Reviews

Cosy Crochet Blankets to Snuggle Under – Review

  I've always been an admirer of Ana (oneskeinoflove) and her gorgeous crochet creations, so when she asked me to be part of her virtual book tour for her new book 'Cosy Crochet Blankets to Snuggle Under' I jumped at the chance! Released in April 2020 by Tuva Publishing, Ana's book contains 15 stunning crochet… Continue reading Cosy Crochet Blankets to Snuggle Under – Review

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Beginner’s Essentials

It can be quite daunting starting a new hobby and not know where to start. I've often been asked what is needed to begin to crochet and for tips for starting out. As well as adding tutorials on popular and basic stitches for beginners, I thought it probably a good idea to write a blog… Continue reading Beginner’s Essentials

Yarn

12 Months of Yarn – 6 Months In

There's a definite luxuriousness about hand dyed yarns. From the stunning fibres used (is there seriously anything softer than alpaca?!) to the gorgeous colourways that can be achieved (speckles! Gorgeous, gorgeous speckles!), the choices are simply endless. From searching for indie dyers on Instagram (prepare to fall down the rabbit hole of stunning yarns!) to seeing… Continue reading 12 Months of Yarn – 6 Months In

Pattern

Super Chunky Blanket Pattern

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's guilty of hoarding more yarn that they could ever possibly use! My yarn stash seems to have got a little out of control, so this year, I'm making an effort to get it back under control... or at least, I'm attempting to! I have a couple of… Continue reading Super Chunky Blanket Pattern

Pattern

Birthday Balloons Pattern

These cute little amigurumi balloons are the perfect decoration to brighten up any celebration, and even better... there's no plastic waste afterwards! They're super quick and easy to make so won't take long at all. I decided to whip up a couple of little balloons to brighten up the table for my daughter's birthday recently,… Continue reading Birthday Balloons Pattern

Pattern

Snuggly Pom Pom Hat

One of my favourite winter makes has got to be snuggly cosy hats. You just can’t beat wrapping up in the cosiest of winter woollies on a chilly day.The beautiful ridge effect is made up of rows of camel stitch, which is an easy technique to learn and gives it added comfort and coziness.Camel StitchA… Continue reading Snuggly Pom Pom Hat

Tutorials

Back Post Double Crochet

A back post double crochet (bpdc) is worked almost the same as a front post double crochet (fpdc), this stitch is created by working from the back to the front of your work, so your stitch is raised at the back. To create this stitch, YO, insert hook from back to front to back around… Continue reading Back Post Double Crochet