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crochet a rainbow ::

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I came across Sarah London's blog and this post in particular whilst reading meet me at mikes, she is calling for donations of crocheted granny squares, which will become fabulous handmade blankets to be gifted to those who have been affected by the Australian floods.


In her words ::


I’m asking for donations of granny squares which I will then make up into blankets to be distributed to those...

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heart granny square :: a pattern ::

Posted by vicki brown on

Granny square pattern with a little something different. This heart centred crochet granny square would make a gorgeous afghan blanket.


Please note this pattern is written here in english crochet terms,  which differ from american crochet terms, there is a fabulous table here which gives translations of all the stitches I've use here.

ingredients ::

3 x contrasting balls of double knit weight yarn.

    I used stylecraft special double knit 100% acrylic in cream (A) pale rose (B) and raspberry (C)

4 mm crochet hook

Abbreviations ::

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a blanket for the rug ::

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a blanket for the rug ::


well a blanket version  of the rug at least.


a blanket for the rug ::


Ever since we got this rug I've intended to crochet a blanket which matched in some way.  Originally I was just going to use the colours and do a traditional granny square blanket.  But the more I've admired the rug and thought about the blanket to accompany it, the more I thought an exact replica might be the way to go.


a blanket for the rug ::


I finally purchased the yarn on...

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new necklaces ::

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new neclaces


well maybe not so new, I've been making a squirreling these away for months now!  I finally got round to photograhphing them all today.


new neclaces


Hopefully they will be in my shop sometime over the next few days.



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owls for me ::

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owls for me ::


I was asked to knit something for a twitter friend.  I've never been asked to knit something for someone before (normally I just inflict my creations on others) so I was hugely flattered.  


The pattern in question was owls by Kate Davies.  I had never heard of Kate Davies and her blog needled before, but my am I glad I now have, she has some beautiful patterns!  I completely adore these gorgeous pa...

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