• Crochet

    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,…

  • Crochet

    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.

  • Crochet

    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.

  • Crochet

    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…