CAL – Week 5 Starfire

Starfire

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Pattern – Starfire by Melinda Miller

Hook – 5mm

Yarn – Stylecraft special DK in White, Mocha, Raspberry

Notes – A not so busy week but a stressful one so I was very grateful for this mini escape, if i’m honest it has not been my favourite block to make but I am pleased with the outcome.

And my final block – TA DA!

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How interesting is the back of the block I think its just as pretty as the front.

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Block six here we come…

CAL – Week 4 Basket of Berries

Basket of Berries

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Pattern – Basket of Berries by Melinda Miller

Hook – 5mm

Yarn – Stylecraft special DK in White, Mocha, Raspberry

Notes – It’s been a busy week on my household so I didn’t manage to get around to doing this weeks block till Wednesday and with two poorly boys didn’t get it finished until today (very slack I know, tut tut.) This block again was fairly straight forward but some new stitches for me was the Reverse Popcorn stitch and BPDC Back Post Double Crochet which took me a couple of attempts. What really annoyed me about my block is for some reason I had 2 extra stitches down one edge when I came to the last two rounds and had to pot luck it with joining two together twice I don’t think you can really notice it but I know they are there, and the perfectionist in me is very unhappy!

Here’s some in progress shots (not the best photos as night time)

And my final block – TA DA!

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Now onto block five…

Puff Stitch just for ME!

Happy belated New Year!!

I had a lovely holiday away visiting family with my little ones whom enjoyed themselves immensely, and I decided that from all the rush of Christmas gift crocheting I would have a few weeks off plus I couldn’t decide what to make next.

In the end I decided to make something for me from “the stash” and as I had enjoyed making the puff stitch scarves for others (and they were very easy to make) I decided on that.

So here it is:

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I was given the yarn from a friend so unsure where it originated from but I loved the sparkle and thought it would brighten up my very dull navy blue coat that I wear. As before I used All About Ami pattern (here) and a 4.5mm  hook.

The stitches aren’t as defined as they were using the stylecraft yarn I usually use, but I still like my end result so much so I’m wearing it today!!!

So onto 2014 projects!