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Hello friends and fellow crafters!

Today I am super thrilled and excited to be sharing the news of a brand new crochet book with you. A book packed full of beautiful projects, all designed by a fellow creative soul and dear friend Marianne of the all inspiring blog marrose-ccc.

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Colorful Crochet is packed full of bright and cheerful projects to wear and for the home. The designs totally reflect Marianne’s style and eye for colour, and each project gives at least two ideas for application of technique used. Visually stimulating photos and ample designer tips and tricks shared, make for many hours of fun reading and making.

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There is only one problem…which project to choose and make first!!

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I decided and then changed my mind…then decided again and changed my mind…again!! Finally I settled on making the Striped Baby Blanket “Ingrid”. Something spoke to me looking at the beautiful stitch Marianne had used for the sample in the book, and as I had been wanting to make a blanket in hues of blue for a while it was the perfect time to set to it.

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In the book Marianne uses DMC Just Cotton Medium and a hook size 6.5mm, but I prefer to work with slightly less thick yarn and settled for Sirdar Colourwheel in shade 0204 and hook size 4.5mm. Yarn and hook at the ready I couldn’t wait to get started and I am totally loving the way this has turned out. You could say that I was loving every stitch of it!

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The patterns in the book are very clear and easy to understand with some projects having charted as well as written instructions, and there are ample of designer hints giving that little bit of extra information on sizing or how to best attach motifs together. With more than 20 projects in the book there is something for everyone and all abilities, and I dare you not wanting to make every single item.

As you can see, I am totally smitten and want to congratulate Marianne and Tuva Publishing for getting together and giving us this true gem of a book. And just when you think it can’t get any better than that…

Not only did dear Marianne ask me to be part of a blog tour of amazing talented fellow bloggers, she also gave me a copy of the book to give away to you my fellow readers and friends. How do you like that for a surprise on a sunny Sunday?!?

To be in with a chance to win a copy of COLORFUL CROCHET by Marianne Dekkers-Roos, head over to my Instagram Feed to find out what you have to do.

As for me…

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…I might spend the day under my beautiful new blanket pondering the pages of Colorful Crochet and deciding what to make next!

Enjoy!

X.

#12monthsofhappy #madewithloops.co.uk

Good morning lovely people, it’s a beautiful day here in Wales and I hope the sun is shining wherever you are too.

Time flies and the other day I realised that I am rather late with this month’s installment of the #12monthsofhappy dishcloth series. So, without further ado…

What you need – Man braucht

Approx. 70m of soft yarn in two colours – I used Scheepjes Catona 25g/62m

Ungefähr 70m weiches Garn in zwei Farben – Ich nahm Scheepjes Catona 25g/62m

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3.75mm Knitting Needles – 3.75mm Stricknadeln

Darning Needle to weave in ends – Stopfnadel zum Fäden vernähen

Finished size of the cloth: 20 x 20 cm when slightly stretched

Fertige Maße des Spültuchs: 20 x 20 cm etwas gedehnt

How to – So gehts

Cast on 58sts with col A and knit 3 rows – Mit Farbe A 58 Maschen anschlagen und 3 Reihen rechts stricken

Rows 1-4: work in stocking stitch using col B

Reihen 1-4: mit Farbe B glatt rechts stricken

Rows 5-6: knit using col A

Reihen 5-6: mit Farbe A kraus rechts stricken

Repeat rows 1-6 a total of 10 times or until piece is desired size.

Die 1-6 Reihe noch insgesamt 10 mal wiederholen, oder solange arbeiten bis das Spültuch groß genug ist.

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Cast off and weave in all ends.

Alle Maschen abketteln und Fäden vernähen.

If desired work a row of dc crochet around outer edge using col A.

Falls gewünscht kann man mit einer Runde fester Maschen in Farbe A alles umhäkeln.

Enjoy! X.Viel Spaß X.

You can download a PDF of this pattern HERE – Ein PDF der Anleitung kannst du  HIER bekommen.

