July 19, 2009 at 3:26 am (chunky, cowl. collar, easy, garter stitch, handspun, scarf, simple crochet cards, tdf)

Is it a cowl?
Is it a scarf?
Is it a collar?
Nope…it’s what we in Wales would call a “Bethtingalw” – a “whatdyoucallit”.

Basically it’s a bit of simple knitting and a snazzy technique.


Chunky yarn – although you could use any yarn really, just work out your measurements.
A Large button.
Size 9mm needles.
Tapestry needle.

Tension: 12sts x 8 rows in 10cm working in garter stitch.

To Make:

Cast on 24 sts
Continue to garter stitch (knit on every row) until your work measures around

Button hole row: k7, k2tog, yf, k to end of row.

Knit 6 more rows.

Cast off 15 sts and fasten off and you are left with 9 live sts:

Here comes the fun bit. Start unravelling the live sts that are left.

Place the scarfy-thing around your neck and decide where you want the button, add one and off you go!


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Crocheted Snowflake Card

October 31, 2007 at 6:54 am (Christmas card, crochet snowflake, simple crochet cards)

To make Snowflake:

Size 4.00mm crochet hook,
Cream cotton, 4 ply,
Gold thread.


1. Ch 6, Sl into first Ch, to make a ring.
2. Dc 15 times, Sl into first Dc, Ch 1, turn.
3. 2Dc into each of previous Dcs, (30sts), Sl into first Dc, Ch 1, turn.
4. *Dc 2, (Dc, Ch 5, Dc) into next Dc, rep from * 8 times, Dc 2, Sl into first Dc, bind off, leaving enough thread to attach the snowflake to the card.

After making the snowflake, it’s time to prepare the card.

Steel ruler,
Sharp craft knife,
Something circular big enough to fit your snowflake in,
Tapestry needle,
And a small amount of sticky tape.

Fist, cut the card to the size you need it, this depends on the size of your snowflake, then fold in half and score down the middle.

Place your circular item on the card where you want your snowflake to be, i.e, not necessarily in the centre. Draw around it, then carefully, with your craft knife, cut it out.

Push the tapestry needle into the card to make a small hole where you with thread your snowflake, once you have threaded the snowflake to the card, letting it dangle slightly,

then on the inside, use a small amount of sticky tape to hold the thread in place.

There you have it, decorate it, or leave it simple, the rest is up to you.

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