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Lily Pad Hexagons...

Lily Pad Hexagons...
Hello from not so sunny Scotland! I haven't forgotten you all, it's just taken me longer than expected to get organised, and I also wanted to have something good to share....... but first.... Scotland in the rain is lovely; I'm really enjoying my new job and I love my new home. This is the view from my kitchen window - and these were my moving in treat to myself... I can see a loch from my bedroom window, but I'm not taking any pics until I can get out there when the sun is shining, and that has only happened so far while I've been at work. Now enough of the necessities of life and on to the good stuff! And if you look from the side I think they look rather like lily pads...... Now I'm aware that my instructions for the puffed daisy hexagon has stumped some readers who are not quite as experienced in the crochet techniques required, so I have produced a photo-heavy tutorial below that I hope can be followed by all. Lily Pad Hexagons I'll be back soon and in the meantime happy crocheting!!

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Puffed Daisy Hexagon Season's Greetings! I'm sorry that it has been a while since my last post, but I've had some technical gremlins here that have kept me off-line! It's been wet, wet, wet here for so long that I've forgotten the last completely dry day we've had – mainly miserable rain, but mixed with some snow for the last few days.

The Solid Granny Square by Tamara Kelly A few weeks ago I did a video tutorial of the Traditional Granny Square, but I also talked a little bit about how “officially” a granny square is any motif worked flat, in a square, from the center out. Nonetheless, there are a few squares that are considered typical, while the rest rarely get called “grannies.” One of the better known simple squares is the Solid Granny Square, and here’s how it’s made! Switch up to HD using the little gear icon for optimized viewing, or use a smaller resolution if you have a slow internet connection. How to Crochet the Solid Granny Square: A Better Granny Rectangle « crochet again Well, I think it is better : ) As I said before, in my other Granny Rectangle post (don’t go there, I think this one is better), I have always been unsatisfied with how the center of granny rectangles line up in the middle, instead of alternating like it does in the rest of the fabric. It seems weaker and is not as pleasing to me, I just don’t like it : ) Don’t know why I didn’t do it this way the first time I got the idea, but at least I thought of it now. For the size I did in the example: Ch 22 Ch 21 (corrected 8-24-13) In the 6th chain from the hook, 3dc. Skip 2 stitches, 3dc in same stitch. Continue across, skipping 2 and doing 3dc in the same stitch.

African Flower Pentagon Tutorial Hi everyone,Well, I have been very pleased and thankful for all the wonderful kind comments I have received since I posted about Lollo Bear Pattern last night! Thank you to every person who commented and visited, and of course appreciation and thanks to all who bought a copy of the pattern! One omission on my part, was to leave out a tutorial on how to crochet an African Flower Pentagon. Simple Filet Crochet Starburst Square Here's a super simple yet quite lovely fillet crochet/granny square star burst, with just enough detail to make it interesting, yet simple enough for crocheters of any level to pull off. And, since there are no color changes that means a lot fewer ends to weave in! I was inspired by the gorgeous blanket I saw here, which was purchased as a kit from a Danish yarn company Yarn Freak. I am so grateful to them for their amazingly gorgeous yet simple idea, and for the inspiration to finally make that crocheted blanket I've been dreaming of, but just couldn't decide which pattern to go with! And the fun part is that the squares are attached by crocheting them together, first with a row of single crochet and then a raised row of double crochet, simple and really unique! Simple Fillet Crochet Star burst Square Pattern:

Simple Sunburst Crochet Heart Tutorial Hello Lovelies, we are enjoying a quiet half term week here , I've been busy spring cleaning and reorganizing. But I've also taken the opportunity to write out another tutorial for you . My original Sunburst Granny Heart , which I posted last spring has turned out to be one of my most popular patterns. That's quite a complicated design though, with many different stitches . In this version my aim was to simplify things and also to create a solid version, suitable for stuffing.........

Blooming Flower Cushion Here is my tutorial showing how to construct this wonderful layered flower and then make it into a Blooming Flower cushion/pillow. First of all I would like to say that this pattern is not my own. I found it via Two Butterflies blog. In this blog post, Jennifer shows her own creation and gives a link to the original pattern which is actually a vintage potholder design from the 1940's.

Wool Eater Instructions Crocheted Wool-Eater Blanket © 2007 Sarah London. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, scanned, stored mechanically or electronically, or translated into any language without prior permission of Sarah London. 8 ply wool 4mm crochet hook

Crocheted Linen Grocery Tote It's always a good time to eschew the plastic bag in favor of an earth friendly one. My favorite choice is the netted grocery tote. It has all the conveniences of a plastic bag and none of the detriments. I love that it scrunches up into a tiny ball inside my purse, weighs nothing, and fits more groceries than I can even carry - magic! Our knit version of this bag has been a perennial favorite at Purl (check out Elisa's Nest Tote), so here, finally, is a crocheted option. It's made out of Louet's Euroflax Linen, which is as durable as it is beautiful.

Flowers I can't tell you how happy I am this year pottering about in my little 4m x 4m back yard, prettifying it for the summer. It really is the tiniest of spaces but it feels cosy and manageable and gives me just enough outdoor space to play in without any tremendous responsibility. It is somewhere that I can sit with a morning coffee, crochet a little, chat with friends, play with Little B, grow flowers, sip a chilled drink on a sunny weekend afternoon with J and hang my laundry out to dry. And really, that is absolutely all I require from an outside space. Open greenery and a view would be lovely but at this busy time in my life, truthfully I am glad that I'm not burdened with hours of garden labour.

Edging for Openwork Crochet Dishcloth This is an edging to crochet for the cotton openwork dishcloth. Work in back loops of stitches unless otherwise directed. Place a marker around the last stitch in your last row to keep track of where your edging begins. To begin the edging, you will need to rotate your work clockwise so that the left-hand edge of your work faces up. Carina's Craftblog: Tutorial: crochet granny triangle So! Here we go with the granny triangle tutorial. Did you master the magic circle yet? Pom Pom Edge I was looking for a cute border to put on a granny square blanket

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