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Mystery Afghan 2015 - Clue 5

As I expected, the next clue (clue 5) in the Mystery Afghan was adding a centerpiece to the granny square.

For this clue I could not rely on the diagram to help me understand the stitches – I watched Mikey’s video (from The Crochet Crowd) to understand how to create the flower. 231 more words


Can you fall off the wagon just a little bit?

Because I really needed some cream/off-white worsted weight acrylic and I was plum out (well, I had some but it was way too yellow or way too white). 887 more words


What’s my favourite current WIP? Well, I’m glad you asked …

Today I’m going to share with you my absolute all time favourite WIP, but unfortunately as these things go, it’s also another one that’s been in the works for a loooong time (story of a yarnys life!) 777 more words


A Relaxing Weekend and Starting my Sophie

The Life and Crimes of a Serial Knitter

I am writing to you from my bed, under my favourite brushed cotton red tartan duvet, a cable throw knitted in Carnival Chunky shade Trinidad and a granny square crochet blanket in reds, pinks and yellows that I had collected over the years and I think that I stole a couple of balls from my Mum to complete it. 940 more words


Mind the gap

A lovely lady posted pictures of vintage blankets she is collecting on her Facebook page and this  reminded me of the benefits of having projects on the go at night to stop the feelings of boredom and loneliness that lead to many of us wanting to go back to drinking. 143 more words


Finger Crocheted Lap Blanket

Should be simple enough.

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
st – stitch

Use 4 strands at a time, finger for the hook. 78 more words


Sample Stitch Aran Afghan

Pattern from Family Circle Country Crafts (1996)

Made a couple years ago. Fanciest thing I’d ever done up until then was stockinette stitch and pretty much had only made scarves. 6 more words