64: Scandi Blanket

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I saw this gorgeous Scandinavian-inspired blanket in Simply Crochet magazine recently and wanted to make it straight away. I used 18 balls of DROPS Alaska in Off White (100% wool, 50g/70m) plus 2 or so balls of DROPS Big Delight in Wild Berries (08) (100% wool, 100g/190m). The instructions told me I need 5 balls [...]

60: Winter Intarsia Cushion

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I finally completed this wonderful Winter scenic intarsia cushion, from a pattern in Simpy Crochet magazine by Simone Francis. I used Sirdar Supersoft Aran in Navy and Oatmeal to crochet the front of this cushion and then my Mum kindly got her sewing machine out and sewed on the back cream fabric that I bought [...]

47: Stegosaurus

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As soon as I saw this dinosaur in Simply Crochet, I knew someone who would love it… yup, my toddler Leon! He even chose the colours. I used some of my mass supply of Wolle Roedel cotton dk yarn and some polyester stuffing. Sewing each of the spines took a while so I don’t think [...]

28: Cosy Lap Blanket

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I finally finished working on my tweed blanket! I am so happy with the end result. This pattern used a stitch I had never attempted before: front post tr (UK) or front post dc (US). Once I got the hang of the stitch, it was a pretty easy pattern to follow. The pattern was from [...]