UltraScarf – free crocheting pattern

download now – from ravelry

download now – from rapidshare (use the corresponding link; for free users, it may take a while before your download begins. Thanks for your patience!)

* Ultra slim – no more than 5 stitches in width per row

* Ultra long – make it very very very long so you can wrap to your heart’s content

* Ultra easy – all you need to know is how to make double crochets (US terminology)

* Ultra zig-zag – without having to zig or to zag, the effect is automatic

* Ultra fast – before you know it, you have a length of a meter or two

* Ultra fun – make many in different colours, solid or variegated, long or short colour changes, everything goes

* Ultra versatile – combine with different colours, wrap tightly or loosely, braid, coil, etc

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Sturdy Potholders….

Written a new pattern – it’s up on ravelry for download against a small contribution, since developing caused some brain-freezes and blisters on a finger. (You might have to be a ravelry member to view)

It is for a very sturdy double-thick potholder born from the marriage of different techniques. It has 4 different colours, two on each side.

Why is this pattern not for free, when it’s “just a potholder”?

Because the instructions contain a photo tutorial to an entire technique that is innovating existing ones. This potholder is made in one go, it is NOT two sides made separately and then sewn together.

The technique can be used for other items, like hot pads, place mats or rugs. It could also be taken a step further and combined with the tapestry crochet technique to make patterns instead of stripes.

Thank you for your understanding!


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Happy New Year!

I wish you all, dear readers, a wonderful, happy new year!

Thanks for all the lovely comments on the chain maille scarf – I am glad so many people found the pattern useful!

You gave me the courage I needed to keep on trying to come up with new patterns, and even if my left hand is killing me (I don’t think I mentioned that on here, for quite a while now, I’ve had bad pain in my left thumb, I think it came from knitting one particular scarf with slippery wool on slippery needles, all that and it never sold at the market it was destined to…)

I’ll go slow for a while (although I can’t watch a movie without wanting to have yarn in my hands!), maybe paint a little, to allow my hand to rest and heal.

But I’ll be back, I have an idea, too….

so – see you in the new year, celebrate well, and may it be a good one!