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Crochet Shop – Shop Crochet

Today I brought my very colourful current crochet project to Deirdre Minogue’s Shop in Tinahely. The project is a wrap in pinks and purples and orange and red and it’s quite in your face in the colourful fun sense of in your face! I tried to capture the colours with my camera, but did not completely succeed, put here is a taste of it. Sunglasses may be required!

Crochet Purple And Pink Wrap in Cushendale Boucle Mohair by Irene Lundgaard 2 Crochet Purple & Pink Wrap in Cushendale Bouclé Mohair
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

I finally had a few pieces of crochet that did not have a name on them yet to bring to the shop. I updated the the Kelp & Sea Foam Wrap with a crochet brooch to keep it in place off one shoulder and then I teamed it up with a pretty little dress in jersey, pretty and simple.

Kelp and Sea Foam Scarf in Cushendale Mohair by Irene Lundgaard at Deirdre Minogue TinahelyKelp & Sea Foam Scarf in Cushendale Bouclé Mohair
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

I also brought a pair of delicious delicate turquoise fingerless mittens with me. They are in a hand dyed yarn and made in pure, soft merino in a lace weight.

Turquoise Fingerless Mittens with Orange Blossom and Leaf Embellishment by Irene Lundgaard at Deirdre Minogue Tinahely 2Delicate Crochet Fingerless Mittens in Turquoise Soft Merino
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

This coming week I will be focusing my energy on the final preparations for the Workshops I’ll me doing in Denmark on Friday and Saturday at the County Library in Skive. More about that later. Right now, I’ll grab my hook and get the colourful wrap completed.

Note: Deirdre Minogue’s Shop in Tinahely, Co Wicklow is open every Friday and Saturday from 11-6. I am in the shop every Saturday although through April, I will mostly be there on Fridays. Hope to see you there!

Crochet Design

Quick Fix Lazy Lace

IMG_7486smallI have come under pressure for Christmas presents for many reasons this year. Normally I have it all under control, but not so this year!

A good while back I needed to make some easy lace for teaching purposes and my idea combining the brilliant quality of the Cushendale Bouclé Mohair with a size 15 mm hook makes some very quick and very easy crochet scarves. The combination turned into a luxurious long fluffy neck scarf and I am glad to share the pattern.

Irene’s Lazy Lace Scarf:

Materials: 100 g Cushendale Bouclé Mohair in the colour of your choice. 15 mm crochet hook.

: ch 27 + 3 (30 in total); dc 1 into 6th st from hook. *Ch 3, dc 1 into 3rd st from hook*. Continue *-* to end of row. Row 2: Turn, *ch 3 and work 1 dc into ch sp*; repeat *-* to end of row. Repeat row 2 until you run out of yarn. Weave in ends neatly. Wash and dry flat (do not block to keep yummy bounce).

IMG_7490smallI really enjoyed seeing how far I could push the yarn and utilize the material to it’s full potential. I love mohair and I particularly love the Cushendale variety as it is very easy to work with and does not tangle much. The Lazy Lace effect is honey comb like which makes the scarf rich and magically fluffy and warm. As you can see, I’m on a mission making a quick pile of fluffy prettiness for ladies necks.

Give it a go yourself, if you are stuck for a quick present!