Monday, 4 March 2019

My ARROW HEADS Saga

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My lengthy hiatus!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Valentine's Day, to you all. I hope you all had an awesome time with family and friends celebrating these holidays.


It is now March and I apologize for a long three (3) months since my last blogpost ARROW HEADS CROCHET COLLECTION in November.


Between November and now there has been quite a bit going on in my personal life and I have not been able to crochet or knit since September 2018 (if you want to know more, click HERE, then scroll down to More Recently). 

However, I am aimimg to catch up, by working on writing up some of my patterns which I designed and crocheted/knitted over a year ago and at the time I was unable to write up and share with you.

NEW CROCHET PATTERNS

I have finally added the last two (2) crochet patterns to my Arrow Heads Crochet Collection EBook, 1. Double Arrow Scarf and 2. Multi-Arrow Hat. 




1. Double Arrow Scarf

Double Arrow Scarf is an easy, enjoyable crochet experience working back and forth, you should be able to make a quick scarf in no time and dare I say from one (1) ball of yarn (of course it depends what you use, but it can be done).

PATTERN DETAILS:


DIFFICULTY: Easy
SIZES: One (1) size
MEASUREMENTS: Length 68in (173cm); Width 5.5in (14cm)
YARN USED: Lincraft Winter Warmth ● 100% Acrylic Mohair ● 50g ● 306yd (280m)
YARDAGE: Approx. 306yd (280m)
SUBSTITUTE YARN: Any Lace Weight mohair yarn.
TENSION: Approx. 18sts x 16 rows to 4in (10cm) in arrow stitch. Scarf is worked with larger hook and looser tension than recommended on label.
NOTIONS: 5.5mm hook, Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES: Scarf is worked flat. Photographs accompany the written instructions at the end of the pattern.



2. Multi-Arrow Hat


To finish off the collection I have included the Multi-Arrow Hat which uses the arrow pattern all the way around the body of the hat. If you use a yarn which changes colour gradually for the Arrow round you will get this cute multi-coloured hat, I chose a darker shade of plain coloured yarn to accentuate the awesome colours in the variegated yarn, I think this has to be my favourite!

PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY: Easy Intermediate
SIZES: One (1) size - Hints on size adjustment at end of pattern
MEASUREMENTS: Circumference 20in (51cm) Length 7.5in (19cm)
YARN USED:
Hayfield Bonus Breeze DK ● 100% Acrylic ● 100g ● 306yds (280m) ● MC Embers (477)
Hayfield Bonus DK ● 100% Acrylic ● 100g ● 306yds (280m) ● CC Purple (840) ● 1 ball of each
SUBSTITUTE YARNS: Any similar DK yarn, one ball plain bold colour, one ball variegated colour. Always check with YARNSUB website to get the best match.
YARDAGE: Approx.: 41g = 125yd (114m);
TENSION: 22sts x 20 rows to 4in (10cm) in sc stitch
NOTIONS: 4mm hook, Yarn needle

PATTERN NOTES: Hat is worked top down in the round. Instructions are for a two (2) colour hat. Each round is completed before changing colour. Photographs accompany the written instructions at the end of this pattern.





ARROW HEADS CROCHET COLLECTION EBOOK
is available from my online shops





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PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!

Enjoy!
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Thursday, 15 November 2018

ARROW HEADS Crochet Collection

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ARROW HEADS is a His and Hers Crochet Collection which includes hats, mittens, scarf and headband. Designed for the winter season this collection can be worn in spring and autumn by changing your yarn choice. You can have a bit of fun by playing around with colours too!



It has been one (1) year since I first released the Arrow Heads Hat and Headband patterns. The original plan was to release a few crochet patterns using the Arrow Stitch pattern in a small collection of hats, mittens, headband and scarf.



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Somehow even though the crocheting of such items was carried out the actual pattern writing was on the backburner. So here I am today about to remedy the situation with the following two (2) patterns ARROW MITTENS and DOUBLE ARROW HAT. 

As soon as I have completed adding the remainder of the Arrow Heads patterns to the ARROW HEADS COLLECTION I will be releasing the complete EBook in 2019.  Make sure you keep checking back for the announcement of the release date.

Arrow Heads Crochet Collection

The Arrow Heads Collection so far includes crochet patterns for the Arrow Hat and the Arrow Headband, both patterns utilise the single Arrow pattern. 

Next Instalment - Double Arrow Hat

Once you get the hang of the simple, Arrow pattern you can move on to the Double Arrow Hat. 

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The Double Arrow Hat is the perfect FAMILY autumn/winter beanie.  The pattern includes four (4) sizes so the whole family can share in the Arrow Hat wearing experience. An easy Aran yarn hat for warmth with an insertion of a double Arrow stitch. Make a hat with a different combination of colours for each family member.

PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY: Easy-Intermediate
SIZES: Four (4) sizes - A = Small; B = Medium; C= Adult Large; D = Adult XLarge
YARN USED: Knitcraft Aran Yarn with Wool ● 80% Acrylic 20% Wool ● 200g ● 426yd (390m)
SUBSTITUTE YARNS: Hayfield Bonus Aran with Wool - please check YARNSUB website for the best match.
NOTIONS: 5mm hook, Yarn needle

PATTERN NOTES: Hat is worked top down in the round. Instructions are for a two (2) colour hat. Each round is completed before changing colour. Photographs accompany the written instructions.

THIS PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN USA American Crochet Terms.



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Matching Arrow Mittens

To complete your accessories outfit you can also go ahead and make the fingerless mittens. The mittens pattern has been written for two (2) sizes only, Adult Medium and Adult Large, simply mittens for your darling man and yourself.

PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY: Easy-Intermediate
SIZES: Two (2) sizes - A = Adult Medium; B = Adult Large
YARN USED: Aran with Wool ● 80% Acrylic 20% Wool ● 400g ● 920yds (840m)

SUBSTITUTE YARNS: Hayfield Bonus Aran with Wool - please check YARNSUB website for the best match.
NOTIONS: 5mm hook, Yarn needle
PATTERN NOTES: Mittens are worked bottom up in the round. Instructions are for a two (2) colour mitten. Separate instructions for the Right and the Left hand. Each round is completed before changing colour. Photographs accompany the written instructions.

THIS PATTERN IS WRITTEN IN USA American Crochet Terms.



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DOUBLE ARROW HAT
CROCHET PATTERN
is available from my online shops

LOVECROCHET     and     RAVELRY

and

ARROW MITTENS
CROCHET PATTERN
is available from my online shops

LOVECROCHET    and      RAVELRY


BE CREATIVE

PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!

Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
how to crochet, crochet patterns, knit patterns,
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com

Copyright © 2008 Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet. All rights reserved.  All materials contained on this website, including images, are protected by the UK and International Copyright Law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Barbara Summers. Please CONTACT me at crocknit@gmail.com if you wish to obtain such permission.
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Friday, 2 November 2018

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 20% OFF SALE



“The time has come," the Walrus said, 
   “To talk of many things:

Of GRATITUDE--and APPRECIATION--and MANY THANKS--
   To all my loyal followers and regular customers--

And why I am still here-- It's all because of you!”

YOU, my dear friends, are my motivation to design and share my creations! I have enjoyed all aspects of creating, designing and blogging over the last eight (8) years. Even though in the beginning I was so unsure of what I was doing, the years have been very enjoyable learning, exploring and sharing with you all, and your kind comments, enquires and feedback have definitely been an INSPIRATIONAL bonus. 

I thank you all!  

THANK YOU is the main reason for my first ever 20% OFF SALE across all my patterns from my online shop on RAVELRY.

TIMED-LIMITED OFFER so please don't miss out!

Starting Friday 2 November 2018 
at 12 noon London time 
and
Finishing Monday 31 December 2018 
at 12 midnight London time.

JUST LOG IN TO RAVELRY 
and 
choose as many patterns as you like 
and get a 20% DISCOUNT

REMEMBER TO USE THE COUPON CODE
20%XMAS2018


Choose the patterns you wish to purchase 
by PRESSING Add to Cart, 

THEN USE the Coupon Code link which will appear during purchase. 

BE CREATIVE

PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!

Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
how to crochet, crochet patterns, knit patterns,
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com

Copyright © 2008 Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet. All rights reserved.  All materials contained on this website, including images, are protected by the UK and International Copyright Law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Barbara Summers. Please CONTACT me at crocknit@gmail.com if you wish to obtain such permission.




Saturday, 15 September 2018

STAR LOVER Mandala Collection

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When you wish upon a star
makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
will come to you

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Sunday, 12 August 2018

STAR LOVER Mandalas

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Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have this wish I wish tonight.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

SUMMER DAZE MANDALA

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I had a dream, a dream about crochet and in the middle of the night, I woke up and drew the shape from the dream. The very next morning I sat down and crocheted the shape. I didn't know what to do with this shape and for six (6) years, this shape has been patiently waiting to share its beauty with the world. 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

BASTILLE DAY CROCHET

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Each year on July 14 France celebrates Bastille Day, it is a French national day and a major public holiday and traditionally considered as the symbol of the French Revolution. 

Saturday, 23 June 2018

BEEHIVE BEANIE Free Crochet Pattern

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Resurrecting Old Crochet Hats

In the mid-1980's I remember my Polish mother-in-law, Henryka, showing me how to crochet in a spiral and how to add contrast surface-crochet. [Originally the surface-crochet was made using a slip stitch, however, over the years I have changed that to (slip stitch, ch1) instead, which I think is way better].