Tutorials

Moss Stitch

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

Halloween, Pattern

Hello Pumpkin!

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!

Tutorials

Crossed Double Crochet

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

Pattern

Crochet Basket Stack Pattern

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

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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

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