Maths and Knitting/Crochet: Tesselation

Maths and Knitting/Crochet: Tesselation

Why do we always make blankets from squares and hexagons? Why not regular pentagons, heptagons or nonagons? I'll give you a clue.......... it is something to do with the angles. Squares fit together nicely with no gaps so they tessllate. That's why I used them for my lampshade. I decided to make Continue reading

Crochet Hook Rolls and Project Bags

Crochet Hook Rolls and Project Bags

Last week's sewing day was all about using up scraps. I have only recently got into crochet  and didn't have anywhere to store my hooks. Cue - make some crochet hook rolls. I made on to match my knitting needle roll. I then decided to use some really bright colours and a daisy trim that i got in Continue reading

Crochet: Hat, Scarf and Wrist Warmers

Crochet: Hat, Scarf and Wrist Warmers

During last week I finally finished these wrist warmers. they took me three or four attempts to get started but once I got the hang of them they were quite quick to make. The pattern was in a lovely muted green colour but I had wool in these colours to usse up and a hat and scarf made in them too. I Continue reading

Crochet: Granny Square Lamp Shade

Crochet: Granny Square Lamp Shade

I have been leafing through a few crafty magazines recently and have noticed lots of knitted and crocheted lamp shades. They are lovely and I thought they might be a fire hazard but decided if I used 100 % cotton then it would be no worse than fabric normally used to cover a lamp. I had an old lamp Continue reading

Last weeks makes including: Knitted Corsage, Fabric Necklace, Dog Bed, Tag Blanket and a Crocheted Hat

Last weeks makes including: Knitted Corsage, Fabric Necklace, Dog Bed, Tag Blanket and a Crocheted Hat

Last week was a busy one for trying new things. I had a few gifts to make and also wanted to make something for myself. It was my sisters birthday and so I knitted her this lovely corsage from the pattern and kit that came with this months Lets Knit magazine. I also decided to make her a fabric Continue reading

Crochet Addict

Crochet Addict

I leaned to crochet recently and thought I would find it difficult as a knitter. The opposite is true, I grasped the granny square within a few hours and created this cheerful scarf. I was then ready to move on swiftly. I found and adapted a pattern for these great little bags. I then decided to Continue reading