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New Crochet Necklaces

I’m on a roll with these summer neck pieces. I like the simplicity of the grey linen and silver coloured beads – once we get the sun and a bit of a tan I think it’ll look great on some summer skin!

Grey Linen Necklace With Silver Beads by Irene Lundgaard at Deirdre Minogue Tinahely Co Wicklow IrelandCrochet Linen Necklace With Silver Coloured Beads
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

I have a bag of delicious Mulberry Silk, I have been stroking the cones for a good while wondering what to use these goodies for. Yesterday I completed this curry coloured piece and started a bright red one immediately after which I hope to have done later in the week.

Curry Mulberry Silk Necklace by Irene Lundgaard in Deirdre Minogue Tinahely Co Wicklow IrelandCrochet Mulberry Silk Neck Lace In Green Curry
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

Mulberry Silk is quite addictive and the colours are just so rich and delicious! It is the most delicious yarn ever. Probably!
It’s delicious to touch, it drapes elegantly, the colours are gorgeous. Just fabulous!

Note: These necklaces are for sale in the Deirdre Minogue Sale Shop in Tinahely, Co Wicklow, Ireland. The shop is open Friday and Saturday from 11 to 5.

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The Power Of Crochet Flowers

I teach crochet classes in the Market Square building right in the centre of Tinahely, Co Wicklow. At the bottom of the steps the Tinahely ICA erected a granite bench for people to congregate at for at chat. Behind the bench there is a tree – a tree that I appear to have “something” for

Basket of Crochet Flowers in Tinahely by Irene Lundgaard

Crochet flowers in Tinahely Co Wicklow by Irene Lundgaard

Crochet Flowers on the tree in Tinahely Co Wicklow by Irene Lundgaard

flowers in the tree on the square in Tinahely Co Wicklow by Irene Lundgaard

Crochet flowers in Tinahely Co Wicklow by Irene Lundgaard at duskCrochet Flowers On Dwyer Square, Tinahely, Co Wicklow
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Irene Lundgaard 2013

Today the crocheters of Tinahely sprinkled crochet flowers onto the branches of the tree while it is still bare, just because we can! Colourful flowers, imaginative flowers, mad flowers, fun flowers, pretty ones, romantic ones – in other words a great concoction of crochet flower biodiversity in one place, flowers to brighten up the last few weeks of winter.

Perhaps the flowers will be stolen, perhaps they will be laughed at, frowned upon, embraced, torn apart, picked and be never seen again and perhaps they will cheer up the people passing and make them smile…

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Small Crochet Projects tea cosy

TADAAAAA! Pattern Release

I have spent the day putting finishing touches to the pattern release for my Sunny Cuppa Tea Cosy pattern. I thought the crochet sunflower tea cosy would bring a ray of sunshine even to the most dull of days.

The pattern is worked in pure wool in Lett Lopi from Istéx, a yarn I have a serious love affair with but any worsted or aran weight yarn will do. You will need 50 g/2oz each of brown, yellow and green Lett Lopi (or any Aran/worsted weight yarn in the colours of your choice) and a 5 mm/H hook.

The tea cosy is worked from the top down which makes it flexible in the height if you tea pot is not of the average pot bellied type, once the flower crown in crochet. There are two sizes available in the pattern a small and a large.

The pattern is available in PDF format with both US and UK terminology and it is not suitable for an absolute beginner crocheter.

I have really enjoyed making this and if it wasn’t for Mary and Siobhan, it would never have made it to be a pattern, so thank you for the push and the numerous shoves, good women!

Note: The pattern is also available as a Ravelry download here or directly from me through the PayPal Buy button below.
Sunny Cup Of Tea Cosy by Irene Lundgaard Pattern Cover