Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Wednesday's wishes - Crochet Cushion and Pouf Patterns

I always find that in Spring I want to change things round a bit within the house.  It maybe to paint a wall a different colour or as simple as changing the throw on the lounge, but it has to be done.  So I thought these great cushion and pouf patterns might give you some inspiration in case you feel the same as me.

This beautiful textured cushion pattern is from Lillabjorncrochet on etsy and is available here.  Tatsiana has lots of patterns for mandalas, coasters and cushions, as well as finished goods.

This pretty geometric cushion pattern is from Littledoolally on etsy and is available here.  Amy has lots of other patterns available, with a speciality in cushions and baby blankets.

 This fantastically colourful pouf pattern is from bySol on etsy and is available here.  Sol has a huge amount of other knit and crochet patterns available too.

This ornate owl cushion pattern is from Atergcrochet on etsy and is available here.  Greta has lots of other bright and colourful patterns available too.

This bright cushion pattern is from thelittlebeenz on etsy and is available here.  Alia has lots of other great patterns especially for shawls and hats.

This fabulous cushion pattern is available from elealindadesign on etsy and is available here and here.
Paula has lots of other great crochet patterns available too.

This nice big footstool/pouf pattern is from isWoolish on etsy and is available here.  Tatiana has lots of other home accessory patterns, both knitted and crocheted.

Well, I hope this has given you some great ideas about sprucing up your house in some way or creating a special gift for someone.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Crochet and Knitted Shawl Patterns - all free

I am really enjoying wearing my poncho (see previous post), but it is too warm to wear on some of our sunny Spring days.  However I do like the idea of just a light cover up without the restriction of sleeves ie. a shawl.  The shawl patterns below might fit the bill and they are free.

This knitted pattern looks quite simple and uses a light varigated wool yarn.  Pattern is here.

This knitted one is more summery.  Pattern is here.

I love the lacy design of this crocheted one.  Pattern is here.

Another nice ornate lacy design.  Pattern is here.

All these patterns are free from Garnstudio that produces Drops yarn.  When I was looking at these patterns, I discovered that there is going to be a sale of 35% off 21 types of wool yarn from 1 May - 31 May, which a real bargain.  Even if the yarn isn't on sale it seems that it is very reasonably priced.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Poncho ta-dah !

Some time ago I saw Attic24's Lucy was making a poncho from a pattern in  Simply Crochet magazine.  However she was taking the "stringy" bits off the bottom section.  I loved the photos she showed of the beginning of her poncho and decided that it would be a useful garment to have to keep me warm.  I ordered some Drops Nepal yarn from here and decided on my colour palette.  I was finishing another project so didn't start doing this one for some time.  Luckily it didn't take long and here it is .....

Sorry about the photo, it was blowing a gale (so hair everywhere, hence no face in the photo) and the garment is on a bit crooked.
I loved doing this project as the yarn was a delight to work with.  It is aran weight, so size 6mm hook is used and the item grows really fast.  I also like the ribbed cowl as it is super thick and warm.
Spring has sprung in Ireland, but there are still times when I am able to snuggle under my home made wooliness!

Simone Francis Poncho Pattern
This is the original pattern and I left off the fringe and added more rows as per Attic24's Lucy did with hers.