Sunday, 20 April 2014

HOTCHPOTCH Quick Easy Crochet Gifts eBook

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TIME for EASY Crochet Gifts


The time has come to talk of many things:  of hats for men - and mittens - of scarves, slippers - and flower and heart things...

Thanks to the many requests I received, I have finally managed to put together an eBook and I have included patterns which have been the most popular and most favourited to-date.  

A Collection of Most Popular and Most Favourite

This crochet eBook called HOTCHPOTCH has a selection of eight (8) crochet patterns, these include six (6) crochet garments and two (2) crochet motifs.  In the eBook you will find hats for men, mittens for men and women, unisex mobius scarf and slippers, along with a simple flower and heart motif for embellishing your creations.

These crochet patterns were designed with a focus on simple and quick ways to achieve a unique crochet garment.  Each one of these patterns has been a huge hit with buyers, here are some of the buyers comments:
  • Love the fact that these work up quick. So cute. 
  • Great hat pattern!! I made it for my husband and he loves it. Easy to understand and thick & comfortable. 
  • Gorgeous love hearts....great pattern & instructions. 
  • Your "Sweet Dude" pattern is awesome! 

AND the question I have for you - Which one will you make first?


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Crochet Patterns Perfect Christmas Gifts

Just in case you are wondering, yes, I have made all of these as gifts for Christmas and birthday gift giving. There is nothing like a handmade gift which is personal and unique, especially for the person receiving the gift.  

I invite you to give it a try, you have at your disposal in this eBook, a total of eight (8) crochet patterns, six (6) garments and two (2) motifs.  Just imagine the variety of gifts you can make, each gift will be unique, just by using different colours and different yarns, and they are loads of fun to make too!

This is a great deal - you receive a total of eight (8) patterns at a super price and a wonderful saving!

HOTCHPOTCH eBook has a total of 25 pages.

Here's a preview:

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First nine (9) pages include Cover page, Copyright page, Welcome page, Table of Contents, and Things you Need to Know - Skill Level, USA/UK Hook sizes, Guidelines, Yarn weights, Yarn substitutes, Care instructions, Special stitches, USA abbreviations. Fifteen (15) pages of Patterns, and Closing page.

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YOU CAN MAKE IT UNIQUE

Choose the perfect pattern, the perfect colour, the perfect yarn and make a special gift for a special individual.  Give the gift of handmade!

HOTCHPOTCH Quick Easy Crochet Gifts eBook

Eight (8) simply perfect crochet patterns for QUICK and EASY CROCHET GIFT GIVING

  1. SWEET Man Hat
  2. DUDE Man Hat
  3. SHADOW Scarf Mobius
  4. TRAVELLER Slippers
  5. COUNTRY Man Mittens
  6. SHELLS Mittens for Her
  7. FLOWER Motif
  8. HEART Motif
SKILL LEVEL: Easy to Intermediate (not for beginners)
TERMINOLOGY:  This eBook written in USA - AMERICAN crochet terms.



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HOTCHPOTCH Crochet Gifts eBook

is available from my online stores

CRAFTSY        RAVELRY

Enjoy!
Ciao, ciao!

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


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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

SPRING HATS - MAN HATS - UNISEX HATS

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SPRING MAN HATS

Imagine cold misty mornings in spring and walking along the seafront or through the woodland. This hat gives you just enough protection against the damp cool air, without being too wintry warm.

A perfect hat for the man or men in your life and I think it is also good enough for the woman or women in your life as well. My darling and I have one each and I just love it!  It's just the right amount of head cover when out walking in the early morning or late afternoon when the "wind chill factor" can still make you feel a bit chilly and I know what that can be like because we do a LOT of walking.

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YARN TALK:


I just love the yarn I found for this hat, it's Rowan Creative Linen, 50% Cotton 50% Linen, with just the right thickness, without being too bulky.

I first made the hat in an older Debbie Bliss yarn I found in my stash (85% cotton and 15% cashmere) see the photo above I am wearing the trial hat. However, this yarn is no longer available, like many lovely yarns it is now discontinued, so I had to find a replacement, also it was a bit too soft and girly for my man!

The Rowan Creative Linen yarn has been absolutely perfect for this man hat.  It comes in 100g hanks and is 200m (219yds) in length and with 3 hanks I have been able to make two hats and have enough for a third. Absolutely fabulous.

Check out the Rowan colours for this yarn there is a lovely selection of 20 colours.

I'm in two minds about whether to make another hat or use the remainder of the yarn for a cowl?  I have more of the grey left and think it would be perfect as a lovely mobius (inifinity) cowl, which I could also use on my walks.  Time will tell - would definitely need to get another hank.

So if you are a keen walker or rambler or wayfarer, then this is the perfect hat for you and your man. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.  Some pattern details are listed below.

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PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Intermediate
SIZES:  Four (4) sizes - Adult S/M/L/XL
YARN USED:  Rowan Creative Linen  ● 50% Cotton 50% Linen ● 100g 200m (219yd) ● 3 colours
HOOK:  G-6 (4mm)

You need to know how to:  crochet in the round; colour change; front post double crochet (UK raised treble crochet).
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WAYFARER Hat PATTERN 
AVAILABLE in 
UK British and USA American Crochet Terms


PLEASE SELECT THE CORRECT PATTERN TERMINOLOGY 
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enjoy
ciao, ciao!


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