Cats & crochet…

… often do not mix.



I think Olly prefers knitting. 😉

P.S. The video on how to tunisian crochet can be found here. Happy crocheting!

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Free Pattern: Crimson Ridge Cowl

When the rest of the world slowly puts away their winter woolies, it’s time for those down under to start crocheting for the upcoming chill. The Crimson Ridge Cowl is an easy project you can whip up quickly for those unpredictable autumn days.

Crimson Ridge Cowl

The cowl gently tapers to the top for a better fit. No need for buttons or shawl pins to hold it in place.

Crimson Ridge Cowl

Simple ridges and a rope edging adds a nice detail and makes crocheting it even more fun!

Crimson Ridge Cowl

Click here for free pattern (published in Favecrafts)

Difficulty level: Advanced beginner
You will need to have basic crochet skills. This project uses a slightly advanced stitch, simple shaping and edging.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
22″ (56cm) circumference around the widest part and narrows to 19″ (49cm)
9.5″ (24cm) tall

MATERIALS
Approximately 107 yards (98m) of Lion Brand Wool-ease Chunky or any bulky/12ply yarn
US M/N (9mm) crochet hook
Embroidery needle

GAUGE
10 stitches = 4″ (10cm) in single crochet through back loop

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Fresh off the hook

I’ve just finished a new crochet pattern and it’s going to be free! Here’s a sneak peak.

Crimson Ridge Cowl

By the way, taking photos of bright red things is hard! If anyone has any tips that doesn’t involve buying a new camera, please share them with me. Thankyouverymuchly!

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400th Post + Special Treat

This is my 400th blog post! *tooting trumpets*

*little Snoopy dance*

So… I’ve been thinking about how to celebrate my latest accomplishment and while I was doing the dishes one day, an idea struck me. Well, it actually looked up at me with big, soapy eyes.

Pear Tawashi in action
Pear Tawashi pattern available here

Another dishcloth! I love my crocheted ones a lot more than my knitted cotton ones. They scrub so much better and dry so quick. Since I’ve had apples on my brain recently, an apple dishcloth was just what the doctor ordered!

Crochet Apple Dishcloths

And since I like you so very, very much, I’ve made a free pattern and tutorial just for you: http://salihan.com/apple-dishcloth 😀

You can also find it as a link on my left sidebar, under Free Patterns.

Happy crocheting!

P.S. I’ve also added a new feature at the end of all my blog posts. Notice the little Stumble It! link below? If you like what you read here, I hope you will give me a Thumbs Up on StumbleUpon so that other crafters can find my patterns and tutorials. Thankyouverymuchly!

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Free Pattern: Crochet Flower Fridgies

These cute crochet flowers are from my Missy Strawberry pattern but I would like to share them with you as a free pattern. I’ve turned them into fridge magnets and a brooch. It’s so simple and quick that you could whip them up for last minute thank you gifts for teachers or the party hostess.

Crochet Flower Fridgies

Crochet Flower Brooch

Visit THIS PAGE for the pattern. A link has also been added to the left sidebar. Happy crocheting!

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