Monday, 20 February 2012

Planning for the summer

It's about time I started making some money so I'm going to begin making items that will be ready to sell this summer, I've even ordered a mini sewing machine from John Lewis, so that I can line the CoCo Slouch bag and the many other bags that I want to make. I may try and crochet a vest or a wrap/stole. Watch this space.

Ephraim - Blanket

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Randomly changing shades creates a spiralling tunnel effect
Finished Size
22’’ x 22’’

1’’ x 1’’ = 6sc st x 6 rows of sc

Yarn: MillaMia Extrafine Merino Wool
Shade A: Putty, Shade B: Forget Me Not, Shade C: Storm. 2 x 50g balls of each (more if desired).
Hook: 5mm (UK), (USA)
Tapestry needle

Ch = chain
Ch sp = chain space
Sl st = slip stitch
Sc = single crochet


Using shade A.
Ch 4, join with the first ch to form a loop (use a magic loop).

Round 1: ch 1 (counts as first sc here and for all other rounds), work 1 sc, *ch 2 work 3sc. Repeat from * twice more. Ch 2, 1 sc. Join to the first st using sl st.

Round 2 and all other rounds: ch1, work 1 sc in the back loop of each st. In the corner ch sp, work 1 sc ch2 1 sc. When joining to the first st (at the end of each round) work through both loops.
Change shades at random intervals to create the colour effect of the blanket. With this method each blanket will be unique.

You are free to make this pattern for personal use. If you are selling this item, please credit the design to Mrs U Makes... and post a link to the pattern if selling online. Please do not reproduce this pattern in whole or part anywhere; you may add a link to the original pattern.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Finally....I'm back online.

I haven't had internet access for the passed few months but finally I am back online. I have finished Elise, and though I'm not 100% happy with it, I'm glad it's finished as I now know what is needed in order to improve the design. Ephraim is still not finished (the boys just wont give me the time). Some good news...I found the hook I was using for the Accessories Case, it was hidden in the ball of yarn, once I finish Ephraim it will become my primary WIP. I'm yet to order the yarn to finish the Slouch Bag, I want to focus on my current WIP's before I complete it.

I hope to finish them soon because I'm eager to knit some socks, I haven't done this before but after seeing some sock patterns as acquiring various DPNs I can't wait to get started.

I will post pitures of Elise ASAP, not sure if I will upload the pattern though.