Crochet Bits and Pieces

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Links!

Had a phone call from my friend Pat this morning asking me to try out a pattern in the Mon Tricot book called "The Links". Lovely pattern but not easy to read and follow. After some consideration and much discussion I think we have it worked out. This is my version and it will be interesting to compare it with Pat's sometime soon. I used a size 3.50 hook and an 8ply yarn but it works up quite lacy with a larger hook.
The ends are a bit difficult to work out as the pattern seems to be unfinished. However, it is a pretty pattern. I would be interested in any opinions about it.  Here is the pattern as it is written.

The Links.
Multiple of 3+1
Row1. 3 chain, *wrh, insert hook, wrh draw though a loop, miss 2 sets, wrh, insert hook wrh, draw through a loop , wrh, draw through 5 loops on hook. Ch 2. Repeat from *inserting hook in same stitch.
Row 2 and all following rows. Insert hook in stitch which drew together 5 loops on previous row. Finish row by inserting hook in second stitch of previous row.

I think I have done it correctly but as there aren't any pictures  of the end of the row I'm not sure. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know, it would be really appreciated.

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Couple of Bargains and more Crochet!!

Visited the local charity shop yesterday and got a couple of great books very cheaply. One is an older book on crochet, which cost just 50 cents. 

The other is a really lovely book  that contains pictured as well as written instructions for knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, patchwork, quilting, applique and finishing your projects as well as explaining how to read patterns for the above..
And for only $4.00 on sale.. Just about everything you would need in one book.. Just couldn't believe my good luck. So fortunate to have found it.. Love finding a bargain..  :)

I have missed being able enough to do my craft work so much. Still can't use the sewing machine but I have been getting some crochet done. Here are a few of my little   completed projects and one I am still working on..
A small dishcloth and a scrubber. Works really well too without scratching anything.     
A washer and small soap sack.
A washer and a dishcloth in Christmas colours.
A double thickness potholder in progress crocheted in Sugar & Cream 8ply cotton. Works up quite thick.
             The link to the pattern can be found Here. :)