Friday, 29 November 2013

FREE Granny Star Tutorial Pattern

Recently I have been making heaps and heaps of these amazing granny stitch stars for sale at my First Christmas Market! They're so quick, fun and easy to make you can make one star in under 10 minutes it really is that simple! :)

I am offering this pattern as a Free Ravelry Download click this link here to take you to the pattern!

I would love to see what you have made with these and how yours turned out! feel free to post your pictures on Ravelry or on here! :)

I have received an email regarding Step three of this pattern please see the revised steps below which should help make this a little more clearer :)

Step 3

Ok so when you have finished step 2 and you SLST to the top of your CH2 (SLST Into the ch1 space from the prev round)
CH2 (This will Count as your 1st DC of this round) now work 2DC into the CH1 space from the previous round, now CH1
 Now work 3DC into that same stich you should at this point have a total of 7 Stitches
In the next stitch work the following (3DC CH1 3DC) repeat to the end of the round
you should have ended up with something resembling the below:
Once you have finished the pattern you will end up with something like the below :)

Now attach some ribbon and a cute button and you have your self a beautiful Christmas Tree Decoration although the uses for these are endless!! you could crochet a line of Single Crochet's and attach approx. 6 or 7 stars to make bunting  or you could omit the last stage of this pattern (so finish this pattern at step 3 as above) which would leave you with the hexagon shape and just like you would with granny squares you could use these to make a blanket for your little precious or someone special! This amongst many others is on my to-do list which seams to be getting longer and longer - am I the only one who has this problem?

Also before I sign off I just wanted to let you know I have now started a Facebook Page which can be found here:

I will be offering Give-a-ways, and discount codes for use in my Etsy & Folksy Online Stores!
Enjoy your weekend! I am off to finish preparing for my Christmas Market have a huge list of things I need to be getting on with!! :-/

next up on my list is Salt Dough Ornaments and Glitter Snowflakes - This is my first attempt at Salt Dough Ornaments... Wish me luck! :)

Saturday, 25 February 2012

a few things that really tick me off

Okay firstly I don't mean to annoy or divert any ones customers but I think its so flipping wrong to charge some one $5USD / £3.23GBP to learn how to crochet one bleeding stitch when there are so many websites on line that can show you for FREE!!! :( I had this debate with another designer who claimed they were all there hard work and I got a lot of backlash from her followers :(

So while I was sifting through the heaps of websites I have bookmarked over the past year, it occurred to me that I had often bookmarked tutorials for certain stitches or hats etc that were free patterns and then found the same on Etsy which you had to pay for!!!! and I mean I am NOT a tight wad ill happily pay for patterns to learn something new but only if I cant find it on places like youtube, that site is really good its how I first learned to crochet courtesy of Bobwilson123 this lady does every thing in slow motion and repeats repeats repeats so you definitely get it!! I have seen other vids that go wayy to fast and its ni on impossible to learn from them so again I don't mind paying for patterns just think this is wrong...

so here are two scarfs one in Blue and one in Red ... please tell me the difference? .....

Exactly! there are none except that with the blue one you can if you wish make it shorter and make it into a neckwarmer which is exactly what this lady offers in her patterns... I mean come on this is one long continous scarf no increasing or decreasing 

the blue scarf is found on Yarn-Muse Blog where she gives a free tutorial
and the red one is found on Etsy Bonita Patterns for $5.00USD / £3.23GBP 
and okay so she might offer pictures but seriously its on Youtube... art of crochet by theresa 
but aside from this Bonita Patterns do have some really nice projects all using the crocodile stitch that I would love to try and would quite happily purchase, visit her shop for the following {links are below pictures}

tutorials and free patterns galore..

Earlier I mentioned about my poor laptop being near full to the brim with ideas and projects I have tried, so I thought I would share all my inspirations that I have collected over the past year and share them with you...

{follow the links under the pictures to go to said tutorial}

that's only a few of like a gazillion projects I have bookmarked click the links below the pictures to go straight to the original creators site! :)

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Cute bow granny squares

Has anyone been over to the bobwilson123 channel on YouTube?? If u haven't then you need to she is sharing a pattern for cute bow granny squares.. oh ny they are too cite I just had to give them a go I used lilys sugar and cream cotton yarn I love the selection of colours they have just right for springtime :))) my favorite time of year