Week 25- Slowbro!

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Something a little different this week- a crochet pokemon! I have made loads of these from similar patterns on Ravelry but couldn’t find one for Slowbro so I have made my own. He is made in all dc in the round and all the bits are sewed together afterwards. It is a little fiddly but the crocheting itself is pretty simple. The pattern is available for free here!

If you ever want to crochet any other pokemon I can highly recommend 53stitches patterns, have a look at her tumblr here. There are some great patterns and tutorials on the techniques that are used. Amigurumi is so addictive, just be prepared that if you start, you might find it hard to stop!

Doris

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Week 24-Just add Buttons!

 

This week’s pattern is a very simple crochet fingerless mitten. I have made loads of these as they are so quick and to use up any bits of DK yarn. They use a 5mm hook so are nice and stretchy for a variety of hand sizes. The pattern includes instructions for where to lengthen the hand and arm sections so you can easily customise them. They are a nice plain pattern for adding embellishments to, buttons, flowers, feathers, beads… or just keep them plain and simple. They are worked entirely in trebles (UK) so would make a great first crochet project for a beginner. Get the pattern here!

Doris

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Week 23- Bluebells in May

All the shades of blue this week! In honour of the bluebells that emerge every May, this week’s pattern is Bluebells in May. It is knitted in Noro Tonkonatsu, which is a beautiful aran weight cotton and silk mix. It is one of their rare ‘plain’ colours but it is slightly tweedy and has lots more colours in it than you might imagine, it’s hard to give it justice in photos. The jumper itself has a wide round neck, raglan sleeves and thin stripes of moss stitch on the body. The body has no shaping, meaning it is fairly boxy and relaxed. I really enjoy wearing this jumper, it has quickly become one of my favourites, you can buy the pattern here!

Doris

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