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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / ❅Snowflake Garland pattern link❅ on: November 18, 2011 09:08:18 AM

My youngest son's class at school are studying 'polar lands' as a topic this term and are decorting their classroom with all things snowy and frozen, so i have crocheted up a garland of snowflakes for him to take in.  I used a ball of crochet thread and a 2mm  hook to make this particular one, and maybe because of the fineness of the thread, ended up having to block the flakes and spray on fabric stiffener.

I have written up a quick tutorial for anyone who is interested in having a go - the snowflakes are really quick and easy to make (only 2 rounds each!) - I think i will try another in a heavier yarn too.  

tutorial on my blog :- http://northernhi-lights.blogspot.com/2011/11/snow-flake-garland-with-pattern.html
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Popcorn bracelet ♥with pattern link♥ on: August 12, 2011 02:09:29 PM

I have been working on these crochet bracelets for a week or so now, trying to iron the pattern out -I have decided that simple works best and using a basic popcorn stitch have come up with these strap like bracelets - so quick and simple to make, you'll want one for every outfit!

click on link for Pattern http://northernhi-lights.blogspot.com/2011/08/popcorn-bracelet-pattern.html
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Cotton Bangles on: August 08, 2011 11:41:23 AM

Simple cotton bangles, made by crocheting 2 (or 3) strands of cotton to make it super thick and rigid.  I used a 'puff' stitch to make the bangles a little more 3d - 3 rounds and you're finished for the pink one, double that for the brown one.  Still working on a pattern...

blogged at http://northernhi-lights.blogspot.com/
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Flower Frames on: January 31, 2011 11:03:50 AM
Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate the feedback - will definalty be making some more frames ♥
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Twigs, Tweets & Wildflowers Wreath on: January 31, 2011 11:02:41 AM
I love it! absolutely brilliant, well worth all your hard work and hair tearing! never seen anything like it! very inspiring for Spring x
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Flower Frames on: January 27, 2011 03:17:46 AM

I have a set of butterfly prints I wanted to for a while, so thought these little flower frames did the job nicely - I used an old ring shaped bag handle to crochet around, added another round of double crochet and then made the petals around (7 dc into one stitch).

To give the print a bit of protection I cut out a piece of acetate and hot glued it to the frame first.  The second frame is a mini one, same idea as above, but I used an old wooden curtain ring to crochet around - seeing it up on the wall, I think it would look better with a whole group of them, might give a bit more impact?

pattern details :-
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Rupert the Owl on: January 03, 2011 11:18:47 AM
Love him! I have been looking for a decent owl pattern for ages- never bought one before from Etsy...maybe this should be my first purchase?
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Pretty Picture frame on: December 22, 2010 04:08:56 AM

I have been knocking out a few last minute Christmas gifts lately, and I'm pleased with the way these crochet picture frames turned out.  All you need is a plastic ring to crochet around, I used a couple of hoop bag handles, but you could use an old bracelet or anything ring shaped.

I am a bit card/postcard hoarder, so a perfect way to use up favourite prints and pictures.  i glued a circle of acetate to the back of the frame, and then added the print - very addictive, you could knock one of these up on less than an hour!!

Blogged with pattern link:-
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Cardigan for my mum on: December 22, 2010 12:02:12 AM

Finally finished just in time for my mums December birthday - this is the 4th time I have made this cardigan, the pattern is amazing, top down with no seams.  I made this one using  silky grey bamboo tape which has given the cardigan a nice heavy, drapey feel.  Because the pattern consists of a lacy chevron stitch it makes up very quickly using surprisingly little yarn. It's tricky to find wearable crochet clothing, but this pattern is a must to make.

blogged at http://northernhi-lights.blogspot.com/2010/12/december-birthdays.html

10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Woodland Critters! on: December 21, 2010 11:52:54 PM
they are so cute!! love the fox's bushy tail
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