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… I hope you find lots of useful information to help & inspire you in your crochet journey… Enjoy!!!
 

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Reversible Freeform crochet, knit, felt & beaded scarf….

CarnivalThis piece is one I originally created for a competition for the Embellish Magazine in 2010. No… I didn’t win but did make it in the 1st 50, the photos of which were published in the June 2010 issue. The scarf, (I called it ‘Carnival’), has been sitting idle in a box since then & I was delighted to rediscover it. There & then, I decided that it’s time for it to see the light of day again so I’m offering it for sale in my Etsy shop.Carnival 2

Now… this freeform crochet, knit felt scarf wrap is not for the faint-hearted. This is a OOAK, never to be repeated scarf, wrap… A Unique piece of wearable art for someone with attitude & who dares to be different.

A pain white silk scarf has been ornately embellished incorporating felting, beading, freeform crochet & knitted motifs. I used all sorts of yarn from acrylics & metallic to cotton & pure wool & all sorts of techniques: crochet, knitting, felting, beading, tassels & even a little hand-dyeing. It’s double-sided with each side being different so it’s totally reversible.

I know, I know… it’s absolutely ‘over the top’…. but, enthusiasm sometimes has no bounds. I’m so glad I found it… it made me smile… I hope you enjoy it too…

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Freestyle knitted scarf, wrap, shawl with freeform crochet motifs….

I’ve created quite a few of these freestyle knitted scarf, shawl, wraps with freeform crochet motifs over the years & they’ve proven to be very popular, probably because they can be worn any-which-way… as a light summer wrap or a chunky winter scarf… either way, they make a jazzy addition to your creative style…

Freestyle wrapThis Purple, Turquoise, Beige wrap is gorgeous & has a lovely drape… one size fits most – 114 cm (45”) long x 45.5 cm (18”) wide – available for sale in my Etsy shop

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freestyle wrap charcoalThis charcoal one is more classic but also drapes the body beautifully… one size fits most – 114 cm (45”) long x 45.5 cm (18”) wide – available for sale in my Etsy Shop

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Freeform Crochet Shrug, Bolero, Jacket…

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Here is another freeform crochet shrug, bolero, jacket based on my ‘Easy Crochet Shrug, in 3 steps’ pattern…

This particular shrug was created in Noro King & assorted yarns using chevron & spirals patterns as the most prominent crochet motifs. I love these little shrugs… they’re loose fitting & lightweight, great for those summer evenings or to jazz up your favourite winter jumper (sweater)… best of all they’re super fun to make… enjoy!!

Available for sale in my Etsy shop

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Crochet Chevron Pattern… by popular demand…

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So many of you have written asking me for this crochet chevron pattern… Well.. Yay! I’ve finally written it up & I hope you enjoy this quick & easy sharp corner peak, high ribbed chevron that I incorporate so often in my freeform work.

However, there is no reason why you can’t use it for more conventional things like: cot rugs, afghans or bedspreads – It’s a beaut little pattern for using up those scrap yarns in your stash – Or, you can take it that bit further by embellishing the ribs with embroidery, fancy yarn & treads or buttons & beads. Work in whatever yarn & appropriate hook you favour, each will give you unique results.. so, experiment & have fun with it!

  • The pattern includes:
  • both UK & US terminology
  • pattern diagram (chart)

This pattern is available for sale as instant downloads on Etsy & Ravelry

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White Felt Cloche Hat…

white-felt-1I don’t do a great amount of felting but, from time to time, I get a creative nudge & give it another go.. As a novice  felter the results are often unpredictable… sometimes disappointing… always a learning curve… & sometimes, as in this  lovely white felt cloche hat, super delightful…

The cloche hat was crocheted in 100% pure Australian wool & felted in a washing machine then embellished with a touch of beige & brown rovings that have been needle felted onto the white base. The decorative knotted braid was hand felted from 100% pure Australian fleece & attached to the hat.

Available for sale in my Etsy Shop 

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