Another Hat!

I am on a hat making roll at the mo. I really love making hats and this one was no different. 

This is the Fall Lovin’ Beanie from Tracee Fromm of Cre8tion Crochet. You can find the pattern here

Its made using Wendy Ramsdale, which I have had in my stash for a good few years, leftover from a waistcoat I made, which you can see here.

I loved this pattern. Its so easy to follow and the finished hat is lovely. I love the texture created by the rows of X stitches. And the yarn makes it really earthy and autumnal!

And off it goes to the gift pile hopefully to keep one of my family nice and warm. 

Chevron Waves Hat

I have now retired this pattern so have removed the pattern from the post. This post remains only to remind me how far I have come in the world of crochet and to keep the photographs of what I have made.

So recently I shared with you a simple chevron infinity scarf pattern. On the night when I finished this I still had plenty of yarn left over and so I decided to make a matching hat. To go with it. Here is the pattern.

Chevron Infinity Scarf Pattern

I have now retired this pattern so have removed the pattern from the post. This post remains only to remind me how far I have come in the world of crochet and to keep the photographs of what I have made.

How are we all!

I am popping in today to share with you a new pattern. Yippee! I love chevrons, they seem to be really on trend at the mo. So I made this very simple Chevron Infinity Scarf.

I crocheted it in Drops Alaska. It took approximately 1 ball of each. I used a size 5.5mm hook.

I found in the end that drops alaska whilst pretty was a little itchy being made of wool. So I gave it a good old soak in hair conditioner. That seemed to do the trick nicely.

A Lovely Meshy Shawl

I have now retired this pattern so have removed the pattern from the post. This post remains only to remind me how far I have come in the world of crochet and to keep the photographs of what I have made.

I recently was looking over blog posts and saw Quiet Water Crafts WIP post about a wonderful scarf she was making using Caron Cakes.

It really inspired me to whack out one of my remaining Caron Cakes and get crocheting. This is what I came up with.

Firstly, I have to say, I really love the colour combo. The rainbow sprinkles Caron Cakes I used on Harleys baby blanket back in April was lovely, but unfortunately as it is a mixture of colours there are quite a lot of muddy bits where the dye has bled together. This isn’t the case with this colourway. Its a lot crisper.

And there you have it! One lovely Caron Cakes shawl! Enjoy! And remember to send me a pic if you give it a go!

Going in Circles

I have now retired this pattern so have removed the pattern from the post. This post remains only to remind me how far I have come in the world of crochet and to keep the photographs of what I have made.

Today I am popping in to share with you another bookmark.

I made this one in an attempt to use up the last of my bonbons. But I still have a little left. Any idea what I can do with such a small amount?

This bookmark is a little bigger than the first one, so would be great for those larger books in your collection.

Spike Stitch Bookmark

I have now retired this pattern so have removed the pattern from the post. This post remains only to remind me how far I have come in the world of crochet and to keep the photographs of what I have made.

I love to read. Being able to discuss a book with someone else is so lovely. And now I cant crochet so much on account of my carpal tunnel, I am finding more time to read.

I am currently reading a book called ‘METRO 2033’ by Dmitri Glukhovsky. Here is a brief synopsis:
“In 2013, a nuclear war occurred, forcing a large amount of Moscow’s surviving population to relocate to underground metro stations in search of refuge. Eventually, the communities settled in the underground train stations developed into independent states. Soon, factions emerged, ranging from the independent peacekeepers the “Rangers of the Order”, to the communist “Red Line” faction and the fascist “Fourth Reich”, to the more powerful factions such as “Polis”, which contained the greatest military power and the most knowledge of the past, and the “Hanza” regime, which controlled the main ring of metro stations by its sheer economic power. As these groups began to evolve, the Red Line and the Fourth Reich quickly entered a state of war, as both sought to destroy the other. As the war raged, the stations who refused to join either side were either demolished by the factions, merged into the Hanza regime, raided by criminal bandits, or formed their own independent states. Other stations were outright destroyed by animals, mutated by the nuclear fallout. While most of the stations were controlled by the 3 main factions, some stations formed an independent alliances, including the station VDNKh (“Exhibition”). Within that station, the events of Metro 2033 unfold.” (Description from wikipedia)

I am really enjoying it so far, but when I began to read it back in January, I realised I had no bookmarks! So I decided to make one – this is what I will be sharing with you today!

What are you reading at the mo? What is your favourite genre? Your favourite author! Or recommendations for seriously good sci-fi novels? Let me know in the comments!

Pretty Chain Scarf

I have now retired this pattern so have removed the pattern from the post. This post remains only to remind me how far I have come in the world of crochet and to keep the photographs of what I have made.

​I had just made the poncho, which I finally shared with you the other day, and I got a bit obsessed with tshirt yarn. It works up so nicely! So I popped onto ebay and found some lovely patterned tshirt yarn. This is what I made with it!

Many Pretty Stitches

Its super difficult not being able to crochet much due to my hands. 

So instead I have been spending stupid amounts of time on pinterest putting together a stitch library on pinterest! 

Here is a collage of some of my favourite stitches. 

You can find the board here
Have any suggestions for stitches I have missed? Leave me a link in the comments!

Happy hooking.

Ponchoooooooo!

I have now retired this pattern so have removed the pattern from the post. This post remains only to remind me how far I have come in the world of crochet and to keep the photographs of what I have made.

! I finally found time to write up my pattern for my poncho! Success!

I made this poncho months ago, but have really struggled to find time to write it up.
I really love the colours – it was the colours that really inspired me – is saw them sat together in a Tiger store, and just had to make something with them.

Then began the long process of actually making it and getting enough yarn. I used up my first 6 balls and realised I would need a hell of a lot more. But as anyone who has ever bought yarn in a tiger store will know, they only have a small amount at a time. And its not always the same. So I went to my local store. They didnt have any anymore. I had to go up to oxford street where there are 2 stores. The first store didnt have enough. So I emptied them out and made my way to the second store. I emptied them out too! Finally I had enough. It was a palava!

Mistletoe Mittens 

I have now retired this pattern so have removed the pattern from the post. This post remains only to remind me how far I have come in the world of crochet and to keep the photographs of what I have made.

I know its a little late for mistletoe, but the truth is I am really rubbish at finding the time to write up patterns!

I made these mittens with a lovely ball of Sirdar Giselle in a colourway called mistletoe. I fell in love with it as I absolutely loved the combo of green and copper. Unfortunately it wasn’t as lovely all the way through. The green gets rather muddy at times.

Anyways, these mittens are very easy. They are done corner to corner. Essentially, you are just creating a square. And they are a perfect stash buster! You can find a link below to a video I found really helpful when learning c2c.

I used a 4.5mm hook and dk yarn, but since you are just creating a rectangle you can use whatever size hook and weight of yarn you fancy!

What do you think? I love the end result even if I wasn’t so pleased with the variegation of the yarn. Have any of you found that the initial impression of a variegated yarn doesn’t live up to expectations once you have worked it up? Please share in the comments! I would love to know so I avoid this disappointment in the end!