My name is Deanne Ramsay and I live in Canberra, Australia. I am on a mission to create designs that are not only great to wear and use, but are interesting and enjoyable to create as well. After ...
My name is Deanne Ramsay and I live in Canberra, Australia. I am on a mission to create designs that are not only great to wear and use, but are interesting and enjoyable to create as well. After all, you are the one doing all the hard work!
I like to use simple stitch combinations to create interesting and beautiful fabrics as well as provide a canvas for you to make your own fabulous, colourful masterpiece. Being a busy mother, I fully embrace the idea of minimum effort for maximum effect so I try to incorporate that philosophy into my patterns. My designs are virtually, if not completely seamless, and most are easily customised for the perfect fit. I love using a variety of fibres and combining colours to create beautiful, practical and interesting pieces.
All my patterns are offered with full after-sales support. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me via email. I am always happy to be of any assistance I can and would love to hear from you.
I look forward to seeing what you create from my designs. Together, lets show the world how fabulous crochet can be!
Mapleton is a simple, delicate accessory highlighted by a pretty scalloped edging.
It is worked sideways adding the edging as you go. This keeps things beautifully basic and allows you to manage your yarn so that you don't run out and can use every last metre. Pattern includes instructions (written and charted) for both a shawl and scarf version and approximate yardage for multiple yarn weights.
Perfect for the confident beginner, simply choose your favourite yarn, grab a hook and get started!
Yarn: Whatever yarn you like! This design can be worked up using just about any fibre and yarn weight. Cotton, silk, alpaca and bamboo blends would be the most ideal as they are more likely to drape gently. But if you are after a squishy warm winter shawl or scarf, 100% wool will also work beautifully.
For this design, gauge is not critical. So relax. Simply aim for a soft fluid fabric suited to the yarn you have chosen. You don't want your shawl to be stiff and rigid, or loose and shapeless. Work a couple of pattern repeats and be the judge. If it's too stiff, choose a larger hook. If the fabric is too loose, go down a hook size.