Free pattern – Night watch owl wall hanging US terms

You can find the pattern in UK terms here

 

Photo is taken hung on already existing hooks, I looks better when the top strip is spread out properly

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Materials:

5.00 mm hook

4.5 mm needles OR 4.5 mm hook

Dk yarn:

Less than 100 grams of dark purple

Less than 50 grams of red, blue and yellow

A small amount of black for sewing on the eyes.

9 beads to add weight to your motif chains.

6 small white buttons

Darning  needle

In Dark purple, co 13 stitches. Knit in garter (knit every stitch) till it reaches 60 cms and finish off.

You could also crochet this strip instead, I just like to have some mindless knitting for when I am reading.

For a crocheted strip take a 4.5 mm hook and with the purple yarn chain 11.

R1 sc in second loop from the hook and sc across. (10 stitches)

Continue in sc until the strip reaches 60 cms and finish off.

Slip stitch into one corner of your strip and make a chain 70 cms long and finish it off, tying on one of your beads.

Along the same edge, leave approx 6.5 cms then slip stitch into the fabric again, this time making your chain 35 cms long. Finish off and add a bead.

Continue in this fashion until you have 9 chains, with the last one being made in the opposite corner to the one you started with.

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Now make your motifs.

Little star motif – make 3 blue, 2 red and 2 yellow.

Ch 3 join

R1 sc 5 into ring

R2 sc dc sc in each st around (15 st)

R3 sc 2dc sc in each dc, sl st in each  sc around, finish.

Moon motif -make 3

4.5 mm hook

3 sc into Magic loop pull tight.

R1 ch 1 2 sc in each stitch (6 stitches)

R2 ch 1 3 sc in first st, sc across, 3 sc in last st

R3 ch 1 3 sc in first st, sc across, 3 sc in last st

R4 3 sc in first st, sc across, 3 sc in last st

R5 ch1, sc to end, finish off.

Large moon – make 1

Follow the pattern for the cresent moon,

But do row 4 3 times before doing row 5.

Owl motif – make 2 with blue bellies and red bodies, and one  with a red belly and a blue body.

Ch 2

R1 sc 6 into 2nd loop (place a stitch marker in the 8th stitch, and keep putting it in the last stitch of the round, every round.)

R2 sc in each  st

Join new colour

R3 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch repeat around  (18 stitches)

R4 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch repeat around  (24 stitches)

R5 sc 6 from marker ch1 turn

R6 sc, dc, sl, sl, dc, sc ch1 turn

R7 dc, dc, sc, sc, dc dc finish

Sew on buttons for eyes and embroider a triangle for nose

After sewing in all of you ends, sew your motifs to the chains. You can follow my placement, or come up with your own.

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Free pattern – Night watch owl wall hanging UK Terms

You can find the pattern is US terms here

 

 

(Photo is taken hung on already existing hooks, I looks better when the top strip is spread out properly 🙂

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Materials:

5.00 mm hook

4.5 mm needles OR 4.5 mm hook

Dk yarn:

Less than 100 grams of dark purple

Less than 50 grams of red, blue and yellow

A small amount of black for sewing on the eyes.

9 beads to add weight to your motif chains.

6 small white buttons

Darning  needle

In Dark purple, co 13 stitches. Knit in garter (knit every stitch) till it reaches 60 cms and finish off.

You could also crochet this strip instead, I just like to have some mindless knitting for when I am reading.

For a crocheted strip take a 4.5 mm hook and with the purple yarn chain 11.

R1 dc in second loop from the hook and dc across. (10 stitches)

Continue in dc until the strip reaches 60 cms and finish off.

Slip stitch into one corner of your strip and make a chain 70 cms long and finish it off, tying on one of your beads.

Along the same edge, leave approx 6.5 cms then slip stitch into the fabric again, this time making your chain 35 cms long. Finish off and add a bead.

Continue in this fashion until you have 9 chains, with the last one being made in the opposite corner to the one you started with.

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Now make your motifs.

Little star motif – make 3 blue, 2 red and 2 yellow.

