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Woolly Garlands for Cupoftea's beautiful girls. Knitters and crocheters needed.

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KnottyLocks Fri 30-Sep-11 23:15:12

You may have been following the progress of Cupoftea?s beautiful daughter, Beatrice Primrose.
This project is to make garlands for Cupoftea?s daughters, to include the flowers in all their names and other lovely things. We would appreciate your help.

The idea is to make some garlands similar to this woolly one.

However, we would like to include the following:

Bees for Beatrice
Primroses
Violets and Daisies for Beatrice?s sisters
Flowers
Any decorative motifs
Triangular bunting that we can stitch crochet motifs onto (size to be confirmed)

If you are a knitter wanting to make bunting, garter stitch is preferable as it will lie flatter.

Unlike the blanket projects, these woolly things can be made from any wool.

I will post more details including sizes and links to patterns shortly.

Please sign up if you?d like to contribute.

KnottyLocks Fri 30-Sep-11 23:19:11

Apologies for the misplaced ??s. Cutting and pasting didn't transfer blush

DaisySteiner Fri 30-Sep-11 23:21:27

I would be happy to make some.

(Hope you got my parcel in the past few days - so sorry for late arrival but just couldn't get to the post office before)

KnottyLocks Fri 30-Sep-11 23:24:37

Yes I did, thanks Daisy.

And thanks for this one.

mothmagnet Fri 30-Sep-11 23:28:07

It's a lovely idea, I'll definitely knit some bunting and will try out some flowers.

OtterBjitch Fri 30-Sep-11 23:34:31

I'd like to try some flowers. My crochet is probably better than my knitting.

mumatron Fri 30-Sep-11 23:37:58

Be happy to donate but can't crochet/knit.

Let me know if I can help with wool for anyone.

DoodleAlley Fri 30-Sep-11 23:41:32

My knitting skills aren't as good as many peoples on here but with instructions I can have a go. I've been really touched by this story but not posted for fear of overloading the thread so its nice to have the chance to do something.

I'll check back tomorrow for my marching orders!

DoodleAlley Fri 30-Sep-11 23:48:19

'People's' instead sorry! Honestly no excuse!

OpheliaBumps Fri 30-Sep-11 23:51:38

Put me down to help. I'm more a knitter than a crocheter but i did crochet flowers a few years ago.

Alambil Sat 01-Oct-11 00:29:35

I have totally not seen this story - is there a link?

yestheyareallmine Sat 01-Oct-11 01:30:37

hello count me in please

ljny Sat 01-Oct-11 02:14:26

LewisFan, here's a link to cupoftea's thread: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/bereavement/1302293-My-newborn-girl-is-going-to-die-not-sure-what-to-do-now

Jacksmania Sat 01-Oct-11 02:34:01

I would love to help. Can't go on Bereavement threads though, sorry sad - could someone summarize what happened?

Will dust off my crocheting skills.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 01-Oct-11 06:51:09

What is garter stich? blush. I would like to do triangles if I can Knots!

MinnieBar Sat 01-Oct-11 07:27:46

I could knit a triangle if someone has a pattern. Is there a colour preference as I have some lovely teal wool.

KnottyLocks Sat 01-Oct-11 07:38:19

Simple crochet flower and leaf patterns here

Tiny crochet hearts here

More little crochet flowers

I'm doing a pattern for crochet bunting at the moment and will post it later.
Someone else is working on the knitted version, also to be posted later.

There are some patterns for bees on Ravelry. Also patterns for knitted and crochet flowers. It's free to join if you aren't a member.

KnottyLocks Sat 01-Oct-11 07:39:03

Piste, garter stitch is the basic knit stitch. You can do that one!

SoupDragon Sat 01-Oct-11 07:39:15

Any wool, any colour.

rubycon Sat 01-Oct-11 07:46:19

I'm happy to help. Will have to knit as I can't crotchet. I have wool, but will accept more from donors.

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 01-Oct-11 08:12:40

I do garter stitch? Me?! I didn't know that's what it was called.
<proud moment>

And Knotty I would like to offer my help to sew the crochet and knitting onto bunting tape at the end. smile

KnottyLocks Sat 01-Oct-11 09:40:27

We're going for 5" wide kniited and crochet bunts

Colours and wool: your choice.

I have a collection of odds and ends from the blankets so have blues, greens, purples, lilacs, pinks, creams, silvers. I'm also getting some soft yellow and white for primroses and daisies. The bees will obviously be yellowy but feel free to be creative with your colours choices.

I think we should aim for bright and cheery but avoid 'in your face lary' smile

KnottyLocks Sat 01-Oct-11 09:42:35

Pattern for a Granny Crochet 5” Bunt – worked like a granny square

3 Chain, slip stitch into first ch to form a ring.

Round 1
3 chain, 3 treble in ring, [2 ch, 4 tr in ring, twice] 1 ch, dc into top of first 3 ch

Round 2 – working into chain spaces
3 ch, 3 tr in 1st chain space, [1ch, 4 tr, 2 ch, 4 tr, twice], 1ch, 4 tr in last ch sp, 1 ch, 1dc in top of 1st 3ch

Round 3 – working into chain spaces
3 ch, 3 tr in first ch sp, 1ch, 4tr in next ch sp, 1ch, [4tr, 2ch, 4tr, in corner], 1 ch, 4 tr in next ch sp, [4tr,2ch,4tr] in corner, [1ch, 4tr in next chain space, twice] 1 ch, 1dc into top of 3ch.

Round 4
3ch, 3tr in first ch sp, [1ch, 4tr in next ch sp twice], 1ch, [4tr, 2ch, 4tr into corner space],
[1ch, 4tr into next ch sp, twice], 1ch [4tr, 2ch, 4tr into corner], [1ch, 4tr into next ch sp, 3 times] 1ch, 1dc into top of 3ch.

I've checked it through but if anyone tries it and spots a mistake, please shout!

KnottyLocks Sat 01-Oct-11 09:44:36

So concerned was I to type 'bunt' correctly, I stuffed up 'knitted'. Sorry.

mothmagnet Sat 01-Oct-11 09:44:57

Thanks, I'll get started.
Just to clarify, the bunting is 5" at the top then tapering down into a triangle? Would you also like some rectangular bunting?

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