Tuesday, 21 October 2014

HIGHLANDER TOTE BAG - Scottish Inspiration

One of my favourite crochet projects is this

 HIGHLANDER 

tote bag




Colourful, fun, versatile and absolutely perfect 
for farmer's market shopping.

It's also perfect for day trips to the country, 
or the beach.

Better yet it's a crochet tote bag made 
with my own hands,

and I love the unique design,

inspired by my travels to Scotland.



I know there are many patterns for market bags 
and tote bags out there,

which is why you can choose to use the design

to make an afghan, blanket or cushion cover.

YOUR CHOICE
make whatever you like
the pattern gives instructions for 
assembling a tote bag
but you can make whatever you like...
have some fun
use different yarns
make varying sizes



PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY:  Easy
MEASUREMENTS:  Square Motif approx. 5in (12.5cm) x 5in  BAG:  18.5in (47cm) x 13in (33cm)
YARN USEDDebbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere 85% Cotton 15% Cashmere 6 colours
SUBSTITUTE YARN:  Any DK / Light / Worsted weight yarn OR King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK ● 50% Bamboo 50% Cotton ●100gr 251yd (230m)
TENSIONNot critical to this pattern
NOTIONS:  G-6 (4mm) and E-4 (3.5mm) Hook, Yarn needle

This written pattern has accompanying photographs at the end of the written instructions



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Pattern is available from my online stores

CRAFTSYRAVELRY and ETSY


Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
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Friday, 17 October 2014

STAR Crochet Christmas Ornament Coaster

Best Christmas Star Crochet Ornament Coaster 


USE IT TO 

DECORATE your Christmas table 
OR
hang on your tree 

OR
make a bunting or garland....

MAKE IT WITH LOTS OF 

BRIGHT COLOURS

OR

make it SUBDUED and SUBTLE

OR

go C R A Z Y

with traditional
RED, GREEN and WHITE


PATTERN DETAILS:


SKILLS NEEDED:  Crochet in the round; colour change; 
sc; hdc; dc; tr.

YARN:  Mercerized Cotton DK

HOOK:  E-4 (3.5mm)



Pattern is available from my online stores

CRAFTSY, RAVELRY and ETSY



enjoy your Christmas Ornament Coaster making
and remember you can use it as a coaster
OR
hang it on your tree
OR
make it into a garland

happy Christmas crocheting

Enjoy!

ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
(C) Copyright - All rights reserved.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

KEYHOLE SCARF RAINBOW - TODDLER TO ADULT

KEYHOLE SCARF 

crochet pattern

RAINBOW 

the perfect solution for your little one 
a keyhole scarf which stays in place 
 is safe for your precious one
 is short and neat 
with no long ends

Make it as colourful as you like
use five (5), four (4), three(3)
or two (2) colours

RAINBOW Keyhole Scarf Crochet Pattern
is NOW available 
as a stand alone pattern
You can find it here




This Keyhole Scarf Pattern is also included in the 

MAKE THE SCARF
WITH 
AN OPTIONAL FAN EDGE
at the ends
OR
WITHOUT


RAINBOW Keyhole Scarf Crochet Pattern
is NOW available 
as a stand alone pattern
You can find it here


ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
(C) Copyright - All rights reserved.