Lace and Stars

Samples are a good way to use up scrap yarn as well as to practice certain patterns before making it into a project.

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After trying a few lace crochet samples, I finally graduated from making crochet samples to actually making things.  But first the lace.  This lilac one is Marielle lace which would be ideal for an airy scarf.

The Duchess lace is a little denser and looks slightly different on each side.

The Picot Trellis lace is a more traditional pattern made with cotton thread instead of yarn.  This was challenging from the standpoint of using a much smaller hook which my joints weren’t really happy about.

The Star stitch was the basis of making a crochet hook case. You can clearly see on one side the holes in the stars.

The second side is where the hooks are inserted.

Unfortunately, my new ergonomic hooks didn’t fit.  But it does make a nice roll or it can be folded over to lay flat.

Finished with a chain tie.

I was a little bummed…

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The Crochet Sanctuary

It is too bad this is in the UK. I would love to see it!

The Wee House Of Crochet

A good few weeks ago I wrote about what I would spend my money on if I won the lotto.  Well why wait for lottery winnings?!  This has been a pipe dream for a good few years, well this last two weeks myself and @lyndascraftroom have bitten bullet.  We have put our necks on the line!  And today we have launched The Crochet Sanctuary ahhhh!!!!!  We are soooooo excited!

The first sanctuary starts on 10th November and runs until 12th November, it will be held at thee most beautiful venue Cranage Hall Estate a 4 star hotel in beautiful surroundings.

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We are even more excited that the lovely Eleonora from @coastalcrochet has agreed to run our first designer workshop!  Eleonora will be designing a pattern exclusively for The Crochet Sanctuary guests, thank you Eleonora for agreeing to do this with us and travel all the way, it is so much…

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Blurre Shawl

I have seen these shawls before and I really want to make one after seeing this one.❤️

Emma Crafts Design

Happy Friday!

I have finished it!!! I’m so so excited about this shawl, and it’s been finished just in time to enter into Deanne CAL (finishing today, mind you!) 😊

Anyway I’ve already rambled a lot about how much I love this shawl, so without further ado here are some pictures.

I love the colours I’ve chosen so much! My favourite part in probably in the middle, the variegated yarn kind of looks like a leopard print 😊

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I’m probably going to wear this shawl a lot, I’m planning on making a second one as well once I have a bit more sock yarn minis! Have a great weekend!

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Red and Black Crochet Puppet

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I handed over my finished puppet to her new 5th grade owner after a day of celebrating our 5th graders. I said a few words about how much I will miss them, because I will. Two of them have been with me since kindergarten. That’s six years with the same students. It’s always bitter sweet to see them go, knowing most of them will disappear without a trace as they move on to middle school. Sometimes, they come back to visit or I run in to them when I’m out and about, but for the most part, on the last day, they’re just gone. I give them a big hug on their way out the door and wish them well.

So I said a few words, said my farewells, handed them their crocheted graduation caps and we partied with cake, pizza and a movie.

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I finished the puppet and handed her…

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Review: 1000 Great Knitting Motifs by Luise Roberts

Knitting a motif is something I want to learn how to do.

The Yarn Blabber

1000 Great Knitting Motifs by Luise Roberts, Trafalgar: 2004. 288 pages. Spiral bound format available. Grade: A

This is a very straight-forward book. It’s a catalog of motifs. There isn’t much more here than knitting charts with color patterns. I think crocheters who enjoy tapestry crochet would appreciate this book just as much as knitters who often get into color work.

One reason why I love this dictionary is that all of the charts are in color. One of my issues with some of the older Fair Isle stitch pattern dictionaries is that they are printed in black and white, so it’s difficult to distinguish between colors if more than two colors are used in a single row. It’s not terrible if the charts are in black and white, but colored charts are just more helpful and easier to follow. I have decided to live with my older charts in…

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