August in a nutshell

Well August has been a bit of a strange month where unfortunately not a lot of crochet happened after the first two weeks as I broke two fingers on my left hand.  The doctors have said 6 weeks to heal and 3 weeks on I feel that they are beginning to – but I have yet to really pick up a hook! I hold my yarn tension between my little finger and ring finger on my left hand (do you?) and those just happen to be the ones I have broken – and because my methodology is so ingrained I can’t seem to adapt, so I am resting up for awhile instead! 

Luckily to take my mind off things we had a family holiday to look forward to (I know I am lucky to have another one!) this time in the beautiful New Forest.  We were blessed with good weather and thoroughly enjoyed our week there; though it was strange to have cows, donkey’s and ponies just wandering around the camp-site right next to us – like right next to us!


Crochet wise I did manage to release one pattern; a new crochet square for August for my personal mini challenge to design a new afghan square each month.  Introducing Octagon Garden which is available now on Ravelry and Craftsy

Octogan Garden Afghan Square

I’ve had some lovely feedback from people saying how much they liked this square which is always fabulous to receive. 

The perfect square for the 8th month the Octagon Garden Afghan Square is a great stash buster! I had some fun using different colours to create different looks but the colour combinations are virtually endless!  The ‘Octagon Garden Afghan Square’ pattern is not only the perfect square to add to a multi square themed Afghan or for a cushion. but it could be used for scarves, bags or pot-holders too!

I know squares for June and July are still missing…I’m working on it!  Just need my fingers to heal!  But I do have a pattern release and a pattern with testers at the moment so it’s not all quiet on the crochet front!  So watch this space…

Have a month of happy hooking!


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