Thank you to everyone for your gifts, flowers, cards, phone calls & messages… I had a lovely day & will never be this young again. Feeling very blessed….
A huge ‘Thank you’ to everyone who supported me throughout 2020.
2020, what a shocker! My hope is that everyone fared well through lockdowns & isolation. I know this isn’t the case for many & my sincere condolences go to you if you’ve lost family & friends in this pandemic.
2021 is just around the corner & not a moment too soon. It’s going to be Awesome! Nothing else will do after the frightful year we’ve had. Stay well, stay safe & be happy. We have so much to be grateful for.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas & every happiness for the new year… cheers Renate
2 Free crochet Bookmarks
With Christmas just around the corner, there’s still time to make some lovely gifts for your family & friends. These colourful, crochet bookmarks work up quickly, are lightweight & ideal for sending in the post. Pop them into a card for your reader family or friends: they’ll be delighted.
- Each patterns includes:
- written pattern in UK & US terminology
- Stitch drawings
- pattern diagram (graph)
Be adventurous & have fun with your colour choices, the brighter the better. I hope you, your family & friends enjoy these 2 free crochet bookmark patterns
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.