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Hello lovely peeps, how have you been?

All is good here at Made with Loops HQ and today I want to introduce you to a brand new crochet book written by the talented Tanya Eberhardt and published by the lovely people at Tuva Publishing. You might know Tanya from her inspirational blog at Little Things Blogged . A blog full of inspiration, free patterns and lovely stories featuring crochet, I can highly recommend for you to pop over and have a little parusel.

Tanya has just written a beautiful crochet book called Home Decoration in Crochet and she has asked me to be part of her blog-tour…so exciting! Every day a different blogger/instagrammer will introduce and showcase the patterns featured in the book, so when mine arrived last week I couldn’t wait to get started.

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I decided to make the beautiful Granny Square Cushion and after trying a few different cotton yarns I settled for one of my favourites: Vinnis Colours Nikkim, a lovely soft 100% cotton yarn from South Africa.

Well written and charted instruction made it very easy and pleasurable working up this pattern and before too long I had finished. There are twenty five colourful designs in the book, all promising to brighten up your home and Tanya is giving away a copy of the book over on her blog. Why not pop over for a chance to win!

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My cushion now has pride of place on my bed and I am totally in love with it.

Hope you like it too!

X.

PS. Follow the blog and instagram tour, next up is Funda Kaya over on Instagram find her at @kikalite

Hello friends, it’s been a while!

Today sees the release of my latest pattern and I am proud to tell you about it here too.

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Meet Cloud my latest shawl design and available for instant download via Loveknitting or my Etsy shop.

Almost weightless, very soft and fluffy just like a cloud, this shawl is the absolute go-to accessory for year round wear. A symmetrical shawl knitted on the bias increasing outwards from one point for a long flat triangle, it is non bulky with many options for an effortless and easy to wear look. A must in every Knitter’s wardrobe.

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For the sample in the photo I used one ball of Schoppel Edition 6 and one ball of Lang Mohair Luxe. This would make a great first shawl project for the novice knitter or, for the more experienced knitter, this is a perfect project to relax in front of the TV with. The shawl knits up in no time at all and is finished with a crochet corkscrew edging.

The finished size of 32cm x 150cm make Cloud the perfect accessory to keep you snug and warm without being thick and heavy.

I hope you enjoy!

X.

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When the lovely peeps from Lovecrochet.com got in touch the other day asking if I would like to try out the latest Paintbox Yarn, I jumped at the chance. Never one to say no to a freebie, and always keen on quick projects, I was only too happy to give this chunky yarn a go.

It didn’t disappoint!

A generous parcel arrived at my door, containing 3 balls of Paintbox Chunky Pots in shades (from left) Paradise – Making Hay – Fairytale…what to make?

The yarn comes from Turkey (brilliant as it’s one of my favourite places), is super soft and perfect for snuggly projects and each ball is 200g/272m.

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As you know, my hubby is artist Mark Gittins. He paints at his beloved Studio 59 where it can get very chilly at times. Looking at and feeling this yarn, I thought of him and that it would be lovely to make him his very own artists blanket.

Without further ado, and with crochet hook in hand I set to work and today I want to share my quick and easy pattern with you because I think you might like to make one too 🙂

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I used all three of my Chunky Pots and a 6mm Crochet Hook with the finished blanket measuring 85cm x 120cm.

Here is what I did: (UK terms)

Start by making two 5 round Granny Squares and then sew them together at one side to form a rectangle.

Next: With right side of work facing, join in yarn at any corner and work 3ch (counts as tr), [1tr, 2ch, 2tr] in same space, *(1ch, 3tr) in each 1ch-space to next corner, [2tr, 2ch, 2tr] in corner; rep. from * all around and join with a slip stitch to the beginning of the round.

Work the next round the same, but instead of (1ch, 3tr) in each ch-space, work (1ch, 2tr) into each of those spaces.

Alternate these two rounds until you have just enough yarn left to work just one more round.

For this last round work 1dc into each stitch and 3dc in each corner space.

Weave in all the ends and you are done!

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I worked this up in just two evenings, and it fits in perfectly with my idea of a quick yet satisfying project. The blanket is super soft and warm, I enjoyed working with this yarn immensely, and I know this will be a much used and loved item.

Please share yours using #artistsblanket.

Enjoy! X.

 

N.B. This post was sponsored with yarn only. The comments about the yarn and the pattern are my own!

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