Loom Flowers

Today’s mini craft is a blast from every primary school in Australia… well I assume so… we did it in my primary school anyway haha!

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This Knitlon stuff was like a staple of market stalls in the 90’s, usually as crochet coat hangers._1260186 _1260591

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Easy hair flower in 5 minutes!

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Scalloped Pixie Hat – New Knitting Pattern!

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The last hat in my series of WonderFluff hats for KnitPicks! This one would look very striking in a black and white combo so I think I will have to make some more 😀

The pattern is available on KnitPicks and Ravelry!

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Scallop Pixie is a simple hat pattern with earflaps featuring a 2 colour rib as well as scalloped and spot colour work. The tapered shape is created by starting the work flat then joining in the round with short rows at the back. With an easy to memorise stitch repeat, this fun, fashionable and very quick knit is great for last minute gifts.

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Froyo Hat – Knitting Pattern

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This is the second in my new set of 4 patterns using KnitPicks Wonderfluff yarn! I love the shape of this one, anything with huge pompoms is the best!

The pattern is available on KnitPicks and Ravelry!

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Froyo is a simple hat pattern with earflaps featuring a 2 colour rib. The tapered shape is created by starting the work flat then joining in the round and working short rows at the back. With an easy to memorise stitch repeat, this fun, fashionable and very quick knit is great for last minute gifts.

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Lattice Beanie – Knitting Pattern

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The third in my series of hats using KnitPicks WonderFluff yarn! This uses my current favourite stitch pattern and I love it as a longer slouchy beanie.

The pattern is available on KnitPicks and Ravelry!

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Lattice is a simple beanie pattern featuring a slipped stitch diamond design. The hat is worked in the round, bottom up and can be worn with the ribbing section flipped up for a fitted look or down for a slouched style. With an easy to memorise stitch repeat, this is a fun, fashionable and very quick knit which is great for last minute gifts.

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Stiff Crochet Doily Plate

A while ago a lot of stores suddenly started selling crochet doily plates, baskets and trays. They were out of regular yarn but treated with glue to make them stiff enough to be functional. Very out of my budget though so I decided to give making my own a try!

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All you need is a cotton doily and some PVA glue. I decided to just crochet my own out of some stash cotton to use it up.

_1220844 Once it’s finished, wet block it out into the shape you want.
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And if required iron it.

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Next take some PVA glue and water it down so it has the consistency of milk.
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Dump the doily into it and make sure it soaks up the liquid evenly and completely. If you want something very stiff, you will need a higher ratio of glue._1220854

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Lay out to dry on a plate or something else the shape you want to the finished item to take._1220856 _1220858

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Done!
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Depending on the glue you use the stiffness will vary so if you want something like a bowl then use extra glue so it holds shape well. Enjoy! 😀
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Fireside Beanie – Knitting Pattern!

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Some of my knitting patterns are finally available online! The first one is my Fireside Beanie which is part of a 4 hat set using KnitPicks Wonderfluff yarn.

The pattern is available on KnitPicks and Ravelry!

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Fireside is a simple beanie pattern featuring polka dots over a three-colour base. The hat is worked in the round, bottom up and can be worn with the ribbing section flipped up for a fitted look or with it down for a slouched style. With an easy to memorise stitch repeat, this fun, fashionable and very quick knit, is great for last minute gifts.

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