Just finished this scarf for one of my best friends :) It's basically just double crochets with a 3 chain gap in between each dc. Made with cool multi-coloured wool :D
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Crochet Club is coming to the rescue! We've decided that there are FAR too many crocheted blankets for sale for SO VERY LITTLE. Think of them all, sitting sad and lonely in a sceond hand shop, or even hiding away in a cupboard in someone's house. So we have a new venture: to rescue cheap crocheted rugs! To be honest, it's not benefitting anyone but us - but at least WE know that they'll be appreciated for how much work went into them...because we know how long they take to make!!
So. To begin our rug rescuing campaign, I purchased a massive blanket off Trademe (120 squares, fits a king sized bed!!!). It was made in the 70s, and is in perfect condition. And guess what. It only cost $48NZD. It's a disgrace! I couldn't bear the thought of slaving away over this ginormous thing for my efforts to be sold for a mere $48. I feel so sorry for the person who made it. BUT ANYWAY, it's in a good home now, safe and sound and dearly loved. We'll post them up as we find and buy them.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Be creative this Valentine's! I've just finished making this heart cushion for my boyfriend (I'm so lucky! I found a boy who likes the random little cushions I make that have absolutely no purpose...) It took a while to make a perfect heart, but I finally did it! To give it a bit of personality I cut out felt letters and sewed them on...
Saturday, January 29, 2011
One of the most simple things you can crochet is a peggy square (or granny square to American readers), and one of the most simple things you can do with a peggy square is make a blanket, rug or throw. It takes a lot of perseverance though! You’ll be making square after square thinking, “when will I have enough?” and realise that it will be quite a while until you really have enough to make a decent sized blanket. Or you could give up, like me, and settle for a miniature-dog sized blanket just to feel the anticipated sense of satisfaction of finishing a project...but not quite getting there.
Now, i’m talking about making A LOT of the same sized peggy squares and joining them up. But there is another way to make a blanket, which is to work in continual rounds of one giant peggy square, like the ones below. You get a very different look, but there is no joining involved. I personally like the multiple peggy square blanket better.