This free crochet bootie pattern is easy to follow and great for beginners. These would make a fantastic, quick gift for a baby shower or gender reveal party or just a sweet make to keep those tiny toes cozy.Continue Reading
Big Make of the Month
This month my big make was this stunning Gazania crochet circular shawl. I used a beautiful antique pattern first published in a pamphlet from 1917, how amazing is that? Making something designed over a century ago, what a privilege!Continue Reading
Spring is my favourite season of them all. I always think it’s full of promise and hope, this year in particular we could use some of that. So, as we shrug and stretch our way out of the dark winter we can welcome the light and colour that spring brings our way.Continue Reading
Some of you may have noticed that I added a #Trending Tuesday to my social media posts recently. With that in mind I thought it might be nice to tie in a blog post in order to give you a more detailed idea of what these trends are. This is my chance to highlight some of the amazing designs I’ve discovered while researching each new trend.
The most recent trend I’ve found is Summer Shawls. There are no end of stunning patterns to choose from, with a brilliant range of colours and stitches involved. I struggled to narrow it down to just ten because, honestly, there are thousands out there! Here they are and the links to find them.Continue Reading
I am not a psychologist/therapist/councillor. I’m a sufferer. Any advice here is purely from my experience of anxiety and of what works for me. It is not meant to take the place of medication or advice from a medical professional.
I suffer from anxiety. I have done for a long time. So Covid-19 has brought up all manner of fears and worries that I had never even considered before. My focus, what little there is of it, is all over the place. I’m never sure where I should be or what I should be doing for the best. Should I focus on family, or should I volunteer somewhere, or start looking for a REAL JOB to take some of the pressure off? Picking up a crochet hook seems so frivolous in light of the crisis going on!Continue Reading
There isn’t much that connects my home town with Miami. We definitely don’t share a climate, more’s the pity. In particular, there is nothing at all to connect my crochet to Florida. Until now that is.Continue Reading
I don’t know about you but January always brings a mix of emotions for me. It’s sad to see the last year pass but I’m happy and excited for what the new year can bring. My mum always told me you need to start the year the way you mean to go on. With that in mind I set myself the task of getting organised for 2019.Continue Reading
An easy introduction to Amigurumi, Ribbit the Frog is perfect for those just starting out or as a way to use up your yarn stash.
Materials for Ribbit the Frog
- 50 – 60g Main Colour for Body, Eye Sockets & Feet
- Scrap White for Eyes
- Scrap Black for Pupils & Smile
I was working in the car waiting for Ben the other day and my mind was wandering. I was thinking about all the things I love about crochet. Then it struck me that I should share some of those reasons with you. So I’ve put together a list of my top ten favourite things.Continue Reading