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Spring is here and maybe, like mine, your accessories wardrobe could do with a little brightening up, a little colour injection to put a spring into your step.

I saw a really good idea (well, I thought so!) in a German Magazine the other day and, after some tweaking by yours truly, I thought I share it with you here.

All you need are some scarps of yarn (4ply cotton works best), a 3mm crochet hook and some beads or buttons.

Let’s get started: (UK Terms)

Chain 53 (or if you use thinner yarn ch 63)

Work 5htr into 5th ch from hook, *skip 2ch, ss in next ch, skip 2ch, 5htr in next ch; rep. from * along to last ch, work 10htr into last ch.

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Don’t turn your work but continue by working on the other side of the chain (as shown in photo above) in exactly the same way as before: *skip 2ch, ss in next ch, skip 2ch, 5htr in next ch; rep. from * to end, ss to beg.

Ch6 and ss to make a loop.

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Now comes the fun bit!

Let your imagination run wild and decorate with beads or buttons!

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A quick little project that’s fun to make. Try different yarns, different colours and different decorations. You could make these for little girls birthday party goodie bags, or even teach little girls to make for themselves.

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Whatever you do…have fun!

Enjoy!

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dear diary,

Summer is here…the sky has been blue most of this week and temperatures have been slowly rising. Even here in North Wales we have 22C today…Yippee!!! and it’s suppose to last over the whole weekend and into next week.

What better time than to sit outside and work on your ‘homely blanket’ squares…

Quest Square 11

rico creative cotton aran – 4mm hook – 13 x 13cm

 

8ch, join with ss to form a ring.

Rnd 1: *6dtr, 3ch; rep. from 3 times, join with ss.

Rnd 2: *work cluster in 6dtr, 5ch, ss in 2nd of 3ch, 5ch; rep. from * 3 times, join with ss. Fasten off and join new colour on top of any cluster.

Rnd 3: *[3dtr, 1ch, 3dtr, 2ch, 3dtr, 1ch, 3dtr] in 3ch sp of rnd 1, ss on top of cluster; rep. from * 3 times, ss to join. Fasten off and join new colour in any ss on top of cluster.

Rnd 4: 6dtr in same sp, *[6dtr, 2ch, 6dtr] in next 2ch sp, **6dtrin ss on top of next cluster; rep. from * twice and from * to ** once more, join with ss. Fasten off and join new colour at same ss.

Rnd 5: *1dc in each of 6dtr, 1dc in ch sp between groups of 3dtr of rnd 3, 1dc in each of 6dtr, 3dc in corner; rep. from * 3 times, join with ss. Fasten off and join new colour at any st from prev. rnd.

Rnd 6: 3ch, work 1tr in each st around working 3tr in centre of corner dc’s, join with ss.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Note: Cluster explained – to work a 6dtr cluster: Yarn round hook twice, work the first stitch omitting the last stage to leave 2 loops on hook. Work next 5sts in same manner resulting in 7 loops on hook. Wrap yarn over hook and pull through all 7loops to finish the cluster.

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svarta faret tilda – 3mm hook – 11 x 11cm

 

I am off to do prepare for a crochet workshop tomorrow. Wishing you all a lovely weekend full of hooky fun. xx

dear diary,

With a long, and hopefully sunny, bank holiday weekend coming up I thought this a good opportunity to publish quest square number seven. I know there is nothing better than  spending a few hours sitting in the sunshine doing some hooky 🙂

7 March 13

rico creative cotton aran – 4mm hook – 12 x 12cm

 

4ch, join with ss to form ring.

Rnd 1: 8htr into ring, join with ss. Fasten off and join new colour.

Rnd 2: *3tr, 1ch; rep. from *7 times, join with ss. Fasten off and join new colour at any ch sp of prev. rnd.

Rnd 3: *2tr, 3ch, 2tr in ch sp of prev. rnd; rep. from *7 times, join with ss. Fasten off and join first colour to any ch sp of prev. rnd.

Rnd 4: *6dc in ch sp of prev. rnd, 1dc between tr pair of prev. rnd, [2tr, 2dtr, 1ch, 2dtr, 2tr] in next ch sp, 1dc between tr pair; rep. from *3 times, join with ss. Fasten off and join third colour to any corner of prev. rnd.

Rnd 5: *[2tr, 1ch, 2tr] in ch sp of corner, 1htr, 2tr, 1dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 2dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, 2tr, 2htr between corners; rep. from *3 times, join with ss.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

3 May 13

rowan cotton glace – 3mm hook – 9 x 9cm

 

Wishing you all a fabulous bank holiday weekend and happy crocheting. x

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