Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Crochet flower bunting / triangles (PATTERN)

I can't quite believe that we only have 2 days left till we move! I can't for the life of me work out where that time has gone.
Today I have hardly anything to do. Almost all of the rubbish and junk have gone, and I have run out of boxes until P comes home from work with some.
That means I've had plenty of time to write out and photograph the pattern for Crochet flower bunting!!

It's all written in UK terms.
UK tr = USA dc
UK htr = USA hdc.

ch 3 and join to form a ring with a sl st.
 Round 1. Ch 4 ( counts as 1tr 1ch )

1tr 1ch 11 times into ring.
Fasten off.

Round 2.
Working between the spokes.
Join new yarn to any space.
ch3 (counts as 1tr) 2tr, 3ch, 3tr in same space.

1tr in each of the next 3 spaces.

( 3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in next space.

1 tr in each of the next 3 spaces
( 3tr, 3ch, 3tr ) in next space.
1 tr in each of the last 3 spaces. Join to 3rd of beginning 3ch.
Fasten off.

Round 3.
Working between the stitches.
Work (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in the 3ch corner spaces and 8 tr along the sides.

Fasten off.

Round 4.
Still working out of the spaces between the stitches.
(3tr, 3ch, 3tr) in each 3 ch corner space.
13 tr along the sides.

Fasten off.

Working out of the stitches now.
Join new yarn.
1htr in each st along the sides.(19 htr)
(2htr, 1tr, 2htr) for the corners.

Fasten off.

To add flower.
You will be working out of the spokes from round 1.

Join new yarn to any spoke.
*ch1, skip 1 spoke, slst into next spoke*
rep from *to* 6 times.
Join to first st.

Do not fasten off.
In each 1ch space, work (6tr, slst)
6 petals.

Fasten off.

As per usual any mistakes please let me know and I'll amend!
Well I guess that is my last blog post from this house (::sniff::), the next will be from the new one!!!!!
Till next time

Monday, 21 March 2011

Liebster blog award


I have so kindly been given this blog award from Angie at lemondedesucrette
Thank you Angie!
I now have to pass this on to 5 other blogs, not an easy job!

5. squiggling about

All you have to do is.
 Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog.
Copy and paste the award on your blog.
Pass the award on to 5 other blogs, and leave a comment on their blog.

I know that some people are not the biggest fans of these blog awards, so if you don't want to play I'll take no offence!!

Till next time

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

More crochet bunting / triangles

As you know I'm a big fan of bunting. What I the love most, is that serves to other purpose other than to look pretty! Yep, when you think about it, it really is useless! Yay!
I've made up a new pattern for bunting. So without further ado, let me introduce.
Pretty flowery bunting.

I have written the pattern out and will share it with you soon. As I'm sure you'll understand, I don't have a lot of time to spare at the moment! Most of my pretty things are in boxes now, and the house is developing that echo of emptiness. Anyhow once the move is done and we've unpacked, I'll start on those other patterns I promised you ages ago too!
Till next time.

Monday, 7 March 2011


We may have found somewhere to live!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!
I'm not going to be able to relax until I have keys in my hand though!
The provisional moving date is the 26th of March, hence today's busy title. Sorting through everything is a daunting task, I have turned into a bit of a hoarder! In one room alone I have thrown away 4 bags of rubbish! I have stuff piled up ready to take to a car boot sale, and anything that doesn't sell will be dropped off at the charity shop on the way home. I like having a plan, I hate it when life is flapping around, like a leaf in the wind! I'm a total bit of a control freak!
One thing about the nearly our house is that it has 3 bedrooms. Hummmm one for J, one for P and me, and one left over. That could mean CRAFT ROOM!!!
Speaking of crafts, I've found a little bit of time to fit in some crochet.

I have a problem with this 'thing'. I don't like it! The flowers, when viewed from the side, look like spiders when they do that hunchy thing, just before they run. Since I've thought that, my motivation to carry on has disappeared!
Although I have just previewed this post and they look quite pretty in the photo.
I'll think about it.
In the meantime I have succumbed to the Japanese flower bug!
I honestly didn't want to. I like to try and be a little different and not follow the crowd. That's why I started the above 'thing'.
So here's my Japanese flowers.

I do like them!
Till next time.