Category Archives: Twiddlemuffs

Winter sun twiddlemuff

The winter sun pattern produced such a lovely tactile square that I immediately felt I should turn it into a twiddlemuff:

There is a matching granny rectangle on the reverse, and some twiddly buttons on the inside. I feel there may be another Knit for Peace parcel coming together soon.

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Twiddlemuff no. 7: back down to earth

It seems that I have not finished with this particular colour-way yet. Following on from my Down to earth blanket and scarf, we now have the matching twiddlemuff!

It is made with two Granny rectangles joined-as-you-go at the edges on the inside (I really am getting the hang of this now!) and a more traditional Granny stripe on the outside.

I have now run out of the deep olive green, so this might be the last in this particular series.

Twiddlemuff no. 6: join as you go squares

I have had four crochet squares made up to a Rowan pattern for ages, with no particular project in mind. Then looking through my stash recently I realised that two of them together would make one side of a twiddlemuff. A quick trawl through youtube found this short video on joining granny squares, and the result is here:

I also managed to join the two raw edges of the twiddlemuff ‘tube’ in the same way:

Made in Drops cotton merino grey, light grey and beige.
Now why has it taken me so long to learn this very useful method?

Twiddlemuff no. 5: Rainbow riot

My latest twiddlemuff:

Made in King Cole Riot dk 1843 (rainbow) and Sirdar Country style 4 ply 634 (Sybil). This was a good stash-buster as the Rainbow riot yarn was left over from my crocodile stitch gloves (here) and the Sirdar yarn was left over from the child’s fingerless gloves (here).
It is interesting how different the different halves of the rainbow ball turned out to be. I geuss my gloves had all the red-orange-yellow and the twiddlemuff has all the green-blue-indigo-violet. Anyway it looks quite cheery.

Twiddlemuff no. 4: how green was my valley

Based on the assumption that there are a significant number of male dementia patients I thought I would produce a twiddlemuff in a more masculine colourway.

Made in Rowan wool-cotton Moss grey, Deepest olive and Lichen, with Stylecraft Life 2420 (grey) as the background.

Surely a muff any man would be proud to use?

Twiddlemuff no. 3: Scheepjes stripe

My third twiddlemuff, and I think my most successful so far:

Made in Scheepjes stonewashed XL in moonstone, crystal quartz, lilac quartz. deep amethyst, yellow jasper and coral on a 6mm hook.

I did it in half trebles, and varied which loop I went into on different rows so I could introduce some texture to the inside:

As it is an Aran weight yarn it came together fairly quickly. In fact the only disadvantage I can see is that it is actually warm – and I think most hospitals are somewhat over-heated.

Twiddlemuff no. 2: crochet as therapy

Regular readers might have noticed an up-turn in my rate of productivity of late. Surprisingly this is not due to an excess of spare time, but rather a need for the comfort of crochet. So here, for my benefit as well as others, is my second twiddlemuff:

Made in Rico baby so soft print Grey mix on a 4.5mm hook.

The flower shaped buttons are Trimits craft buttons, and the lovely muted orange and pink buttons are vintage – bought from an honesty box in a shed at the side of a road in the island of Hoy! (I knew they would come in useful one day)