With All Best Wishes for a Happy Christmas to my readers. I thought this year that I would give you a free pattern for a Snowflake Coaster. I say Coaster but you could regard it simply as a pattern for a new snowflake. I made two sparkly ones. These are my favourites. The white and… Read More A Christmas present for my Readers
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
Just a quick pic of my snowflakes all ready to take to the charity shop to be sold. Twelve snowflakes made: three of each design.
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
This is a very special project that has been on my mind since the early days of my blog. Once I was comfortable with crochet, I knew that I wanted to make something to go on my dining table. The early thoughts were actually fairly monochrome but one day I saw this rug – http://vi.sualize.us/pdf_pattern_hexagon_rug_available_in_english_and_spanish_yo-yo_spiral_crochet_stripe_picture_C1BQ.html… Read More My latest Rainbow project
Apart from my waistcoat and socks I am working on a couple of Christmassy ideas which involve making snowflakes. I showed you this book I had bought last ChristmasWell originally I had thought that I might work my way through the book and I had certainly started. But this year, having made a couple more… Read More What I’m working on
This pattern is now available for sale on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/four-snowflake-bookmark This is a very easy bookmark pattern that can suitably be made in either #10 or #20 crochet cotton. Individual snowflakes could also be made in any yarn for decoration. The pattern is available in either UK or US terms. A little silver in… Read More Snowflake bookmark pattern
Before Christmas is totally forgotten, I thought I would post this. On Twelfth night I tidied away all the Christmas decorations except for my snowflake tree and the LED snowflake lights. The tree is intended to be something to mark the different seasons and I thought the lights would add a bit of colour in… Read More A Lovely Surprise
My house seems to be full of snowflake decorations this year. There is my snowflake tree. I think it would take more snowflakes and I may have more by next year. 🙂 There are gel snowflakes on the glass of the patio door, a chain of snowflakes across the fireplace, my snowflake wreath that I… Read More Snowflakes everywhere!
The other day I had an idea for a new project! Yes I know I don’t really need another project to add to my list. 🙂 But this one has been in the back of my mind for a long time. It is to make a crochet cloth for my pine dining table. I have… Read More A New Snowflake!
No I haven’t made 100 snowflakes but a few weeks ago I saw this book in a bookshop Now I’ve worked up a few snowflake patterns myself but there is no way I would have time to create 100 different ones. The snowflakes in this book are all proper snowflakes with six sides and they… Read More 100 snowflakes
Before we get on to the bed socks – here is what greeted me out of the bedroom window when I got up this morning. And although you can’t see it, the snow was still falling but very finely. Definitely bed sock weather! But now for my tale. Maybe as much as ten years ago,… Read More Blue bed socks
Well not as much as I might have hoped as I have been suffering from a cold. “The cold that thinks it’s flu” as I have dubbed it. It started with a cough! Now what cold STARTS with a cough? Moved onto fever and then when the fever broke and you felt much better and… Read More What did I do over Christmas?
As I promised on Thursday here is the item for which I made the snowflakes and the angel:- And this is how I made it. I was going to buy one of those polystyrene rings that you can buy in craft shops but then a few days ago I found an odd piece of pipe… Read More Snowflake wreath
The action I mean is making things for Christmas. I have not made any more squares this week because I have been wanting to get on with other things. I have been making these that I showed you on Monday – HERE * * * * * PRESENTS No picture for these 🙂 * * … Read More CAL 43-45 Lost in action!
Ever since I made these for my Giveaway I have been obsessed with making more snowflakes and this time instead of Really Easy snowflakes I offer you some Easy Real snowflakes or at least as close to the real things as I can get. I think maybe I must be a bit crazy, not only… Read More Obsession
Well I liked the alliteration and there are five free things for one of my now fifty plus followers. Some people call them Giveaways (as I will) some Competitions, but this is something I have been preparing for, as those who have been following me longest will know. So what are the conditions for entry?… Read More Fifty Follower Free-for-all?
There are many incredibly delicate and complex crochet snowflakes but I had problems even with ones that I thought looked simpler so here are my Really Easy Snowflakes Patterns. * * * * * If you don’t mind spending a bit of money you could check out my “Real… Read More Really Easy Snowflake Patterns
Two or three days ago I decided to make a start on my fourth item for the giveaway. One of the things ‘I am crazy about’ that I haven’t yet shared with you in any of my posts is snowflakes. For some time now I have wanted to try and crochet some snowflakes, so I… Read More Maybe I should just stick to knitting!