Saturday, 15 January 2011

Spring time Poncho Pattern.

Still a very fashionable spring option the Poncho is both versatile and comfortable, a great item to cast aside the heavy coats but still keep nice and snug.

There has been suggestions in the past that the Poncho has gone out of Fashion, this can be traced back to the seventies when they were a must have huge item, yet here we are in 2011 and still they are a must have fashion item.

The way to make sure they catch the eye is to make them unique, how do we do that, well I suggest the three color Poncho, Crochet Poncho Pattern below, as you can choose the type of yarn, chunky or light and choose the colors. This combination will make it all your own and unique stylish and fashionable.

The patterns is pretty easy and should not pose too many problems, I have decided to try making one of the yarns thick and chunky to give a bit of  a tracked effect like in the 70s as the 70s are all the rage again.

The full patterns is available at our blog

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Crochet Can be for Kids Also.

Crochet is not just for old people, this is an image which has long been replaced by the reality that most people who are now doing crochet are in the prime of life and not as some think just old people practicing a dying art.

Crochet will teach your children how to Focus, how to set goals and how to achieve those goals, and bring with a sense of purpose and beleif which is often lacking in todays world.

As with most things we need to start slow and easy so let them begin just practising some knots and the basic stitches. then move on to some squares which are easy to make quick to accomplish and can be sewn together to create that all important family blanket.

Maybe they will be able to do a Crochet Hat in time for winter.


Monday, 4 October 2010

Crochet Poncho Patterns: Still In Vogue

For a while all we saw was Crochet Poncho Patterns and of course this was because everybody and anybody was wearing Ponchos of all styles and designs. Now they have not gone out of fashion and indeed on any high street and in any mall any time of day you will see people wearing Ponchos.

It would therefore be a good idea to consider getting a Crochet Poncho Pattern now as with Autumn almost upon us all the best will be gone and a nice new stylish Poncho is just waht you need for this autumn.

Check out our Blog Site for lots of ideas and some more Crochet Poncho Patterns.


Friday, 1 October 2010

Crochet Sweater Patterns: Selling your Work.

Crochet Sweater Patterns are a very popular product and many of you have asked what we think about you putting your work up for sale and turning your hobby into a small business.

We have posted a pattern which can be done very quickly and there are lots more, however the ones people want to buy are those complex and intricate patterns, producing sweaters which you cannot buy from the mass produced offerings in the mall.

However the down side here is these take a lot of time and you need a lot of practice so there is a lot of work hours involved in the pricing of such an item. Here is where we find it gets difficult, people only want to pay mass produced shop prices and will NOT pay for your complex and time consuming efforts with the harder Crochet Sweater Patterns.

this is therefore something you need to think very carefully about and if you do decide to turn it into a small business make sure you understand the time required.

The Pattern for this Sweater set will be on our Blog Site Free to copy soon.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Crochet Sweater Patterns Some Handy Tips.

If we are considering doing some Crochet Sweater Patterns then the chance's are we have some experience now, we may be still in the early days of our new found hobby but just a little bit more confident and ready for bigger project.

The beauty of Crochet Sweater Patterns is that they come in all shapes and sizes and therefore also in all levels of difficulty.  now we may be ready to learn some new stiches so don’t be put off if you see a pattern with a number of stitches which are unfamiliar.

Now this brings me onto my Handy tips.

1.    Pick a Pattern which has a purpose, this could be a present for someone or for a new baby on the way. A great motivator, is understanding you have a reason to do this not just learning and enjoying crochet.

2.  As we said don’t be put off by seeing stitches in the pattern we don’t know yet, now’s as good a time to learn them. We will have to learn a lot of stitches over time and most we will forget, we just need to take a look at the instructions now and then and re-learn them as we need them.

3.    Sweater Patterns are unforgiving, so make sure you have sufficient wool before you begin and make sure it is all the same shade. I like to try and get all from the same batch this will make sure the color is an excellent and consistent match

4.    Don’t over stretch check the level of difficulty and be comfortable.

The Crochet Sweater Pattern will be available on our Blog Site.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Crochet Shawl Patterns - A One Day Project for you

For those of you wanting Crochet Shawl Patterns, here's a quick project for you to try.

•    12 oz. Worsted-weight yarn
•    Size Q (16mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge

6 sts and 4 rows to 4″ over Half Double Crochet (hdc) with 2 strands held together and size Q (16mm) hook.

Half Double Crochet (hdc)
1.    Wrap the yarn over the hook and insert hook into the work (into the third chain from the hook at the beginning of rows).
2.    Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through the work only (3 loops are on hook).
3.    Wrap the yarn again and draw through all 3 loops on hook at once.

Slip Stitch (Sl st)
1.    Insert the hook into the work.
2.    Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw the yarn through the work and through the loop on the hook in one movement.

To start: Ch 93. Beg with 3rd chain from hook, work hdc into each st-90 sts.
Next row: Turn and decrease 3 sts at beg of row as foll: ch1, sl st into the 2nd st from the hook, sl st into the 3rd st from the hook; work hdc over 85 sts leaving last 3 sts unworked.
Next row: Turn and decrease 3 sts at beg of row as foll: ch1, sl st into the 2nd st from the hook, sl st into the 3rd st from the hook; work hdc over 79 sts leaving last 3 sts unworked.
Continue in this manner decreasing 3 stitches at beginning and 3 stitches at end of row until a total of 15 decrease rows have been worked and there is only 1 st left for last row (this stitch is the center point of the bottom of the triangular shawl). Fasten off.

Work single crochet around all edges of shawl.

Make fringe along 2 bottom edges as follows:

Cut yarn into 10″ lengths; insert crochet hook through edge of shawl from back to front; fold fringe piece in half and place center onto hook; pull loop through work, then insert ends of fringe through loop and pull ends to tighten.

Beg beginning – Ch chain -Foll following – Hdc half double crochet
Mm millimetre – Sc single crochet – Sl st slip stitch – St(s) stitch(es)W

Please note that we cannot accept any responsibilities for its accuracy or errors which may occur when attempting these Crochet Shawl Patterns.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Crochet Scarf Patterns: Preparation and Planning

Crochet Scarf Patterns are a bit more difficult than say Crochet hat patterns but like all crocheting there are a great many in a great many styles and levels.

Personally I feel if you are about to attempt a scarf then you are no longer a total beginner and perhaps have already done a hat or two.

Having mastered the basic slip stitch you may be ready to test yourself against a more challenging pattern.

It is a good idea just to do some preparation and planning, nothing complex just those simple things which seem very obvious but those we often forget. Check what you need, some Crochet Scarf Patterns may require an item you did not need to begin this will be in the pattern.

Also the pattern should tell you how much wool you need; I suggest you make sure you can get in all from the same batch to ensure consistency in colour.
Make sure you understand the symbols and language in the patterns as this can sometimes have slightly different interpretations.

Again just look at the difficulty and make sure you are keeping to those Crochet Scarf Patterns in your skill level as this will save a lot of frustration and ensure you enjoy your hobby as you build up your skills.