Knittens

When mittens are both knitted and crocheted – knittens.

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Granny squares make up the body of the knittens and a simple rib is picked up and worked around the top and bottom of the squares to finish them off.  Simple 🙂

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You can find this pattern inside issue 133 of Simply Knitting magazine, have fun with your knittens 🙂

Crochet your Christmas Baubles

Earlier in the year I was delighted to be asked to be part of ‘Crochet your Christmas Baubles’ the latest title from David & Charles Publishers.  My contribution to the collection is this Scandinavian inspired collection.  These little delights are worked in double crochet with a cross stitch motif.

 

 

Want to know more about the collection? Here is what Amazon have to say about it…

A fun and festive collection of crocheted Christmas baubles and decorations from five talented designers presented in 5 different Christmassy themes.  Select one theme or mix and match to create your perfect Christmas tree decorations. The designs are suitable for all levels of crocheters and are quick and simple to make.

Each theme offers five new patterns. Choose from Santa’s Grotto which includes the classic Santa Claus with his reindeer to traditional Christmas trees, elves and a string of dancing gingerbread men; or why not crochet a delightful Frozen Winter Wonderland of snowflakes, snowmen, hearts and candy bows complete with a Snow Princess. Our Fairy Tale theme is sure to appeal to children and features a fancy Christmas fairy with a jolly pair of Christmas birds, red woodland toadstools and a characterful Christmas gnome
If you are looking for something more sophisticated, you will be inspired by the stylish collection ofScandinavian Christmas baubles in classic red & white, complete with bunting or our stunning White Christmas theme featuring an amigurumi Christmas tree, with mistletoe baubles, snowflake bunting and Chinese lanterns with Christmas berries. All the patterns and instructions you need to crochet your bauble collection are included.
You can get your copy of Crochet your Christmas Baubles here from Amazon…

Do a runner this Christmas

We’re closer still to Christmas, so once you’re done creating your Halloween decorations you still have plenty of time to get hooking on this festive crochet table runner featured in issue 86 of Let’s Knit magazine.

“Christmas Feast” uses a cotton-blend yarn that has been plied with a thread of metallic silver, giving it a lovely holiday feel. Consisting of individual squares, it is a great pattern to suit any size (and shape) of table.

As always I would love to see your finished projects on my Facebook page

You can download Issue 86 of Let’s Knit Magazine here.

Not one but two great offers just for Halloween

Well the spooky season is well upon us now, the world seems to have taken on a distinctly orange and green hue.  If like me you are a fan of skullies I have not one but two great offers for you, My Not Just for Halloween socks pattern is only £1.50!

 

These cute socks are designed to be slightly slouchy for maximum comfort, the pattern is written for sizes:

Small – shoe size 1-4, ankle circumference 19cm
Medium – shoe size 4-7, ankle circumference 23cm
Large – shoe size 8-11, ankle circumference 28cm

The skully motif is applied using a crochet hook to knit the beads into the fabric as you go, no spending hours threading beads on to your yarn!! There is of course a link to a fantastic video tutorial on applying beads with a crochet hook included in the pattern. There is also a link to get you started knitting socks (just in case you need it).

You will need:
YARN: opal 4ply pullover and sock yarn in Orange, shade 5181
CROCHET HOOK: 0.75mm
DPN’s: 2.75mm
BEADS: Size 8 seed beads (I recommend, Debbie Abrahams, shade 605). One pack.

You can download the pattern here.

Please feel free to message me if you have any queries regarding this pattern.

Not inspired by the socks, then why not take a look at my Halloween eBook collections:

I said there were two offers….

I am running a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE OFFER, no coupon or voucher required, simply purchase Frightful Knits Volume Two and you will get Volume One for FREE. 

Frightful Knits Volume Two, a collection of six patterns, including one crochet bunting pattern.

Available to download here for only £4.95

The link will provide you with full pattern information.

