Crochet, Karen's Korner

Slow Start To 2019

The photo at the top shows what I had organised at the beginning of the year to get started with several projects. There are patterns, tips and several balls of cotton for Octopals, and some 2 ply wool for baby singlets. Unfortunately things didn’t quite go according to plan and I got off to a… Continue reading Slow Start To 2019

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OFAPNZ

I was really excited to come across the Facebook page for OFAPNZ a couple of weeks ago. Back in April of last year I published my first post about the Octopus for a Preemie movement (see “Octopuses (Octopi?) For Premature Babies”). I did a bit of experimenting with the patterns I found (see “Two Jumpers… Continue reading OFAPNZ

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We Have A Runner!

I have finished the bed runner from the “STRIPE IT YOUR WAY for Home & Fashion” book so we now have a runner on the end of our bed. I have really enjoyed this project. It has been quite relaxing and satisfying to make. As I mentioned in my review post on the book (see… Continue reading We Have A Runner!

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“Pink Fluffy Unicorns”

Actually, they are more like Rainbow Unicorns, but I keep having the song “Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows” popping into my head when I look at my pattern. I recently found a cute pattern for crocheted fingerless mitts which are decorated to look like unicorns. The pattern is written in sizes from toddlers to… Continue reading “Pink Fluffy Unicorns”

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My Spiderweb Is Finished!

I am pleased to be able to report that my Spiderweb is finished. (See “Going Back To The Beginning”.)It has taken a couple of weeks longer than originally planned, but I am really happy with the result. There were several reasons for the delay in completion. The obvious one is that life has been quite… Continue reading My Spiderweb Is Finished!

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Going Back To The Beginning

I was going through pattern books recently looking for baby knitting patterns when I came across a cotton crochet book. The temptation of going back to the beginning of my crochet journey was very strong, but I diligently resisted while I finished a few projects that were on the go. Progress has been quite good… Continue reading Going Back To The Beginning

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Stripe It Your Way Crochet For Home And Fashion

What a great book! “STRIPE IT YOUR WAY for Home & Fashion” is the kind of “go to” book that is so handy to have. The nine projects range from accessories like a scarf, a wrap, a shawl, a slouchy hat and a tote, to home items like a pillow, a lap robe, a bed… Continue reading Stripe It Your Way Crochet For Home And Fashion