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Last week when we were in Dorset the weather was very mixed. In fact, it was a week of two halves, with the first half being pretty grim (think thick fog, drizzle, rain, blustery, cold, damp, wet, and grey) and the second half being pretty good (think blustery, showery, sunny, cold, warm, blue, light and bright). We took it all in our stride, venturing out each and every day to appreciate the joys of being at the coast no matter what the weather was playing at. The first morning saw us take our traditional first visit to West Bay, to walk in the footsteps of my childhood, eat a scrummy late breakfast at my favourite Watch House café and breathe in the delicious fresh, salty sea air. It was cold, windy and very grey with a thick, damp fog hanging low over the landscape, but oh how I loved it! We walked around the foggy harbour, then out along the windswept pier and filled our lungs with gulps of fresh air.

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Tadaaah!! Sorry for this incredibly boring title, but I really did feel like using it! It’s been more than a week since my last post, but don’t worry, everything is absolutely fine up here. I’ve just been working very hard to finish my blanket. As much as I like to crochet, I don’t like to sew together the squares, and there were just so many of them. And there is a little surprise for you! 250 Little squares is not enough to make a good sized blanket, so I came up with this idea: Owl Granny Square Crochet Pattern I posted this pattern on my friend Kara's crochet blog, Petals to Picots, back in August in honor of her Granny Month. But I thought I would share it with you again and show you how the owl squares are being used! I made them into an owl bunting for my friend Shannon's owl-themed gender reveal party!

Crochet Stitch Photo Tutorial – Forked Half Double Crochet A photo tutorial for a solid stitch, perfect for making warm hats, strong bags, and anything that needs a tighter weave. It is like a combination of the half double and double crochet stitches, but much more visually interesting and can be worked in any number of chains or spaces! I used this stitch to make a baby blanket and warm winter hats, all of which I’m donating to Hooks of Hope, a chapter of the charity, Crochet for Cancer, which gives handmade crocheted hats, blankets, and loveys to those suffering from cancer.

Three Beans in a Pod: Retro Circles - The Tutorial I’m calling this a ‘tutorial’ rather than a pattern as I’m not re-inventing the wheel. Although I didn’t work from a pre-existing pattern when making my blanket I know there are many ‘circle in a square’ patterns out there. One from Little Tin Bird that is very similar to what I had done, so I would hate anyone to think that I’m claiming their pattern as my own. So! Now with patterns! Just in time for Valentine's Day, a little bit of robot love! WALL-E and Eve are crocheted from wool and acrylic yarn and stuffed with lentils and fiber fill. I even snuck little magnets into their arms so they'll hold hands on their own I'm not very good at embroidery yet, but just picked up an adorable book to help me improve. Hopefully my next try will be a little tidier, especially on the WALL-E logo. They are both my own concocted patterns, so if anyone feels inclined to try them, just let me know and I'll type up what I did.

Free afghan pattern from Winkie Flash - Simply Crochet Today we have something extra-special for you lovely readers as Wink from A Creative Being has stopped by to share her pattern for a groovy afghan inspired by a psychedelic blanket from Etsy. So over to Wink… This pattern uses US crochet terms – check out The Making Spot’s full list and conversions here You will need:

by June Gilbank Don’t miss the launch discount, at the end of this post! Now it’s November, I’m so excited to finally be able to launch my new Christmas patterns that I’ve been developing for the past few months: a perfectly-shaped Gingerbread Man and Girl! Chunky and flat, just like the edible version, my Gingerbread Family are crocheted amigurumi-style (in a continuous spiral) and are almost seamless, so you have minimal sewing to complete them. seamless + symmetrical november :: mystery crochet project Hooks at the ready! Let's get started with this month's mystery crochet project. To make this project all you need to know how to do is to make a basic granny square. Don't worry if you're just starting out and you are more of a beginner, this post has been… With 43 comments

How to Make a Reversible Swiffer Sock November 4th, 2010 Email 361 users recommend Magic Ring (right-handed) Link easily to this tutorial in your patterns: Looking for the left-handed instructions? Or the video tutorial? If not, read on… What is this ‘Magic Ring’, anyway? Scheepjes CAL 2014 You can find all the files here for the Scheepjes CAL 2014. All files are downloadable as PDF’s. To download, simply click on the links and save the file to your computer/tablet/mobile.

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