Ch 3 join

R1 Dc 5 into ring

R2 Dc tr dc in each st around (15 st)

R3 Dc 2tr dc in each tr, sl st in each  dc around, finish.

Moon motif -make 3

4.5 mm hook

3 dc into Magic loop pull tight.

R1 ch 1 2 dc in each stitch (6 stitches)

R2 ch 1 3 dc in first st, dc across, 3 dc in last st

R3 ch 1 3 dc in first st, dc across, 3 dc in last st

R4 3 dc in first st, dc across, 3 dc in last st

R5 ch1, dc to end, finish off.

Large moon – make 1

Follow the pattern for the cresent moon,

But do row 4 3 times before doing row 5.

Owl motif – make 2 with blue bellies and red bodies, and one  with a red belly and a blue body.

Ch 2

R1 Dc 6 into 2nd loop (place a stitch marker in the 8th stitch, and keep putting it in the last stitch of the round, every round.)

R2 Dc in each  st

Join new colour

R3 Dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (18 stitches)

R4 Dc in next 2 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch repeat around  (24 stitches)

R5 Dc 6 from marker ch1 turn

R6 dc, tr, sl, sl, tr, dc ch1 turn

R7 Tr, tr, dc, dc, tr tr finish

Sew on buttons for eyes and embroider a triangle for nose

After sewing in all of you ends, sew your motifs to the chains. You can follow my placement, or come up with your own.

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As you can tell, I have no future in the digital design field haha, but this gives you an idea of where I have placed the motifs.

Happy crafting 🙂

Rainy days

So it is bucketing down here today. We have pools and buckets out the back to catch the rain to save for the garden on hot days, and they are nearly overflowing!

Its the perfect day for staying in and crocheting, however my wrist is too sore to do so. (I really need to remember to wear my wrist brace when I crochet, cause it takes days to recover enough to be able to crochet again if I forget!)

So today’s project was re organizing the pantry, and labeling all of the flour containers that we use for other ingredients.

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It was pretty simple, I just cut some scrap paper to size, got my texta on and then stuck the labels on with PVA glue.

Not water proof, but the inside can be wiped out with a damp cloth.

Happy crafting, and if you are in southern Queensland or northern NSW my thoughts are with you. Please stay safe, and hopefully the flood waters start to recede soon!

200 blocks blocks 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15

Ok I have been bust busy this week!

First off, here are the next 5 blocks for the 200 blocks CAL. These ones are off to Woolies for Tassie, with more to come.

Block 11 – Baby blocks:

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Block 12 – Fine lines:

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Block 13 – Circle in a square:

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Block 14 – Alhambra:

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And block 15 – Corner square:

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I am also working on squares for a blanket for the broadmedow palliative care unit, and squares for a blanket for the hamlin fistula hospital in ethiopia, and today am working on this weeks in a spin block!

I also have had some friends ask for some baby beanies and headbands, I think they will have to wait until next week!

Happy crafting! 🙂

200 blocks blocks 6,7,8, 9 and 10

Another few blocks done this week 🙂

Here is block 6 Textured bluebells:

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Block 7 corner granny:

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Block 8 popcorn flower:

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Block 9 Arcadia:

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And block 10 openwork square. This one ended up being much larger than the others, so I used it with a photo frame I was given last year to make an earring stand:

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And here is a pic of my squares and some supplies ready to ship off to the tassie craft appeal.

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Happy crafting 🙂

My pampering pack prize

Last week I entered an online competition held by a few small businesses and hosted by Outback Pampering on facebook.

Lucky me I won a prize! I had the opportunity to buy a hand and foot pampering pack from the lovely Wundanook Creations for 1 cent!

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Of course I got right to it and pampered myself the day it arrived (day before last) But yesterday I treated my hubby and Mr 2 to the works!

 

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(sorry about the off cut of yarn everywhere, John wrapped a whole ball around his tractor and its wheels and we had just finished cutting it all off!)

 

As you can see, they loved it! Working hospitality hubby always has sore tired feet, and gave me full permission to buy more so he can use it too haha!