Sunday, 15 January 2017

FLOWER POWER Crochet

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FLORA 2 CROCHET FLOWERS PATTERN


In May 2016 my inspiration for designing these little crochet flowers came from the spring blossoms my husband and I witnessed whilst on our walks through the countryside. I love how these naturally wild flowers can be so tiny and delicate. I am not trying to imitate their wild beauty exactly, I've just interpreted what I saw and created a crochet flower which will remind me of the original. I hope they will delight you just as much as they have delighted me.


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FOUR (4) Crochet FLOWERS pattern includes:-

1. Crochet Flower VINTAGE ROSE - 5 petals
2. Crochet Flower STAR JASMINE - 5 petals
3. Crochet Flower BUTTERCUP - 8 petals
4. Crochet Flower SEA HOLLY - 12 petals



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Crochet flowers are crochet in the round using two (2) colours. I used remnants from my yarn stash mainly DMC Petra Crochet Cotton Size 5 and a 2mm hook. 


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You can also use Wendy Supreme Cotton 4ply which is slightly thicker but still gives a nice small flower using same hook size. If you wish to substitute the yarns do check the YARNSUB WEBSITE for the best matching yarn.




PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY: Easy Intermediate
SIZES: One (1) size
MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 2in (5cm) diameter
YARN: DMC Petra 5 ● 100% Mercerised Cotton 3ply
YARN SUBSTITUTE: WENDY Supreme ● 100% Luxury Cotton 4ply OR any similar mercerised cotton
TENSION: Not critical - medium tension.
NOTIONS: 2mm hook, Yarn needle

PATTERN NOTES: Flora 2 consists of a total of four (4) crochet flowers; two (2) five petal flowers; one (1) eight petal flower; one (1) twelve petal flower. Instructions in this pattern are for four (4) flowers using two (2) colours with each flower.



FLORA 2 CROCHET FLOWER PATTERNS


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available from my online stores


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Enjoy!
Ciao, ciao!


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Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.
All rights reserved.


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Sunday, 1 January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL




THE YEAR 2016 HAS NOW DRAWN TO A CLOSE

AND AS WE ENTER A NEW ONE,

ALL I WISH TO SAY IS

MAY THE NEW YEAR 2017 BRING YOU

LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS

FOR NOW AND FOREVER!


As another year has come to a close, I wish to THANK YOU ALL for your ongoing support and for reading about my CROCHET and KNIT CREATIONS here on this blog.

THANK YOU for buying my patterns and for PARTICIPATING by leaving comments here and via my other social media. Your contributions do keep me smiling!


Ciao, ciao!

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Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.
All rights reserved.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

ANIKSI - Springtime Crochet Bag

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Springtime Crochet Patterns



It's time to say arrivederci to the cold and gloomy days of winter, and start crocheting a few new accessories which will spruce up your spring/summer wardrobe and also your home decor.

Here is my spring/summer time crochet bag pattern for 2016. I am hoping it will inspire you all to get out your hooks and your favourite cotton yarns or threads, and allow those creative juices to flow!

This is a great pattern for using up all those odd remnants you have sitting in your stash.  It is exactly what I have done here with this bag creation.  I started with the afghan squares and then proceeded to design the rest of the bag, which took into account how much cotton yarn I had left of each colour.  Luckily I had an ample amount of white cotton yarn for my main colour (MC), because I really didn't want to be buying any extra just to finish this bag.  I am going to give this bag a cotton lining to extend the life of the bag and to help keep the shape, however it is always up to you to decide whether you line it or not.

I must admit it has taken me a while to finish writing up the pattern for this afghan bag, mainly because there have been other more important things happening in my life, and unfortunately, instead of posting this blog in May here I am posting it in August. C'est la vie!


ANIKSI Bag Crochet Pattern


This crochet Aniksi bag does not take very long to crochet, you can have it done in a few days, with plenty of summertime left to enjoy using it.  Come and give it a try and have some fun using up your cotton yarn stash!


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PATTERN DETAILS:


DIFFICULTY:  Easy Intermediate
SIZE:  One size
MEASUREMENTS:  Circumference of bag 24in (61cm);  13in (33cm) deep.
YARN USED:  Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 8ply 
YARN SUBSTITUTE:  Any similar DK cotton yarn
NOTIONS:  3.5mm (E-4), Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES:  Bag consists of four (4) afghan squares; two (2) rectangular pieces; one (1) long strip; two (2) handles. Instructions in this pattern are for one (1) bag using eight (8) colours. This pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions. 
This pattern is available in USA American Crochet Terms.


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ANIKSI Bag Crochet Pattern
is available from my online stores

CRAFTSY      ETSY      RAVELRY

Do come and have a play with the
ANIKSI Afghan Bag Crochet Pattern
use as many colours or as few as you dare!

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to explore my other afghan crochet patterns 
which are listed below


Enjoy!
Ciao, ciao!

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Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.
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