Saturday, 26 January 2013

Crochet heart (pattern)

How is Blogland today?
A long time ago I made some crochet hearts that was a prize in a giveaway. (here)
Although I was happyish with the pattern, it still had an annoying hole, that I covered/hid with a bead.
The hole has now gone! YAY!!!

So here's the pattern!
All UK terms. 3.5mm hook.

Ch 3 and join to form a ring.
Ch 3.
Now work 3dtr, 3tr into ring. 
Ch 1.

Then 3tr, 3dtr into ring ch 3
slst into ring.

(Finish here if you would like a tiny heart, or you can change colour.)
Round 2
In the first dtr work 2dc

In the next dtr, work 3dc.
Work 1dc in the next 4 sts 
1dc in 1ch sp 
slst into first ch 
1dc in 1 ch sp.
Now work 1dc in next 4 sts.
3dc in next st
2dc in next st.
slst into center hole.
snip off yarn and pull through.
Pull really tight, 
Now turn heart over and knot the 2 tails together tight.
This gives the shape.
All done!
Gratuitous pics

As always if something is not clear, or you find a mistake, please leave a comment and I'll amend it for you!
Hope you enjoy.
Till next time

P.S Great link party here!

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Giant granny square FINISHED!!!

I finished my giant granny square!  
I thought that it was going to be ANOTHER one of those unfinished things that lurk in my basket! ( I say basket, but really it's a foot stool that I shove everything in!)

I was a little unsure about a white boarder, but I had an idea that needed something plain.


48 to be precise! 
All made on the inside pegs of my flower loom.
I stitched each flower on using a little yellow bead for the flower center.

I'm a very happy bunny, and am pleased with how it has turned out!

The secret I found to keeping it square is to simply turn. As you finish each round, turn your square over to work the next round. I also joined my yarn on a different corner for every round. I hope that helps anyone thinking of making one too!

Till next time

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


Hello! On the first of December, I had my first trip to London! I loved it, all the noise, smells, people. I'm certain i couldn't live there, I'd miss the countryside and the sea far to much! We started in hyde park in the winter wonderland.
I don't think the temperature managed to get above freezing all day! Next we moved on to Bigben and the houses of parliament.
I can't describe how excited and happy to REALLY see Bigben. I get very over excited about seeing things that I have seen on the T.V. in real life!!!!! Trafalgar square and Nelsons column.
I nearly forgot to mention the Tube! I totally totally loved the tube!
Next we went to Harrods. No photos of this because I hated it!!!!!! It was the thing I was most looking forward to as well! Do you know what? Even if I won the lottery or was left lots of ££££££ from a rich relative I didn't know about, I would not spend a single penny in there! NASTY!!!
Off to visit the Queens house!
I would love to go again soon, as there are soooooo many thing I would like to see! I'll leave you with a few more pics!
Till next time xxx P.S. Does anyone know why I can't have paragraphs? All my writing is bunched up and doesn't look very nice, plus it's difficult to read! Any advise will be gratefully received!!!