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Celebrating International Crochet Day 2013

Did you know that September 12 is International Crochet Day?  I love that my favourite crafty activity has it’s own day, and to celebrate I thought I’d share some of my favourite crochet inspired photos with you.

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Blanket Stitch Crochet using Hand Spun Yarn

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Crocheting with Hand Spun Yarn

I’m currently working on this blanket which is crocheted using hand spun yarn by Nunnaba.  The yarn is spun thick and thin and it’s a blend of soft merino wool and silk.  Each stitch is different and together they tell their own story.  Blanket stitch perfect for showing off the beauty in hand spun yarn.

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The Jewelled Colours of Knitsch Yarns

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Crocheting with Knitsch Yarn, In the Blunderbuss Colourway

I generally have 2 or 3 crochet projects on the go at any time, and my second project at present is made using Knitsch Yarns.  I love the jewelled colours of these yarns, that are hand dyed in New Zealand.  The yarns are 4 ply, 100% New Zealand wool and you can buy them from Holland Road Yarn Company.

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My Favourite Crochet Project is the Coconut Ice Chevron Blanket-Bedspread

My favourite crochet project that I’ve designed and made is the Coconut Ice Chevron Blanket-Bedspread.  I’ve blogged about this before so you read about the inspiration and design of it here, and the making of it here.

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Unexpected Afghans and Chunky Australian Wool by Hawthorne Cottage

If you’re looking for a good book of throw rug crochet patterns I suggest you have a look at Unexpected Afghans.  Not only are is there a good range of patterns, but the book coordinates lovely with this skein of hand spun Australian chunky merino wool from Hawthorne Cottage.

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Cabled Crochet Cushions in Undyed Wool

I could go on and on about crochet all day but I thought I’d finish off with this photo of the cabled cushion cover I crocheted in undyed wool.  I love the colour of undyed wool, it almost shines with goodness.

With love,

Lynda.

 

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