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OwlCapone Thu 14-Aug-14 10:53:28

Team Hooker, now with added pictures smile

Whilst on holiday recently, I finished a hat and started a blanket. The blanket will have at least 200 4" squares in the end so I have a little way to go!

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Fri 15-Aug-14 17:01:47

Lovely colours Owl.
I've just finished this blanket, it's only granny squares but I'm quite pleased with it.
I've got two others on the go, a diagonal box stitch and along wave and last night I though about starting a flowers in snow blanket as well.

FolknNorah Fri 15-Aug-14 18:01:57

Wow they are both lovely. I have finished my first read only project of a raindrops cushion from attic24.
That's a nice hat, where did you get the pattern for it?

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Fri 15-Aug-14 20:49:22

That's lovely Norah, can I ask what yarn you used?

OwlCapone Fri 15-Aug-14 21:28:47

Yay! Responses and fabulous pictures smile Both use colour palettes I am fond of.

I made the hat pattern up [preen]

I've also made up the spot pattern too to meet my personal design requirements. I just hope it works out like I see it in my head!

FolknNorah Fri 15-Aug-14 23:31:04

Thank you you're being too kind though, grin I 'm too chicken to try a blanket right now so am ultra impressed by your blankets they seem like something to aspire to. smile i have started my next cushion - same colours but in a granny stripe this time. I'm making 4 all together, there will also be a ripple one and a blooming flowers one.

aJumpedUpPantryBoy I used hayfield bonus dk, stylecraft special dk and patons fab so I could get the colours I wanted. I'm not over keen on the orange, it works in theory as part of the garden theme but in that picture looks a bit ' ooh look at me'

OwlCapone your hat is fab, well worth preening over grin if you ever decide to share the pattern could you make it extremely easy for a beginner to read?wink pictures, description of what each stitch is....
I've made a few winter hats but need a few summer hats too now.

OwlCapone Sat 16-Aug-14 08:35:47

Have a look at the Spice colour on Stylecraft DK. It's a burnt orange rather than look At Me.

The hat was easy, but my pattern was "make a flat circle tip he right size for your head, stop increasing and just crochet round til the bucket fits your head, restart for flat circle increases to form the brim." I tend to wing it a lot!! The most complicated bit was that i decided to make the colours spiral but there is no need for that at all. I matched the size to an existing fabric hat I have that fits (I have a large head!)

Catsmamma Sat 16-Aug-14 16:59:04

I just finished this.

On the 29th June I found the blue yellow green hexagons and decided to make some more to use up some pink, purple, and light blue yarn.

Then it all got a bit obsessive and around a hundred hexagons later, all with a black join-as-you-go border added and a granny stylee border to finish I have a fabulous blankie!! grin

OwlCapone Sat 16-Aug-14 19:39:47

That's fabulous smile

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sat 16-Aug-14 20:53:37

Lovely Catsmamma, looks like a stained glass window.

Catsmamma Sun 17-Aug-14 18:38:04

thankyou..I am well pleased with it :D

I am saving it all nicely folded up on my chair to cosy in on the next chilly evening! :D

IntheYear2525 Sun 17-Aug-14 18:46:13

I have just finished a tea cosy for my cleaner. I will sew on the buttons and post a photo after trauma time bedtime.

MiaowTheCat Mon 18-Aug-14 07:57:16

Wow at the hexagons - mine has been on the go over a year and still wouldn't cover one of the kids' dolls as a blanket!

FolknNorah Mon 18-Aug-14 12:31:59

Your hexagon blanket is amazing. I have just finished another cushion, so that's granny stripes learnt now smile next up is ripple pattern.
Front, back and together.

IntheYear2525 Mon 18-Aug-14 22:30:11

Here's my tea cosy.

I love looking at other people's projects, especially their use of colour. Sometimes I get sucked into Ravelry and lose hours.

OwlCapone Mon 18-Aug-14 22:36:51

It's wonderful smile I think it's a shame that I don't use a teapot as I do love a tea cosy.

FolknNorah that cushion is just as lovely as the first. How many are you going to make for a compete set?

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Mon 18-Aug-14 23:05:26

Lovely tea cosy.
Yellow and blue look great together.

folknNorah, you're crocheting at a rate of knots! I bet your settee looks great with its crocheted cushions.

FolknNorah Tue 19-Aug-14 07:48:46

I love the zigzag pattern and lose days in ravelry and wool warehouse amongst other retail establishments wink.

Thank you, yes, the granny stripe was really quick, am now on a ripple cushion cover (there are 4 in total) which I did wrong somehow at first so it didn't ripple so I re did the first row (which was hell btw) and it is all good now.
The final cushion cover will be in the vintage pattern on artic24 blog I have decided. All the same colours but different ways of doing it IySWIM? Granny and ripple aren't random, raindrops and the next one are/will be.

Here is a bag I made for myself that I love. The colours are much nicer irl (honest)

VirtualPointyHat Tue 19-Aug-14 08:16:10

Love that bag Norah

I made this for DSis to start uni, lots of childhood memories etc on each square

CinnamonPlums Tue 19-Aug-14 08:25:20

I mostly make toys and bits and bobs. Blankets seem like to huge a project!

I'm psyching myself up to try a clothing item....

OwlCapone Tue 19-Aug-14 08:46:03

FolknNorah Love the bag. I really enjoy making crocheted bags as they have a real purpose at the end and get used a lot I have 4. I will ferret out the photos.

VirtualPointyHat Great blanket! I think I may have to start planning DS1's uni blanket even though he's 3 years of going. I'm not good at finishing blankets!

CinnamonPlums They're great smile I like making small things as you usually have an end date in sight, unlike a blanket! Blankets are daunting but they do look impressive if you manage to finish them.

FolknNorah Tue 19-Aug-14 09:06:13

Oh the toys are lovely grin. I am a bit of a fan girl over anyone who makes a blanket tbh. wink

I'd love to make some clothing too, I've knitted baby things but I want to (crochet) make kid stuff now.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Tue 19-Aug-14 09:42:25

I have a very short attention span, so big projects end up being half done. But all these are lovely. My last thing was tiny 50s style brooches of baskets of flowers.

OwlCapone Tue 19-Aug-14 09:50:53

Gorgeous smile

VirtualPointyHat Tue 19-Aug-14 12:44:10

the brooch is adorable!

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