Barbara Summers
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map-pin Whitstable, United Kingdom

My Polish mother-in-law Henryka, taught me the basics of crochet in 1973/1974, during the time I was living in Poland.

Over the years I improved and developed my crochet skills through self-teaching by practising, experimenting and learning new stitches and techniques from crochet pattern books. Crochet became my much-loved hobby.

In 2005-2008 my hand knit and crochet creations were sold in boutiques as well as the markets in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia and in 2006-2007 at Spitalfields, London, UK.

I currently live in the UK and spend my time enjoying a simpler life.

I no longer make accessories/garments for sale, I have turned my passion for creating into designing simple and practical crochet and knit patterns, some are free and some are for sale.

I am grateful for you visiting my profile and shop, May you always be happy!

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  • Knitting16 Skills

    Knitting: Over 50 years

    16 Skills

    • Cast on & bind off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Picking up stitches
    • Lace Work
    • Knitting in the round
    • Turn a heel
    • Ribbed
    • Short rows
    • Garter
    • Stocking
    • Moebius
    • Slipped stitches
    • Cables
    • Provisional cast on
    • Entrelac
  • Crochet17 Skills

    Crochet: Over 20 years

    17 Skills

    • Chain
    • Slip stitch
    • Single crochet
    • Double crochet
    • Increase & decrease
    • Surface crochet
    • Half double crochet
    • Bullion/Roll stitch
    • Magic Ring
    • Colorwork
    • Front/Back post stitch
    • Double treble crochet
    • Lace Crochet
    • Treble crochet
    • Working in the round
    • Filet crochet
    • Freeform
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