Saturday, 16 October 2010

Another idea!

Okay, I had another idea....

I was working on my Christmas Bunting, doing UK Trebles in groups of four, as per the Grandma Tree Pattern from The Royal Sisters (like I explained in my last post, and in the one before). And I was thinking to myself "Why does this pattern have stitches in groups of four, rather than the traditional three? What does that do to the pattern?"

And then I got my idea:

Do ALL the sides need to have the same number of stitches in their clusters/groups?

What if - what IF - I did groups of four on the two long sides of my bunting, but just groups of THREE on the shorter side??

Would it go all wonky? Or would it work?

Well, I tried it ... AND IT WORKED!

Yes, yes, alright, all you clever people who already knew that would work. I've only been crocheting for a year, remember? This is all amazing to me! I Never Knew that you could DO that!

And the result? A more isosceles-ish triangle! Perfect for my bunting!


Alright, I'll leave you in peace now. Please excuse my frequent postings this week. I'm back at work after the holidays, you see, so, of course, that means I'm avoiding said work whenever possible. Hence the increase in crochet and in blogging. ;-)

I better get back to it, though. The (paid) work, I mean.

But before I do, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has been stopping by this week, checking out my bunting and leaving me lovely comments. It was so great to read them all! I loved that you loved my bunting, and that you thought the Christmas pattern-combo bunting was groovy. That was great to hear because I've been so excited about it.

I was particularly pleased to see that the consensus seems to be that I have actually, kind-of, made up my very own pattern here! Even Michelle herself (from The Royal Sisters) stopped by to say that she loves my new idea! And she even suggested that I provide a tutorial about it! Wow. I really admire Michelle's beautiful and clever crochet, so I do indeed feel very chuffed to get that "seal of approval" from her.

So, what do you all think? Would you like this pattern-of-sorts written out on here? With photos or some-such? That would be a big thing for me - heading into new territory there. Never Knew I'd end up in such a spot. Never Knew I'd end up inventing something!

Well, I'll do it if you want. I will. But I feel a bit daunted by it. So I won't if you don't need it. Like I said, you can easily pop over to Michelle's blog for an excellent photo-tutorial of her hexagons. Do you really want my help, too?

Please let me know.

Anyway, back to that paid work I mentioned. If only crochet could pay the bills. *sigh*

Thanks again for stopping by!
Happy hooking,
Caz :)


  1. Write it up Caz! It is very cool, and more people will actually try it if you do. Clicking from one link to another would put some people off!

  2. absolutely, for sure you should make a tutorial. your new triangles look even better than the last if that's possible. i will be waiting for your tutorial before i attempt it. woo hoo.


  3. Yes please Caz, you CAN do it. do it Julie Andrews style and start at the very begining. You are a designer now!!!!!!!Theres another never knew

  4. Dear Caz,

    i would be very happy if you write it down, the new triangle looks great - Thank you and enjoy your Weekend.

    Many Greetings from Germany,

  5. Please, please write this up, I would love to give this a go. Christmas will be here before we know it and I need some of this in my life. Clicking on different sites would just confuse me. x

  6. Crochet to pay the bills....wouldn't THAT be great . My boys say I should sell my stuff, but the hours it takes means it's not worth the effort .Anyway it's my hobby and I don't want to spoil it .
    Love your bunting :0)
    Jacquie xx

  7. Hi Caz
    Your bunting is gorgeous and a tutorial would be great!

  8. They are really lovely! Thanks for posting on my Link Party again. Have a great weekend!

  9. hi ,
    how are you doing ,
    your bunting pattern is lovely.
    i must try it too and let you know as wel .
    have a great weekend

  10. Hi!
    Thanks for your nice comment on my lace yarn!
    I soak the skeins in warm water in the kitchen sink with some (maybe a tablespoon or two...) vinegar added to it. Then I mixed the food colour in a big cup of warm water and added also some vinegar. Then I added the colour batch to the warm water in the sink and put the skeins back in. Let them soak for maybe 5 minutes. Lifted them up and put them into a soup plate. 2 minutes in the micro with high effect, let them rest for abt 5 minutes and then again 2 minutes on high effect. Washed in warm water with baby shampoo (or wool wash), rinsed twice in cold water. Done :))

  11. It looks great! Definitely, definitely publish a pattern (if you have time, that is!)

  12. Please do the tutorial and pattern - it would make it easier than going back and forth, and you have given credit to those that started your idea off
    I like the newest bunting best of all

  13. Yes you can!
    Take your time and make the tutorial. You will make us (crocheters) very happy!
    ~X~ Karin

  14. By all means ---- you must do a tutorial! Your work is amazing & your bunting is a must-do for all of us (and pics would be great because -- ahem....I do learn soooooo much faster with a visual....)

    Thanks for sharing this!