14/12/2012

Dinner!

These were hooked in Vinnis Nikkim Colours [midnight] and Elle Cotton On - Seriously Chunky in single crochet spirals. I smell a dinner party!  


CREATING A FLAT CIRCLE:

Single Crochet [sc] : Start with 6 sc and increase 6 sc in each round so that the total stitch count in each round is a multiple of 6
Half Double Crochet [hdc] : With hdc it is a multiple of 8
Double Crochet [dc] : Multiple of 12

See Cara Medus for tips on how to crochet a perfect round circle without visible corners and seams.

Cheers! One day I will hook like the amazing At Swim-two-birds.  Head over and check out her work.

21 comments:

  1. So romantica nd pretty placemats.. So beautiful...

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  2. Simple and beautiful!!!
    thank you< xxxx Ale

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  3. Hi, what a beautiful place-mats and also a beautiful blog!
    Did you recently start blogging? I am curious!

    Very happy weekend,
    xx Maaike

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    1. Hi Maaike, welkom by my blog! Ek verstaan Hollands en geniet dit om Nederlanders te volg - especially since my mom's family are originally from the Netherlands! I also love all things Scandinavian and follow Swedish blogs as I am affiliated with a university in Sweden.

      This blog is just over a year old. I started hooking after I completed two post grad degrees almost back to back and needed an outlet that had little to do with critical academic thinking and writing and lots with relaxing.

      On the other hand,I also deeply explored visual and sensory ethnography [through especially photography but also music, art and craft as a method to examine the social circumstances of expat kids [TCK's] as well as trafficked women and children. Many kids in Asia learn to knit and hook from a very early age and are able to document their lives through the work they produce! There are links on the side bar to some of my academic work.

      I love your blog too, thanks for popping in and hope the reply wasn't too long! XXX

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  4. Thank you for your answer! Great to read a little more background information about you. You make really beautiful things, would be interested in a feature about your blog and work on mine? If so, please send me a message through e-mail, my address is at the bottom of my blog.

    Have a lovely new week,

    xx Maaike

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    1. Hi Maaike, I am in the middle of relocating so not checking the blog right now. Will be connected to internet in a week and will mail you! Of course you are welcome to blog about Pigtails! Cheers!

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  5. The placemats are gorgeous, love the spirals! And the yarn - the colours, the texture - is simply stunning.
    BTW: I can relate to what you commented above, that you need a break, as it were, from your other work. I too find crocheting is perfect for that. I'll definitely check out your academic work, thanks for referring to those links.
    All best!
    PS.
    How cosy we ended up next to eachother at Annemarie's Link Party. ;-)

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    1. Tee hee I laughed when I saw Annemarie's Link Party. Your work is still so amazing!

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  6. Love all your works and colors as always! An award for this special blog at:

    http://diapermum.blogspot.hk/2013/01/events-awards-and-some-fun.html

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  7. Hi, here's another Dutch girl who discovered your blog! Beautiful and very inspiring. I am also very addicted to crochet at the moment. You make nice things and I love your pictures! I will follow you from now on.
    Love Ellebel (ellebel5.blogspot.nl)

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    1. Welcome, love your blog too and will spend more time exploring it once I have proper internet. Cheers!

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  8. Hi, I started reading from the bottom of this post & when I saw the same 2 yarns I'm using, I HAD to skip to the top to see where you're from. SNAP! Definitely going to read your articles as all those topics are very close to my heart. Stay well & enjoy ZA.

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    1. Hah! Great yarn! I am addicted to Vinnis and Elle cotton and cannot get myself so far as to try something else. Cheers~!

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  9. nope did not work I get a cone every time.

    help!
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.freshstitches.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/cones.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.freshstitches.com/crochet-cone-shapes-amigurumi/&h=750&w=1000&tbnid=Me5h7C0FNLlIvM:&zoom=1&docid=61MjVP1tvQ-JZM&ei=B4LtVOiqH8PwoASgl4DACw&tbm=isch&ved=0CB4QMygBMAE

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  10. Hello! Just came across this and not from your part of the globe. So I am wondering what weight this yarn is and what size crochet hook you used. I love how chunky the single crochet one you made turned out.

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi Sheila
      The black is 8 ply (DK) hand dyed cotton, Hook Size 4 and the cream one is 10 ply cotton and hook size 5. Hope this will help!

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  11. hello, can you put the pattern for this amazing placemats? txs

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