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!
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!
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
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
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