September Update - Notes for YouTube video

Here's the notes for my September update video, check it out!

Finished Objects

By The Sea Shawl

Pattern is by Sarah Shrimpton, @annaboos_house, pattern available on Etsy.
Yarn hand dyed by Bec, @handmadebec over at Saltwater Yarns. She doesn't have more yarn exactly the same, but she does have many other lovely hand dyed yarns, mostly inspired by the ocean and beach.

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Drawstring Yarn Bag

No pattern available for this, please let me know if you'd like one written up. It's basically a circle worked up to 120 stitches, then a row worked into back loops only. Then just keep working up, changing colours every ten or so rows, if you have six colours. For the drawstring part, it is double crochets (US) seperated by chains and skipped stitches, and then a long chain is woven through the gaps in between these stitches. The bag is finished off with a crab stitch, or reverse single crochet. I made both the little and big bags in Stylecraft Special DK. The small one is in Apricot and Lemon, and the large one is in Cream, Soft Peach, Candyfloss, Clematis, Wisteria, and Lavender.

Toys for Syrian Refugee Children

This is a project, as I explain in the video, where Justine of @chubby_knots on Instagram is aiming to get 500 crochet toys over to Syrian refugee children for Christmas. What a lovely way to show them a little bit of love and bring them some joy in this unimaginably hard time. For more details check out Justine on Instagram, or she will have a website coming out soon, then I'll include the link here.

 

Works in Progress

Hygge Cal

I'm still working on my Hygge Cal, it will take me a while and I'm not sure what I'll do with it when I'm done.

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Donut

This donut is made for Ann Reardon, of How To Cook That over on YouTube, it is based on a plush she designed for some of her merchandise. She even made a cake version of this donut! This is also my own design, please let me know if you'd like a pattern written up of the donut base, but I won't be writing up the frosting, at least not in this design as the character belongs to Ann Reardon.

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Diamond Midwife Blanket

This blanket is a combination of two different patterns, the Call the Midwife blanket, which is based on a blanket that appeared in an episode of Call The Midwife, and a diamond filet blanket. I'm using Patons Baby Dreamtime Merino 4ply which is lovely.

 

Crochet Plans

The following images do not belong to me, please see captions for credit.

Liula stole, image belongs to Emma Potter of Potter and Bloom.

Liula stole, image belongs to Emma Potter of Potter and Bloom.

Liula / #cakecal

I will be participating in another crochet along, run by Emma of Potter and Bloom. She designed the Liula pattern to be made with a yarn cake, which I love! I am waiting on my cake from Cotton Flowers to arrive, hopefully in the next couple of days so that I can take it with me when we go to Melbourne.

Crochet mishaps...

DMC top pattern (image belongs to DMC)

DMC top pattern (image belongs to DMC)

I had decided on making a top design produced by DMC, which is designed specifically for the yarn I want to use, but unfortunately it is not a downloadable PDF, you have to pay postage. Even worse, postage to Australia is fifteen pounds... Still looking for a nice top to making with my lovely 4ply cotton.

Spotting Clouds Top, photo belongs to Christina Hadderingh. Isn't it lovely?!

Spotting Clouds Top, photo belongs to Christina Hadderingh. Isn't it lovely?!

Then I decided I would join in on the crochet along run by Clarrisabeth over at Crochet Cakes podcast, where she is crocheting the Spotting Clouds top. I thought I had all the yarn I needed, but it turns out I'll have to buy more before I start. The Spotting Clouds top is designed by Christina Hadderingh.