Marriner Yarns – a yarn review…

always good to have some cheaper yarn options 🙂

Coastal Crochet

Have any of you heard of the British yarn company Marriner Yarns ? Have you used any of their yarns before? I had not heard of them until very recently when they contacted me reaching out to see if I would be interested in getting to know their yarns a little more. I like this kind of collaboration… it’s a two way process which works well for everyone – I get free samples of yarn kindly sent to me and in return the company of course gets some free advertising!

I was very happy to say yes and agreed to try some yarns and come up with some new designs as well as review the yarns on my blog. Although the yarn samples were sent to me free, I’m under no obligation to write anything other than my own thoughts… 🙂

So I received a big parcel of yarns… it’s…

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Cowl Neck Poncho Pattern…

I have purchased so many patterns awaiting printing from my computer that in my simplifying challenge is a job in itself.  I need to go through my downloads, print off the patterns I have there and put them on  my To Do pile.  Not sure if I have this one but I have done so well cutting down my purchases lately I might have to buy it.  To justify, the only poncho I have is a summer poncho and it’s getting chillier! And I do love the look of this one.


Cowl Neck Poncho pattern from Immediate Media Store on Etsy


At the moment it’s like welcome to my warehouse here….working on it, working on it….


Seaside Stash Busting Blanket – Week 29

Coastal Crochet


Week 29 and this week we return to a couple of rows of ‘V-Stitch’ – a nod to deck chairs or the pitched roofs of a row of beach huts and then we end with Popcorn Stitches… like sand and pebbles! 🙂 🙂20170611_151012P1200066IMG_8050(Edited)

And here’s this weeks round-up from over on Instagram

So at the end of Row 123 you should have joined with a new colour and made 3ch which counts as the first tr (US dc) of this next row. Remember it’s UK crochet terminology…

IMG_8226Row 124 Miss next st, 2tr in next st, continue with (miss 1 st, 2tr in next st) to end finishing with 1 tr in final st of row and join with a new colour at end of final st, 3ch, turn (89 groups of 2tr with 1 tr at each side)

We are now creating V’s so inserting hook in-between the sts…

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#C2CMAL2018 July WIP

It's all in a Nutshell

It is getting a bit monotonous, I know, but the temperatures in my city are insanely high and have been relentless for the last month now. We are in an official heat wave that has started on July 12th, and is still going strong. Looks like we might be heading for some lower temperatures in a week or two, but they will still be in the low 20C’s (70F’s). Time to show you what a hot and dry July looks like in my C2C Make Along 2018 temperature blanket. I am using 35 shades of  Scheepjes Maxi Sweet Treat with a 2.5mm (US 4) hook. Under Resources you find everything you need for the Make Along.


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