My latest crochet commission was for a gorgeous baby sun hat for a little girl.
Made in Katia Cotton yarn and the pattern is
Cute crochet dresses.
For a change I made my little girl party dresses with a material skirt instead of the usual crochet skirt.
Crochet Party Dress
I’ve made this lovely party dress for our local yarn shop Purl ‘n’ Lace. It is made of cotton and the pattern comes from Ravelry.
It is made with Katia Brisa in gold. The yarn is great to work with, the colour is a metallic gold but is soft enough for baby garments and it doesn’t split.
I finished it off with a couple of cerise/gold flowers and used some cerise ribbon and tied it at the front.
With the yarn left over I also made a necklet.
The pattern is a simple formula to creating a cardigan in any size with any type of yarn and any size hook.
Each cardigan is made largely of two hexagons, so if you can granny square you can hexagon.
My version is a little different to others I have seen as it has extra rows on the back to create a flat back neck.
There is a photo tutorial and charts.
It’s amazing that something so simple takes a lot of explanation.
Hope you all enjoy the pattern.
Crochet – Granny square Cardigan pattern….I keep getting asked how I make my granny square cardigans so I’ve decided to write a pattern to share. As I normally just crochet these little cardigans without reference to any pattern I had to take it slowly and write down every step I carried out. Well it won’t be a pattern as such it will be a “how to” as there is a simple formula to creating a cardigan in any size with any type of yarn and any size hook…sounds great eh.. Oh and by the way these cardigans are made from hexagons not squares which is a bit daunting the first time as they do not lie flat…… Also my version is a little different to others as it has extra rows on the back to create a flat back neck.
Julie W is doing a great job in checking and correcting the pattern for me, and in the process making her first crochet cardigan. She has also checked some other patterns for me which will be published soon. Back to the cardi she has just got to the border and the ties so I should get the pattern back soon then I can finish it off and publish it.
Not only is there a working method I’ve put in a photo tutorial as well.
Watch this space……………….
Previous cardigans I have sold through Purl n Lace in Swanage.
This weekend has been crochet baby shoes and boxes weekend.
Purl and Lace(local wool shop) wanted some replacement baby booties in the mary-jane and ballerina style. I had 2 commissions for mary-jane booties. I was also out of the gift boxes I supply them in.
So I settled down on Friday after our visitors had left and got crocheting.
The patterns I use are a variation of a set of patterns I Purchased on Etsy. They are sold in the Lovely Crow etsy shop, she has some great patterns. Be warned though they are american patterns so watch your stitches.
All my booties are crocheted in DK and 4 ply cotton, which means I have to make them at least a size bigger than required as the patterns are designed for worsted weight yarn. I find that american patterns use worsted and aran a lot, its a shame we don’t have the range of aran yarns over here, especially cotton aran.
As I had run out of boxes I also made some origami gift boxes. These are made out of standard craft card stock, just by folding and no glueing although I do cheat by using a sticker to anchor the edges inside each part of the box.
I made a selection of boxes for use now and for use later on.
So now my shoes are ready for sale. I used my label and stickers to finish them off.
Its a good job I don’t make the booties any bigger as I can’t make the boxes any bigger with 12″ card stock.
Got a craft fair next weekend so I shall need some of these boxes.
Hand made – amelia dellow designs………. Who is amelia dellow I hear you ask.
amelia dellow was my gran on my mums side. When designing patterns and making our hand crafted items a lot of them are a joint collaboration between myself and various friends so rather than using my name I decided to use an umbrella brand name.
So all our patterns whether they are free or for purchase and our handmade hand crafted items all bear the brand amelia dellow.
You’ve probably seen our logo in a previous post.
and our tags and icon.
Our baby shoes gift in a box.
Our latest patterns look like this.
I’m back blogging again
Its been a while since I last blogged and a few things have changed, some have progressed and some things might start to happen. Here are the headlines more will follow later.
Jane and I have closed The Loft Shop at the gallery, Janes work can still be found at the Boilerhouse gallery and other venues around Swanage. My knitted and crocheted work can be found at Purl & Lace in Swanage.
I have moved house to the other end of Swanage. (most stressful move I’ve ever had). I now have a smaller study so am trying to use up the wool stash which I didn’t realise was so big until I came to pack it all up to move.
Running is a bit hit and miss, mostly miss at the moment.
We came through the terrible winter virtually unscathed apart from needing a new aerial, so lucky.
Julie and I ran some learn to crochet workshops leading up to Christmas, and I ran a sewing shop in the new year.
I’ve designed a couple of baby patterns.
Made lots of knitted and crocheted items for myself and for Purl & lace.
Summer season started today as the schools have broken up and the weather is extremely hot.
The dog is either paddling or lying in the cool around the house.
I’m gradually moving the free patterns to this site
What a great day yesterday in our workshop handmade Christmas – Paper and yarn.
Lots of lovely ladies, some new attendees and some ladies who have been before.
This time we were fortified by Chocolate chip cake and tea.
Many paper items were made by all and we all did a bit of crochet in the afternoon.
I certainly had a great day showing them all.