Sew Mimi.K

Sweater Art

sweater art

What do you do with a handmade sweater you haven't worn for twenty years? 

You make it into a piece of art you can appreciate every day of course!

crocheting a circle video

Crocheting into a circle / alternative to magic circle

Usually when crocheting a circle, you will begin by making a magic ring. This is how my "Let It Snow...flake" pattern starts.

Marsupials and Monotremes fabric tour

Marsupials and Monotremes

Hello! I'm excited to be taking part in the Marsupials and Monotremes blog tour by Amanda Brandl for Kennard & Kennard . Being a part of talented Amanda's first blog tour Taking Flight was a special experience and I couldn't wait to play with her newly released "Marsupials and Monotremes" range.

"Christmas Fans" pattern

pretty crochet fans for the Christmas tree

I'd like to share with you today the handmade decorations I've made to go on our own Christmas tree. And as Christmas is a time of sharing and giving, this pattern is my Christmas gift to you.
Happy Christmas! 😃

Let it Snow...flake pattern release

It's snowing ... yippee!

I'd like to report a fresh fall of snow just in time for Christmas decorating! 
My "Let it Snow...flake" is now released! Hooray!

Here in Australia, this is the closest we will get to a snowfall at Christmas. 😃
There are so many reasons why I love Christmas. I adore the decorations, the glitter, the scents of Christmas. I appreciate that people invest time and money in making outdoor Christmas light displays for kids and not so young kids to "oooh" over.
Every Christmas I make something new to decorate our home and this year I decided to publish the pattern for it as well.

My "Let it Snow...flake" pattern is a written pattern, written in both UK/ Australian terms and US terms. I wanted a big-is-beautiful snowflake for my dining table so I made up the pattern in the very chunky Hoooked ribbon XL yarn and a 12 mm hook.
But as all good hookers know, any yarn can be used, just change your hook to suit the yarn. 

The chunky white snowflake measures a voluptuous 72 cm/ 28¼". 
Three strands of DK yarn held together and a 6.5 mm hook make a 51 cm/ 20" snowflake,

while DK yarn and a 4 mm hook make a 30 cm /12" snowflake. 

Designing my own snowflake came about because I couldn't find a pattern which was quite right. It had to look pretty without me fussing over it, blocking it, steaming it, or being too precious with it. There is way too much happening at Christmas time to add unnecessary laundry tasks.
Blue Christmas anyone?

No pattern makes it into production without a lot of testing, rewriting and supportive sustenance. I  would not have any hair left without the patience of my Instagram friends Celine , Debby and Mandy . Thank you very, very much ladies.
So now that you've heard all about it, where can you find the pattern for the snowflake?
it's available here on Craftsy and here on Ravelry.

Thank you for reading along with me today, I hope you've found something to inspire you, 

best wishes,

let it snow...flake

pattern busyness for Christmas

Things are getting rather Christmas-ey around here ... including a new crochet pattern which is almost ready to launch!

crochet-along blanket sewing and organising

square #10 and putting them all together

I bet you've been thinking the same ... where has the time gone? It doesn't seem that long ago that I was crocheting up square number 1 in the casual granny crochet-along.

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