Category Archives: New Patterns

Starry Night Mandala Pattern & Tutorial

Hello everyone,

I’m here today with a new Mandala design.

I have named it Starry Night, and I created it with a child’s nursery in mind.  With that said however, my own (gold and white) version is hanging happily on the wall of my small home office. Smiles.

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I have made this one using Scheepjes Twinkle Yarn in shades 901 and 914.

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It works up so quickly and easily you can have this made in a night!

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I also worked this up using 4 shades of DK Cotton, and have included both versions of the pattern (2 and 4 colour) in the PDF Download for your convenience.

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I love this Starry Night Mandala in both colourways, and to be honest, I’m hooked completely on the whole mandala thing.

So watch this space, there will without a doubt, be more mandala patterns coming. :0)

As always, you can find the pattern in these places;

Love Crochet

Ravelry

Etsy

Made By Mums

And also – but you have to be quick as there is only one at the moment!! You can grab yourself a whole complete kit which includes the White Coated Wire Hoop, both shades of Scheepjes Twinkle yarn, the 2 colour version printed pattern and free P & P – Just hop on over to Made By Mums and get it before it’s gone.

I have also added a short tutorial on You Tube for attaching the mandala to the wire hoop, which you can find here.

Thank you so much for stopping by today,

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx

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It’s Written In The Stars!

Good evening everyone, and a very happy Friday to you indeed.

I am very happy to be announcing my very first collaboration with Teri of The Ungrateful Wench on this blog post. :0)

Its Written In The Stars Shawl Wrap

As soon as I saw her truly beautiful hand dyed yarn, I knew what I had to create with it.  And I do mean had to.  Sometimes, every once in a while, there comes along a special kind of yarn that simply speaks to you.  It whispers in your ear, and it tells you what it wants to become.

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This was one of those times.  Smiles.

And so, using Blue Galaxy and the contrasting Teal – both in Merino/Nylon 4 ply – I created this stunning It’s Written In The Stars shawl.

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The yarn is sublime.  It is so soft it was like working with velvet.  If you take a close look at my tension swatch you will see just how velvety soft it felt.

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The shawl pattern itself, is very quick to make up, and it can be done in around a week.  It took me slightly longer due to ill health, but some of my testers  completed it in that time.

It is a fairly easy shawl to create, and the most complex stitches are Front Post, Back Post and Double Treble (UK) / Triple (US.)

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I do truly love this shawl so much, and I’m already working on another one.  This time I’m trying it out in a Scheepjes Whirl (I’m using Dandelion Munchies) and it is looking superb too!

More pictures of this delightful shawl are going to be following across the week, both from my testers and from me using the whirl.

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If you would like to purchase this gorgeous shawl pattern for yourself,  you can find it in all the usual places (listed below for your convenience.)

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Here are some pictures from me using the Scheepjes Dandelion Munchies Whirl. :0)

And here are some pictures from my fabulous testers too! 🙂

On the right (green & floral) is more delicious yarn from Teri of The Ungrateful Wench.

I have also added a short tutorial on working a Front Post Treble stitch into a row of Double Crochet stitches. You can find it on my tutorials page by clicking here.

Love Crochet

Ravelry

Etsy

Made By Mums

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Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

I hope that you each have an amazing weekend filled with your favourite things. :0)

Karen.xx

Ocean Spray Cowl Crochet Pattern!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

The big freeze is set to arrive next week, so what better time to release my brand new Ocean Spray Cowl Pattern?!Collage 2019-01-03 10_01_27

My awesome testers love this pattern, for it’s ease and for the beautiful textures that it offers.

I love this pattern, and the design itself, it’s like wearing a big warm hug!  Smiles.

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Of the cross stitch included in this design, somebody said that they are like blown kisses.  I loved that description so much!  A little bit of love wrapped around you for warmth.  Perfect.

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Here is Vanessa, modelling her version.  She used a different chunky yarn and it worked up just beautifully.  A little larger, but I love it!

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Another one worked up a little larger (it’s all about preference) and shows how versatile this newest Cowl design actually is.

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This is the daughter of one my testers, doesn’t she model it just beautifully?!

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Mine was created using Caron X Pantone (I used 2 sets, but depending on tension or if you want to make it bigger, you may need3 sets.) 

If you want to substitute the yarn for another Chunky weight yarn, then you will need 50g in each colour.  You can use 5 colours and repeat the sequence, or 10 different colours.  The choice is yours.  Smiles.

Don’t forget about the 1K Giveaway that I’m hosting on my Instagram Page, full details are on this blog post here.

As usual you can purchase this Ocean Spray Cowl crochet pattern from the following outlets;

Love Crochet

Ravelry

Etsy

Made By Mums

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Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!

Karen.xx