Saturday, June 21, 2008

Face Cloth (Flannel, Washcloth) in DK Cotton

Crocheted Cotton Face Cloth

1 ball DK Cotton (I used Sirdar Luxury Soft Cotton)

Hook size UK 8, 4.00 mm, American G/6

My finished cloth was 7” square.

Main Piece

Make 30ch

  1. Turn and work along ch, starting with 3htr into 3rd ch from hook, miss 2ch, 3htr into next ch. Continue in this way to end, but work 1htr in last st. Turn.
  2. 2ch for height (does not count as a stitch), 3htr into first st, *miss 2 sts, 3htr into next st. Rep from * to end, but work 1htr in last st. turn.

Repeat row 2 until work is square (fold diagonally to check). Do not cut off the yarn.


Round 1 Making 2ch at every corner, work round all sides in dc, working 1dc in each st of top edge and foundation chain, and work 28 dc down each side.

Do not turn the work.

Round 2 Begin with 2ch for height and work 1htr into every dc. Work (2htr, 2ch, 2htr) into each corner 2ch space.

Round 3 Work 1dc bet. first 2 sts, *2ch, miss next htr, work 1dc into space between this htr and the next. Rep from * to end, working (1dc, 2ch, 1dc) into each corner space. to join.

Cut yarn and sew in the end.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Cloche Hat in Noro yarn

Here is another of my designs for you:

Cloche Hat in Crochet

By Penny Peberdy


7mm hook

1- 2 balls NORO Blossom


  1. Make a ring around fingers and into it work 8 dc. (Pull up the end gently to close the ring)
  2. Work 2dc into ea dc of prev round (16 sts) (Sl st to join on this and every round)
  3. Work 2dc, 1dc to end (24 sts)
  4. Work 2dc, 1dc in ea of next 2 sts, rep to end (32 sts)
  5. Work 2dc, 1dc in ea of next 3 sts, rep to end (40 sts)
  6. Work 2dc, 1dc in ea of next 4 sts, rep to end (48 sts)

Work straight for 10 rounds

(Increasing round) Work 2dc in 1st st, 1dc in ea of next 7 sts, Rep to end.

Continue working straight for a further 9 rounds

Work edging row in Prawn Stitch (dc worked from L to R). End off and sew in end. Pull up the end from starting ring gently until ring is tightly closed and sew in the end.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Crochet Egg Pincushion

My latest Eggcentricity!

Crochet Egg Pincushion

4 ply white yarn

3.00mm hook

A suitable eggcup


Make a circle and work 12 htr into it. Join to first st.

Cont. in rounds, making 2ch for height – but this does not count as a stitch.

Round 2 Work 2 htr into each stitch

Rounds 3 & 4 Work 1htr into each st.

Round 5 Inc in every 3rd st

Work 4 rounds straight

Work 3 htr, dec 1 to end

Work 1 round straight

Dec 1 all round

Stuff firmly.

Break off yarn, leaving a long thread for making up.

Thread needle with the yarn and run through the circle left. Pull up and fasten off by sewing a few sts. This will be the end that goes in the eggcup! (You may want to glue the egg in if it needs it).

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

8th January, 2008

Not much doing today, as the builders are back and I can't really sit here and knit! I have managed to get a bit of the bib cross-stitch done in the evenings - here is what it looks like now (I'm on the penguin bit!)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

3rd January 2008

Well, I guess you can't say I post to this blog very frequently - as my last post was in November of what is now last year! I will try and write more frequently.

At the moment I am neither knitting nor crocheting, but doing a couple of cross-stitch bibs for my granddaughter, who is coming out to visit me at the end of this month (so I have to get on quickly). This is a picture of the first one, so far. It is from a kit, and the picture is two eskimo children pulling a sledge with a penguin on it. Perfect for the winter.

I have to admit that, at this stage, the girl looks a little scarey, with holes for eyes, but tomorrow, she will look fine. Wait and see...