Thursday, 28 May 2015

Thursday Handmade Love Week 118 ~ Hedgehog


This week's theme is..........
Hedgehog


Etsy Sewing Patterns:
Hazel Hedgehog Sewing Pattern – DIY embroidery sewing pattern for hedgehog softie – Hedgehog soft toy tutorial Hedgehog Sewing Pattern, Felt Hedgehog Plush Softie, Woodland Hedgehog Pattern, Hedgie Plushie, Hedgie Stuffie, Instant Download e-pattern hedgehog "STAKSI" 11cm  4.3 inch by Ah-hA BĂ„REN artist bear

Etsy Cross Stitch Patterns:
HedgeHog Cross Stitch Pattern Instant Download PDF Digital Needlepoint Easy Cute hedgehog - woodland animal love - PDF cross stitch pattern Hedgehog & Mushroom cross stitch, needlepoint, tapestry pattern. PDF, instant digital download,epattern. Woodland creature

Etsy Knitting Patterns:
Mario the Hedgehog Knitting Pattern PDF Toy knitting pattern for a little hedgehog Knitting Cloth Pattern - HEDGEHOG - PDF

Etsy Crochet Patterns:
Crochet Pattern Baby Slippers Hedgehogs, Crochet Pattern PDF, Slippers pattern PDF Hedley the Hedgehog, Amigurumi Crochet Pattern. Hedgehog with Little Friend Ladybug  Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by HandmadeKitty

Ravelry Knitting Patterns:
180-hedgehogs-pair_small2 Hedgehogteacosy_018_small2 Sta71018_small2

Ravelry Free Knitting Patterns:
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Ravelry Crochet Patterns:
Hedgehogteapotcozy_small2 6224187857_28377594ab_n Img_0949_small2

Ravelry Free Crochet Patterns:
Hedgehog3_small2 Dsc03407_small2 Heidi_again__3__small2

I hope you enjoy all the links.
Just click on the picture 
and it will take you directly to the page.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Charlotte Flapper Cloche Hat ~ Free Crochet Pattern

Charlotte Flapper Cloche Hat


The pattern is in US terms
Items required
5mm (H) hook
Manos Del Uruguay Shepherds Delight Silk Blend available from Xena Knits
Stitch marker
Wool needle
Brooch
If you have any problems please email me at: susand1408 at gmail dot com or find me at http://www.crochetaddictuk.com
Guidelines
At the end of each round just carry on, do not join with a slip stitch. 
Mark the start of each round and then move marker as a round is completed.
HK – hook                                           CH – chain                           SS – Slip Stitch
SC –                       Single crochet                                   
SC Inc –                Single Crochet Increase. Increase by placing 2 sc in 1 stitch.
SC Dec –               Single Crochet Decrease. Hook through 1st stitch, yarn over hook, pull hook through, hook through next stitch, yarn over hook, pull through. Yarn over hook and through all the loops.
HDC –                    half double crochet                        
HDC Inc –             Half double crochet Increase.  Increase by placing 2 hdc in 1 stitch.
HDC Dec –           Half double crochet decrease.  Yarn over hook, through 1st stitch, yarn over hook through, yarn over hook, through next stitch, yarn over hook pull through.  Yarn over hook and pull through all the loops. 
Gauge
7 sts & 6 rows = 2”
If your hat is coming out too big go down one hook size and vice versa if it’s too small.

Sizing guide
One size fits most adult females 66cm (26”)

Approximate Yardage
135 yards

BASIC HAT
Using 5mm (H) hook and  yarn. 
Ch 2 (or use magic circle)
Round 1) 12 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook (12)
Round 2) *1 hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (18)
Round 3) *2 hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (24)
Round 4) *3 hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (30)
Round 5) *4 hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (36)
Round 6) *5 hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (42)
Round 7) *6 hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (48)
Round 8) *7 hdc, 1 hdc inc * x 6 (54)
Round 9) *8 hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (60) (1 -3 yrs go to round  13)
Round 10) *9hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (66) (3 – 10yrs go to row 13)
Round 11) *10 hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 6 (72)
Round 12 - 21) hdc around (72)
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Round 22) *1 hdc inc, 5 hdc* x 12 (84)
Round 23) 84 hdc around (84)
Round 24) *6 hdc, 1 hdc inc* x 12 (96)
Round 25) *1 hdc inc, 7 hdc* x 12 (108)
Round 26) 108 hdc around (108)
Round 27) 1 ss, 1 sc, 32 hdc, 1 sc, 1 ss, turn (36)
Round 28) miss ss, 1 ss, 1 sc, 30 hdc, 1 sc, 1 ss, finish (34)
Fold one side of the hat over to create the look and attach with a couple of stitches to keep it in place.
  

