easter table set – the pattern

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Happy Thursday my lovely peeps…how are you all? Well I hope!

As promised I want to share my Easter Table Set pattern with you today. Hopefully you have all purchased some Scheepjes Larra and Lizzy in colours to match your rooms or other Easter Deco you might want to use on your table. It really is not difficult to find something matching as they are 49 shades of Larra and 11 shades of Lizzy to choose from, simply delicious!

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You also need 3.5mm knitting needles and a 3.5mm crochet hook and when you are all set, just download the pattern by clicking this link HERE!

Now all you need is a nice cup of tea or coffee, your favourite chair to sit in and you are ready to begin (maybe the odd chocolate Easter egg would be lovely too)!

Have fun and please let me know how you get on, or even better why not mail me with some photos, I would love to see which colour combos you choose.

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easter table set – the story so far

Easter Set WiP

 

Hello dear readers, how have you been? I hope you all had a great week.

I had a lovely time with my sister visiting, spending many hours catching up whilst drinking tea, eating cake and knitting…a lot!

Sadly, as always when having a lovely time, the week went by in a flash and my ‘little’ sis has gone back to Germany already (sad face!)

Even though we did a lot of knitting I didn’t get much time to work on my Easter Table set using my beautiful Scheepjes Larra and Lizzy yarns. I have made a good start though and really like the look and feel of it so far. Finger’s crossed I have it done by next week to show you the completed set in a proper Easter table setting.

Have a lovely weekend all!

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bloom – a new granny square design

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Happy Thursday everyone! It’s a grey and very wet day here in North Wales, how has it been where you are? Better I hope!

I needed something to cheer me up! What better way than working with beautiful yarn in stunning fresh colours and hook in hand. This is what I came up with…I hope you like it? I am calling it “Bloom”, just like this gorgeous new yarn by Scheepjes.

Bloom is a soft unmercerised 100% Cotton Yarn. It is spun in a special way with a hollow core making it very light in weight, with absolutely no splitting. Perfect for blankets and other homeware, it works up pretty quickly using a 5mm hook, is washable at 40C and is available in a stunning array of 24 colours. Go and check it out here.

Today I like to share the pattern for this blooming pretty square with you. You could make a cushion, a blanket or even mix and match this raised square with my flat flower square, available here . The possibilities are endless, so let’s get started…

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(UK Terms used)

Ch8, ss to form a ring

Rnd 1: Ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr into ring, 6ch, ss to top of tr just made, *3tr into ring, 6ch, ss to top of tr just made; rep from * 6 times, ss to join (8- 6ch-sp’s)

Fasten off. Join new colour at any 6ch-sp.

Rnd 2: *12tr in 6ch-sp, skip 1tr, ss to next tr; rep from * around, ss to join (8 petals)

Fasten off. Working from behind petals join new colour by ss to st just fastened off.

Rnd 3: Dc into same st, *5ch, dc in next ss of prev rnd, 3ch, dc in next ss of prev rnd; rep from * around, ss to join.

Rnd 4: SS to first 5ch-sp, 3ch (counts as tr), [2tr, 3ch, 3tr] in same sp, 3tr into 3ch-sp, *[3tr, 3ch, 3tr] in next 5ch-sp, 3tr in next 3ch-sp; rep from * around, ss to join.

Rnd 5: Ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr in each of next 2sts, [2tr, 1ch, 2tr] into corner sp, *1tr in each of next 9sts, [2tr, 1ch, 2tr] in corner sp; rep from * twice, 1tr in each of next 6sts, ss to join.

Fasten off. Join new colour (I used first colour) at any st.

Rnd 6: Work 1dc in each st around, working 3dc in corner sp.

Weave in all ends.

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Have a blooming great weekend!

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flower granny square now in dutch – free pattern

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The lovely people at Scheepjes have done it again! Lot’s of new beautiful yarns in lush colours just in time for Spring & Summer. I have great pleasure introducing them to you here over the next weeks.

Today it is all about Soft Fun Denim. This is a 60% Cotton/ 40% Acrylic Yarn, super soft and light  it works up a treat. Perfect for all manner of Projects, but I like it especially for homewares as it is light and washes well at 30 C. As you can see it has a subtle colour variation like hand dyed yarn, it is available in eleven stunning shades and I have heard a little whisper that it will be available to order from Deramores in the next week or so.

To celebrate the launch of this beautiful addition to the Scheepjes family I am releasing my Flower Granny Square in Dutch today. Just click on the photo for a larger version to print out.

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Enjoy!

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spring shawl – the pattern

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Hello lovely Peep’s, how is your week going? Good I hope, with lots of lovely crafty time making and relaxing.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments about the Spring Shawl, here and via social media. It makes me very happy if I can make you happy, and knowing that many of you lovely readers have got your yarn and needles at the ready, without further ado…drum roll…today is the day for the pattern release.

So go and get your materials ready…

1 x Scheepjeswol Invicta Colour (MC) – Shade in sample: 964

1 x Scheepjeswol Invicta Extra (CC) – Shade in Sample: 1347

4mm Knitting Needle

…turn on your computer (silly me..it’s on as you are reading this!) and download the pattern HERE

…make yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee…

…settle in your favourite chair and start knitting!

I hope you enjoy every stitch and please let me know how you get on, I would love to see photos too! You can email them to me (find my e-mail address on the right).

Most importantly…Have fun!

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