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As well as patchwork and quilting, I enjoy picking up my crochet hook, especially when the evenings are chilly. Here are some of the blankets I’ve made for our home, with links back to their Ta-Dah moments!
Carnival Crochet blanket
Misty Morning crochet blanket
Gypsy Rose crochet blanket
I love your ripple pattern. Do you have a tutorial on the ripple blanket?
I’ll work on one and post in a week or so.
hi love the ripple crochet, your patchwork cusions too your blog is alive with ideas an color most also how it makes me smile and enjoy thanks so much renee
I need the instructions for the small squares on your Gypsy Rose blanket…..maybe I’m overlooking it…..have other patterns for granny squares but none as beautiful as yours…..have a nice day …..your work always makes me feel happy and motivated.
The instructions are over in my tutorials blog – there’s a link over on the right of my main blog. Let me know if you find it and it works out OK.
I found the the tutorial ….thank you for the help
Do let me know how you get on and show your results. Do you have a blog?
No I do not have a BLOG…..My life is not all that interesting…..I am on PINTEREST….I pinned some of of your work that I liked….also a couple of afghans that I made this year ….if you find the time check it out
Hi – I’ve had a look – love your afghans. Thank you for pinning mine too. Have fun!
Absolutely beautiful work!
I found your site and videos by looking for Solomons Knot tutorials and am now practicing the stitch. I really love your lace weight shawls, they are so beautiful, do you sell patterns?
May I ask, do you think it’s possible to add beads when making the Solomon Knot or would they have to be sewn on when complete.
Love your photos too!
Hi Bec – I don’t sell patterns ‘cos I think everyone should experiment with stitches and then make up their own. Don’t be afraid – just go for it. I think, if adding beads, you’d need to have a light thread, carrying the threaded beads, worked in alongside your crochet – then you run a bead up the thread when you want to knot it in. I’m sure there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube!
Love, Love all you items. Thank you for all yor tutoials and ideas..
Your blankets are beautiful. Do you have a pattern for the edging border for the Misty Morning blanket? It is very pretty. I would love to use it on a granny blanket that I made. Thank you. Annie
Hi Annie – I’ve sent you an email with some additional info about the pineapple crochet border. I worked this one ‘on the hoof’ and didn’t use a proper pattern.
Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of your recent trip.looks like you had a good time. Hope that everything goes well with your husbands surgery at the end of April…..also “Happy Anniversary” (30) years brings many happy memories!
Best wishes to you and your family!
Hello – I absolutely LOVE the pattern you’ve used on your little footstool (the variation on tweed – is there a pattern, or just some brief written instructions…I can roughly see what you’re doing, but no idea how to start the pattern at the base…your work is stunning!
OK – that was a challenge, I found the photos and couldn’t remember for the life of me how I’d done it! On closer examination, I think I’ve worked it out:
Row 1 is a red row on the top of the footstool – chain the width of the footstool and then trebles all the way back.
Row 1 is a white row and it’s simply 3 chains (for first treble) then 3 chains, miss 3 treble and 1 treble.
Row 3 is a grey row and is the same as Row 1 – 3 treble into each chain space and (probably) a chain space between each group.
I carried on like this and then added in a few granny squares that I had about and then added another bit of this tweedy stitch.
The border was added all around after the crochet that fits the top is finished. I had to increase and decrease a bit to get it to fit the stool which I now see in a new light and must rescue from wherever it’s hiding in the house (probably with a pile of books or yarn on top of it). Good luck – glad you like my work.
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