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.