Saturday, 26 September 2015

Afternoon Cowl

This week we've all been suffering with colds. So on Thursday afternoon, whilst snuggled up with my boy, I crocheted this cowl...
I used the same stitch pattern as with my Buggy Blanket
Here's how I made it...
Chunky Wool (I used less than 2 balls)
8mm hook
Ch 75
SC (UK DC) into second chain from hook
*DC (UK TR) into next chain, SC (UK DC) into next chain*
Repeat * to the end of row.
Turn and Ch1
Continue doing the same for each row until you have the cowl width you desire.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attached a toggle or large button so it can be fastened together.
Easily worn in many ways
I'd love to know if you go on to make this cowl yourself.

Pattern © Leasowes View 2015

Sunday, 13 September 2015


Here's my very first crochet rug...
My good friend Cayte at Pisky Cove Porthleven encouraged me to have a go at making one - she makes and sells them in her shop.

So I purchased a few rolls of Boodles fabric yarn and set about making my rug.
I started off by chaining 4 and joining to make a loop.

I chained 2 then did 10DC (UK TR) into the loop, finally slip stitching into the first DC (UK TR) (ignoring the Ch2 each round - I found this made the seam less obvious).

I continued working in rounds increasing by 10 each round, using various hooks depending on the type of fabric yarn used.

Again due to the different types of fabric yarn, I found that sometimes my work would curl up (if I didn't increase enough) and other times it would wave (if I increased too much). So I would undo that particular round and adjust. 
I didn't bother weaving in the ends of my yarn - Cayte said it's supposed to be organic and handmade!
As my rug grew bigger, I did certain rows in SC (UK DC) as I was running out of some colours!
I finished the rug with an invisible fasten off ... there's a great tutorial here
I love my first crochet rug.

I love how I have finally learnt to not need a pattern.

I love how I have learnt that there's no such thing as the Crochet Police!

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Friday, 11 September 2015


After over three years as QUINTONWENCH, I'm renaming my site.

I have moved on and grown so much since starting out and like many other bloggers, I've decided my work needs a new name.

So introducing...

Well our home overlooks The Leasowes here in the West Midlands of the UK. Whenever I'm blogging or creating I am always looking out to the meadow and woodlands. So Leasowes View describes perfectly where I'm at right now.

I hope you'll continue with me on this journey and I look forward to welcoming you to my new site.

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