Hooray!!! I finished this freeform jester hat today…
…it’s taken a bit of time but I’m really happy that I persevered, stuck to the task at hand &, didn’t let it become another UFO project.
Yes, I must confess, I do have a few of those; projects that begin with great enthusiasm but somehow get put aside for one reason or another: interest wanes, loss of ideas or simply because everyday life gets in the way & I can’t seem to get back to them.
For this Freeform Crochet Jester Hat Beanie I worked my scrumples around a 28 cm (11”) wide x 21.5 cm (8 ½”) high rectangle template, crab stitched the top edge together, added hooded tassels to the peaks & also tidied the bottom edge with crab stitch… I’m so ‘in love’ with this colour mix at the moment – I hope you like it too…
The Freeform Jester Hat Beanie is available for sale in my Etsy shop
Just finished this freestyle knit, freeform crochet scarf, shawl, wrap & listed it for sale in my Etsy shop
I’ve named this piece ‘Creme de Menthe’ for it’s sweet peppermint, turquoise & beige shades & gorgeous, spicy pizzaz – finding the right colours for the freeform motifs was a bit of a challenge but I think they work well & the chunky glass & tiny metallic beads add that something extra
My newest Crochet Fan Lace Shawl/Scarf/Wrap Pattern is a little different from the norm in that it’s worked from the bottom up, which is fabulous when you have a limited amount of a particular yarn & you’re unsure just how far it will go – just start at the bottom & keep going until you run out of yarn.
The crochet fan lace shawl/scarf/wrap pattern works up quickly & can be worked in your choice of yarn & hook size
I used Scheepjeswol Granada 100% 8 ply cotton for the pattern photo item.
The pattern includes:
the shawl/scarf pattern
both UK & US terminology
clear stitch drawings & pattern diagrams (charts)
step by step instruction for the Clone Bobble tassel
My Mum gave me 2 x 50 gram balls of this yellow & what I can only guess to be some kind of acrylic mohair… demanding I make something…. my first thoughts were ‘eeegads…!!’ Really? It’s so very bright & garish… &, well,.. so yellow…. nevertheless I did as I was told & to my surprise it worked up beautifully & Mum is super delighted… so it goes to show… you never know until you have a go….
And then, I simply had to have another go with the crochet fan lace shawl/scarf/wrap pattern this time using 4 ply Mini Mochi by Crystal Palace Yarns. Don’t you just love this yarn? Colour way, texture & workability… all of it, gorgeous…
So there you go folks.. a ‘can do’ for beginners & a quickie for the more experience… have lots of fun with this newbie
You can purchase the Crochet Fan Lace shawl wrap pattern from here or, if you prefer, from Ravely ~ Etsy ~ Zibbet
I was in need of a bright, happy rug for a special gift – something quick & easy & a little different that I would be proud to give.
The original idea came to me as a traditional sunflower, you know, bright yellow/orange petals, chocolate brown centre, surrounded by a lovely creamy white… Hmmm… it looks OK but not really what I was hoping for… I wanted something a lot more cheerful & so, after much fiddling about, this is the result… Yep.., I’m very happy with it…
This is a nice & easy scrap yarn crochet rug (afghan) ideal for the less experienced.
Each square measures approx 16.5 cm (6 ½”) x 16.5 cm (6 ½”) – make as many squares as you need depending on your project – a little cot cover, a medium TV knee rug or a king size bedspread
Requirements: for the 5 square x 6 square rug I used: scrap yarn from my stash for colours & approx 230 grams 8ply cream acrylic (Panda, Magnum soft) for main colour – Hook size 4.00mm (US G)
Although I’ve given yarn & hook requirements, this is your project & you know how I always like to encourage you to work with your own preferred colours & appropriate hook to make the project your own – enjoy!
Happy, happy days… the Crochet Scallop & Spiral Ebook is finally finished & ready for sale – it took a while but I feel sure you’re going to enjoy the variety of patterns I’ve included.
If you’re familiar with my work you will know that I really like scallops & particularly love spirals; I incorporate them into my freeform work all the time.
So it comes as no surprise that if there’s one thing that I get asked about, more than anything else, it’s crochet spirals & scallops – how I vary them from pattern to pattern, how I embellish & keeping them interesting.
Hence, I’ve put together this Ebook (17 pages) in the hope that the collection of 7 crochet scallops & 6 crochet spirals will address & answer the many questions you have passed on to me & perhaps even a couple you haven’t thought of yet….
All the patterns are complete in their own right but they also lend themselves beautifully to experimentation & freeform crochet. Spirals are made as separate motifs – Scallop motifs are made separately but I also give instruction for working them directly onto your fabric.
I’d like to encourage everyone to play around with your own ideas, substituting suggested yarns / stitch size / hook size & what ever else you come up with
The patterns include:
written patterns with both UK & US terminology for each motif