Well another month has passed so I've lots to tell you in this months blog !
August 10th marked our 11th birthday ! I can't believe its been a whole 11 years since I opened the doors as Beacon Crafts! Sadly due to the current situation we couldn't do our usual celebrations but there's always next year !
So as you can imagine I've had loads of end of year accounts to sort (although I'm not completely sorted yet!) and the dreaded stock take !! Oh how I hate stock taking, you can just imagine how tedious it is in our shop with all the buttons and reels of elastic, ribbons, binding etc..... but its done now for another year!
I tend to slow down my ordering during August, simply to cut down on the counting but now its done I've been ordering like a mad woman!
I thought it would be fun again this year to see if anyone can guess how many balls of yarn I've counted during this years stock take - if you haven't had a guess pop over to our facebook page and have a go, the 2 closest winners will each receive a £20 voucher to spend with us (you have till 5pm Thursday 10th September to enter)
I love designing and working on samples and kits for the shop, that's my passion and it's one good thing that has come out of this awful situation we find ourselves in, I've have more time to design and share my love for crochet and knitting with you all.
Which leads me to this ..... I've been getting my wiggle on the last few weeks with my wiggly scarf made with the gorgeous new Aranweight yarn "Amor" from Stylecraft Yarns and i'm also working on my wiggly blanket using Highland Heather's.
So here's the way I like to work my wiggles !
For my cowl I used 1 x 100 gram ball of Stylecraft Amor and a 5mm hook
For my blanket I'm using 1 of each shade of Stylecraft Highland Heathers and a 4.5 mm hook
Pattern is written in UK crochet terms.
You will need to start with a working chain in multiples of 13 plus 3
So, for my cowl I have 3 wiggles in it so I started with a chain of 42 (13 x 3 = 39 + 3 = 42)
For my blanket i started with a chain of 198. ( 15 x 13 = 195 + 3 = 198)
And then I worked as follows ;
Row 1 - Work 1 treble into 4th chain from hook (this counts a 1treble and 1 skipped stitch and 1 treble) work 1 treble in each of the next 4 stitches, work 3 trebles in the next stitch, work 1 treble in each of the next 5 stitches, Skip 2 stitches, * work 1 treble in each of the next 5 stitches, 3 trebles in the next stitch, 1 trebles in each of the next 5 stitches**, skip the next 2 stitches - repeat from * to ** once more (or to end if you are making a larger piece), skip 1 stitch and work 1 treble in the last stitch.
(IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE COLOUR YOU WILL NEED TO ADD YOUR NEW COLOUR IN HALF WAY THROUGH YOUR FINAL TREBLE ! SO WITH CURRENT COLOUR YARN OVER INSERT INTO STITCH, YARN OVER PULL THROUGH, YARN OVER PULL THROUGH 2 LOOPS, THEN WITH NEW COLOUR YARN OVER AND PULL THROUGH LAST 2 LOOPS ) Turn
Row 2 - Chain 3 (counts as 1 treble) skip 1 stitch from row below and work as follows - * work 1 treble in each of the next 5 stitches, 3 trebles in next stitch, 1 treble in each of the next 5 stitches,** skip 2 stitches* work from * to * once more then from * to ** once more, skip one stitch and work 1 treble into last stitch..... Turn
That's it ! All you need to do now is continue repeating row 2 until you have the length you want !
For my cowl I continued until I had used all the the yarn , fastened off then simply sewn my short ends together.
I'm still working on my blanket ...............
I hope you make use of our little tutorial, don't forget to tag us on instagram (#beaconcrafts) or share with us on our Facebook page all your lovely makes .
I'm off now to get busy on our next "workshop in a box" kit beginners Amigurumi - ohhh I'm loving it !
Catch up with you all very soon.
Stay safe my lovelies xx