Thursday, August 16, 2018

Granny Square Day 2018


To celebrate Granny Square Day (August 15th) I've written out my pattern for the Berrilee Square, which was originally entered into the Amigurumi Patters.net Granny Square comp earlier this year.

It is currently available as a free download on Ravelry until the end of September 2018. So, add it to your library now!

Single motif measure 8 x 8 inches / 20 x 20 cm when using a 5 mm hook.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Test my Patterns



I have a new sign up form for pattern testers which you will find HERE

Call outs are as and when needed, so they might appear a bit random. For more information, click the link.

The next call out is due within the week!

This month I appear to have been a bit quiet, my kids have been on their winter holidays, which doesn't give me a lot of time online. I have been working on several patterns (one due to be tested!) which will be published in August and September.

I've also enjoyed a little bit of 'selfish crochet' Just crocheting something fun for myself!


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Chunky Hexies - Join as you go - Free Pattern.


As promised a while ago, I have been playing with a large hexagon motif, that is 'joined as you go' (sometimes called Jaygo) This extra large hexagon measures 25 cm x 28 cm (10 x 11 inches)


At the end of last year, in this post: http://emmawilkinsondesigns.blogspot.com/2017/12/american-yarns-review-with-free-pattern.html I started making a hexagon motif with Bernat Big Ball Chunky in teal from American Yarns. In that post I thought I might keep going and make a huge hexagon, but I changed my mind and kept it at just 4 rounds. In the photo below you can see three motifs joined together, which has been incorporated in the 4th round.


In today's post you'll find the 4 round pattern, and how to join! 

Chunky Hexie- the Pattern. 
In US terms.
1 ball Big Ball Chunky in Teal (100% acrylic, 400 g, 394 m) (linked above)
12 mm Crochet Hook. 

Single Motif.
Make a magic loop. 
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc) dc, (ch 2, 2 dc) 5 times, ch 2, sl st to 3rd ch; sl st to next ch-2 sp. (12 dc, 12 ch)
Round 2: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into same ch-2 sp as sl st. (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next ch-2 space, 5 times, sl st to 3rd ch, sl st into next ch-2 sp. (24 dc, 12 ch)
Round 3: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into same ch-2 sp as sl st. *2 dc in next sp, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next ch-2 space, Rep from *5 times, sl st to 3rd ch, sl st into nect ch-2 sp. (36 dc, 12 ch)
Round 4:  (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into same ch-2 sp as sl st. *2 dc in next sp, twice (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next ch-2 space, Rep from *5 times, sl st to 3rd ch, sl st into next ch-2 sp. (48 dc, 12 ch)


Jaygo.
All the joining will take place in Round 4. To start with, you will only need to join one side, but you may will need to join more.

You can join the motifs at any point around, I have chosen to do the join on the second side. You will need to make at least one single motif to join to! (you might make a pile of single motifs in one colour, and use a second to join)  





Jaygo Motif - 1 side.
Rounds 1- 3: As above
Round 4: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into same ch-2 sp as sl st. 2 dc in next sp, twice, (2 dc, 1 ch) into next ch- 2 sp; sc (photo 1) into any ch-2 sp of single motif; 2 dc into same ch-2 space, 2 dc into next sp; sc (photo 2) into sp between two dc groups of single motif,  **2 dc into next sp; (2 dc, 1 ch) into next ch- 2 sp; sc (photo 3) into next ch-2 sp of single motif; 2 dc into same ch- 2 sp; (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next ch-2 space, rep from ** 4 times, sl st to 3rd ch, sl st into next ch-2 sp. (48 dc, 12 ch)
Jaygo Motif - 2 sides
Rounds 1- 3: As above
Round 4: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into same ch-2 sp as sl st. 2 dc in next sp, twice, (2 dc, 1 ch) into next ch- 2 sp; sc into any ch-2 sp of single motif; 2 dc into same ch-2 space, *2 dc into next sp; sc into sp between two dc groups of single motif,  2 dc into next sp; (2 dc, 1 ch) into next ch- 2 sp; sc into next ch-2 sp of single motif; 2 dc into same ch- 2 sp; rep from * once,  **2 dc into next sp; (2 dc, 1 ch) into next ch- 2 sp; sc into next ch-2 sp of single motif; 2 dc into same ch- 2 sp; (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next ch-2 space, rep from ** 3 times, sl st to 3rd ch, sl st into next ch-2 sp. (48 dc, 12 ch)

Continue in this fashion to join 3 or more sides. 


If you would like to make this pattern, please share a project on Ravelry, or tag me #EWDMakes on social media so I can see! 



This post contains no affiliate links, however I did receive the yarn as part of the linked review post. 


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mustard Scarf - free Pattern

I made my sister a new winter scarf, and thought I would share the simple pattern with you. A great pattern for beginners.


I used 3 x balls of Abbey Road 'Wool to be Wild' in Mustard (Aran / 10 ply, 125 meters, 52% Wool - Merino 48% Manufactured Fibers - Acrylic) 
7 mm hook
Pattern written in US terms, with UK in brackets.

finished measurements; 24 cm x 140 cm (9.5 x 55 inches)




Make a chain of 35
Row 1: Miss 2 ch, 33 hdc (htr), turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, 33 hdc (htr) in BLO, turn.

Repeat Row 2 until desired length.
Fasten Off and weave in all ends. 




ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
htr = (UK) half treble
BLO = back loops only

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June!

June is busting out all over!


After all the admin related things that took up a lot of my time in May, June is shaping up to be a great month.
If you aren't on my email list, I urge you to join! Some exciting news is dropping on (around) the 10th, and email subscribers will see it first.

(You can sign up here!)

June will see a couple of free patterns on the blog - hexagons, and a join as you go (jaygo) tutorial to join them!

A revamp of an older pattern is fresh up on Ravelry ; The Op Shop Shawl: Recycled. Pictured above. It's got a long name, I know. The old 'Op Shop Shawlette' is now longer, and has new yarn suggestions.

You can find the pattern here.

For non Australians, Op Shop (short for opportunity shop) is a second hand or thrift store. The original shawlette was inspired by a bed jacket I bought many years ago, and it's stitch pattern.


There is one more thing happening on Instagram at the end of June, but that's also going to be a surprise, I look forward to sharing it all with you.




Wednesday, May 16, 2018

GDPR email compliance


This might be a bit of a boring blog post, but it applies to anyone on my email list, you have been sent out an email to re confirm that you would like to keep receiving emails!


I really hope that you choose to keep receiving them!

Why?
The short answer is that new privacy laws in Europe require that anyone who collects data (your name and email are included) have to be specific with what they do with it. This is a very short answer, and I suggest you read up on it if you are interested in the long answer!

I have always stated that anyone who signs up can trust that I will never use their information for anything other than the monthly email, and this remains the same. It is just now more official.

But I'm not in Europe, and neither are you?
Well, Australia does compete in Eurovision.. we came second in 2016! Ok, but seriously I do have to comply as I have customers and email recipients in Europe. It is much easier this way, and a good way for you to review the contents of your email inbox. If you are no longer interested, I won't be upset!

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