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This Shawl Sets our Picot Free!

It’s fall, we need inspiration. If you’re like me and haven’t really started your holiday crafting, and if you aren’t like me please don’t gloat, I thought I’d start awarding some simple and yet elegant projects that will WOW your giftees!

This gorgeous shawl was made by CLF member Espins it’s from the book “Crochet Lace: An illustrative guide to making crochet fabric” by Mary Konoir. The pattern is called Fan and Shell Shawl.  I am so in love with this circular shawl, it’s beautiful and let’s talk about that drape, shall we? Gorgeously constructed, beautiful pattern!

 I have no choice but to award the Set My Picot Free award to Espins for OUSTANDING and ELEGANT crochet! Wonderful work! May I gush further? I would so wear that any day! I’m inspired!

This hat Sets Our Picot Free!

 

This is a fabulous hat! Made by CLF Member Rubyshoecreations using the Lattice Hat pattern from Rheatheylia. I love the surface crochet lattices, and saw some other versions of the hat on Ravelry.com as well. With fall approaching I ask you, can we make enough hats? No, no we cannot. Hats are fabulous accessories and in my un-humble opinion you can never have too many of them!

Congratulations Rubyshoecreations, you are hereby awarded the CLF Set My Picot Free award for making a fabulous hat!

I would also like to remind all of our readers to go to the CLF Website to sign up for the retreat! We’re getting close to the deadline for the early bird special to expire! Only $75 for a four-day retreat folks! We’ve got a yarn tasting planned for Monday October 18, Guest Speakers in the evenings, activities in the afternoons including a Dye Workshop specifically with crochet in mind, as well as morning classes that you must pre-register for!

You can get your buddies together to room in the warm and cozy cabins, and we’ve got so much fun planned, it will be a true CLF experience! Liberating, Community Building and Crochet like you have never crocheted before!

Picot Freeing Beret!

  

Originally uploaded by mortaine
 

Ok, this blog post is combining two goals in one! YAY… 

First of all, I want to say that my 3rd issue of Handknit Heros arrived in the mail and I’m thrilled to see it! CLF Member Mortaine is the owner and evil genius behind the hip and edgy comic. Crochet aficionados fear not the name “Handknit” one of the superheros in this comic is indeed a hookster like us! 

My kids (teens) adore the comic, and the patterns are well written for both knit and crochet. Yes, that’s right I can read the knitting patterns even if I can’t knit. I really like the diagrams in the last issue, they are well done. 

This leads me to the Set My Picot Free award, which goes to none other than Mortaine! CLF Member extraordinaire, a true handworking super hero. I urge you to look at her projects page on ravelry because she does it all! I particularly love this hat, but also her tatting efforts (gorgeous!). 

Mortaine, (aka Stephanie), you Set All our Picot Free with this cute and fun beret/tam. Love it! 

Art Deco Scarf absolutely Sets My Picot Free!


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Originally uploaded by figpox

CLF Member Figpox created this gorgeous scarf as a charity project! Who ever wins this scarf is one lucky person! Figpox used Patons Silk Bamboo to fashion this stunning pattern by Brigitte Read found here, http://littlegreen.typepad.com/romansock/step-by-step-broomstick-l.html

Broomstick lace is one of my favorite techniques because it can be so very visually appealing. It’s not a difficult technique to master,and once you get your feel for it, you can whip out stunning projects that have delicate and airy feel, and yet a real solid integrity!

I love what Figpox did in chosing the colors of the yarn, and the content absolutely is a perfect choice for this kind of construction!

Congratulations Figpox, you are a winner! Consider yourself awarded the Set My Picot Free Award for outstanding crochet composition!

Picot Freeing Skirt!


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Originally uploaded by Yekaterina

CLF Member Liana made this fabulous skirt! It totally sets our picot free! Fun, sassy, and red hot!

The pattern is by Patricia Pepe.

Check out the project notes here on Ravelry! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Liana/patrizia-pepe-crochet-skirt

Congratulations Liana! This is a fabulous, fun and fantastic skirt!

You are duly awarded the Crochet Liberation Front Set My Picot Free Award for outstanding crochet!