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Ponga tree pattern

Ponga tree pattern
I designed this square for the Friends Around The World 3rd Anniversary CAL. It represents a native New Zealand fern tree known as the Ponga fern (Cyathea dealbata). The underside of the leaves is white or silver in colour so it is sometimes known as the silver fern and has often been used as an emblem of New Zealand. This square was designed to show a bird’s eye view of a Ponga tree from the top or the view from looking up at the tree from underneath (if you choose a silver or white colour for the fern fronds).

Playing catch up with the FATW3 CAL

Playing catch up with the FATW3 CAL
It has been quite a while since I posted to my blog. Not because I haven't been busy with crochet projects, but because I have been a little too bu...

FATW3 weeks 16 and 17

FATW3  weeks 16 and 17
Again, I've been getting behind with posting my progress on the FATW3 CAL (Friends around the world 3 crochet along). Weeks 16 and 17 come from Bon...

Scrap yarn challenge #6

Scrap yarn challenge #6
It has been a little while since my last post about using up scrap yarn. I must admit that I have mostly been accumulating scraps lately without th...

Making a new project bag for me part 2

Making a new project bag for me part 2
This little bag is an extension to my first project bag and can be attached to the first via buttonholes on one side...

Making a new project bag for me part 1

Making a new project bag for me part 1
I was feeling a bit better about my sewing skills after making a nice fabric lining for my crochet project bag for the swap, so I decided to go back to finish off a bag that I'd started for myself 2 years ago...

Crochet bag swap part 2

Crochet bag swap part 2
As I mentioned in a previous post, the Kiwi crochet group I'm part of recently participated in a bag swap. Several of us (about 48 from memory) ma...

FATW3 - weeks 12-15

FATW3 - weeks 12-15
I've been getting quite behind with posting photos and links to these patterns. However, thankfully, I'm still keeping up to date with making up th...

Crochet stitch challenge #5 - Suzette stitch

Crochet stitch challenge #5 - Suzette stitch
Introduction Welcome to the 5th edition of my self-imposed stitch challenge. I had fun trying to figure out how to do increases and decreases with...

Crochet project bag swap

Crochet project bag swap
Introduction I’m a member of several crochet groups on Facebook. However, the one that I visit the most these days has got to be "Kiwis who CAL an...

The sedge stitch

The sedge stitch
Introduction This stitch pattern is one of those that inspired me to start my stitch challenge. Back in 2015 or 2016 I joined a CAL to make a baby...

Crochet Wattle stitch

Crochet Wattle stitch
Introduction This stitch pattern is similar to the Suzette stitch in that you are adding an sc and dc in the same stitch and then skipping. The dif...