Knitmas Cowl

A warm and squidgy scarf/cowl hybrid that does up with a gorgeous button. For this I used Drops Merino Fine in DK weight held double. Pattern Cast on 70 Row 1-4 Knit Row 5 K3, Cast off 2 stitches. Turn work and cast on 2 stitches. Turn work and knit across. (make a buttonhole) Center […]

Mulberry Headband

Recently I was looking for a headband that would be subtle enough to tame and perhaps even disappear into my hair yet interesting enough to look good when it was seen. After much searching I thought I had found the right one, but I wasn’t happy with it so here’s my reworked version. —– Measure […]

Rambling Flowers Insertion

Tatting Pattern by Anne Orr This pattern can be found in Tatting with Anne Orr. Copyright has expired on Anne’s wonderful patterns. A very striking pattern suitable for absolute beginners. Instructions Clover leaf Ring: 5ds, p, 5ds, p, 5ds Ring: 5ds, join to last p of previous ring, (5ds, p)x2, 5ds Ring: 5ds, join to […]

Crochet Pattern Rant

If I walk into a shop I can purchase a whole book of crochet patterns that have been, presumably, edited and test-crocheted over many many months and I’ll pay maybe $10 and maybe up as far as $20. Generally it works out to about $1-$2 per pattern. And I expect that said book will include […]

Half Moon Dreaming

This pattern started life as a hanky corner in the wonder book The Tatter’s Treasure Chest. I’ve add a chain instead of the edging to turn it into a necklace. If you make this, I’d love to see the pictures of your results! Centre Portion R: 8ds p 6ds p 8ds cl rw C: 8ds […]

Pleated Skirt Motif

Happily tatting away while watching TV – it’s a recipe for disaster when you don’t know the pattern. After I’d finished and taken photos I pulled out the original pattern and oops – looks like I misread that! On the upshot, that means a new design 🙂 The finished product to me looks a little […]

Vintage Motif

This simple motif forms the basis for so many other patterns, yet it’s quite sweet on it’s own. It’s a vintage pattern in the public domain. The sample here is needle tatted using size 10 crochet cotton. Ring: 4ds, 3p sep 4ds, 4ds, cl *Chain: 6ds, 3p sep 2ds, 6ds Ring: 4ds, join to last […]

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