• Crochet

    Taking Control

    I’m not suddenly branching out into lifestyle advice, I’ve finally got round to writing up my alterations to the Control Issues Granny Square It’s my favourite granny square pattern but it’s written to be worked in aran weight yarn and on a 5mm hook, whereas I tend to use DK and 4mm. This has meant that I’ve had to add 2 rows of double crochet and I think it loses something with that.

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    Srebrenica Rose

    It was the 25th anniversary of the start of the Srebrenica Massacre last weekend and a friend wanted to know how to make a Srebrenica Rose. We couldn’t find a pattern, so this is my attempt: Requires: 4mm hook oddments DK dark green 10 gms DK white yarn. Abbreviations ch – chain ch-sp – chain space dc – double crochet tr – treble crochet slst – slip stitch Each round is joined with a slip stitch Starting with green yarn, work 22 tr into a magic circle, join and finish. Change to white yarn, Tr, 2 ch into alternate stitches (11x 2 chain loops) 5 tr into each 2 ch-sp,…

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    WYS Florist Collection

    The “worst” bit of doing classes at The Wool Haven is seeing all the new yarn coming into the shop. The levels of self-control I have to muster to control my purchases is incredible. One range that appeared around Christmas was the West Yorkshire Spinners Florist Collection. I was doing well at resisting temptation until I was shown The Perfect Bouquet pattern book that went with it.

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    Dragon scale wristwarmers

    Also known as Crocodile stitch, Dragon scale is very distinctive and I’ve been planning to try from the moment I saw it. I’ve had the yarn for it in my stash for months.

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    Caron Cake Triangular Scarf

    I was very aware that I hadn’t got round to working with a cake yarn despite admiring many other people’s projects so I picked a ball up in February with one of my yarn orders for the pompom rug.

  • Crochet,  Tunisian crochet

    Tunisian Crochet – Simple Hat

    Size diameter 56 cm (23 inches) length 24 cm (9.5 inches) Requires 100gm ball Scheepjes Wanderlust 469 Berlin 5 mm hook Chain 91 Work 18 cm (7 inches) in simple stitch (approx 28 rows) Work 13 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (84 sts) complete return row Work 12 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (78 sts) complete return row Work 11 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (72 sts) complete return row Work 10 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (66 sts) complete return row Work 9 forward stitches, decrease 1 st, repeat 6 times, (60 sts) complete return row Work…