Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a good time over the last few weeks. I know I’m ready to just get on with things… As always, please hit the pic above to go directly to the latest episode of my little crochet podcast or, go HERE to my YouTube channel. Cheers.
I have a couple of WIPs and a couple of finished objects but no more photos. I will endeavour to get the camera out more in the next few weeks.
Hi, this is the last video for the year and indeed, the decade! Nuts! It’s super busy every where at the moment so hopefully you find twenty minutes to have a sit down. Please click on the pic above to go directly to Episode 64. Or, you can have a look at the whole YouTube channel HERE, where you’ll find all other episodes and lots of crochet video tutorials. Cheers!
Hello again! I hope you’re well? Episode 63 has WIPs galore as well as a couple of little FOs. There are two Giveaways as well. And finally, I can talk without the fear of getting cut off every four minutes! Hoo-bloody-ray.
Please hit the pic above to go directly to the episode or visit all of the Z&R YouTube channel HERE for more crochet podcasts / vlogcasts as well as plenty of crochet video tutorials. Ta very much. x
I had every intention of telling you that I was wearing the Mount Tremper Sweater but totally forgot. I mentioned in the previous episode and thought I should give it an outing before making my mind up whether to frog it or not (probs no point really).
The fabric is from Wool Warehouse, which you probably already know and then Cloth & Candy, which is a lovely online store that Shirley Rainbow told me about.
The brooch is made in one long piece and spiralled around into shape. A few stitches with a needle and the tail ends secures everything in place. Then sew on the brooch back. It’s pretty simple.
Whilst the pattern tells you to change colour during Row 1, you don’t have to. You can make them in all one colour if preferred.
Oh, because it was published in a UK magazine, the terms are UK crochet stitches. It is pretty easy to translate: A UK dc is a US sc, a UK tr is a US dc and so on…
● Sublime baby cashmere merino silk dk (75% extra fine merino, 20% silk, 5% cashmere), 50g/116m/127yd, 1 ball of Dusty Pink (346) & 1 ball of Twinkle (491). You can stash bust any other dk weight yarn. I’ve made them in aran too and the result is similar.
● Twilley’s Washable Goldfingering (80% viscose, 20% metallised polyester), 25g/100m, 1 ball in antique gold (shade 4). I have also found sparkly yarn in Aldi before now.
● 4 mm hook
● 3cm brooch back
With Yarn A chain 31
Row 1: 5dc in 2nd ch from hook, 5dc in next st, [5htr in next st] 5 times, [6tr in next st] 7 times, [6dtr in next st] four times, change colour to YB, [6dtr in next st] four times, 7dtr in next st] 8 times, do not turn. [181st]
Row 2: Attach YC to the first st of Row 1 (leave a tail), 1dc BLO in each stitch to end, fasten off.
Coil the crochet around on itself, securing with stitches with a needle and yarn tail as you go (begin with the end of smaller petals). Sew on the brooch back. Make loads.
When you’re done, don’t forget to add it to your projects page on Ravelry!! Ta very much. x
PS if you want to make a small batch for your local Christmas fair or something then that’s fine. But please let me know; I’m nosey and really want to see!
Hi! I trust you’re well? After a break of a few weeks I have returned with the latest crochet podcast. Head on over to YouTube to watch! Click on the pic above to go directly to the episode. Links and pics are below. If I’ve missed something, or you have a query, please do give me a shout. Thanks ever so much. X
Hello! This crochet podcast is pretty short. Camera issues have caused problems again! Therefore, I kept it short and sweet. Hope that’s OK, will endeavor to pull my finger out. Please click on the pic above to go to the episode, or go HERE to YouTube for the whole lot.
Hello, how are you?! I’m fine. Just squeezing it all and getting in a flap as usual. Episode 60! Sixty episodes of my daft crochet podcast! Who would have thought it?! I am still loving every minute of it though and I hope you enjoy it too! Thank you so much for hanging out with me.
All my vids (both podcasts and tutorials) are HERE on YouTube. Links and pics to things I chat about in this episode are below.