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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

SALE!!! SALE!!!!! - Summer Scarf Yarn - 50% Off

Katia Sole

RRP: $11.00
Sale: $5.50

66% cotton, 34% nylon
Needles: 4.50 - 5.00mm (USA 7-8)
Length: 16m (17 yds)
Weight: 50g
Care: Machine wash cool, lay flat to dry

With 66% cotton, this is a great scarf for summer.
Two (2) balls of this unique ribbon yarn make a gorgeous ruffled scarf approximately 160cm long.
The scarf is a simple garter stitch pattern similar to Ondas - it is the nature of the yarn itself that makes the ruffles.
The Katia Pattern suggests using 2 balls, size 4 needles & 6 stitches for a 160cm long scarf.

Knitting Instructions using 1 Ball
This scarf was knitted using 1 ball, size 6 needles & 4 stitches
  • Cast on 4 stitches, for a scarf approx 48 inches long (122 cm).
  • Knit every row in garter stitch.
  • ·          Bind off and weave in tail in the last row.
The flouncy ruffle at the bottom of the scarf will fall over any messy remains from your cast off.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Free Crochet Pattern Crocodile Stitch Baby Blanket Designed by Lianka Azulay

Today's free pattern is a crochet pattern for an unusual and beautiful baby blanket.  The pattern is from Craftsy

Lianka Azulay, born in Brazil, picked up her first crochet hook at age 7, and hasn't put it down since. She specializes in the research and use of unique stitch patterns in her designs to bring fashionable and contemporary style to crocheted pieces. Her first collection of patterns, "Crocodile Stitch Fashions," was published by Annie's Attic and quickly became the #1 best-seller in the publisher's catalog. The huge success of her pattern collection touched off a trend, and the Crocodile Stitch became one of the hottest crochet techniques in crochet today. (Crochet Magazine).

Click here to download this pattern

Friday, 17 August 2012

Free Vintage Bluebell Shawl Pattern

Classic.  Elegant.  Vintage.  These are just a few words that could be used to describe this pattern.  Starting with this retro Bluebell Shawl, take a journey back in time, rediscovering the patterns our ancestors worked on and passed to future generations.

We will seek to post more vintage patterns over the coming months.


This free pattern originally published in Ponchos and Shawls, Book No. 967.
Shawl (92 ins. wide, 24 ins. deep): 19 balls
Fringe: 6 balls

NEEDLES—Milwards Circular Knitting Pin, 1 No. 8.
Milwards Tapestry Needle for sewing seam.
5 M/M (No. 6) Milwards "Disc" Crochet Hook for fringe.


Using No. 8 Circular Knitting Pin, cast on 392 stitches.
1st row—K.2 tog., knit to last 2 sts., slip 1, K.1, p.s.s.o.
Rep. 1st row until 2 sts. remain, turn, K.2 tog.
Fasten off.

Using No. 8 Circular Knitting Pin, cast on 571 stitches.
** 1st row—K.1, * y.fwd., slip 1, K.1, p.s.s.o., K.1, K.2 tog., y.fwd., K.1, rep. from * to end.
2nd row—P.2 tog., purl to last 2 sts., P.2 tog.
3rd row—K.1, slip 1, K.2 tog., p.s.s.o, * y.fwd., K.3, y.fwd., slip 1, K.2 tog., p.s.s.o., rep. from * to last st., K.1.
4th row—As 2nd row. **
Rep. from ** to ** 23 times. (427 sts.)
Next row—K.197, (K.3 tog.) 11 times, K.197. Cast off.

Using a flat seam, sew shaped edges of center piece to cast-off edge of edging.

Wind yarn round a piece of cardboard 7 ins. wide and cut along one side. Wrong side facing, using 6 strands of yarn and 5 M/M (No. 6) Hook, fold yarn in half and draw a loop through a st. at cast-on edge of edging, pull ends through loop and tighten. Rep. around cast-on edge in every 3rd st.

7 Free Sock Knitting Patterns

Looking for a fun new sock pattern?
7 Free Sock Knitting Patterns

Slipping on a hand knit sock is an amazingly satisfying feeling. Learn to knit socks with these 7 Free Sock Knitting Patterns from Knitting Daily! Whether for you or your friends and family, these outstanding hand knit socks will keep you warm all year long! Whether you are a veteran at knitting socks, or simply want to learn to knit socks, this free sock knitting pattern collection is one you’ll turn to again and again.

 After you have downloaded your free eBook, drop in and see the fabulous staff at Crafty Frog to help choose your sock yarn.
Crafty Frog stocks the following sock yarns:
  • Waikiwi
  • Regia by Kaffe Fasset
  • Heirloom
  • Patonyle
  • Zig Zag
  • Jigsaw
  • Happy (Bamboo)

Monday, 13 August 2012

Katia Snood Pattern in Ronda Yarn

The SNOOD, made from Katia Ronda, drew a lot of favourable comments at the recent Craft & Quilt Fair.  For all you Crafty Froggers, the free pattern link is below.

