A bit of Higgledy Piggledy and more

Hello and welcome,

Weather Report

Started dry this morning but rain is forecast and the clouds do look dark and miserable.

Hints and Tips

Beginners tips

  1. When you are starting to learn practice making lots of chains, I know it is boring but it will help you to learn to hold the hook and twist it as needed and also help with your tension.

  2. Start with a project that is easy, like a simple granny square. You will learn how to work chains, trebles and slip stitches.

  3. Use a 4.50 or 4.00 hook and double knitting yarn as a beginner it helps to be able to hold something that is firm.

Higgledy Piggledy One

Some of you will have seen the first Higgledy Piggledy blanket that I designed some years ago, it has been very popular so I decided to make another.

We used 16 colours to use up our oddments for the first one and I think it worked very well.

This is the first blanket was made using 6 panels and I loved the I colours for this one until I saw Louises choice…………

My colours

My colours

Louise’s colours

Louise’s colours

It looked stunning in these colours.

The first blanket is larger than the second blanket but they are both worked using 6 different panels. It is a perfect way to learn new stitches and techniques and can be used to make blankets only using one of the techniques.

Higgledy Piggledy Two

The 16 colours that we chose for the second blanket were right out of my comfort zone and I really struggled with the combinations. It was a bit dark until I bordered it in red.


Of course now my task is to get it typed up before I forget what I did….

This weeks WIP

I have been asked by Jayne from Homefarm Wensleydales to design a large scarf and a cowl, last Thursday a lovely bundle of joy arrived lots of yarn in different colours and I set to work straight away.

The first pattern is ready for darning the ends in and finishing off. That one is the darker one, the lighter one is the second scarf, using a different pattern, which is going to be a little smaller.


Louise and I have been working on our stand ideas for Spring into Wool this week , bagging and packing up kits in preparation.

She has also set me a task of knitting her new shawl design, I know its over to the dark side again but she is really enjoying knitting just like her Gran, I think it missed out my generation for the enjoyment side. I can knit and understand most patterns but really find it a bit of a chore. It is so much slower than crochet.

Our Tesco order just arrived, so I will finish here and get on with the ironing, if only we did not have to do the mundane jobs and could just get on with the crochet….. Crochet forever housework whenever……..

Happy days

Ali xxx