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Half Price patterns for May Day 2017!

Just for today we are offering HALF PRICE on all our knitting, sewing and crochet patterns so if you’d like to create a little woolly DubLuv and make your own Campervan or Beetle inspired goodies, please come and have a browse around our store:

www.slightly-sheepish.com/shop and then enter the code: MAYDAY17 at the checkout.

Offer ends at midnight on 1st May 2017!

 

New VW Beetle / Bug inspired Cushion

It’s taken me a while to get this how I wanted it but I’ve finally managed to make a crocheted Beetle Cushion! I hope you like it!

I’m hoping to get the pattern written up soon and will add it to the shop so please keep watching 🙂

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Hug-a-Bug, the crocheted Beetle

Who can resist the classic VW Beetle? My Husband had an orange Beetle as his first car.  My eldest son, now 17, wants a Beetle as his first car too!

With it’s friendly shape, the VW Beetle was the inspiration for my latest crochet pattern, the Hug-a-Bug.  As with most classic cars, he has been a labour of love.  It took some working out but I’m quite pleased with the result and I really hope you like him too.

You can make your own Hug-a-Bug using our instantly downloadable PDF crochet pattern so you don’t even need to wait for the postman!

To make your Hug-a-Bug you’ll need Chunky Yarn (I used Wendy Merino Chunky and Wendy Serenity Chunky), oddments of double knitting yarn, a 3.5 and 4.5mm hook and some toy stuffing.
I used 130g/182 metres of red, 100g/140 metres of purple, 10g/14 metres of cream and 20g/28 metres of grey in Chunky and oddments of orange, silver grey, red and cream in Double Knit.

I’m based in the UK so my patterns are all written in UK terms.

We love seeing photos of things you’ve made using our patterns so please feel free to share them on our Facebook and Pinterest Pages!

 

Make our Knitting Patterns your own by personalising them

I love the fact that people use our patterns as a guideline, making them personal by using their own colours and adding embellishments.

I just wanted to share a couple with you.

First is a Beetle Cushion Cover which Alison adapted to look like her own VW Beetle, Bluey.  I think she has done a fantastic job!

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Alison’s Beetle, Bluey

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Next is this version of our Campervan Blanket (Combined Splitty and Bay patterns) made by Eva.  I love it!  Its cheerful summer colours just make you want to dash to the beach (though maybe I’ll wait for Summer to come back before I do).

Eva made it for her son and I think it looks fantastic.

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Eva’s Splitty and Bay Blanket

 

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Thanks to both Alison and Eva for allowing us to share these with you.

Happy knitting!

 

Knit a Cushion Cover based on the VW Beetle / Bug

Phew, it’s been a busy few weeks over the summer holidays trotting around the VW events in our camper van but we’ve now finished the VDub season and I’m frantically trying to get ready for Yarndale, a wonderful woolly extravaganza which will be at Skipton Auction Mart  on the 28th and 29th September.

I thought I’d share my latest creation with you because even though we may have finished the VW season ourselves there is still plenty going on out there and my head is still full of ideas for woolly Dubs.

This latest pattern is based on the VW Beetle (or Bug if you prefer depending which side of the water you’re on).

I made the cushion cover using Wendy Serenity Super Chunky yarn which I love – it knits up fast, it’s really soft and you only need 3 x 100g balls to make the cover.

If you fancy having a go yourself you can get the PDF pattern from our shop for just £1.99.  Of course we sell Serenity Super Chunky yarn and needles too but lots of you have probably already got a plentiful supply at home just begging to be made into a cushion cover.

Happy knitting 🙂

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Knit yourself a VW Beetle / Bug Cushion!

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