Pattern

Summer Days Bunting

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

Pattern

Rainbow Granny Scarf

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

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!

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