Christmas, Pattern

Bobbly Baubles Pattern

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

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!

Pattern

Happy Rainbow Granny Square Bag Pattern

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

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

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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

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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