Z&R Crochet Podcast 55. Tidy Tidy Tidy

Welcome to Episode 55!  I’m pleased to say that I’ve been enjoying my crochet over the last couple of weeks.  I do hope you like the episode. As well as WIPs and FOs, I talk about Ravelry and their new policy. Cripes, it was tricky to talk about without getting passionate! I hope I was careful with my words; it really isn’t my area of expertise. I believe it’s important that it’s discussed though, so there was no way I was going to ignore the current issues.

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Links:

Knitcraft In the Zone

Free Market bag crochet pattern

Ravelry

RPG.net

Pitch up & Stitch up camping/crochet weekends. Check out Eleonora’s (Coastal Crochet) blog post about the weekend.

Asymmetric Granny Cowl free crochet pattern

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Asymmetric Granny Cowl. Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial.

It has taken an age but I finally found time to record a new crochet tutorial! Hurray! Thank you for being so patient with me. Video tutorials take a lot of time to put together so it’s very easy to drop it lower on the list when something else pops up. Please click on the picture above to go to the tutorial or HERE to my YouTube channel. Don’t forget my Free Patterns page too, that’s HERE.

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Materials & Notes:

  • One colour: 2x 100g (135m) balls of chunky yarn. I used Stylecraft Alpaca Tweed
  • Stripey version: 3x 100g (135m) balls of chunky yarn
  • 8mm hook
  • Written in UK terms (converting is dead easy, a UK tr is a US dc, that’s it!)
  • 3ch counts as a stitch (st/s)
  • I have a loose tension, go up a hook size if you don’t!
  • Scroll down for a “chart” showing colour changes and a it more info.

Pattern:

Chain 28

Row 1: 1tr in 4th ch from hook, miss 2 sts, *3tr, miss 2 sts; rep from * to the last st, 2tr in last st, turn.

Row 2: 3ch, 3tr in each sp along to end, 1tr in last st, turn.

Row 3: 3ch, 1tr in same st, 3tr in each space along to end, finishing with 2tr in last st, turn.

Row 4 – 24: Rep Rows 2&3 ten times and Row 2 once more.

Row 25 (increase row): 3ch, 2tr in same sp, cont as Row 2 to end.

Row 26: Rep Row 3.

Row 27: Rep Row 2.

Row 28 (increase row): Begin as Row 3, end with 3tr in last st, turn.

Row 29: Rep Row 2.

Row 30:  Rep Row 3.

Row 31 – 45: Alternately rep Rows 25- 27 and Rows 28 – 30.

Row 46 (edging): 3ch, 3tr in each sp along, (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) in corner sp, 3tr in each sp to end. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sew the short piece to the other end of the straight side (see chart below). Add tassels if desired! Voila, one seriously speedy granny cowl.

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Zeens & Roger Crochet Podcast Episode 50.

Hallooo!! Episode 50 of the Zeens and Roger crochet podcast is up and waiting for you! As usual there are pictures and links below. Click on the pic above to go directly to the episode or go HERE to all my YouTube videos. Cheers!

Links:

EYF 19 video

Granny CAL info

Please follow @kirkandroger on Instagram, we’ll be posting pics of what we get up to with our hook making adventure.

The ribbing as you go tutorial is by Toni of TL Yarn Crafts. You can find it HERE.

Doulton Border Leicester. I’m using the 4ply.

Hinterland. It’ll be available to buy very soon!

John Arbon Exmoor sock

Granny Tie book

Somerset Yarns, Life in the Long Grass, Countess Ablaze, Vicky Brown Designs, Ginger Twist Studio

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Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019

Hallooo, I’ve done a quick video rundown of this year’s Edinburgh Yarn Festival. I’ve not done one before and thought it’d be a good idea. Go HERE to watch on YouTube!!

Watching it back I can see how much I’ve missed out (there was so much I wanted to say!!) but hopefully what I do talk about is something you find interesting. In a bid to get it out so that EYF is still fresh in my mind, I’ve just talked at you for half an hour as stuff falls out my mouth. Now I’m off to have a power nap because I still haven’t recovered from my weekend in Scotland.

See below for the few photos I took whilst there, some of the yarn I bought and what I plucked up the courage to wear…

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La Bien Aimee
Whistlebare
Walk
No. 5 smelled like cider!
Walk
Toft

 

My EYF 2019 outfit!!
First purchase!
Coop Knits and Ripples Crafts
West Wool
My sister’s modest haul.
Ginger Twist Studios and Vicki Brown Designs

So I’m already getting stuck in. I think I have managed to make stuff with about 82% of each year’s EYF purchases!

My granny tie is made with lots of stash bits. I’ll talk about it more in Episode 50 of my crochet podcast.

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