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Sunday, 23 December 2012

~ Krista block 12 and a spoily for a friend who deserves a spoily

 
My favourite thing about working through the Krista blocks is
revisiting skills I thought long since forgotten.
 
 
This week's Krista block (number 12) is entrelac crochet and came out pretty looking just like it did in the picture so I'm rather happy with it.

If you're after the pattern for this block or any of the Krista blocks I've made sofar click on this link they are available for free:

 
 

I had a good giggle at myself in the beginning of the block as the ole mind tried to remember how it works - and then two tips came back to me:

   1.\ after the first square, flip the work before you turn
   2.\ turn it clockwise until the hook touches the 3ch start

After that it was zippy fast and the block took as much time to make as the traditional granny square - faster than any of the the other blocks in the throw sofar.

 
A close-up of the stitching 
 
 
 

The nice thing about entrelac crochet is that the front and the back look pretty much the same - its really fun. Here's the flipside of the work.
 
 
 
 
Other applications of entrelac crochet

It will come as no surprise to you that there are many many applications for entrelac crochet. Some of my favourites include baby blankets - and there are some beauties out there.

One that I am adding to my favourites is featured on Charlotte's web page and is a white and blue baby blanket. Have a look at it here:
 


Helpful friend


Helping my lovely friend, who doesn't know she's gonna be helped by my yet, and hoping she only reads this blog only after I've had the opportunity to give her the gift...
 
This friend has twice now broken her shoe just as she's about to enter her local shopping centre. Which is a good story to laugh about - but also an opportunity for a surprise spoily.
 
So I made an imaginary thong - it has no sole and is pretty much a hippy version as it involves hearts - but its forming part of an "emergency mall survival kit" that I was hoping to get to her before Christmas.
 
I'll demonstrate what it looks like on my hand:
 
 
 

How did I make it...
 
I made a heart - and at the bottom of the heart made a ring of 30 sc looping back to form a ring. This forms a nice loop for her toe to go through.
 
At the top of the heart I made two ch stitch ropes - one of 50 ch and one of 40 ch. Why different lengths you wonder? Well why not, its for a laugh and a giggle. And to see if she'll notice ha ha ha.
 
Well its been a good fun week - Merry Christmas I hope you have good family fun and have a lovely day.
 

That's my craft story this week - warm pixie smiles coming your way. xo

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and giving me a 'shout-out' on yours. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  2. well done on the entrelac crochet - still haven't given it a go yet :) Love the "thong" will come in handy ;) Have a great Christmas!

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    1. Daina I recon you'll love it - super easy to do and has a pretty fabulous result!

      The heart thong was so spur of the moment I'm really chuffed with how it came out - can't wait to see her face when she sees it, we're gonna have a good giggle fersure.

      Merry Christmas! :D

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