Water Lily

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Mirrored glass display of crochet water lilies - seamless pattern from makemydaycreative.com Mirrored glass display of crochet water lilies – seamless pattern from makemydaycreative.com

It was bound to happen.  I bought this yarn for the blanket I’m working on – but of course I got distracted.

I’ve been looking for a good water lily pattern for a while, and whilst I’ve seen a few most of them require sewing several layers together.  Also, most water lilies I have seen have 8 petals around – but most of the patterns out there use 6 petal repeats.   A minor detail I know, but it’s nice to be accurate!

You can use these for whatever you like really.  I’m thinking of making a few more and then displaying on mirrored glass along with leaves as a centrepiece for a table.  Or adding a few rows to turn it into squares for a cushion…

Seamless crocheted water lily Seamless crocheted water lily

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Crochet Rope Basket

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Customisable Crochet Basket Customisable Crochet Basket

I’ve been looking for a basket of specific dimensions for a while without any luck.  Then I saw a circular version of this idea and realised I could make my own!

This uses a technique similar to thrumming, where you crochet over another thread to add bulk to a fabric.  If you have ever crocheted over your ends to avoid weaving in, this works the same way.

In this case I used rope instead of another yarn, which is a lot bulkier but great for adding stiffness and making each row deeper.  This project had the added bonus of using up a single skein I had left in my stash!

The resulting basket is rectangular with rounded corners.

Finished article Finished article

You will need:

  • Length of rope (mine was 38m in length and 6mm diameter, for a 22x42x17cm basket)
  • Stash yarn (I used 310m of Patons 100% cotton 4ply in…

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Cuscinetto uncinetto con mughetti alla lavanda !!!

ricreAnna - Creazioni all'uncinetto

Ecco il secondo cuscinetto, quello con i fiori di mughetto.
Il procedimento è simile al primo.
Lavorare un quadrato di circa 10 cm. per lato con questo punto.
1° gr. * 1 m. bassa in ciascuno dei due punti seguenti, una m. alta nei due punti successivi* rip. da * a* per tutto il giro.
2°gr. * 1 m. alta in ciascuna m. bassa del giro precedente, 1 m. bassa sulle due m. seguenti* rip. per tutto il giro.
La m. alta è sempre sostituita da 3 cat. Rip. sempre questi due giri.
Questo è un punto molto semplice, ma che dà consistenza al lavoro. Io ho eseguito una cat. di 28 maglie con un uncinetto n. 2.00 e del cablè n. 5


con il cotone bianco avv. una cat. di 5 maglie e chiuderla in tondo con una mezza m. bassa, nel cerchio…

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Wise Guys

Your Everyday Heirlooms

I love owls and wanted a quick project as a break from a baby blanket that wouldn’t end. I couldn’t find quite what I wanted so I came up with this guy. A quick, simple project for sure. I like to wear him like a brooch to fancy up my work uniform. He would be great on a hat or ear warmer too.

You will need: worsted weight yarn in the main color, white, and yellow. 2 safety eyes, a small circle of felt, and a pin back. Obviously if you are making an aplique with him you won’t need the felt or pin.


I used worsted weight Hobby Lobby I Love this yarn and a size G 4.25 mm hook.

Using yiur main color chain 4 and slip stitch into the first chain to make a circle.


Chain 3 and then 13 DC into circle. I crochet over the…

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Schema, spiegazione coccinella amigurumi all’uncinetto!!!

ricreAnna - Creazioni all'uncinetto

Lo so è l’ennesima  coccinella che gira per il web, ma ho avuto una gentile richiesta da un’amica-lettrice, avevo già postato tempo fa la mia coccinella su facebook, ma lei non è iscritta, avrei potuto mandarle un messaggio in privato ma  siccome era tempo che non aggiornavo il blog, ho deciso di prendere due piccioni con…..


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Irish Crochet Shamrock Motif

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Irish Crochet Shamrock Motif

by Ann Reillet


According to legend, the shamrock was a sacred plant to the Druids of Ireland because its leaves formed a triad, and three was a mystical number in Celtic religion. St. Patrick used the shamrock in the 5th century to illustrate the doctrine of the Holy Trinity as he introduced Christianity to Ireland.


Over time, the shamrock became a symbol of rebellion, and anyone caught wearing it in the 18th century risked death-by-hanging for “the wearin’ o’ the green.” Today, the shamrock is one of the most recognized symbols of the Irish, especially on St. Patrick’s Day, when, all over the world, everyone is Irish for a day!

A shamrock (traditionally spelled seamróg, which means “summer plant”) is white clover (Trifolium repens), a common lawn weed. It’s a vigorous, rhizomatous, stem-rooting perennial with trifoliate leaves. Occasionally, a fourth…

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