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

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The Forgotten Solid Granny Square Blanket

What's the oldest work in progress (wip) that you have hidden away, long forgotten and abandoned? I've recently had a big sort out of all my poor unfinished items and I was surprised by how many I actually had! What shocked me more was the discovery of my solid granny square blanket. I started this… Continue reading The Forgotten Solid Granny Square Blanket

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Rainbow Ripples Yarn Packs

We may be only half way through the February, but it's already turning into such an exciting month! Coupled with various celebrations later on in the month, I also launched my Rainbow Ripples Blanket in my Etsy and Ravelry store. When the lovely folk over at Knitting Network got in touch to see if I… Continue reading Rainbow Ripples Yarn Packs

Tutorials

Front Post Double Crochet

I love the texture that front post double crochet (fpdc) can give to a project. Though it may seem a little complicated at first, once you've got the hang of it, it really is an easily stitch to learn. The stitch is worked in almost the same way as a double crochet, however, instead of… Continue reading Front Post Double Crochet

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Basic Stitches – Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)

Double (UK treble) crochet (dc) is one of the first stitches I learned and is used throughout many crochet projects, including the classic granny square. A double crochet is taller than a half double crochet and works up by adding an extra step to the process. This stitch is also used in filet crochet, making… Continue reading Basic Stitches – Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)

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Basic Stitches – Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble)

Just as the name suggest, a half double (UK half treble) crochet (hdc) is in between a single (UK double) crochet and a double (UK treble) crochet. It is slightly taller than a single crochet and smaller than a double crochet, and can be achieved by adding one simple step in the process. When crocheting with… Continue reading Basic Stitches – Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble)