HGDC Sock Box – Mermaid

HGDC SOCK BOX MERMAID

Instalment one of the HGDC Sock Box has now been safely received by its lucky new owners which means I can reveal the surprise contents.

THE BIG REVEAL 

HGDC Sock Box Mermaid – HeyJayYarn

Yarn, Yarn, Yarrrrn

This months yarn was a 100g HGDC Mermaid skein and a matching 20g mini for the toes, cuffs and heels.

Just LOOK at that colour way. Sassy siren.

Thank you to Hannah at HeyJayYarn’s for dying up the HGDC Mermaid skeins for the Mermaid box. They are so squishy and so vibrant.

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IN THE BOX

Also included in this jam pack box is:

Mermaid scale stich marker by Esme’s Buttons

Motivational Postcard by BippityBlush

Mermaid wish bracelet by CharmOnYourSleeve

Iron on I love yarn patch by SnugglyStarsYarns

Plus discount codes and of course, sweeties. This box actually had a stick of rock in there because obvs that is what all the mermaids prefer.

A  HUGE thank you to those who purchased a box. A BIG thank you to all of you who helped spread the word, showed an interest and provided me with support. I have received so many helpful tips, and so many lovely wonderful messages from the IG community. Thank you for being my cheerleaders. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I have blogged about the HGDC Sock Box launch here and spoke about in in Episode 1 of the HGDC Podcast here.

The listing for the second HGDC SOCK BOX is now active and the theme is ‘Evergreen’. Think idyllic winter scenes, fir trees and frost. Gold sparkles and festive magic.

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You can buy your HGDC Sock Box in Evergreen, here (take advantage of the Christmas reduction).

Heather

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Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl

Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl 

I took three projects with me to Dorset.

A commissioned blanket.

A pair of DK knit socks.

And a Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle.

Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle Selfie
Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle Selfie
Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle

My inspiration came from Zeens and rogers Really Easy Crochet Shawl

shawl mirror
Zeens and Rogers

and Mamainastitch’s Crochet Triangle Wrap

Mamainastitch

As well as a whole host of Pins on my Crochet : Scarves board.

I modified the Zeens and Rogers pattern to create my  Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl which has a handy pictorial.

Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle

Spec: 

Time – I worked my cowl up in an afternoon (5-6 hours)

Weight – My Crochet cowl Granny Triangle weighs around 290g

Measurements – L58in x H29in

Ingredients: 

4mm hook

Approx –

200g of Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Slate Grey (105) for the body colour and trim

50g of Stylecraft Special DK in Raspberry 1023 for the contrast colour

50g of Stylecraft Special DK in Silver (1203) for the scallop edging

or equivalent

(50g is possibly overly generous as a fail safe because I didn’t weigh my silver or raspberry yarn whilst in a caravan, practicalities, sorry folks)

Pattern: 

I modified the Zeens and Rogers pattern to create my  Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl which has a handy pictorial. I followed the pattern by doing 40 body repeats in slate grey using up my 200g. I then repeated three rows of row 3 in my contrast colour, silver.  The body of my Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle is 45 rows in total. I then added the Zeens and Roger scallop edging in raspberry and then the trimming in the body colour and hey presto. FINITO.

Crochet Scallops

Please tag me in your own versions.

Thank you to Zeens and Rogers for the pattern inspiration.

Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle

Heather 

xxx

Crochet clllllll day
Too legit to knit

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