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Learning to Crochet

Many of the blankets made by Carolyn are finished off by crocheting the squares together, so I thought it was about time I learned to crochet. I hope you can see the improvement, left is my first attempt and right is week 3, once you understand what you are doing it does get easier. The stitches are easy enough but counting and understanding how the stitches work together is the tricky bit - but I think I am getting there. I am going to make a small baby blanket using Deramores Studio DK and the medium Butterfly Loom. I have made 6 squares using the frost colour, wrapping the loom 6 rows. I have knotted around the outside only and pulled all of the central intersections into one large dai

Not quite summer?

The weather is all over the place at the moment, sunny for an hour and then tipping it down with rain! No sooner have you got togged up for colder weather the sun is back out again. There is nothing I can do about the weather, but to keep the chill off when the sun disappears behind a cloud try one of our lightweight ponchos. We have a smaller size made using Hayfield Bonus Aran with 20% wool and a larger one using Drops Alpaca. Great for slipping on over T shirt and jeans. And to counteract those icy northern blasts we are still getting, how about our scarflette, just big enough to wrap around your neck without the bulk of a scarf. Great if you are out early and need something to keep y

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