Monday, 20 February 2017

Ogden Pom Pom Shawl




I bought some lovely 4 ply yarn at Needlepoint Ogden Utah when I was travelling through last year. It was called  Dream , Jilly Cashmere. I didn't have quite enough to to do the whole shawl, so I mixed it with some Drops Alpaca (grey). The shop was fabulous - check out the link. 

This pattern is based over 14 rows and has a garter row on rows 6 and 12. So I did two stripes in blue to one in grey. I did have a little blue left over but the shawl was big enough for me at this point. 







Saturday, 4 February 2017

Crochet Notes - Strawberries and Cream Cushion



4mm hook
DK yarn left over from other projects
Catherine Wheel Granny Square instructions.
An old pillow


I did change the Catherine Wheel slightly - on row 4 I did a 4 treble popcorn stitch to give the square a bit more texture.


The flip side was just single trebles into the gaps - with 2 treble, 3 chain, 2 treble in the corners.




Sunday, 22 January 2017

Crochet Notes - Teton Alpine Bag




I picked up a blue bag for life at the Teton National Park on my recent road trip in the USA, and as usual covered my bag for life with some crochet. 

I used double knit and a 4mm hook. 





The pattern I used was from the book in the picture above and it was the Alpine Meadow pattern - seemed fitting as the Tetons are a mountain range.


I made 12 squares for the front and another for the back. Once joined I did a round of trebles then an extra row of trebles along each side. 





The grey sides used basic squares which I first used here on my Issue 22 Granny Bag. 
I made 18 of them as the side panel is double width and s is the bottom. When they were joined I attached them to the main panels with a double crochet. I then did a round of trebles along the rim. 





Quite pleased with it!