Asymmetrical Fringed Poncho

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This is the ‘Asymmetrical Fringed Poncho’ crochet design by Melissa Leapman, from ‘Easy Breezy Wraps’ (American School of Needlework publication).  This poncho is mainly made of 100% wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills, in colours my mum had left over (caramel, taupe and cream).  She had knitted her own cardigans and jumpers from these yarns previously.  The dark grey fluffy yarn is Bouton d’or ‘Pacha’ yarn which was my yarn I bought a while ago on sale and have made some other garments with.  The poncho was very easy and didn’t take very long to make.


Rippled Wrap in Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Starke 6 – back view

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Here is another shawl that I made, in Schoppel Wolle, Zauberball Starke 6.  I used the pattern, ‘Rippled Wrap’, which was designed by Cheri McEwen, which was a pattern I found free on Ravelry.  This is the second of two Rippled Wraps that I made.  The other one is in Noro Kureyon Sock yarn, which was made prior to this one.  I’ll post photos of that one later, it is smaller than this one.  (Back view).

Flower Blossom Purse

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This little bag is from a pattern called “Flower Blossom Purse”, by Yoko Hatta, from the book “Crochet Noro – 30 Dazzling Designs”.  I used Noro Kureyon 256, the same colour as in the original design. I wanted to take more photos of the bag, but it’s now in Sydney, Australia, when I brought it over recently, and I am in Auckland, New Zealand, so I cannot take any more pictures of it!  I wanted to take some more as I thought the colours didn’t come out quite right in these photos, they should have been more of a warm, orange tone.  I ran out of Noro Kureyon before it was finished, so the straps are a little bit narrower and also I had to finish them with left over Noro Silk Garden from the Amelia hat project.  It was so cute, I lined the bag with fabric with a print of crochet hexagons on it, which you can’t see here, but I will take photos of the fabric a little bit later when I make something with the rest of it. I will be putting up pictures of another two bags soon and more crocheted items I made.

Some more beanies I made last winter from another design

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Here are two beanies I made from another design, from Sarah Arnold,“Divine Hat”.  When I made these beanies, I had not known how to do front post double crochet before.  I taught myself from a book on how to do this stitch.  This stitch can also be found in a previous recent post of the cushion I made with the nine circles and white background.  I am left handed, so that’s why my ridges go the opposite direction to what I saw in the pattern, as I crochet from left to right instead of right to left.  I used Cleckheaton California 8 ply yarn. It wasn’t like 8 ply yarn at all though, more like 10 or 12 ply.  I had to use a 5 mm hook for the ribbing and 6 mm hook for the body, that’s how thick the California yarn was.  I made the bottom beanie first, and the purple and green beanie second. I prefer the purple and green beanie to wear as it suits me better.

Some photos of beanies I made last winter

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This is a hat I made in Auckland, which is from a Jenny King design, from “Fashions to Flaunt crocheted with Noro Yarns”.  The design is named “Amelia Hat”.  I used Noro Silk Garden medium yarn to make it, as suggested in the book, but in a different colourway. It was very easy to make and didn’t take that long to complete.  The pointy bits are earflaps.