The pattern also has instructions for an elegant Ronda Scarf.


Click here for free pattern download

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Classes - August - November 2012

Upcoming Classes for Crafty Frog.  All costs exclude materials.  Bookings are essential (email or call).  Places are limited.

Date Day Time Class Cost
18-Aug-12      Sat 10am - 1pm           Embroidery $37.50
21-Aug-12 Tue 10am - 1pm Embroidery $37.50
25-Aug-12 Sat 10am - 1pm Crochet $37.50
01-Sep-12 Sat 10am - 12 noon Knitting $30.00
04-Sep-12 Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Knitting $30.00
08-Sep-12 Sat 10:30am-12:30pm Creative Tapestry $30.00
14-Sep-12 Fri 10:30am-12:30pm Creative Tapestry $30.00
15-Sep-12 Sat 10am - 1pm Embroidery $37.50
18-Sep-12 Tue 10am - 1pm Embroidery $37.50
22-Sep-12 Sat 10am - 1pm Crochet $37.50
02-Oct-12 Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Knitting $30.00
06-Oct-12 Sat 10am - 12 noon Knitting $30.00
12-Oct-12 Fri 10:30am-12:30pm Creative Tapestry $30.00
13-Oct-12 Sat 10:30am-12:30pm Creative Tapestry $30.00
16-Oct-12 Tue 10am - 1pm Embroidery $37.50
20-Oct-12 Sat 10am - 1pm Embroidery $37.50
27-Oct-12 Sat 10am - 1pm Crochet $37.50
03-Nov-12 Sat 10am - 12 noon Knitting $30.00
06-Nov-12 Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Knitting $30.00
09-Nov-12 Fri 10:30am-12:30pm Creative Tapestry $30.00
10-Nov-12 Sat 10:30am-12:30pmCreative Tapestry $30.00
17-Nov-12 Sat 10am - 1pm Embroidery $37.50
20-Nov-12 Tue 10am - 1pm Embroidery $37.50
24-Nov-12 Sat 10am - 1pm Crochet $37.50

Monday, 6 August 2012

Patons Pattern Book 1311- New Babies

Yay!!! Back in stock is the lovely Patons Pattern Book 1311 for new babies. The patterns are to fit sizes 3-24 Months and feature Big Baby 8 ply  & Dreamtime 8 ply.  The book contains 7 Designs.

Patterns :

  1. Andie - Jacket & Hat
  2. Gilly - Dress & Coat
  3. Bailey - Jumper & Jacket
  4. Bobby - Cardigan & Vest
  5. Kim - Jumper & Blanket
  6. Alex - Jumper & Jacket
  7. Casey - Jumper

PLEASE NOTE: These colours are indicative only and may not exactly reflect their true colour due to differences in screen calibration.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Free Pattern - Cowl in Panda Magnum Glitter

You can make this beautiful cowl, using Panda's Free Pattern & 1 ball of Panda Magnum Glitter. 

Cowls are a versatile fashion addition, and make great gifts.

Free Pattern - click here 

Thursday, 2 August 2012



If you enjoy felting, this machine will make your felting job easier. This felting machine meshes fibers and fabric together using one or up to six needles. It eliminates stress on hands and wrists and makes felting fun and easy! The machine is lightweight and easy to use.
Simplicity Electric Hand Felting Machine is lightweight and compact. Use Simplicity Felting Foam (also available from Crafty Frog)  for the ideal work surface; thick foam allows needles to pass through fibers easily as they are felted together.

PLEASE NOTE: These colours are indicative only and may not exactly reflect their true colour due to differences in screen calibration.

Boye Jumbo Yarn Sleeves - keeping skeins tangle free

Do you need to keep your large skeins neat and tangle-free?  Just arrived in the shop, Boye Jumbo Yarn Sleeves, are perfect for keeping large skeins tangle free.

Boye Jumbo Yarn Sleeves

Simply fold back the edge of the sleeve, insert skein and then unfold edge. These sleeves are made of a flexible plastic that will open up to insert your yarn, and then tighten up to hold your yarn secure.
They work best with center-pull skeins or balls. Each sleeve will hold up to a 7 oz skein of yarn.
There are 3 x 10"  (25.4cm) sleeves, one each in Peach, Purple and Green.

PLEASE NOTE: These colours are indicative only and may not exactly reflect their true colour due to differences in screen calibration.

Rhinestone Buckles

Just arrived in the shop to brighten up your scarves, or to accent handbags, clothing and more!
Rhinestone Buckles .... beautiful!!!!

Wrights Round Rhinestone Buckle

Use as a belt buckle or to accent handbags, clothing and more.
Approximate belt or strap width 45mm. Silver.

Also in the shop we have smaller circle & diamond buckles.

Drop in & have a look!