Thursday, 30 July 2015

Highlighter Blanket

I'm very happy to share with you the latest blanket to be added to my Folksy shop.

Inspired by the five popular highlighter pen shades, each one is separated by a round of black to make the colours pop, and a final black border, to give a striking effect. Suitable for any age and gender, but I think this fab, funky blanket would look great in a child's bedroom!

I'm really pleased with how this one has turned out!

Monday, 20 July 2015

Sweet Pea Blanket

I've just listed this blanket in my Folksy shop.

It's quite small, approx. 70cm across, but it would be perfect in a small cot/crib, or perhaps as a car seat blanket.

It's made with 100% anti-pilling acrylic, and is machine washable.

The pattern is by Celeste Young on Ravelry, who gives her permission for finished items to be sold. I really enjoy this pattern, in fact, this is my second one, and I'm currently working on a third (with at least two more 'in my head')!

Treblicious Shawl Pattern

I'm so excited, because I've actually written my very first crochet pattern!

It's a triangular shawl, worked from the bottom up, all in UK treble stitches, hence the name. The border is worked in UK double crochet, chains and slip stitches. It's quite a simple, basic pattern which should be easy enough for a beginner to attempt, but is equally suited to an experienced crocheter who perhaps wants a break from challenging projects.

There is enough of a pattern for it to show on a plain, single-coloured yarn, but it isn't so intricate that you need to worry about losing it if you decide to use a variegated yarn, as I have.

I made mine using a laceweight rainbow yarn from Cuddlebums with a 6mm hook, but really the yarn choice is up to you. I'd love to see how it works up in other yarn weights!

If you'd like to have a go at the pattern, click on the button below and it will take you to the Ravelry store - you don't have to be a member to access it.

Don't forget, if you have a go at this shawl, I'd love it if you could show me your finished photos - send me a link to your blog or let me know your Ravelry username so I can share your pics (with your permission, of course).

Thanks, see you soon xx

New blog!

Hello and welcome to my new blog, thanks so much for visiting!

I've started this blog to run alongside my Folksy shop and my Ravelry store, which are both still in very early stages. I've written my very first pattern, which is for sale on Ravelry, and I'm going to make crocheted items which will hopefully go on sale in my Folksy shop. I'd also like to get into dyeing my own yarn, and selling that too.

So basically, this blog is going to be for anything crochet or yarn related - that's the plan anyway!

You can also find me here at my other blog, where I've been waffling on for the past few years ;-)

Thanks again for dropping by, see you soon xx