Saturday, September 1, 2018

Here Comes September!

Hello! It's officially Spring in the Southern Hemisphere!


What's Happening? Well, on the 6th of September I have a new pattern release - Wamberal Waves. A lightweight scarf, inspired by the ocean, and named after the beach I was married at. 6th of September also happens to be my wedding anniversary, so it's a special release. either way, if you are heading into Spring or Autumn, you will find this the perfect scarf for the season. It will be a good time to subscribe to my newsletter, if you haven't already!  I'll have more details about this pattern once it has been published.

Last month saw the release of a ribbon yarn bag; simply called Textured Bag and an infinity scarf - Druzy Infinity, which are linked in the text. And the Berrilee Square, which I wrote about last post. This will be a free download until the end of September, and then something special will be happening with it!

I love seeing your projects, so if you do make something from one of my patterns, please share on Instagram, or add a project to Ravelry!

I'm gearing up for some Summer Crochet (think light, airy cotton) as well as some Christmas ornaments, that can be used no matter what the weather will be!

Thanks!



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.

Use this direct link >> here<<

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.