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Favourite CAL/KAL...

Sophie's Universe Blanket CAL by Dedri Uys

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They're not Terry's...

21/12/2015 10:25

Chocolate Orange Covers

Chocolate Orange covers - they are everywhere at this time of year. But do you think I could find a pattern I was happy with?! Every time I started one, I decided I didn't quite like how it sat, or where it finished, or how it was done up at the bottom (sewing in elastic? If you read my last post, you'll see why that is a no-no). I just wanted to crochet and be done with it.

After all, I was making 8 of them - nursery teacher presents. And I'd (as usual) left it really late, and the last day of term was looming. So it needed to be right, but it also needed to be quick, and I'd run out of time to keep searching for the perfect pattern!

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Posted in Patterns and Tutorials By Sam Conway

One of the things I get asked to explain the most in the shop is the elusive magic circle. The title of this blog post is because it really is not that magic... once you get it, you realise how amazingly simple is. In fact, the hardest thing about it is holding the yarn straight at the very beginning - but a bit of a fiddly stitch never stopped any of us, did it?

So I thought I would do a quick tutorial for you... if you have any questions, or would like me to clarify anything further, let me know! And remember, this is your blog, so if there is something you want me to write about or show you how to do, leave me a comment!

 

 Please note - I've used UK terminology for this tutorial...

 

First, take your yarn and lay it over your hand.  This is the bit that tends to throw people!

Lay yarn on hand

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Posted in Patterns and Tutorials By Sam Conway

The one thing that everyone comments on when they come into the shop is the pretty bunting we have hanging up. It was actually made by a lovely customer for our yarn bombing when we first opened the shop, but it was just too pretty to hand outside, so it went up in the shop instead. I have been making some bunting myself to add to this, as I don't think you can ever have too much bunting!

Pretty bunting...

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Posted in Patterns and Tutorials By Sam Conway

Dr Who?

09/01/2014 09:12

Everyone loves a bit of Dr Who to accompany their knitting or crochet, so what better than making a great Dr Who scarf whilst you watch?!

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Posted in Patterns and Tutorials By Sconch
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About Me

Mrs Sconch & the Sconchlet!

I am a mummy and wife and obsessed with making things, learning new skills and teaching others. I run Sconch, an online yarn shop, as well as having a bricks and mortar shop in Braintree, North Essex. This blog is my place to rant and get free therapy as well as share my favourite things.

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Current favourite yarns...

Caron Simply Soft

Adriafil Knitcol DK

Cygnet Seriously Chunky Mixes

Current favourite books...

Woolly Woofers book by Debbie Bliss

Granny Squares book by Susan Pinner

Animal Hats book by Vanessa Mooncie

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