Weekend Crochet

I have been working on my crochet again this weekend and I really love this hexagon pattern that is avaliable over at Attic 24, there are some lovely crochet tutorials there. I am just crocheting the circles for now and will finish the hexagon shape when I join the pieces together which means there will be no sewing up, I will just join them as I crochet which is wonderful! I am also working all my ends in at the back so there are no ends to sew up either. I think this pattern will make up an nice cushion cover for a cushion on my rocking chair.

The girls and I are making an African Flower hexagon blanket together, these are a few of our hexagons. It is really great to be working on a project together.

I now have a chunky knitting machine! I love it, I am going to be using it for knitting up pure wool blankets. I have so much superwash handspun and I am going to use it to make winter blankets for everyone in our family. After I cast off I am going to crochet around the sides to stop curling as the blanket is knitted in a stocking stitch. Most knitting machines take thin, even yarn, but this one knits up with handspun and chunky as well! I am very excited:)
I had better be off, it’s Earth Hour here in South Africa the next couple of hours.
Happy weekend:)

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11 Responses to Weekend Crochet

  1. Sarah March 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    I can’t wait to see those blankets. I have always wanted to try a knitting machine.

  2. Moogie March 27, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    Yay for crochet! I have always been a big fan of your knitting projects and I cannot wait to see what you end up crocheting 🙂
    It is great that you have so many helpers for the blanket. I started Lucy’s hexagon blanket last year and after spending hours and hours on it, I think that I might have enough for a coulple of cushion covers lol
    Can you crochet without sticking your tongue out yet? 😛 I still need to work on that one!

  3. The Handmaden March 27, 2011 at 3:20 am #

    Love the colours of your little hexagons. The knitting machine looks great, your blankets will be really beautiful.

  4. Yvonne March 27, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    Nice colours you used and what a lovely project to do with your kids. I’m going to try to croche3t a hexacon too. Curious what it will become.
    Oh! a knitting machine! That will be a nice thing for me to have 🙂
    My knitting is not very neat. I just have to practice more i think 😉

    Love, Yvonne

  5. Baa-Me Kniits March 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    That is a great knitting machine! I always thought you had to use the really fine yarn made just for the machines? Brilliant that you can use your homespun and the merino superwash! Love that you are doing a blanket with your girls 🙂

  6. angelina March 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    i just love that first photo. so granny chic. xo

  7. Erin March 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    Great color pattern! So sweet & pretty 🙂

  8. K March 28, 2011 at 1:55 am #

    If I had found the African Flower long ago, I might have kept crocheting. And your machine – you and your wonderful tools – it’s worthy of you. You actually do things and use things to good purpose. You amaze me, Linda, to be focused and disciplined enough to cook for a family, keep a lovely home, home school with all its complexities, become a serious craftswoman, write, design, and have a rich relationship with your children.

    You are a woman of Eden. And I think I’d like to live there again some day – for now. I will just watch you build it yourself.

  9. no spring chicken March 28, 2011 at 5:03 am #

    Wow! So, is a knitting machine a terrible pain to set up? I’ve always wondered but never had anyone to ask. What an impressive piece you will end up with. I can’t wait to see the finished blanket!

  10. Linda March 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Hi No Spring Chicken,
    It is really easy to set up, just clamp your machine to the table. Straighten all your needles, check your tension is on the correct setting and you are ready to knit:)

  11. Rachel March 30, 2011 at 4:20 am #

    I soooo need to go and get professional help with crotchet. So many learn from books. I tried. I’m lousy. 😀 I’ve too many questions.

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