Lisa Gentry broke the Guinness World Record for the "Fastest Crocheter" on June 25, 2005 at a Michaels Craft store in Monroe, LA. She crocheted 853 trc = 5113 stitches in just 30 minutes which = 170 sts/min.
Just for fun I thought that I would give it a try...well...it seems that speed crocheting is not my calling. My personal best was 12 trc.
We would like to introduce you to our newest crochet design, the Wrapped in Lace Shawl by Kim Miller.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sheer elegance describes this delicate triangle shawl. From row 4 until the edging the pattern is a simple 2 row repeat that is quick to memorize. The pretty beaded border adds a touch of glimmer and enhances the drape of the shawl. Despite the intricate look of the fine fabric the shawl is relatively simple to make and you will be surprised at how fast it actually works up.
This crochet pattern calls for 2 1/2 skeins of Knit Picks Gloss Lace yarn, but the pattern is flexible enough for you to experiment with your favorite yarns. To open up the stitches and to show off the pretty edging blocking is recommended.
The blocked shawl measures 70" across the top, and 52" along the sides, but because the shawl is worked from the top center outward the pattern is flexible enough for you to make any size. This detailed well written pattern includes written instructions as well as a chart.
Okay...so the name of this pillow is pretty boring, I know. I wanted to call it the "Height of Laziness" pillow but that wasn't very descriptive. The name "Height of Laziness" seemed appropriate because I needed to create a pillow cover for my home but was too busy (okay...lazy) to spend alot of time or effort. This was the outcome....I used double strands of thick fibers and the right combination of simple stitches to create this modern and stylish pillow cover! Simple is beautiful!
This pattern creates a pillow cover that measures 15" x 25" and fits a 14" x 24" pillow form beautifully. The pattern could be easily altered to fit a variety of pillow sizes.
We are always looking for ways to improve the quality of our patterns and as such we are happy to announce that we have added symbol charts to 2 of our current patterns. For the visual crocheter the Pretty Triangle Scarf and the Infinity Scarf are now charted. If you have already purchased one or both of these patterns and would like the updated charted version just send us a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the update.
Thanks to everyone for their kind words and their support of our "First Friday Freebie" feature for August. It is so wonderful to hear from everyone. Be sure to visit us again as we will be running a giveaway on the first friday of each month. Look forward to hearing from you all again.
The winner of this month's giveaway is.....
"Ali"!! Her name was drawn randomly using Random.org.
Congratulations Ali!! Please have a peek at your email account for your two free patterns.
The theme of this months giveaway is home decor. The winner will receive 2 crochet patterns...the Urban Chic Throw and the Aran Accent Pillow. The draw will begin today and will end Sunday, August 7, 2011 at midnight (Pacific Standard Time). The winner will be randomly picked and a PDF of their patterns will be sent to their email address on Monday, August 7th. Be sure to check back on Monday to see if you are the winner!!
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A few weeks ago I featured a blog post called "this child of mine". The post was about Painted Crochet and I talked about the gorgeous hat that my daughter had made using this technique. Well, I loved the hat so much that I picked out my favorite colours and had her make one for me...years of diaper changes and sleepless nights paid off:) I absolutely love my hat and I wanted to share.