Thursday, April 29, 2010

Watermelon anyone?

I signed up for a pink swap over on Ravelry. My Swap partner didn't crochet so I thought I'd make her a scarf inspired by one of Lucy's but with my own spin.

 After the first few motifs were done it was dubbed "The Watermelon Scarf" and the name stuck. But once finished it needed something extra so a little pink butterfly was added. Can you see it? Just there on the end. The butterfly pattern is from Suzann Thompson's book 'Crochet Bouquet'.

It's really a very good book. It has both written instructions AND graphs!

::While I'm on a roll with finishing things, here is the 'Nice 'n' Spicy' bag I finished crocheting awhile ago (quite a while ago!) and procrastinated about doing the lining for.

  The pattern is by Jackie Ebdon and can be found in Simply Knitting 55, June 2009. It really is a very easy pattern, I was able to make it while watching t.v. I used Anchor Magicline which is about 8ply/worsted cotton - very nice to work with.

Cheers!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ripple, Ripple, Ripple.........

As promised, and I know it was a while ago, here is the finished ripple cushion! Ta Da!!!



Yes, that is the tail of a fury helper. Basil decided to lend his artistic skills. :)


The multi-coloured front is made from Moda Vera Bamboo/Cotton that I found at Spotlight on sale for $2 a ball. It actually only took one ball of each colour with some leftover. The back is made from purple Patons DK Smoothie and took two balls. I had planned to use the other half of the recycled cotton jumper but decided to save that for another cushion.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Crochet Flower Squares

Look what I discovered! Beata over at Rose Hip has written the pattern for the most amazing crochet flower square. Here's a peek::

 
::Photo courtesy of Beata @ Rose Hip::

There is also a pattern for just the flower itself which can be found here.
::Photo courtesy of Beata @ Rose Hip::

New project just added to the list! I think a bag or cushion is in order.

What do you think? I'm off to stash-dive to find something to turn into these fantastic creations.