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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Today's free pattern is a beautiful V Neck Ladies jumper in Patons Rainbow 8 ply, which comes in huge 200 gram balls.

The longest continuous colour repeat possible, made with computer technology.

Rainbow is a must knit randomised colour sensation!

  Click here for your free pattern

We have the first of another new Katia Yarn in the shop .... the rest the range should be available later in September, Katia Cotton 100%.  A 120 mts in a 50gram ball, absolutely perfect for those light airy summer creations.

Check out the colour card and pattern support by clicking the following link.  Any patterns or colours can be ordered for you in advance.
Click here to view colour card and pattern support

Katia Bombay

Another new yarn for Spring/Summer, Katia Bombay. An 8 Ply in 100% Mercerized Cotton. A fabulous 230 mts on each 100 gram ball. Some wonderful pattern support. Click on the link below to see the full colour range and pattern support available. At the moment we have 2001 & 2007 in the shop. Other colourways &/or patterns can be ordered for you.

Katia Bombay . click to see colours and patterns

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Loom Knitting Kit

Our new shipment of  Loom Knitters has arrived in the shop in time for the colder weather. 
Loom knitting is fun and easy for people of all ages and is a great introduction for children into the wonderful world of knitting..

To get started all you need is a loom, the knitting tool, included in the kit and yarn of your choice - Crafty Frog have a HUGE range to choose from at very reasonable prices.

There are many stitches that imitate traditional knitting with needles however for some people, loom knitting may be faster than traditional knitting.
This video shows the basics of Loom Knitting, making a baby hat.  You can see from the video how children could easily learn to knit using the loom.
There are heaps of videos on You Tube and there is loom knitting channel at YouTube for goodknitkisses for more tips, techniques & patterns.

This Classic Knit Knitting Loom Set includes:
Set of 4 Knitting Looms. Sizes 14cm / 5.5 inch (green), 19cm / 7.5 inch (purple), 24cm / 9.5inch (blue) and 29cm / 11.5 inch (pink). Clear storage bag contains looms, yarn needle, soft grip floral scroll loom pick and easy to follow instructions.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Clover Felting Tools & Applique Moulds

Felting is experiencing a great revival since today’s sewer is wanting various techniques to embellish clothing, appliqué, quilting and other craft projects and felting gives that textured "arty" appearance. It’s fun too, because different fibres give a variety of results.

The Clover Felting Needle Tool comes with 5 fine needles inserted into a comfortable to use handle. These needles are fine pointed to pierce fabric easily and have sort of "barbed" edges to allow the fibre to interlace the fabric.

How To: Place a piece of felt, woollen fabric or other suitable fabric over a softly padded base (or use the special Felting Needle Mat by Clover), lay some fibres such as mohair, textured knitting yarn, Angelina Fiber etc. over the fabric, then pierce lightly with the Felting Tool. No thread or glue needed. Makes wonderful appliqués. Complete instructions are included in the package.

Brush-like mat enables smooth punching with little resistance when using the Felting Needle Tool by Clover. It allows the fibres of the appliqué to mesh well with the base fabric, whilst the bristle length provides the ideal hardness and density for punching.
Make sure the needles are inserted vertically to avoid damage and don’t allow them to touch the base of the mat.

 Clover's Needle Felting Appliqué Mould allows you to insert wool roving into a designated area to create a felted appliqué directly onto fabric.
 Clover & Rabbit
Simply insert wool roving into the mould then gently punch with Clover's Pen Style Needle Felting Tool.

All available at Crafty Frog, of course.

Have fun.

Free Crochet Pattern - Spring Bouquet Afghan

Spring Bouquet Afghan
Delicate motifs come together in this delightful blanket you'll love to wrap baby in. Size : 40" square including border.

Skill Level: Intermediate.
Designed by Josie Rabier
Download Pattern


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - Bunny in Tulips

From Free comes this delightful free cross stitch pattern "Bunny In Tulips".

Add a touch of Easter charm by stitching and framing this blissful bunny, or adorn an Easter outfit for someone special.
Designed by Tom and Felicia L. Williams
Have fun with it!