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It’s good to try something different so this week the old ‘mon tricot’ stitches book came out and I tackled the harlequin crochet stitch. All I can say is thank goodness for people who put tutorials on youtube! After a few minutes of watching how to, I was able to decipher the instructions in the pattern and voila! Ready to go in a dolls pram…

harlequin crochet pattern

harlequin crochet pram blanket

harlequin crochet closeup 001

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This beautiful crochet block in called African flower, I followed the tutorial on ‘African flower: paperweight Granny’. It’s a relatively simple pattern but very effective on mass. Thanks for the clear instructions 🙂

Eli & Lydia, crocheted african flowers 010

Eli & Lydia, crocheted african flowers 007

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I was looking to make a Christmas tree decoration for this year and found this cute bird tutorial on ‘Attic 24: Birdie decoration’s’ site. Crocheted in 8ply wool, the tutorial was very easy to follow, thank you!

Christmas tree decoration

Christmas tree decoration

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There are lots of examples on the internet of patterns to make this ‘dotty crocheted block’. I modified one to suit and made it up in double knit wool and rainbow colours.

dotty crocheted blanket 010

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This blanket is made up using ‘Priscilla Hewitt’s’ circle of friends pattern off the internet. It took a few goes to suss out the pattern but was accurate once I concentrated! Others have made it up using all dark colours which gives it a very different look. Thanks for the pattern 🙂
circle of friends cot blanket 001
circle of friends cot blanket 003

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crocheted christmas tree 002After seeing one of these at Christmas time I had to have a go at making one. All you do is make concentric sized circles of crochet, choosing whatever colour combination you want to finish with. Novelty wool on the last few rows gives a textured finish. Stan made me a dowling and wood base, choose whatever size you want to finish with- a short and fat tree or a long elegant tree. Thread your circles on to the dowling, decorate with beads and baubles and hey presto, you’re done! Thanks for the idea, Lynnie 🙂

crocheted christmas tree 007

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Crochet Owls

I’ve just finished embellishing another old grey army blanket. This time there are a few owls amongst the flowers, found  Laura Maxell’s free crochet owl pattern very helpful.

Crochet owls amongst the flowers

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This zig zag stripe stitch caught my eye in ‘Claire Crompton’s’ book, 200 Crochet Flowere, Embellishments & Trims. {Thanks for the borthday present, Mum.)

zig zag stripe stitch in dk wool and 4mm hook

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Sheer bliss, being at the beach AND having extra time to do handcrafts. Chose spring colours to do crochet flower embellishments on this woollen cot blanket.

 

crochet flower embellished woollen cot blanket

 

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Crocheted Cot blanket

Crocheted cot blanket for a great nephew. Definitely made up of odds and ends but at least it will be warm!

the stitch book called this the 'urchins' stitch

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