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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Crochet Batman Hat

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It's Super Hero day today at my sons school. Originally he wanted to go as Iron Man but we didn't have time to get a costume together for that.

He already had black clothes and a vampire cape. As you can see we turned the collar down so it looked the part.




The Batman Hat was inspired by this pattern here. I didn't use the pattern for the hat as it is written for a worsted weight (10ply) yarn and I tend to work more in double knit (8ply). It also doesn't have a gauge. So I free handed the hat and used the pattern for the ears.

The only thing I changed on the ears was I increased the width by 4 stitches. This was to make up for using a smaller yarn.

All in all I think it turned out well. He looked the part along with all the other Batman's at school today.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

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Friday, 8 May 2015

Mothers Day Sale

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Craftsy is having a big sale to celebrate Mothers Day this year. No matter what your mum is interested in there is sure to be something here that she will enjoy. Click on the links below to find the perfect gift.


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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

How to Train Your Dragon Party Idea's

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This party was so fun to put together. It's the most detailed party I have hosted and believe it or not it was the most relaxing. I think it's because it was organised in advance.

I have put together posts about each part on my other blog. Click on the photo's below to be taken to the posts.

Enjoy :)

Sunday, 12 April 2015

DIW#2 Mystery Scarf Blog Hop CAL





Hi everyone and welcome to part 6 of the Mystery Scarf CAL. I hope you are enjoying it so far.

You can find all the information about this CAL here. Including links to all the previous sections.


Pretty much a bunch of amazing designers have got together and each of us are putting forward 5 rows of the pattern. There is no specified gauge, yarn or hook size so hopefully we get some very different scarfs at the end.

Personally I picked this nice cotton yarn out of my stash and am using a 4.5 mm crochet hook. I absolutely love the way it is turning out so far. I was surprised at how soft and stretchy it is working up.

Now for my 5 rows:

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Frilly Crochet Jandals (Newborn)

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Hi everyone, it's been a while since I have felt like crocheting anything. I originally had a plan to do up some old jandals (flip-flops, thongs, sandals, whatever you call them in your part of the world) but I couldn't end up finding them.

So instead I thought I would play around with some yarn and came up with these Frilly Jandals. These ones are newborn size but I am going to play around with making a few more sizes since they work up so fast.

To make these more practical I suggest adding elastic to the back through the loops or even some pretty ribbon. I don't think they would stay on very long without them.

VIDEO TUTORIAL:





Materials you will need are:
  • 4 ply/fingering weight yarn in two colours, I used pink and white. You can find a great selection here.
  • 3.00 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker (bobby pin)

Gauge: Because it would take just as long to work up a gauge swatch as it does to make the sole there is no gauge. Your finished sole should measure 3.5 inches in length. If your sole is to small go up a hook size. If it is to large go down a hook size.



Pattern:

Monday, 9 March 2015

Crochet Easter Patterns

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I just bet you are all busy getting ready for Easter next month. Here are seven of my own Easter Crochet patterns to get you started with your gifts and decorations.