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Holiday, Cushion and Wool on sale

Good morning,

Weather Report

It looks a bit brighter now, we had a misty start to the day.

Last week 

Sorry we had no blog I was away in Italy. We stayed near San Gimignano, a town in Tuscany southwest of Florence.  It is a lovely hill town with narrow streets and lots of visitors.

Lots of sight seeing and we also went on a bus trip which included a taste of Tuscany lunch and wine.

 

WIP

I tried to make lots of things while we were away, I only managed a few bits and bobs, the problem was fitting all the wool and cotton I wanted to take as well as clothes. The airlines don’t give enough weight for me.

cushion
Cushion in progress

 

Purple doll
Purple doll

 

Purple Doll
Purple Doll

Yarn Sale

We are having a silly sale on Wool to your door this week trying to clear out all of the older yarn colours so that we can buy lots more.

Please pop over and have a look in the final clearance section….

https://wooltoyourdoor.com/product-category/sale/

Stylecraft Merry go round
Stylecraft Merry go round

 

Thanks for visiting, let me know what you are working on at the moment.

Ali and Louise,

xx

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Christmas Tree Bunting

Hello,

Weather Report – Very windy, cold but quite bright.

 

Today we thought that you might like to start your Christmas Crochet work by adding a tree pattern for you.

There are only 102 days left……..

Christmas Tree Bunting

christmas tree bunting
christmas tree bunting

 Materials Required

Oddments of Double Knitting yarn and a ball of Twilleys Goldfingering.

4.00 hook

  1. 4ch., 2tr. 3ch., 3tr., 3ch., 3tr., all in the in 4th. ch. from hook, 3ch., ss. to join in 3rd ch. at beg.     ( 3 groups of 3tr. and 3 x 3ch. loops)
  2. Ss. into the next 2tr. and into the ch. sp. 3ch., 2tr. 3ch., and 3tr. into same loop this makes a beg. corner group, 3ch., ( 3tr., 3ch., 3tr. in next loop,) this makes a corner group, 3ch., ( 3tr., 3ch., 3tr. in next loop,) 3ch. ss. to join in 1st tr. Fasten off.
  3. Ss. into the next 2tr. and into the ch. sp. 3ch., 2tr. 3ch., and 3tr. into same loop this makes a beg. corner group, 3ch., 3tr. in next sp. between groups, 3ch., ( 3tr., 3ch., 3tr. in next loop,) 3ch., 3tr. in next sp., 3ch., ( 3tr., 3ch., 3tr. in next loop,) 3ch. 3tr. in next sp., 3ch., ss. to join in 1st tr.
  4. Ss. into the next 2tr. and into the ch. sp. 3ch., 2tr. 3ch., and 3tr. into same loop (3ch., 3tr. in next sp. between groups,) twice, 3ch., ( 3tr., 3ch., 3tr. in next loop,) (3ch., 3tr. in next sp.,) twice, 3ch., ( 3tr., 3ch., 3tr. in next loop,) (3ch. 3tr. in next sp.,) twice, 3ch., ss. to join in 1st tr. Fasten off.
  5. Using the 2 strands of goldfingering, work a standing tr. in centre loop on the lower edge, 3tr. 3ch., and 4tr. into same loop (3ch., 4tr. in next sp. between groups,) three times, 3ch., ( 4tr., 3ch., 4tr. in next loop,) (3ch., 4tr. in next sp.,) three times, 3ch., ( 4tr., 3ch., 4tr. in next loop,) (3ch. 4tr. in next sp.,) three times, 3ch., ss. to join in 1st tr. now make the trunk, 3ch., 1tr. in same place, 1tr. in 2tr., 2tr. in last tr., turn 3ch., 1tr. in same place, 1tr. in 4tr., 2tr. in last tr. Fasten off.

Abbreviations

beg. beginning
ch. chain
dc. double crochet
htr. half treble
rep. repeat
sp. space
ss. slip stitch
st. stitches
tr. treble

Standing dc.   =   place a slip knot on the hook place in stitch  work dc. as normal

Standing tr.  =  place a slip knot on the hook wrap yarn round the hook and place in stitch work treble as normal

Here is a PDF version if you prefer, Christmas Bunting 2016

Emma Shawl Progress

This week I have been busy crocheting Emma shawl again.  l am almost ready to publish this pattern it should be available next week all being well. I have made this version using oddments from my very large leftover bag.  The colours are looking very autumnal a bit like the weather.


Workshops

We have been busy today adding workshops to Ali Crafts Designs website where you can prebook and pay online

Learn to crochet Brighton Blanket – book online

 

Brighton Blanket
Brighton Blanket

Learn to Crochet Christmas Decorations – book online

Christmas Workshop
Christmas Workshop

Bye,

Alison and Louise x

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Skipton, Sheep and barges

Hi Everyone

Sorry for the late blog today.

 

Weather report

Wet wet wet

 

Update on Mini Boy and Girl

After seeing Anne’s versions of my dolls I have made some in red and green as well, I think they look good.

New Printer

Busy week this week printing and bagging patterns for the show at the NEC Birmingham in November. Lots of new patterns to show this time because we have not been to the last 2 shows.

I have worn out the old one and bought another lets hope that keeps going.

Louise and I are looking forward to coming, I don’t think she realises yet how hard and tiring it can be, shhh don’t tell her. She might change her mind.

 

I saw this sheep teapot cover I thought it is a bit of fun, sorry I dont know who made it or where the pattern came from.

 

Day out

On Monday Phil and I went to Skipton, lucky me it was market day, I love looking at the stalls there.

The canal boats are so bright and cheerful I like to see them as well.

well must get on

Hope to see you soon

Ali and Louise

xxx