Hi everyone, how fast has this year galloped ahead? It’s already October, with the holiday season just around the corner.With that in mind, I’m offering a classic ‘Corner 2 Corner’ crochet rug (afghan) pattern as a free download in time for gift giving.
- The pattern includes:
- both written & diagram (chart) form
- both UK & US terminology
This is an easy pattern so even beginners can have a go. Gauge isn’t important, neither is your choice of yarn; just use an appropriate hook for your chosen ply.
Use up your scrap yarn stash, change colours as you like, work with variegated yarns. The choice is endless
This is a free pattern, it begins in a corner & worked diagonally, increasing on each row until your desired size, then decreased down to the opposite corner; therefore you are able to make your rug (afghan) any size you want: from a small cot blanket to a bedspread.
Just be aware that you’ll need to divide your yarn in half; one half for the increase & the other half for decrease. And, if you plan a border, you will require additional yarn for that; I personally don’t think this rug (afghan) needs a border but of course, it’s up to you, this is your project have fun with it.
Life, as we knew it, has changed for most of us; social distancing, lockdowns & travel restrictions, to name just a few, have placed limits on what we can & can’t do. Here in Qld, Covid-19 hasn’t impacted our health as it has in other states, so we are luckier than most being able to live somewhat normally.
Nevertheless, I for one only go out when I need to, leaving more unnecessary shopping for another time (which hopefully will be sooner rather than later)… Scrap Yarn Crochet has become my go to consolation.
The Stained Glass Diamond Motif scarp yarn rug (afghan) has proven to be a popular pattern & I thank everyone who has purchased & taken the time to email lovely comments.
I’m guessing there are lots of you who want to reduce that ever-growing yarn stash & what better time than in this turbulent year.
With that in mind, I’ve come up with another 2 scrap yarn crochet projects. Both are suitable for novices & interesting enough for the more experienced. Both are available in my Online shop
The first, ‘4 Leaf Clover Motif Rug (Afghan),’ is the easiest of the 2 & the one I’d recommend to beginners before trying the others.
The second, ‘The Lattice Emblem Motif Rug (afghan)’, is also easy to make, taking a little more concentration but not so much that it becomes a chore.
I hope these new scrap yarn patterns bring a little creative joy & distraction in these unpredictable times.
A huge, & I mean HUGE, thank to my family, friends (both personal & Facebook), crochet class ladies, team & group members who took the time to place a vote for me in the Alice Springs Beanie Festival On-line exhibition. I was pipped at the post in the eleventh hour; but that’s how it goes sometimes. Nevertheless, it was quite a ride & I appreciate everyone’s efforts…
Congratulations to Joan Price for her winning piece ‘Autumn is Awesome’
& congratulations to Megan Jack for never giving up
So, that’s it for another year… Let’s look forward to what 2021 brings.
Hi everyone, a huge thank you to everyone who has voted in the Alice Springs On-line exhibition. It all ends tomorrow so there is still time to cast your vote, it’s close, so every vote counts.
Here’s a little bit of background for my entry ‘A Pygmy Possum, Wombat & flame Robin enjoying the Alpine Spring‘
The piece depicts the Flora & Fauna of the Australian Alpine region. As best I could, I tried replicating this landscape with crochet & felting (both wet & needle).
As many of you know the Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19.
However, not to be defeated, the organisers decided on an on-line exhibition where you can vote for your favourite entry. Entries have closed now & voting has begun.
The theme is ‘Stitching the Seasons’
& this is my entry – ‘A Pygmy Possum, Wombat & Flame Robin enjoying the Alpine Spring‘
To vote: click on the photo & follow the prompts. You will be sent a confirmation email so you can vote. You only need to do this once.
For those who love the Alice Springs Beanie festival, voting is an active way of supporting the organisers & artists, so pop on over & enjoy.