Monday, 8 September 2014

DON'T BLINK.


Don’t even blink. Blink and you’re dead.

After looking at a few patterns I wasn't 100% happy with any of them ... so I made my own.

free pattern on RAVELRY and CRAFTSY

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Free Pattern Tiny Crochet Xmas Wreath


 Perfect as a tree decoration using oddments, or for leaving little seaonal  yarnbombs around your town

For the pictures I used an Aran weight (worsted/10ply) dark green yarn and a 5mm hook, but changing the yarn weight and hook size will determine the size. ie if you would like REALLY small ones using 4ply and a 2.5 hook, for larger use a bulky yarn and a 7mm or larger hook. You may also need to add or remove a DC or so at stage 3 to get a neat round wreath.

American terms used, for UK use Treble Crochet instead of DCs at stage 2 and 3



1. Chain 4, slip stitch into 1st chain to make a circle, chain 2


2. work a double crochet into the middle of the circle


3. Work a further 19 DC into the circle (total 20DC and the 2 chain)


4. Slip stitch into the top of the1st DC ... sew ends in neatly at back


5. Cut a length of contrast yarn for bow, knot around one of the DC make a bow, pull the bow loops to size and neaten.
Double knot the bow again to secure firmer if wished. Cut a length of contrast yarn for hanging (about 20cm), hold yarn in center and feed through top edge opposite the bow, pull both ends through loop and pull tight to create a hitch knot


6. either leave hanging loop ends open to tie to tree or knot ends together to create a loop. Further decorate with some glue and glitter or sequins if desired for that snowy/iced effect

Monday, 1 September 2014

Tenth Doctor


Et Voila ... ALLOYS-Y!!!

Finally got round to finishing this off.

Free pattern HERE




Ten and Eleven ^^^^

Happy Mini Whovian vvv


Friday, 8 August 2014

I'll be back ... okay so i never really went away but the title will make sense further down :D

Around 4 years ago there was a few of us who blethered away regularly on the Red Bull F1 teams forums. There were a few competitions put on and that inspired me (with a few other influences) to make the Motorsport Dudes

Time has continued, faces have come and gone ... but every once in a while something works it's way onto your newsfeed or a blogpost and you think ... OH, I could do that.

So what has been the creative kick up the jacksie... THIS circulating again after Toto Wolff took a tumble off his bike and ended up with metal holding his wrist back together with the #Totonator tag


OOOOOHHHHH .... i have silver yarn said the wee seed that popped into the brain ... and in between the other ridiculous amount of projects i already have started I felt it was a great idea to just add another one to them :D

So for the last couple of days, I've taken the odd few minutes here and there and come up with

The Wolffs

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Autism Awareness Beanie - free pattern link




Sproglet1 has Aspergers so it was fitting to design a simple-ish pattern to offer for others to make to help create awareness
There is intarsia used, but as it is blocks of colour it would be a good way for someone wanting to learn to give it a go. If you don’t want to do so tho you could knit the simple beanie and use the chart to duplicate stitch/swiss darn on the logo
This pattern is free to use for awareness purposes, please do not sell pattern, but please do feel free to donate to Autism and Aspergers charities.
Thank You

Ant and Dec


You may not know who these guys are if you dont watch British TV LOL



Elsa


Yes took me a while to get Queen Elsa done too. This was made for Sproglet2 to give as a birthday present.

Her train/cape was a bit of a challenge. I could have wimped out and used some wide lace, or net, or a gossamer fabric, instead rose to it and used dropped stitch and blocked it well to create a large open stitch.