Monday, 14 October 2013

Autumn Flowers Blanket Crochet Pattern and HanJan Ravelry News...

A busy week in the land of HanJan....a gorgeous new pattern bursting with Autumnal colours and the start of HanJan on Ravelry! About time I hear you say! I know, I know.... So far I've only managed to load four patterns onto the website but I promise I will get the rest up and running as soon as I can.

So...introducing the new pattern -

Autumn Flowers Blanket by HanJan...

An amazing alternative gift

This gorgeous blanket is just the ticket for anyone wanting to steer away from the more traditional and give a really precious yet modern look for a new baby.

The blanket is perfect as a light decorative blanket, make it in whatever colours you like! It is a series of flowers joined together with a scalloped petal edging. Perfect for using up leftover yarn and a great 'on the go' project as is worked in small flowers until they are ready to join.

The finished blanket as shown measures 85cm by 72cm but you can easily add or subtract flowers to make it any size you like....I quite fancy a big version of it as a throw for my bed!

Crochet Skill Level - Intermediate.

The flowers themselves are easy peasy, it just takes some skill and lots of patience to join them altogether - well worth the effort though!

The textured border detail makes the blanket unique

Hope you like it! Coming next from HanJan - some cute baby Kimono style cardigans, some jam jar covers, towel edgings and coat hangers, great for gifts and I promise I'll get the rest onto Ravelry.....

Friday, 4 October 2013

HanJan Fingerless Mitts and Boot Cuffs in Simply Crochet...

Simply Crochet Issue 10
It's so hard to believe that the wonderful Simply Crochet is on issue 10 already! It doesn't seem 5 minutes since I was designing some jam jar covers for issue 2!

This fabulous edition features a few HanJan designs - a cute bow headband, some boot cuffs and some fingerless bobble gloves. The gloves have gone down a storm!
Bow Headband by HanJan

Beautiful Bobble Mitts by HanJan

I tried to stay away from the boring designs that are out there an opted for something a little different - hence the bobbles. The pattern is really straightforward as a repetition of rows joined with a seam and a cute little edging in a contrast colour.....easy peasy.

Loads of people have said that they are making a stash of them for Xmas stocking fillers - such a great idea. These are the pictures I have come across so far... would love to see more if they are out there!

The lovely The Little Room of Rachell has written a little bit about the pattern and has some great tips on it too - you really can adapt the mitts to suit you by changing the length and width or the size of the thumb hole.

If you fancy a go at the pattern then grab your copy of issue 10 or you can get my similar but not the same pattern from Etsy (this pattern has the same bobbles design but no edging) almost as cute!

Get the pattern here!

Lots of exciting projects ahead - will be back soon with an Autumn Flowers's a sneaky peek...