember that when I made this for my daughter. I didn’t think that the pattern I had bought worked as well for crochet as perhaps it did for knitting. It might have been better if I had some foam cubes but the cube edge size was twice as big as I wanted, which… Read More Flexacube pattern published
I’ve promised to make my daughter a coat – This one – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/priestess-coat I like many or Regina’s designs but this is especially lovely and in Tunisian Simple stitch which I can just about manage. But it is in Aran weight yarn and I only have a Tunisian hook for DK yarn, so I needed to… Read More When you think you’ve bought 5 balls but it’s actually 10!