Saturday, 19 June 2010

Final adornments!

I have finally managed to finish embellishing my summer crochet hat and the lime head band .......

needed to leave them be for a while ......

brain ticking away...

decisions, decisions.........

sometimes the creative juices need to brew on the back burner.....







well it's always a challenge creating with what you have in your stash.....



or not even knowing what it's going to be when you start.....


playing around with the idea......

trying something out.....

letting your fingers create as you go...

never knowing where it will end....


and the surprise of the finished product....

I love following where the crochet takes me....

sometimes it flows....
and sometimes it stops abruptly....

but every now and then it just takes over...

stitches come from the heavens....

creation with feeling...

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Summer Cotton Crochet

It must be summer.........

I am crocheting more and more with cotton......

feeling a bit fidgety lately due to an annoying lower back
(I prefer not to talk about it).....

simply put I am unable to sit at all sometimes....

which means sometimes I am so over lying flat on my back....

I insist on sitting even if it's with the aid of anti-inflammatory pill poppin.....

and sometimes just sometimes.... .a girl needs to crochet no matter what..... even if it means standing..... to do it.........

playing with my Patons 100% cotton yarns 4ply and DK .... making up my own patterns....

making myself a summertime DK sleeping hat....
(yes, I sleep in hats)...

and a summertime 4ply sun hat....

of course this is not happening all at the same time...




sleeping hat I made last week....










this week it's the sun hat...


relax ... relax...
I can't even sit at the computer when my back is this bad...

still have a bit to go on my sun hat...

now making the drawstring and then thinking of some adornments....
daisies or something.....????




Thursday, 3 June 2010

Crochet Keyhole Scarf

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TODDLER KEYHOLE SCARF CROCHET PATTERN

Here in the UK and elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere we are going into summer and I could take the opportunity to talk about summer crochet projects, however, I am thinking of my fellow Australians down-under going into winter, so instead I've decided to release my latest crochet pattern TODDLER KEYHOLE SCARF, which is a simple, yet practical scarf for toddlers and children.

It is the perfect solution for your little one. A crochet scarf which stays in place without you having to tie a knot in it. It is safe for your precious little toddler, the scarf is short and neat, with no stray long ends getting trodden on or caught in all kind of places.

PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY: Easy
SIZES: One (1) size
MEASUREMENTS: Length 68.5cm (27in); width 10.5cm (4in)
YARN USED: Rowan Belle Organic DK 50% Wool 50% Cotton
YARN SUBSTITUTE: Rowan Wool Cotton or any other similar DK yarn
NOTIONS: 4mm (G-6) hook, Yarn needle

This pattern is written in USA - AMERICAN crochet terms. 

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TODDLER KEYHOLE SCARF CROCHET PATTERN
is available only from my online store
 ETSY

CROCHET SCARVES from TODDLER TO ADULT 

Of course if you would like a bit more of a challenge then you could try this gorgeous RAINBOW Keyhole Scarf pictured below. Make it as colourful as you like, you can use five (5), four (4), three (3) or two (2) colours or make it monochrome. Make more than one scarf and colour coordinate or match your winter coats and jackets.

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MIX AND MATCH CROCHET PATTERNS

Make sure your little toddler is cosy and coordinated in a matching Accessory Set – you can mix and match the Keyhole Scarf with some Mittens and/or a cute Pixie Hat. 

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The simple Baby Mittens are part of crochet pattern Newborn Hat and Mittens SIMPLICITY. The hat and mittens set has been very popular with my customers as a simply elegant Baby Shower Gift, and I always made them using soft Australian cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills.

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This hat and mittens crochet pattern will give you the basics to creating your own baby hats and mittens using just single crochet. You will find this pattern available from my online stores:
CRAFTSY       RAVELRY


ACCESSORY SET for TODDLER

Here is an example of a matching Accessory Set I made for a customer in Australia. I combined the TODDLER Keyhole Scarf with the SIMPLICITY Mittens and with the PIXIE BABE Hat, which has been the most popular hat for newborns and toddlers. 


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PIXIE BABE Hat Crochet Pattern

This simply perfect pixie elf hat crochet pattern also includes instructions for three (3) embellishments: Heart, Flower and Star/Starfish. 
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PIXIE BABE HAT PATTERN is available from my online stores
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