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Crochet project / blanket

This is my newest finished project which actually didnt take too long to make.

It is either a  quick pattern or I am getting much better at it 🙂

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I found this project in the Crochet! Magazine April 2017 issue.

The throw is a design by Margaret Willson

Here are the materials I used:

which I purchased at Love Crochet

  • and a 5.0mm hook

I am very happy with the result.

 

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Crochet – Memo

“Marvellous Memo Board” designed by Louise Smith

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I found this quick, useful and gorgeous project in issue 56 of the british “Simply Crochet”  magazine which I bought while on a short getaway just before Easter.

Although it is a UK produced print, in this digital age obtaining the materials to follow patterns are really no issue.

In this case I placed my second yarn order with “Love Crochet” – also located in the UK. My order took just a week or so to arrive in Oz. And there isn’t much that you can’t get there.

Now to the project: It uses the y-stitch, an attractive and easy stitch I only discovered because it was introduced to my by this magazine.

Here we go:

I pretty much followed instructions, I used:

  1. Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK   (100% cotton, 50g/125m), 1 ball each:                             Tea Rose (443), Duck Egg Blue (436), Candy Floss Pink (450), Bubblegum Pink (451), Dusty Rose (442), Pale Lilac (446)
  2. 3.0mm hook (US C/2 or D/3)
  3. 3 meter each hot pink & rose satin ribbon
  4. 30cm x 30cm cork board (a 3-piece set I bought at Officeworks)
  5. Fat quarter of matching fabric
  6. fabric / craft glue

Naturally, you can mix and match any colour you like.

Once the crocheted work was finished, I wrapped a colour-matching piece of fabric around the cork board to avoid the “see-through”. I glued this with my my glue-tape roller (very easy to use by the way on all sort of projects). Next I fitted the crochet piece over it, making sure the border and corners fit the cork board nicely. I did have to cut a strip of the board to adjust its size to accommodate my work.

Once the basic memo board was complete I placed the ribbon diagonally over the board and repeated the process in the opposite direction weaving the ribbons over and under each other.

Since I didnt like the look of the back of the board with all its bits and pieces glued behind it I just cut another panel of the fabric and glued it on top to tidy it up.

I decided to use my small leftover ribbon to pin it to the back and create a hanger. That’s it.

Here is the first / “wrong” (but-preferred-by-my-daughter option) which I made with a 4.0mm hook as the 3 was the only size I didn’t have but couldn’t wait to get started:

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As a side note, I am always worried that I may run out so I bought 2 balls each – trust me: that is too much if you are only making one or two. I am still using it now by making a small bag….more soon when it is ready for “Show-and-Tell”.

Until next time, as always please share your thoughts and stay safe. xxx J.

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Crochet

And finally, here is another crochet post – I have been pretty busy lately.

While I was waiting at the Doctors late in February I started a project where I just wanted to test a pattern. An easy one – but I didn’t quite know what it might look like.

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At the time the Doctor decided to book me in for a day procedure just as precaution. That happened early this month and again I knew that there was some waiting involved so I took it again. And here is the result which is a small blanket and I have no idea yet what to do with as we do not have any babies in the immediate family. I was thinking of donating it but who knows. I did lose track of the edges a little at the end so it has increased slightly 🙂 but here is the end result:

I had fun making it as there was no difficulty involved. And by using my left-over yarn I do not feel so bad when the stash gets slightly bigger 🙂

 

Posted in Aussie Rules Football, Life, Personal

Footy is back….

AFL that is.

Season 2017 of Australian Rules Football will start tomorrow.

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It is so exciting to now being able to look forward to 23 rounds of awesome games. The break was long enough and true fans are yearning to get started.

Just to let you know, this is my team which we support with 4 memberships for the last 9-10 years: St. Kilda FC or as we called the Saints (the Red White and Black).