Giveaway and more 

I’ve been keeping my head down.  I had a project to finish and I just had to get on with it. I’ll show you in a minute, but first – the giveaway.

To my amazement I somehow managed at acquire 500 followers on Instagram. This was without seeking any, it just happened. so I decided to celebrate with a little giveaway. If you are an Instagrammer use the link above and follow the instructions if you would like to enter. You can also enter here. Doing both will give two entries! Entry closes tomorrow at midnight UK time.

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And now – the finished piece. I mentioned I was starting the Rainbow Blanket, having previously shown you a few experiments, here and here.  Well, after hooking almost at the speed of light I have managed to finish it. Here’s the result – all ready for blocking.

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A word of warning

The internet is vast. It’s amazing to imagine that what I’ve written on my blog will be seen thousands of miles away only seconds after it is published. Putting a word into a search engine will result in many responses within seconds – ‘crochet free blanket patterns‘ produces almost 6 million results via Bing – and no doubt other search engines will have similar results.

There are many designers out there who offer free designs and I was shocked to read that one in particular has had many copyright problems with her instructions being sold for profit – and using her original photographs as advertising and instructions. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Free pattern to be found a tillietulip.blogspot.com

The above photo is from Tillie’s site – and the link alongside will take you there.

Please keep your eyes open – I know that this happens all over the internet – and not just for crochet. In a former creative life I was in a similar situation, and I know how very difficult it is to resolve. Feel free to reblog this post – or write your own.

The fun starts with the planning !

While I have only returned to crochet relatively recently I have worked with textiles for decades. Thankfully there are many associated skills that are useful across many disciplines. Sampling diring design is so important, and that’s what I’m doing now. 

Just working on a few samples