Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Pastel Mandala

I guess I am addicted to Mandalas.....I crocheted this one again but this time using the cotton and colours suggested for the pattern in "Simply Crochet" magazine and the design is by Wink

I'm so pleased with this Mandala and am now hooked on cotton.

Rachel x

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Books Galore

I don't know about you but I love books, the type you can hold in your hand and flick through.  Yesterday I went on a shopping spree and bought 2 crochet books and I'm impressed with the contents so much so that yep you've guessed it I now have to crochet them all.

The books are 150 Blocks to Knit & Crochet by Heather Lodinsky and 200 Crochet Flowers, Embellishments & Trims by Claire Crompton

I'm going to be one busy lady!

Rachel x

Friday, 19 July 2013

Summer Bloom Bunting

I've been crocheting rather a lot this week and this is another fav I can tell.  From the "Simply Crochet" magazine I crocheted a Summer Bloom in a deep turquoise colour with wool, very pretty and my intentions are to make some bunting with them in various colours.....

The pattern says to use cotton but I only had wool but the effect looks just as good but I do think I will order lots of cotton and do just what it says on the pattern......can feel a spending spree coming on.........

Rachel x

Mastering Mandalas

Evening all,

This warm weather is lovely and I am so enjoying it although my lap is heating up with my crochet blanket sat on it while I'm working on it.

I bought a copy of "Simply Crochet" last week and fell in love with some patterns one being the Mandala which was designed by a lady called Wink.  Take a look at her blog

I couldn't wait to get started so used my own wool and although I loved playing around with different stitches and am so pleased with the end result I decided that I really really really needed ahem wanted the cotton Wink used for her Mandala so ordered some and am now working on it but here is the one I started first.

Rachel x

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

WIP Crochet Blanket For Daughter

So last month I grasped crochet and haven't looked back since, in fact I am hooked.  I took myself off to our local craft shop and bought lots and lots of wool and asked my eldest daughter to choose the colours she would like in her blanket.  I quite like the colours she choose and I could squirrel it away for oneself but I don't think she would be to impressed!.

It has doubled in size since I took this photo and to finish off I have decided to crochet some flowers, add a button in the centre and attach to the blanket.  Quite pleased with this whole granny square.  Will add finished photos soon.

Happy crochet

Rachel x