     
Flower
Using 5mm (H) hook and  yarn. 
Ch 2 (or use magic circle)
Round 1) 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hk, join with a ss (8)
Round 2) 1 sc in back loop of the same st as the ss, *ch 15, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk, 13 sc, 1 sc in back loop of next st of round 1)* repeat around, ss to 1st sc, finish
Round 3) Fold 1st petal down, ss through the end of the petal and the front loop not used in round 2)

 attach the brooch to the middle of the flower


Then attach to the hat

  

  






   
Patterns are just for your own personal use. Do not distribute the pattern without permission.  You may sell the items you make but please give credit to me for the pattern.
If there are any problems with the pattern or you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Susand1408 at gmail dot com                      http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/              ©Crochet Addict UK 2015

Ocean Waves Summer Bag Knitting Pattern ~ Free Pattern

Ocean Waves Summer Knitted Bag


Items required
3mm Knitting Needles
Wool needle
If you have any problems please email me at: susand1408 at gmail dot com or find me at http://www.crochetaddictuk.com

Guidelines
K – Knit
P – Purl
Cast On – I use the long tail cast on method
Cast Off – I used a knit cast off.
** Repeat instructions within

Gauge
2” = 12 st x 20 rows

Approximate Yardage
207 yards

Size
21 cm height x 20.5 cm width 109 cm strap length

Front & Back of Bag
Cast on 50 stitches
Row 1) *2 k, 2 p* across (50)
Row 2) *2 p, 2 k* across (50)
Row 3) *2 p, 2 k* across (50)
Row 4) *2 k, 2 p* across (50)
Row’s 5-88) Repeat rows 1-4
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Row 89) Cast Off


Make 2 to make the front and back. Leave a long tail so you can sew them together.

But the fronts together and sew them together.  Turn them inside out so the fronts are showing.

Strap
Cast on 8 Stitches leaving a long tail to sew onto the bag.

Row 1) *2 k, 2 p* repeat across (8)

Row 2) *2 k, 2 p* repeat across (8)

Row 3) *2 p, 2 k* repeat across (8)

Row 4) *2 p, 2 k* repeat across (8)

Row 5 – 300) Repeat rows 1 -4 (8)

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Row 301) Cast Off (leave a long tail to sew onto the bag)


  Sew the handle to the side of the bag 





Patterns are just for your own personal use. Do not distribute the pattern without permission.  You may sell the items you make but please give credit to me for the pattern.
If there are any problems with the pattern or you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
Susand1408 at gmail dot com                       http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/              ©Crochet Addict UK 2015

Set Your World On Flowers ~ Product Review


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I have been lucky enough to be asked to review
these beautiful flowers.

I must admit since I came down with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
my garden is one of the things that has been left
to grow to weeds.
Hubby will mow the lawn but he doesn't like gardening
as he has really bad hay-fever.
I on the other hand have always loved gardening.
My first memories with my dad and grandad
are being out in the garden with them.


This was just after we moved into our last house in South Africa
and my dad and grandad were deciding what they wanted to do
with the garden.

Now back to the flowers :-)
The whole point of these flowers is they don't take any work.
They are no fuss flowers that bring you beauty
without the hassle.
From now till September they will flower for you.

They have a few different variety and colours of flower to chose from:
   

CALLIE
Come rain or shine I’ll be overflowing with bright 
and beautiful flowers loved by British butterflies.

  

 
My bright and scented blooms are a breath of fresh air. 
My mission is to brighten up windowsills and outside spaces countrywide.

  
I love the unpredictable British summer – 
when I’m in bloom I get so covered in flowers I can hardly see my own stems.

They are trying our secret formula with 
other beautiful varieties. 
Keep an eye out for their latest Limited Editions.

The brilliant thing is the only thing you
need to do to keep them looking so beautiful
is to water them.
Apart from that they take care of themselves.



We decided that they were so nice we wanted to show them off.
So we bought some planters and set about planting them.
It was just a case of filling the pot with compost
and digging a hole for the plant to fit in.

 

 

The first set Lavender-Vein Petti & Star-Rose Petti
we planted together in one planter.
Red Monster's butterflies love them so much they keep coming back.


 

Next we planted up the Rose-Splash & Hot-Pink Geri.
I love how bright they look and how the different colours
work together.


The planters are now next to my outside couch,
It's in a nice protected space so even when it's windy
it feels beautifully warm.
The flowers have made so much of a difference to the space!




It's a week since I received my plants
and they are still looking amazing.
Even the butterflies love them and keep coming back :-).
Red Monster loves this fact as the last time we had
butterflies they flew off to be never seen again.
This time we get to see them on the flowers
and see how they are doing.

 Now you may wonder why you would buy these
flowers over others.
The reason is they have been grown using a 
secret formula that gives them all the good stuff 
they need to stay bold and beautiful
from now until September. 
(In fact, it's so secret there's a patent pending.)

I'll keep posting pictures giving an
update of how the plants are doing.
You can find them on my instagram page.

You can also check out more pictures
on their Instagram page.


I received the product to review. 
However all opinions expressed are my own.
No monies were exchanged.