Hooked – (with free pattern)

dear diary,

It is really quite puzzling how every year during January and February, I seem to get completely hooked on crochet. I think it has to do with the fact that these are very grey and dark months and using beautifully scrummy cotton yarns, in a rainbow of colours, brightens up my days no end.

Last year I got into making many container covers like these (you may recall)…

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Crochet Plant Pot & Vase Cover

…after that I started this, it remains a Wip (work in progress)…

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Sugar & Spice Granny Square Blanket

This year I am hooked again and don’t seem to get enough of making these…

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Dishcloths

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Dishcloths

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Dishcloths – A Gift

The crochet bug is strongly encouraged by a lovely new magazine…

Simply Crochet

From the Publishers of Mollie Makes

…with endless inspiration and ideas. There really is no escaping it and the latest ‘must make’ are these…

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Potholders

Try and make some yourself, they are quick and simple:

I used some Rico Creative Cotton Aran and a 4mm hook. (UK crochet terms):

Ch6 and ss to form a circle

Rnd 1: 3ch (counts as 1st), work 14tr into ring – finish each rnd with ss and start new rnd with 3ch (counts as 1st tr)

Rnd 2: double every st (2tr into each st)

Rnd 3: double every 2nd st

Rnd 4: double every 3rd st

Rnd 5: double every 4th st

Rnd 6: double every 5th st

Scallop edge: *1dc, miss 1st, 5tr into next st, miss 1st, 1dc into next st; rep. from * around.

If a loop to hang up is required work 10ch at end of rnd, ss to form ring, work 15dc into ring, fasten off and weave in ends.

They make great gifts. Enjoy and have fun! 🙂

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Potholders – A Gift