Welcome back, my dear blog friends,
Come on in, can I offer you a cool drink perhaps? I have plenty of things to show you again....
Well, isn't summer just flying past?! Each of my grown up children came to visit from England, one after another, so there hasn't been any time for blogging. I was very happy to have seen them and we had a great time together. We also visited my family in Germany.
I have some finished projects to share with you. I hope you will find some new inspiration here!
A granny-square Heart
I found this cute little pattern via pinterest. I would like to use it as a warm welcome to all my latest followers. I am truly touched that you come to visit my little virtual crochet corner!
You will find the actual pattern on this blog page.
Of course I had to try it out. What do you think, do you like it? It works up quickly. Wouldn't it look nice as a garland perhaps? Or use it on a special handmade card or as part of gift wrapping!
A colourful neckerchief
After my colourful Funky Crochet Top, I still had some of the same Lana Grossa yarn, but in another colourway. This one was a mix of vibrant colours, such as red, blue and yellow amongst others.
I only had to balls of this yarn (2x50g), so it wasn't enough to make a larger shawl. What I did was to crochet a sort of mini shawl with ties. It sits like a neckerchief around the neckline.
A funkycrochet pattern for a textured facecloth
This was something I crocheted up pretty quickly.
Here is my own simple pattern.
I used a pure cotton yarn with colour changes and a 3mm hook.
The finished size is a square of 18cm.
I worked with 40 stitches in a row. (obviously begin each row with corresponding chains)
First row = chains
Second row =double crochet into back of each stitch
Third row =double crochet into back of each stitch
Fourth row =treble crochet into back of each stitch
Then repeat rows 2-4 until desired size. Crochet around with double crochet once. Finished!!
You will notice the textured rib on the surface of each side of the cloth.
You can use any sort of cotton or bamboo yarn for this. Might also be a nice stash buster!
Feel free to give it a go, and let me know how you get on!
A new granny-square blanket
I still have quite a lot of Stylecraft acrylic yarn left from a previous project, so I decided to start a new blanket for my friend's little son. I chose three shades of blue and two of red. I am making 4round granny- squares.
I started this when my daughter and her best friend were here, we had a granny-square workshop. I showed them how to make them, step by step. We had a lot of fun!
This is a project that in work on from time to time.
The Scheepjes CAL 2015
When I found out about the new crochet along from Scheepjeswol, I was very interested. Especially since they released a new yarn called Linen Soft. My problem so far has been trying to get hold of it locally. I ordered some initial quantity from England, but it took a whole two weeks (after despatch) to arrive.
You can find all the necessary steps in 10x weekly instructions on the Scheepjeswol website.
They are available in several languages and apparently there are also videos.
For some internet images see here. So far I haven't found any images of a completed shawl as yet.
I only begun with this project recently, the reason will become apparent in my next post (where you will see what crochet project has really consumed me this summer....)
Which means that I can work on it more concentratedly now, especially since all the instructions are complete and I don't need to wait.
Here you can see my progress so far.
Well, this rounds up another lengthy blog post for today.
Hope you enjoyed reading it!
As always, feel free to leave me your comments, I love to read them!!!
Thanks for your time!
By the way, do you want another cool drink?