 

 

#12monthsofhappy #madewithloops.co.ukHello Friends,

We are well into April and I am getting ready for this year’s Knitting Retreat taking place in the French Alps. Last preparations are in full swing, with workshop notes and programmes being typed as we speak. Soon I will be packing my suitcase ready for departure and the rather large box of yummy yarn will be loaded into the car. It’s all very exciting and I can’t wait meeting all our guests.

It is also time for this month’s instalment of the #12monthsofhappy dish/face cloth, so without further ado…

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What you need – Man braucht

Approx. 70m of soft yarn – I used Cotton DK Classique by Stylecraft  100g/184m

Ungefähr 70m weiches Garn – Ich nahm Cotton DK Classique von Stylecraft  100g/184m

3.75mm Knitting Needles – 3.75mm Stricknadeln

Darning Needle to weave in ends – Stopfnadel zum Fäden vernähen

Finished size of the cloth: 20 x 20 cm when slightly stretched

Fertige Maße des Spültuchs: 20 x 20 cm etwas gedehnt

How to – So gehts

Cast on a multiple of 10sts – 50sts with for this cloth

Ein vielfaches von 10M anschlagen – 50M mit für dieses Tuch

Rows 1 (WS): [k1, p1] to end

Reihe 1 (RR): [1M re, 1Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 2: [p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1] to end

Reihe 2: [1Mli, 1Mre, 1Mli, 1Mre, 2Mli, 1Mre, 1Mli, 1Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 3: [k1, p1, k3, p3, k1, p1] to end

Reihe [1Mre, 1Mli, 3Mre, 3Mli, 1Mre, 1Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 4: [p1, k4, p4, k1] to end

Reihe 4: [1Mli, 4Mre, 4Mli, 1Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 5: [k5, p5] to end

Reihe 5: [5Mre, 5Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Rows 6-8: as row 5

Reihe 6-8: Wie Reihe 5

Row 9: [k4, p1, k1, p4] to end

Reihe 9: [4Mre, 1Mli, 1Mre, 4Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 10: [k3, (p1, k1) x2, p3] to end

Reihe 10: [3Mre, (1Mli, 1Mre) x2, 3Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 11: [k2, (p1, k1) x3, p2] to end

Reihe 11: [2Mre, (1Mli, 1Mre) x3, 2Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 12: [k1, p1] to end

Reihe 12: [1Mre, 1Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

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Row 13: [p1, k1] to end

Reihe 13: [1Mli, 1Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 14: [p2, (k1, p1) x3, k2] to end

Reihe 14: [2Mli, (1Mre, 1Mli) x3, 2Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 15: [p3, (k1, p1) x2, k3] to end

Reihe 15: [3Mli, (1Mre, 1Mli) x2, 3Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 16: [p4, k1, p1, k4] to end

Reihe 16: [4Mli, 1Mre, 1Mli, 4Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 17: [p5, k5] to end

Reihe 17: [5Mli, 5Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Rows 18-20: as row 17

Reihe 18-20: wie Reihe 17

Row 21: [k1, p4, k4, p1] to end

Reihe 21: [1Mre, 4Mli, 4Mre, 1Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 22: [p1, k1, p3, k3, p1, k1] to end

Reihe 22: [1Mli, 1Mre, 3Mli, 3Mre, 1Mli, 1Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 23: [k1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1] to end

Reihe 23: [1Mre, 1Mli, 1Mre, 2Mli, 2Mre, 1Mli, 1Mre, 1Mli] bis zum Ende wiederh.

Row 24: [p1, k1] to end

Reihe 24: [1Mli, 1Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Repeat these 24 rows once more and then rows 1-9 again.

Diese 24 Reihen noch einmal wiederholen und dann Reihen 1-9 noch einmal arbeiten.

Cast off and weave in all ends.

Alle Maschen abketteln und Fäden vernähen.

Enjoy! X.Viel Spaß X.

As always you can download a printable PDF of the pattern here!

Wie immer gibt es hier eine PDF Version der Anleitung zum ausdrucken!

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