I absolutely love a good old granny square and mixed with the block stitch, it's a sure-fire winner! The block stitch has been popping up all over my Instagram feed over recent months, so for this year's Granny Square Day, I decided to make a square dedicated to the lovely stitch. I made a beautiful… Continue reading Block Stitch Granny Square
With these seriously hot summer days, there's nothing worse that sitting under warm, snuggly crochet. Quicker and smaller wips are definitely called for! After spending a couple of days desperately trying to get some kind of crochet done while enjoying the summer sun, I decided to abandon the blanket I was working on and focus… Continue reading Summer Days Bunting
Last year, I finally treated myself to a yarn advent calendar. It’s something I’ve want to have at Christmas for the past few years and have spent most of December drooling over the delicious yarn surprises everyone else on Instagram seemed to be getting each day! I decided to treat myself to the Vicki Brown… Continue reading Rainbow Granny Scarf
These super cute Santa hats chocolate orange cosies are the perfect gift for teacher, stocking fillers or decorating your Christmas Day table! There’s nothing worse than your child suddenly surprising you with a teach gift request a mere week before the end of the school term. Even more so at Christmas when postal services are… Continue reading Mini Santa Bobble Hats
Last year, I shared how I've previously dye my own yarns with food colour gels in the microwave, but there are a number of other methods that work really well, including using a slow cooker. One of these ways is using a slow cooker and if I'm honest, this is one method I find a… Continue reading Dying Yarn – Slow Cooker
This super snuggly cowl is quick to make up and perfect for keeping you warm! Now that Autumn is well and truly upon us, nothing beats super cosy scarves, hats and jumpers. As soon as September/October hits, I dig out my woolly makes in anticipation for a sudden cold snap. The beauty of using super… Continue reading Stay Snuggly Cowl
Since my last pumpkin post, I've been busy adding to my ever-growing pumpkin patch! My fireplace is looking distinctly seasonal with pumpkins pretty much taken over! I've even bought some Paintbox Simply Super Chunky to make an even larger one for the hearth! Because you can't have too many pumpkins, can you? Pumpkins are seriously… Continue reading Oh My Gourd!
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!
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