Wednesday, 30 November 2016

16 Cowl, Scarf, wrap PATTERNS

ARAN WEIGHT BATIK

Aran weight..my favourite for blankets grows so quickly and very warm...this is a selection of Stylecraft Batik and Life mixed together to give 20 shades of Aran weight yarn and there are 30 shades in the Aran Special already if you want solid flat colours 



the Aran yarn pack in Parchment from the blog tour 2016....love the colours in this pack just added a couple of extra shades, Camel and Plum and Fern for the triangles and hexagons
             i've made up so many of my old patterns and updated the look with this pack....


reposted pattern from 2013


Mini Shawl pattern here slight variation in stitch 


Wave pattern here



even the back of the wave looks great too...

back of the wave at the bottom of the picture 

ssssh! Christmas presents 

New Flower pattern for  January 2017




Monday, 28 November 2016

Stylecraft Large Layered Flower

Monday, 17 June 2013

LAYERING THE LARGE FLOWER

dk yarn and 4mm hook
2 Rounds of petals


3 Rounds of petals

one, two, and three rounds of petals in picture above 

Each petal gets bigger by 1dc each round...up to 3 rounds of petals the ch loops are all 3ch long


Make a 2 finger magic circle
 ROUND 1: 24dc into the circle, sl st to complete round.

ROUND 2: start in any st, ch4, miss a st, dc in the next st, ch2, miss a st, dc in the next st,
repeat until round complete, sl st to finish round.
12 'Spokes' made

ROUND 3: Start in any ch2 space, ch2, 2dc, ch2, sl st, in the same space, (fist petal)
sl st, into the next ch2 space and repeat, ch2, 2dc, ch2, sl st, into same space....repeat until you have 
all 12 petals, sl st into the first ch st of first petal, to finish round.

ROUND 4: attach the yarn between any petal, ch3, sc in st between the next two petals, 
the chain loops should be behind the petals of round 3, Don't worry if they aren't at this stage.
 When all the chain 3 loops are complete sl st, into the first loop.


ROUND 5: (ch2 as first dc) do 3dc, ch2, sl st into first chain loop, repeat until all 12 petals are formed.
 sl st to complete round





 ROUND 6: attach the yarn between any petal, ch4, sc in st between the next two petals, the chain loops should be behind the petals of round 5



ROUND 7:continue in the same colour, ch2, 4dc, ch2,sl st into the first chain loop, repeat in each chain loop of round 4, until you have 12 petals.


basically each petal sits behind the one in front and gets bigger by 1dc each round and the chain loops get a little bigger as the layering adds more rounds


UPDATE: AN ARAN VERSION

I made this Aran version with sc in rounds 1 and 2, instead of dc.
Because of the extra bulk in the yarn i found i didn't need as many stitches for some rounds
1ST ROUND OF PETALS: chain loops of 3ch, petals of ch2 2dc ch2 sl st...for each petal 
2ND ROUND OF PETALS: chain loops of 3ch, petals ch2 3dc, ch2 sl st.
3RD ROUND OF PETALS:chain loops of 3ch, petals of ch2, 3dc, ch2, sl st.
4TH ROUND OF PETALS: chain loops of 4ch, petals of ch2 4dc, ch2, sl st.