Sunday, 23 November 2014

I Like Crochet ~I Love It!

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I just looked at the December issue of I Like Crochet and it is Fantastic! It is filled with everything you need this holiday season, including a handmade gift idea for everyone on your list. Get ready to beat the cold in style with our whimsical winter projects that include the Weekend in the Alps Neck warmer and Cranberry Jam Cowl. Prepare the warmest shawl of your life with the easy accessory featured in our Seasonal Shawl Series. And get the house holiday-ready with our large selection of festive patterns, including snowflake garland, angel and Santa ornaments, snowflakes, stockings and more. Grab a copy today! 

 I Like Crochet table of contents http://www.ilikecrochet.com/issues/december-2014/?mqsc=JEGREBL111414
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This month's features include:
•             30+ patterns perfect for the season
•             Make your winter whimsical with cozy shawls, cowls, mittens and scarves!
•             Deck the halls: crochet wreaths, ornaments and more
•             Seasonal shawl series: whip up our coziest shawl yet
•             Shine bright for New Year’s Eve with glamorous projects that dazzle (and sparkle)

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Free Crochet Pattern ~Crochet Beaded Scarf

Free crochet pattern/Beaded Scarf http://www.niftynnifer.com/2014/11/crochet-beaded-scarf.html #Crochet #Crochetbeaded #Crochetscarf
Special Abbreviations.
Ch(s) = Chain(s).
Dc(s) = Double Crochet(s).
Cluster = (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) all in one stitch.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Sk = Skip.

I used.
600 seed beads (60 seed beads per row).
1.75 mm Crochet hook.
Aunt Lydias Crochet Thread. Classic 10. Colour: 'White'.

Gauge.
Approximately (cluster + chain 9)X 2  = 6 inches.







Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween Costume Idea ~Homemade Ewok

Halloween Costume Idea ~Homemade Ewok http://www.niftynnifer.com/2014/10/halloween-costume-idea-homemade-ewok.html #Halloween #Ewok #Costume

Round Up ~Dogs & Cats Crochet Patterns

Round Up ~Dogs & Cats Crochet Patterns http://www.niftynnifer.com/2014/10/round-up-dogs-cats-crochet-patterns.html #Crochet #Crochetroundup #Crochetpets


With the Holidays approaching, don't forget your pet. 
Work up something fun for your fur baby. 
Here is a fun and fabulous collection of crochet for your dogs & cats.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Free Crochet Pattern ~Apple Tree Motif

Free Crochet Pattern ~Apple Tree Motif http://www.niftynnifer.com/2014/10/free-crochet-pattern-apple-tree-motif.html


I used:
Yarn: Bernat Mosaic, Medium 4. Colours: Budgie & Medusa.
Scrap pieces of red yarn (Medium 4).
4.5 mm hook
Round marker
Darning needle

Skill Level: Easy


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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Halloween Costume Idea ~Zombie Lego Man



Halloween Costume Idea ~Zombie Lego Man http://www.niftynnifer.com/2014/10/halloween-costume-idea-zombie-lego-man.html
Most boys and girls love Lego!
One of my sons asked to be a Lego man for Halloween. He is a huge fan, and has built many sets. His collection is wonderful for an 11 year old boy, with almost every piece in it's place.
So I decided with his age, he has very few years left to enjoy 'trick or treating'. I don't know if I captured the whole Lego Zombie Apocalypse thyme, but I sure tried and my sons smile was all that mattered in the end.



Monday, 13 October 2014

Free Crochet Pattern ~Kaleidoscope Dream Circle Vest


Free Crochet Pattern ~Kaleidoscope Dream Circle Vest http://www.niftynnifer.com/2014/10/free-crochet-pattern-kaleidoscope-dream.html

I LOVE THIS YARN! It is called: Bernat Mosaic, the colour is 'Psychedelic'. I love everything about this yarn. I can crochet for hours and feel confident, as it worked perfect with my chosen hook, and in my hands. The colour change was spectacular and kept my eyes dancing as I was able to see clearly each stitch I had previously made.
I loved it so much I even ordered more Bernat Mosaic in other colours.
Note: When fastening off, or tying knots, be sure not to pull too hard as the ends will sometimes break shorter than anticipated, making weaving in ends a bit harder.








I Used:
Yarn: Bernat Mosaic ~Medium 4. Colour 'Psychedelic' (3 balls, approximately 300g).
I purchased this particular yarn here: E-Tent
Hook: 5.5 MM
Ribbon to lace it. You can also attach buttons. Get creative.
Needle

Special Abbreviations:
Ch = Chain.
Ss = Slip stitch.
Hdc = Half Double Crochet.
Lhdc = Long half double crochet.
Dc = Double crochet.

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