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More St Patrick’s Crochet

Tiny hats for baby leprechauns. Saw some pics on Pinterest and made up my own pattern. I just need to find baby leprechauns now! Where do I find them – is it at the end of the rainbow?

Hats for baby leprechauns

Hats for baby leprechauns

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St Patrick’s Crochet

St Patrick’s is almost upon us and I was inspired to crochet some fun items.

Baby Shamrocks

Baby Shamrocks

I had a go at these baby shamrocks – FREE PATTERN – I may use these to decorate something later – any ideas would be appreciated – or I may make loads and join them into a garland. What do you think?

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Crochet bag for cotton wool balls

Saw this sweet bag on Pinterest. It had a free pattern too. Click here.  Super easy pattern. You can either make the bag or turn it into a hat! 2 in 1 – a fab idea! I found some great wool that changes colour as it goes and made 3 bags. I filled them with cotton wool balls and gave 2 of them as gifts to my sons’ girlfriends and kept one for myself. I found some great bags of beads in the craft section of Asda and used them to decorate the ends of the cords.

Cotton Wool Crochet Bag

My Cotton Wool Crochet Bag

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Cold Ears?

Saw a picture of a pretty headband on Pinterest  but no pattern :( so I decided to have a go myself. Approx 50 chains to start and about 12 rows alternating single and double crochets. I did the dcs in a lower loop rather than in the stitch. This left the rather nice ribbed stitch effect. Made up a 3 layer flower and stitched in place. – Pretty! Made with the same cherry red wool to match my fingerless gloves.

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Cold Hands Remedy

Today I finished my lovely bright red pair of fingerless gloves. Great free pattern I found on the web with easy cables. Am wearing them as I type as they are very cosy and pretty. Photo does not do them justice – they are a bright cherry red. No more cold hands. I will even be able to play my musical instruments whist wearing them which is a great bonus.

My cosy fingerless gloves

My cosy fingerless gloves

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Always losing my memory pen!

Today as usual I couldn’t find my memory pen. I needed something bigger attached to it. Saw a picture of a cute ladybird keyring on Pinterest so I designed one similar by looking carefully at the picture, fitted an old key-ring inside, stuffed it with a bit of polyester and hey presto! Now I can find it even in my Tardis of a handbag!

My Ladybird USB

My Ladybird USB

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day and hubby received a sweet mug cosy decorated with a bright red heart. It only took around an hour last night to make it – hiding it under the cushion everytime he entered the room! Never suspected a thing! He loved it.

Love Heart cup cosy

Love Heart cup cosy

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