I know it will be a small sample but I am very interested in any comments you may have about Whether you think one way of doing things is more correct? Whether you find one way of doing things more to your taste? Does inconsistency, like that below, in patterns really bug you? This applies… Read More To Gap or Not to Gap
Now that I am getting into making patterns for complete blankets with a border. (Post on the beginnings of the one I previewed earlier on Monday). I thought that it might be worth publishing the details of how to make my Spectrum blanket on Ravelry. Stylecraft still have the same colours, so no need for… Read More My Spectrum blanket
I also crocheted a small item for my daughter and one for my granddaughter. It may not sound exciting but a long time ago I had crocheted a dish cloth for my son-in-law. They have a dishwasher but some things have to be hand washed and surfaces have to be cleaned. I think he must… Read More Christmas Crochet
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
In July, apart from my normal monthly Montage post, I had three posts about cooking, three posts about crobhet and two posts about my apple tree. Crochet first. I published my latest pattern for a thing that I call a Hexatetraflex. I had made the standard version and a slightly more ambitious version that gave… Read More Monthly Montage – July
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
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
Note that this pattern is written in UK terms Before I started working with the African Flower pattern, I looked for charts to show me how to work it. What I found was that there was not one definitive African Flower pattern but many similar patterns with slight variations, some even with a different number… Read More My African Flower – an annotated pattern
No Knitting this last month. I did pick up my second sock and do a bit but my wrists started to hurt. Somehow crocheting granny squares is so much more wrist friendly! My first make was a quick birthday present owl keyring. But then I finished the centre of my Celtic Knot Granny Ripple blanket… Read More Monthly Montage – July
I promised to post the plans and patterns for the blanket I showed you last week – https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2020/07/12/a-celtic-knot-granny-blanket/ For a small cost, find all this and more in a pdf (Two versions in UK or US terms provided) here – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-knot-granny-blanket which includes suggestions for designing your own version and extensions plus instructions for a… Read More Celtic Knot Granny blanket – Plans & Patterns
I have now completed my angel crochet pattern. It will be put up for sale on Ravelry but I thought that before I did that I would offer ten copies of the pattern for free. If you would like a copy of the pattern all you have to do is comment below and this is… Read More Angel Pattern Giveaway
No! it has nothing to do with the fact that angels are mention in some of the resurrection stories. They are Christmas Angels. (Am I allowed to mention the C word (not that C word!) so far before the event? Well the reason is this. I received a message on Ravelry saying “Yours are some… Read More Why am I making Angels in April?
Having seen people posting about hanging rainbows in windows, I finally decided to make one myself. Of course in the bible, you find a rainbow at the end of the story of Noah and the ark, where it is a sign of hope for the future. Rainbows when seen are incredibly beautiful and both of… Read More Rainbow are Everywhere! This is mine.
Some of you may remember almost four years ago, Yes! four years!, when I went to Hythe and bought a pattern to make a cardigan like one my mother had. https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/the-knitting-pattern-expedition/ This pattern. This wool. to copy this cardigan. Well the pattern isn’t exactly the same shape but I have done the best I could… Read More Two current projects
The last few weeks and ongoing I have had a dental discomfort problem. I won’t bore you with the details but it has left me distracted, weary and distraught, hence the simple blanket making and colouring. Not that doing both these things haven’t made my wrist start hurting so I am having a bit of… Read More Genesis of a Pattern
I suppose it was always my intention, when I realised that there was a third version of my Granny Ripple pattern that I could make, to put them all together. And you can find the new ebook for sale HERE. Yes this is something of an advertisement. I have already sold one copy though I… Read More My Second ebook!
Having realised, some time after the event, that my ‘Soft Granny Ripple’ (title given by someone other than myself) was actually not the symmetrical design I had been aiming for, which had been a granny version of this sort of ripple. I created what I called my ‘Smooth Granny Ripple’. However realising that the original Granny Ripple was… Read More My Slow Granny Ripple!
I have just published my first eBook on Ravelry. My “Celtic Knot Coasters ebook” Never sure whether I should capitalise the ‘B’ in eBook or not. It pulls together all my present Celtic Coaster patterns plus my more recent Triquetra Knot Coaster as a bonus pattern. And I have even made three sales. I put… Read More My First eBook!
I have finally got around to publishing my two new Celtic Coaster patterns. Click on the either of the second or fourth photgraph below to find the pattern on Ravelry (or in the sidebar) They are for the coasters I showed you in THIS POST which was over a year ago. However the patterns are now… Read More Two new Celtic Coasters patterns
I created this pattern to offer my grandaughter as something that was interesting, not very large and only needed knowing how to make chains and double crochets (US- single crochets). In the event she preferred the idea of using her multi-coloured yarn to make a scarf but I have now created a tutorial showing how… Read More A New pattern – A Free One this time!
The pattern used for this blanket is now available on Ravelry – https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/smooth-granny-ripple It was designed as a shoulder or lap blanket for when sitting on my bedroom chair. It took me almost exactly a year to complete but during that time it was put aside quite often as I regarded it as a relaxing in-between… Read More Sea and Sand blanket – Final Details
Well if I can’t crochet at least I can work on patterns! This pattern has now been published on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/real-snowflakes I have to say that my attempt at enrolling pattern testers was not very successful. Even the internet let me down by losing two emails with attachments! However nothing daunted I put on… Read More Real Snowflakes
Pattern on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/three-small-angels Even though the opinions given were that the angel didn’t need arms, I couldn’t resist trying out what arms would look like. First I just made a more colourful one. Then I decided I would try adding arms. And rather liked it. So I decided to create a pattern with both angels… Read More Published Angel pattern
I am still working on this pattern and will add it to the shop when I have finished a few variations. Watch this space! I had thought I would probably have finished the extra knitting and got the pattern ready for next week but unfortunately I now have my left arm in a cast and… Read More Unexpectedly! an Angel pattern
There are many sorts of orchid but when researching what I could make all those months ago when I wrote my first post about it, I decided to try to create the Moth Orchid – Phalaenopsis.I wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested in how I made the spray of orchids but since someone has… Read More Make your own Orchids!
This last month the topics for the Photo Challenge were: Button, Mystery, Autumn, Zig-zag and Monster. I also shared photographs of two outings. One was to Seaton in Devon (actually to ride on trams) where I shared some photographs showing the evolution of a wave and the other to the Isle of Wight for a… Read More October Montage
The patterns for all my real snowflakes should be available on Ravelry in a few weeks time. (Edited 9th June 2017) Those of you who have been following this blog for a long time may remember when I collected a number of photographs of actual snowflakes and created crochet versions for seven of them.At the… Read More A New Real Snowflake
I thought it was about time that I gave you a crochet post on a Monday. I had been thinking of trying out a more elaborate idea for a crochet pattern but since I was feeling pretty exhausted I ended up doing this instead. Ever since I created my African Violet pattern I have felt… Read More How to crochet a perfect circle
The light has been very bad lately, with the odd bits of brightness at inconvenient moments, or I would have shown you my blanket at the half way point. So finding a little bit of better light I quickly took the photographs for this tutorial. I used DK (US worsted weight) cotton and a 3.5mm… Read More Celtic Napkin Ring pattern
The pattern for all four of my Celtic crosses is now on sale on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celtic-cross-bookmark My original cross.When I used #10 crochet cotton and a 1.25mm hook (Blue cross) it came out about 4 inches high and three inches wide. (10 x 7.5 cm) However using a smaller hook will give a firmer though slightly… Read More Celtic Cross crochet pattern