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Tiny crochet flower pattern

I went shopping on Saturday morning, no yarn shops where I was shopping yet I managed to find some in a shop called Flying Tiger (it was previously called Tiger). Anyway I always pop in this shop because they have amazing craft stuff, very reasonably prices and that’s where it happened my accidental yarn purchase. 20 mini yarn balls later 😂 I got home and got to work on a little project especially for my son. He requested a flower gift tag for a friends present, well how could I say no!

The pattern is sooo easy.

Pattern instructions

Using a 3.5mm hook chain 4 and join with a ss.

C1, then (4) tr into the ring, (1) sc

then (4) tr into the ring (1) sc until you have five petals, that's it!

Bet you can't stop once you get going they are kind of addictive.

Cute cotton balls

Instagram outage

Wasn't it quiet last night without Instagram? Did it affect you? I spent the evening knitting and crocheting, mixing the two because I couldn't settle on one project. Funny how not having access to your favourite app makes you feel unsettled. Just shows how much rely on social media in our day.

I started to knit a test piece for a new collaboration with The Knitting Network. My yarn hasn't arrived but I had something similar to get to grips with the new pattern. I'll show some work in progress hopefully next week on my Instagram account. Its a lovely pattern and one that can be knitted up in lots of different yarn, including Stonewashed!

more granny squares

More solid granny squares, yes its true I am addicted and I definitively have a yarn crush on the Scheepjes Stonewashed. Just look at those Cath Kidston style colours I'm working on right now.

I am making 100 out of my mini box, so many colours and so much fun.

Each one is being joined with a cream border (moon stone, I bought a few 50g balls to do this from Lusciously Loopy Yarn) and I plan to join them with a dc raised seam on the front for a vintage feel.

I haven't decided on a border as yet, something wide, simple and with a vintage. This is my first project with the solid granny square pattern and I hope to make another as a wedding gift for later this year.

You can follow my progress on my Instagram account.

I'm using the brilliant easy to follow pattern by Lucy at Attic 24 and a 3.5mm crochet hook. Have you tried these yet, you really must.

Ta dah (a finished granny blanket)

I finished the Fairground pattern I was pattern testing and I love the way its turned out. It finished at 74cm so a nice size lap blanket perfect for tv or in the car. I'm definitely going to use this border pattern on my new blanket. Yes, I've started a new one. 

Saturday afternoon

Ok so I was supposed to be gardening this afternoon it I got a little distracted with this gorgeous border. Give the blanket a real vintage feel and it’s so cosy to work on. Only trouble is it will be finished and I’ll have to start another!

I have plans for the next one using the solids granny squares. Watch this space!

Blanket Stack

Here's a photo I took yesterday morning before I left for my day job. My blanket stack (some of them!) and my fabulous painting of my Springer Spaniel Moss. My talented niece Yasmin painted this for me a while back and its only just come back from the framers. Isn't it amazing? The original photo is shown in the second photo.