 

Frightful Knits Volume One, a collection of six knitting patterns.

This collection is available to download here for only £4.50

The link will provide you with full pattern information.

I hope I have inspired you to pick up your needles, as always I would love to see what you have been making on my Facebook page.

Crochet Infinity Scarves

As I have mentioned before, it is always a challenge to keep things a secret from you. Early in the year I was desperate to tell you all about my next steps into book publishing.

Stitch Craft, Create approached me and asked if I would like to contribute to their Crochet Infinity Scarves book, I jumped at the chance! I designed three scarves for the collection…

Day Dream in Lace

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Floaty and delicious

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Perfectly Plaid

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Just perfect for guys as well as gals!

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Arch Window

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Gothic Inspired piece in contemporary colours.

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All three scarves can easily be adapted to which every length you prefer.

You can download this book from Stitch Craft Create or Amazon. If, like me, you prefer a physical copy, you can get your hands on one here from Amazon.

I would love to see your finished projects on my Facebook page.

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Images courtesy of Stitch, Craft Create

Friday Freebie crochet pattern for your sneaker makeover – Violet

We have come to the last of our crochet flowers (well for now).  But what better way to end than with Violet.  Named after my wonderful Nan, my woolly inspiration, my how to be the nicest person you can be role model and bestest person ever!

 

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Friday Freebie, meet Tiny Tina, crochet pattern for your sneaker makeover

How are you this fine Friday?

This weeks Friday treat is Tiny Tina,  she is super cute, but better still sooooooooo fast to make.  Tiny Tina also makes great hairclips.  Can you suggest anything else we could use Tiny Tina for?

Tiny Tina

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Freebie Friday, the next crochet flower for your sneaker makeover – Viola

Hi my yarn loving friends, how are you?

What have you been making to keep you out of the sun and excuse you from the gardening?  Need another excuse to make pretty things?  Well……………… today is Friday and what better way to celebrate than with a new pair of shoes?  Almost!

Meet Viola, she is a little bolder than her little sister Vi, but not quite as loud as her big sis Violet!

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A new crochet pattern for your sneaker makeover – Poppy

Hello 🙂

I hope you have been enjoying the weather and that some of you have had the chance to crochet yourself some flowers for your hi top shoes.  As promised I have another freebie for you this week.

Poppy

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To make Poppy, you will need:

3mm crochet hook, 4ply cotton yarn and two 2.5cm buttons, sewing needle and thread.

Finished measurement – 5.5cm diameter

Start hookin’ here….

Using 3mm hook and 4ply yarn, Ch10, join into a ring with a sl st into first ch.

Round 1: Ch1, 15dc into ring, close with a sl st to beg ch1

Round 2: Ch4, *1tr into next dc, ch1; rep from * 15 times, sl st into fourth ch of beg ch4

Round 3: Ch1, *1dc into ch1 space, 1dc into top of tr; rep from * 15 times, ch1, sl st into top of beg ch1.

Fasten off, darn in ends and block if desired.  Simply pop over the button to secure onto the shoe.

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The pattern is written in UK crochet terms.

You can find the step by step photo tutorial for Vi here..

As always I would LOVE to see your finished projects on my Facebook page.

How to make cute 'Converse' style crochet flowers for your sneakers – tutorial

So you have a pair of hi top shoes that are in need of a little personality.  If you have a spare 30 minutes you can make yourself some interchangeable embellishments for your shoes.  These lovelies simply button onto your existing shoes, so when you fancy a change of style you simply button on another crochet cutie.

Converse-style Crochet Flower Tutorial

These little flowers are quick and simple to make and the tutorial will guide you through the steps with a few pointers.  Need a closer look at the action?  Click in the image for a close up view.  By the way, this tutorial is written in UK Crochet Terms.

For those of you just looking for the concise pattern,  it is at the bottom of the post.

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How to create cute 'Converse' style crochet flowers for your sneakers - Tutorial by Jane Burns

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