FREE PATTERN! – Strawberries and Cream Quick-Crochet Baby Blanket

This pattern was inspired by Alicia Paulson’s “Tiramisu Baby Blanket” – a popular cotton crocheted baby blanket embellished with a ribbon around the edge. However I wanted a much faster version so chose to adapt the pattern by using half-double crochet stitch instead of single crochet and also by using two strands held together with a 7mm hook. I used a pink velvet ribbon around the edge – hence the name “Strawberries and Cream Quick-Crochet Baby Blanket”!

To download the Strawberries and Cream Quick-Crochet Baby Blanket please click on the link and happy crocheting!

Noro Aya – Ladies Swing Top

This adorable fresh summer top is knitted in Noro Aya – a summer-weight cotton, wool and silk yarn in the signature Noro self-striping colours.

Ladies Top in Noro 'Aya' - Colourway #9, Pattern # YS-528 - World of Nature #29

The Pattern is from Noro World of Nature – Volume 29 and takes 6 balls of Aya. I am a Size 16 and it fits me with room to spare.

We have lots of colours available in the Noro Aya – see post below

New stock of Noro Aya and store display

We have some new stock of the lovely Noro Aya now available!

Aya is an 8 ply cotton, wool and silk blend in Noro’s signature striping effect.

Aya is a great summer-weight yarn!

In-store is this cute little dress in sizes 7-8. It could also be a nice tunic top as well. It is from Noro Kids (which is available via Amaxon or O/S) and is called ‘Eva”:

It takes 4 balls of Aya at a cost of approx. $44. The shade this was knitted in is Shade #10.

Here are some pics 0f the colours we have in stock:

Shade 10 \

Shade 14:

Shade 15:

Shade 2:

Shade 20:

Shade 8:

New Shop Display Projects

Here are a couple of great summer knitting ideas for women – a feminine ruffled cotton cardi and a Noro short-sleeved jacket. Both projects are on display at the shop with the yarn in-stock:

1. Noro Furin Ladies’ Short-Sleeved Jacket

Pretty Ladies' short-sleeved jacket knitted in Noro 'Furin' - cotton, silk etc.. yarn

It was knitted using 5 x 50g balls of Noro ‘Furin’ and the pattern is YS-523 – from Noro World of Nature Vol. 29.

2. Mirasol ‘Alhambra’ – short-sleeved ladies’ cardigan knitted in Mirasol ‘Tika’ yarn

Alhambra - Ladies' short-sleeved cardigan knitted in Mirasol 'Tika' cotton yarn.

The pattern is called ‘Alhambra’ and can be found in the Mirasol Collection, Book 2, by Jane Ellison. It was knitted with 12 x 50g skeins of Tika – a pima cotton yarn in an 8 ply thickness.

BTW – the taupe pinafore apron on the model is available from Pinnies from Heaven – Frankie has some gorgeous aprons available in a range of fab modern colours, fabrics and designs!

Oooo! Look what I found – a crochet Red Riding Hood Cape pattern for adults!

This crocheted Red Riding Hood cape pattern is from talented Irish crochet designer Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain – I have no idea how to pronounce her name – perhaps she will see this post and leave a comment! LOL!

FREE Crochet Pattern – Nihon Chic Series – Chain Gang Crochet Cushion

This is the third pattern in our Nihon Chic Series of whimsical, Japanese-inspired crochet patterns.

The Chain Gang Crochet Cushion is designed as a series of interlocking chain links, with a bulky crocheted backing. Use it as a floor cushion or chair pad. The size can be increased simply by making more chain-link blocks.

Crocheted in soft, yet easy care Lion Brand Wool-Ease, this is a funky pattern which you will love crocheting!

FREE Crochet Pattern - Chain-Gang Crochet Cushion/Chair Pad

FREE Pattern – Nihon Chic Series – Chain Gang Crochet Cushion

FREE Retro Knitting Pattern! – Girl’s Summer 4-ply Cotton Top

Knit this gorgeous girl’s summer top in cool 4-ply Cotton Fine from Brown Sheep Company:

FREE Retro Knitting Pattern Girls Summer 4ply Cotton Top

FREE Retro Pattern – Girl’s Summer Knitted Lacy Short-sleeved Cardigan

Knit this gorgeous girl’s lacy short-sleeved summer cardigan in cool, 5-ply Patons Grace mercerized cotton:

FREE Retro Pattern – Girls Summer Knitted Lacy Cardigan

FREE Retro Pattern – Girl’s Crochet Shell-Stitch Cotton Cardigan

Crochet this gorgeous girl’s cardigan in 5ply mercerized Patons Grace:

FREE Retro Pattern- Girls Crochet Summer Shell Stitch Cardigan

FREE Retro Crochet Pattern – Kids Nautical-style Crochet Summer Cotton Top

Crochet this fabulously cute, nautical-style cotton top for your kids this summer!

Crocheted in a 5 ply mercerized cotton – Patons Grace – this top is cool and right on-trend for summer 2011!

Kids Nautical Style Retro Crochet Cotton Top

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