Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christmas round up


As promised I have the Holly pattern for you. I know that there is a very famous holly pattern out there from Attic 24 but this is very different and doesn’t have an amazingly long tutorial. Oops sorry about that. I also have a symbol pattern. I find them really easy to read but I appreciate that many people do not so I have tried to write this down too, aaarrrgghh.


Chain 10, dc in the second ch from hook.working into the foundation ch htr in next tr in each of next 2 st. ch3, sl st into 1st of 3ch. htr in next tr in each of next 2 st. ch3, sl st into 1st of 3ch. htr in next st. Into last of foundation chain work dc, ch3, sl st into 1st of 3ch, dc. htr in next, tr in each of next 2 st., ch3, sl st into 1st of 3ch. htr in next, tr in each of next 2 st ch3, sl st into 1st of 3ch. htr in next sl st in 1st ch.

I made 2 sewed them together and used a modified tiny tiny flower as a berry. The modification is just do round 2 and forget round 1. Or you can do it unmodified if you like.


Thanks to all the supportive comments re the housework vs crochet debate. You told me exactly what I wanted to hear and I can show you the result of the rest of the day on Friday, I even had it blocked before bed time. Here are the details,

Yarn: Galaxy 2 balls (it has sequins)

Pattern: South bay shawlette


Finally may I introduce to you my very good friends. Good looking bunch aren’t they?

They visited us for the weekend and we had the best time ever. The lady is my bestest buddy from school and my chief bridesmaid and has NEVER failed to be there for me when I needed her. Her Daughter, (girl genius) is my goddaughter and its always a joy and privilege to spend time with her. Our husbands first met when we honeymooned in France at their home when we were too poor to afford a holiday, it was a risk but they hit it off. Their son has had an amazing year and is a face that you will be seeing a lot of. He will be staring in the BBCs dramatization of the borrowers 7.30 boxing day bbc1. He plays James the boy who discovers the borrowers. I am very much enjoying fame by association (I’ll take whatever I can get)


I’ll be back after the big day now, I hope you all have a great festive time whatever and however you celebrate.

Love to all




  1. Thank you for the fabulously simple holly tutorial, will give in a go this evening if time permits. LOVE LOVE LOVE your shawl! You made that all in one day????

  2. I am so glad you chose to do the shawl rather than the housework, it is so pretty and Christmassy. Not only do you know famous people...you know famous people that wear cool looking jumpers. I will be watching on boxing day and I will be saying 'I know somebody who knows him!' I will enjoy fame by even further removed association! :) x ( I love borrowers and just think none of it would have happened if 'James' hadn't found them!) What a key player we know :) x

  3. Oh thats brilliant! What a great post! Wishing you a happy christmas and new year, thanks for everything Louise, love suex

  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I hope you have a fabulous day.

  5. Charlie Hiscock is Brilliant...we loved 'The Borrowers' and you must tell him we thought he was fantastic...xxx I think we should be seeing a lot more of those acting skills...

  6. Merry Christmas Louise. Wishing you a super 2012!
    Lucy xxx

  7. I hope you had a great Christmas Louise. Wishing you a wonderful New Year! Thanks so much for your friendship,
    love and best wishes Suex


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