CAL · Craft · Crochet

Mothers Day Flower – GSG 6

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Hi all! Happy Mothers day to everyone 😊 I hope you all have lovely days, whatever you are choosing to do. I thought we would make a nice flower for this weeks square as a tribute to mother’s everywhere =)

I wanted to make this square special and so I have chosen a 3D flower which we make first, and then we make the square around it (a bit like our St Patricks square!). We will end up with a lovely flower framed in a square.

Beautiful!

Let me know in the comments what you are up to today, and what you love about you parents. I love my parents for putting up with me and always supporting me through all my madness!

Annnyyway, here’s the pattern!

Happy crocheting!

Abigail

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CAL · Craft · Crochet

GSG 5 – Flower square

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Happy Sunday all! It’s gorgeous weather here so I’m trying to make this post brief so I can take Jasper out to enjoy it whilst it lasts!

I plan on releasing a Granny Square CAL page soon so we can all easily see which squares are released and when the next square is due, but for now, this is part 5 of our CAL – a lovely Flower in a square. This square utilities the puff stitch which we learnt in a previous lesson, and it is also similar to our first square.

I hope you guys like this pretty little square, and as always,

Happy crafting!

Abigail

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Crochet · How To

How To: UK and US crochet terms

After writing a few posts, I have realized I had been writing in UK terms but I hadn’t given a conversion for US term crochet-ers! So without further ado..

UK termsUS termsCrochet Symbols
chain -chchain -ch
slip stitch -sl stslip stitch -sl st
double crochet -dcsingle crochet -sc
treble crochet -tr or tcdouble crochet -dc
half treble crochet – htchalf double crochet – hdc
double treble crochet -dtrtriple crochet -tr
double crochet together – dctogsingle crochet together -sctog
front post treble crochet – fptcfront post double crochet – fpdc

I plan to update this as and when I use different stitches, but the ones above should see you through most of the patterns I post =)

Happy crocheting!

Abigail

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CAL · Craft · Crochet

St Patrick Square – GSG 4

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Shammy square!

Happy St Patrick’s day everyone! I love seeing everyone wearing hints of green, especially in this lovely almost spring weather we’ve been experiencing lately. I created a small pop quiz for my friends the other day, in which I put some St Patrick’s day trivia in; did you know that the first city to celebrate St Patrick’s day was Boston, and that Chicago dyes their river green in celebration! If you guys have any traditions that you want to share please feel free to write a comment = )

As today is our next CAL, I thought we should incorporate something with a St Patrick’s theme. I thought of doing a Guinness coloured square, but then I settled on four leaf clovers, as they are a symbol of luck, and they would look lovely in a nice square.

So, let’s get clover-ing!

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amigurumi · Craft · Crochet

Easter is coming, and we want more chicks!

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Guys it’s nearly Easter and I am SO excited! I have three house bunnies already, and a love-able dog, and so any more real creatures are out of the question (trust me, I’ve used all of my bargaining chips with my husband!).

As our family has reached it’s limit on animals at the minute, I have been delving more and more into the land of amigurumi (ami for short), the Japanese art of crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. Perfect for me and my need for cuddly creatures, not so much for my husband!

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CAL · Craft · Crochet

GSG 3 – Circles and Squares

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Hi Guys! I hope you have been having a lovely weekend =) I’ve been on courses for work all week, from resilience training to lateral thinking. Hopefully they’ll provide useful for both work and future crochet patterns alike!

This week I wanted to make a granny square with a circle in the middle, as it’s useful for when making crochet flowers into squares ready for a blanket. Hopefully you all will approve. I intend to release a How To on crocheting in a circle, which should provide useful for this square.

The pattern is fairly simple, but still produces a lovely square, so without any further ado…

CAL – Part 3

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Puff square – GSG part 2

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Hi guys! I hope you have had a lovely week; we’ve been having some glorious weather down here in Sussex, and I was also lucky enough to attend my brother-in-laws wedding yesterday. Overall, a very good week!

And now, to top it all off, I get to show you all the next granny square in this CAL. This granny square will feature the puff stitch, one of my favourite textured stitches.

Happy crafting!

Abigail

CAL – Part 2

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