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My new Hitchhiker shawl

I finished my hitchhikershawl in time to take to Lake Como with me. I made it using my gorgeous mini skiens (Christmas present) from the fabulous Sew Happy Creative and I love the stellina glittery threads, so pretty but hard to capture. I used 8 mini skeins in total and Fiona was fabulous and hand dyed another batch when I requested an urgent suppyl! . . Pattern: Hitchhiker shawl (with eyelet rows added on row 8) Yarn: mini skeins @sewhappycreativ  Needles: KnitPro symfonie size 3.75mm

I've started another (like you do) this time using Sirdar Snuggly Pattercake in colourway 0761 its beautiful to knit with and feels like cotton wool. Very reasonably priced too for 150g you get 498m/545 yards of 70% acrylic 30% nylon that is machine washable at 40 degrees. I actually purchased mine to knit a baby blanket but so glad I didn't, its perfect for a Hitchhiker shawl because the colour changes are very soft and I love the name too Blustery Grey. I've been knitting all weekend and it wi…

August round up

I'm a little behind with my updates due to my holiday last week in Italy. Lots of photos to share of Lake Como and I'm going to do a list of how to get there etc as its a little tricky but well worth it.

In the meantime here is a little round up of August and my colourful makes.

Goodbye August with lovely warm weather to the end, full of granny squares, bright pink, stripes, merino jumper and a Hitchhiker shawl, now ready to move into autumnal shades, think Mustard 😊

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My granny squares for Granny Square Day (15 August 2019)

Wasn't it great seeing so many beautiful granny squares yesterday. Here are mine and the details for the patterns. You can also find all the details on each photo on my Instagram account.

Happy crocheting.

Yarn Stockists and pattern links:
Biffsugar Yarn Yarn
Debbie Bliss  Rialto DK Yarn LoveCrafts 
Sewhappycreativ Yarn and Sunflower Granny Square
crochetbyredagape Heart Granny Square free pattern
Attic 24 Solid Granny Square free pattern

more granny squares

One more sleep and it will be Granny Square Day 2019, here are some more designs I've been crocheting this week. One more to try tonight!

Crochet a rainbow

When its a wet Monday morning and you need a rainbow.

I was testing out another granny square yesterday afternoon ready for Granny Square Day 2019 but I forgot to stop. I may turn this into a new jumper, what do you think? Its not like I don't have most of the colours in my yarn stash!

I've added the details and the links below. Hope you have find the time to crochet today in readiness for Granny Square Day, not long now.

Pattern: Attic 24 solid granny square

yarn: Scheepjes Stonewashed (bought from Lusciously Loopy (affiliate)

Moon Stone
Red Jasper
Lemon Quartz
Canada Jade
Rose Quartz

Hook size: 4mm

Granny Square Day (15 August 2019)

Granny square day is fast approaching on Thursday 15th August. The other night I got home and declared the rest of the evening to making granny squares. I popped a one pot chicken casserole in the over and sat down with my yarn stash of Debbie Bliss merino yarn, perfect.

What better way to finish off a busy day at work than messing about with colour and squishy yarn. I do love a basic granny square, so satisfying seeing a neat stack to be added to a new (on going) blanket project.

Making them during the summer is the best part, because you get to join them and use the blanket ready for the autumn and cosy Sunday afternoons on the sofa watching films or reading a book.

This year there are lots of preparations going on in Instragram and Simplycrochet Magazine has a digital booklet full of gorgeous granny squares for you to make. I've added the link for you to check out all the latest designs, and download your own free copy, granny squares have never looked so good.

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