Tunisian Crochet Ten Stitch Blanket

Yarn and Pencil responded to our Ten Stitch Blanket post and said that Tunisian crochet ten stitch blankets were good to make. We followed it up. You can just use a normal crochet hook because it is only 10 stitches. It’s a good stash buster and a pick up and put down project which you can complete other time while you are busy fitting in other projects you want to do ๐Ÿ™‚ As with the knitted ten stitch blanket, you have to master mitring the corner. We have included instructional sites for the blanket and mitring. This way, if you feel like teaching yourself how to make one of these blankets you have everything you need.

lookwhatimade has sound instructions, pictures and then different ways to use this technique of Tunisian ten stitch and mitred corners.

Show and tell

show and tell 2nd decemberWinter’s day today even though we are into summer. Cold, windy, wet but then the sun came out! We were spinning all the colours and hues of summer so maybe it was our influence. It was such a cheerful day inside despite the blowy conditions outside.

Show and Tell

Janette: hand spun knitted vest blue/white.

Margaret: crocheted knee rug in bright colours with a black border.

Jan E: crocheted pixie & hedgehog, 2 crocheted granny squares, skein of purple
alpaca fleece & 2ย  beautiful felted flowers, 1 blue and 1 purple.

Marjorie: bright multi coloured socks.

Maria: 8 colourful beanies some knitted with a fair isle pattern, some crocheted in stripes.

Karin: a beautiful woven scarf in autumn colours.

Alan: has finished his needle felted Tassie Devil picture which is very impressive.

Show and Tell

We had a lovely, relaxing day today. The ocean and sky were blue and the temperature was just right. People seemed to be keen to just get on with their spinning , knitting or crochet. They just wanted to be doing and then sharing their ideas and thoughts. This was our view:

Christies Beach October 28th

Show and Tell

Cathy has made her daughter a beautifulย  Ravenclaw Harry Potter jumper knitted in Bendigo wool , 2 balls of art yarn mixed fibres & colours.
Marjorie: a cream knitted beret.
Jan E:ย  3 skeins red, purple & a blue mixed fibres of wool & sari silk.
Hilary: beret green/pink with a cable top.
Alexis: beautiful blue plaited tops with the name of Spruce.
John: latest weaving project has lots of glitter.

The berets are made from the same pattern but show just how different you can make something look by choosing your colours.

We are also sharing Maria’s crochet blanket which won second prize at the Clare Show. Just so colourful.

Hexagon grannie squares

We know. We know they are not squares and that a hexagon square doesn’t exist. Google understands hexagon grannie squares so it must be all right. Hexagon blanket motifs?? Hexagon blanket medallions? Hexagon blanket shapes? No. Hexagon grannie squares. We know what we mean and so do you ๐Ÿ™‚ This is Alexis’ grannie square blanket and it is in finer , commercial wool so it could double as a shawl. So cheerful, bright and such a great oddments project. We are having a bit of a focus on grannie squares this month. It pays to revisit the oldies but goodies to get a new look at them with fresh eyes and colours. It is certainly blanket weather here at the moment and something as cheerful as this hexagon blanket would keep your spirits up.

Mybluprint has 3 different hexagon motifs for you to try.

Bella Coco walks you through a tutorial of making hexagon motifs if you are unsure how to do them or need a refresher.