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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!

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Hello friends! It’s been a fair long while since my last post and for that I am sorry. It has been a bit of a struggle here as I have been battling with a rather nasty viral infection that doesn’t want to go away. Today is the first day in a long while that I feel well enough to sit in front of the computer and I want to take this opportunity to say hello to all of you.

I also want to introduce you to my latest collaboration design, a vintage inspired baby blanket. This is a collaboration between myself and the lovely Jeni of Fyberspates Yarns. I am sure many of you have worked with some of Jeni’s gorgeous yarns before, this however is a brand new yarn, produced together with Rachel Coopey of Coop Knits. Socks Yeah is a fabulous new yarn in ten delicious colours designed by Rachel. Hard wearing and machine washable at 30 degrees, 75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon, this yarn is perfect for baby blankets as it is supersoft and has a very high cuddle factor.

As my brief was to come up with a design inspired by vintage colours I firstly set about researching various Pinterest sites. This was followed by trying a multitude of different crochet stitch patterns which I sent on to Jeni for her to choose her favourite. I am pleased to say we both agreed that small hexagon’s were the the most perfect way to show off the yarn and colours, giving the blanket a true vintage feel.

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photo courtesy of fyberspates

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The pattern for the vintage hexie blanket will be launched by Jeni via her various channels soon…sign up for her newsletter to be the first to know or check back here on the blog. Hope you like it!

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Just a quick reminder that the pattern with tutorial will be published here on the blog on

Friday, 26th September 2014

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