Thursday, 28 February 2013

BRIGHTEN UP WITH COLOUR

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Oh these grey, grey days, hard to put a smile upon my face days,
nothing but grey, cold, wind and rain...

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can't wait for spring, where's the colour in my world?

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Hidden in the darkness, these fabulous colours appear, perfect for happy and vibrant crochet fun, to brighten up my gloomy world!

You can never be too busy to have some fun with happy colours.

AND with Easter festivities coming up soon, I have decided we need loads more happy colours indoors to make up for the grey gloom outdoors.

Here is what I have been playing with: brightly coloured coastersin three (3) sizes.

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Now you can make them with the King Cole Bamboo Cotton as I have, or use any other colourful thread you prefer to use, so the smaller the hook and yarn/thread thickness the smaller the size.  

You can have loads of fun with these, changing colour every round, every other round, or only change colour once, it's all up to you.

Let's talk crochet coaster design:  inspiration came from the colours of the bamboo cotton, the coaster needed a spring feel.  Spring means colourful blossoms, something we don't see during the winter months. 

And I wanted to keep it simple, so a basic little blossom edge, around a simple colourful centre.  So easy!

EASTER BLOSSOMS Coasters Crochet Pattern
is available from my online stores:

Ravelry      Craftsy

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Enjoy every moment,
focus on every stitch,
create a masterpiece....

ciao, ciao...


Copyright © 2008
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.
All rights reserved.


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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

HAPPY CROCHET HEARTS - FREE PATTERN

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You can never have too much LOVE!  and this Valentine's Day is just a little reminder to spread the love around.  Loving you, loving me!  

I am dressing up my home with HAPPY crochet HEARTS, happy love hearts. I have crocheted a total of 30 hearts and hung them from a very long chain of loops.



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PATTERN DETAILS:  

YARN:  DMC |Petra 3
HOOK:  2.5mm
MEASUREMENTS:  Length of chain - 194in (493cm) OR 16ft 2in (4.93m)
Total Hearts:  10 SMALL, 10 MEDIUM, 10 LARGE

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COLOURS:  Lots of orange, little bits of red, white, yellow

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TO HELP WITH THE WRITTEN PATTERN 

Here's a VIDEO of the making of the happy hearts



MAY YOU HAVE A HAPPY, 
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, 
AND 
A VERY HAPPY, 
HAPPY HEARTS LIFE!

Ciao, ciao...
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