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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Crochet commission project

The shawl has made a huge comeback in fashion, worn both traditionally and “backwards” as a triangular scarf. There are many gorgeous patterns out now…and so many of them look like they’d take ages to make! While the end result is no doubt worth it, great for gift giving, and perfect when you want something special to wear' but don’t have a lot of time to prepare!


Commission piece for Zenab Sandhu
My niece modelling my precious piece of crochet 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Repurposing old T-shirt

What to do with your old clothes when they no longer fit ?
Sometimes they are favorites that we can't bear to let go.  

Maybe it's the fabric we like, or maybe the clothes have particular memories.

This T-shirt i bought on one of my trips to Singapore, couldn't let it go in the bin.

I have used my old T-shirt like this to make new dress - 
upcycling it into something different that can be used and the memories of the pretty fabric kept. 




I've seen lots of ideas scattered here and here around the internet, but have used my own process to upcycle it

So here's the idea.
Removed the side stitching of T-shirt till the waistline 


stitched a rectangular piece of fabric at the waistline
Dah Dah 
Please link to the ongoing upcycling link Party Upcycing Link Party

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Crochet Harmony block


the pattern for the basic six-round Harmony Square that you can copy/paste/print.
Squares
TO BEGIN Chain 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring
ROUND 1 Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr); 2 tr into the ring; ch 2;
*3 tr into the ring; ch 2*
Repeat between ** twice more; sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 to close round.
Fasten off. 

ROUND 2 Join new colour in any ch 2-space and work the following group of treble
stitches: (Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr); 1 tr; ch 1; 2 tr; ch 1; 2tr; ch 1)
*In next corner space work the following : (2 tr; ch 1; 2 tr; ch 1; 2 tr; ch 1)*
Repeat between **  twice more; sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 to close round.
Fasten off.

ROUND 3 Join new colour in any large ch-1 space between groups of treble stitches;
ch 3 (counts as 1 tr); 1 tr; ch 1;
1 dc in ch-1 space; ch 1; 1 dc in ch-1 space; ch 1
*In the next large ch-1 space between groups of treble stitches, work the following:
(2 tr; ch 2; 2tr; ch 1);
1dc in ch-1 space; ch 1; 1dc in ch-1 space; ch 1*
Repeat between ** twice more; in first large ch-1 space between groups of
treble stitches, work 2tr; ch 2; sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 to close round.
Fasten off. 

ROUND 4 Join new colour in any ch-2 corner space; ch 3 (counts as 1 tr); 1 tr;
2 tr in ch-1 space; 2 tr in ch-1 space; 2 tr in ch-1 space;
*In the next ch-2 corner space work the following: (2 tr; ch 2; 2 tr)
2 tr in ch-1 space; 2 tr in ch-1 space; 2 tr in ch-1 space*
Repeat between ** twice more; in first ch-2 space work 2tr; ch 2;
sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 to close round. Fasten off. 

ROUND 5 Join new colour in any ch-2 corner space; ch 3 (counts as 1 tr); 1 tr;
miss 1 st; 1 tr in each of the next 9 sts;
*In the next ch-2 corner space work the following: (2 tr; ch 2; 2 tr)
miss 1 st; 1 tr in each of the next 9 sts*
 Repeat between ** twice more; in first ch-2 space work 2 tr; ch 2;
sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 to close round. Fasten off and darn in all ends. 

ROUND 6 Join yarn in any ch-2 corner space; ch 3 (counts as 1 tr); 1 tr into ch-2
corner space; (miss 1 st; 2 tr in next st) six times;
*In the next ch-2 corner space work the following: (2 tr; ch 2; 2 tr)
(miss 1 st; 2 tr in next st) six times*
Repeat between ** twice more; in first ch-2 space work 2 tr; ch 2;
sl st into 3rd ch of beginning ch- 3 to close round. Fasten off and darn in ends. 
Squares
Remember - if you want detailed information about my join-as-you-go method for this square, then pop over to the Harmony Blanket tutorial.
extracted  Harmony blanket