I know, I know! It's only October, I hear some of you cry! We haven't even had Halloween yet! But... it's never to early to get started on those homemade Christmas gifts and decorations! I absolutely adore handmade Christmas decorations, especially crochet covered baubles. Over the years, I have made so many of them and… Continue reading Bobbly Baubles Pattern
The moss stitch (also known as the linen or granite stitch) is a simple stitch to learn but can give some beautiful texture to any piece of work, using just single crochet and chain stitches. Autumn Day Infinity Scarf This stitch can be used in many crochet items, from scarves and cowls (I've used it… Continue reading Moss Stitch
Autumn is definitely here now and Halloween is slowly creeping up on us. We've spent afternoons foraging for pine cones and conkers, to be proudly displayed on the mantelpiece with an array of candles. As soon as September hit, my lounge has had the cosy smell of pumpkin spice filling the room! After seeing so… Continue reading Hello Pumpkin!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new blog. With heading back to work after months of furlough, the summer holidays and then the re-start of school, time’s completely got away from me! And though I don’t have much to share in here at the moment, I thought I’d give you a sneak peak… Continue reading Time To Cosy Up!
Granny squares... who doesn't love them? When I first learnt to crochet, this is the project I started off with and it's the project I started my 12-year-old off on when she started crocheting last summer. They are a simple project but the perfect beginner! Now, it's been a while since I had a good… Continue reading Happy Rainbow Granny Square Bag Pattern
The crossed double crochet (xdc) is one of my favourite stitches and has appeared in several of my designs. It’s a pretty stitch which brings some lovely texture to a project, especially blankets and winter makes. Frostbite Scarf It may seem like a difficult stitch, but if you can crochet a double crochet (UK treble),… Continue reading Crossed Double Crochet
After making Aimee a new rug for her bedroom, I had a stash of Paintbox Yarns T-Shirt yarn left over and one rainy morning, decided to make her a couple of storage baskets for her bedroom shelves. These baskets are super quick to make, so a perfect project to get done on a lazy evening,… Continue reading Crochet Basket Stack Pattern
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
One stitch I have always loved is a V-stitch. It's a simple and versatile stitch which can be used for many projects, from blankets to scarves. I have made a couple of blankets in this stitch and I just love it! More recently, I’ve fallen in love with this stitch again after using it to… Continue reading V-Stitch – Tutorial
I was super excited when I saw that May’s Knitcrate was a Blank Canvas theme and included 2 skeins of undyed yarns and 2 packets of Kool-Aid. I've dabbled with food gel colours to dye yarns for a few years now but I've never tried Kool-Aid, mainly because it's not readily available here in the… Continue reading Knit Crate’s Blank Canvas