Christmas, Pattern

Mini Santa Bobble Hats

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

Yarn

Dying Yarn – Slow Cooker

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

Pattern

Stay Snuggly Cowl

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

Halloween, Pattern

Oh My Gourd!

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!

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