Easter is a great time to pick up your crochet hook and make something fun. Here is a list of 12 free Easter crochet patterns to whet your appetite.Continue Reading
Spring Flowers Garland
There is nothing better to cheer yourself up than colourful spring flowers on a grey drizzly day. Now you don’t need to wait until the weather warms up to have lots of beautiful blooms in your home. Try making this simple crochet garland in all your favourite spring shades.Continue Reading
10 Free Valentine Crochet Pattern Ideas
Valentine’s Day & Crochet…What’s Not To Love?
I’ve created this short list of 10 Free Valentine Crochet Patterns to make you smile a little. Valentine’s Day as we know it, is all about sharing and spreading feelings of love. Me, being me, I can think of no better way to do that than through the medium of crochet. I’ve added their direct links to make finding them much easier too.Continue Reading
Crochet Mug Cozy
This easy crochet mug cozy is the perfect pattern for using up your stash yarn. Its also quick enough to make a unique gift to cheer up a friend. Adding an appliqué to this straightforward pattern gives it a fun dimension . Try a heart like me, a favourite animal or a letter of the alphabet. You could also dabble with surface crochet if you’re feeling even more adventurous.Continue Reading
Cuffed Baby Booties Pattern
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
The “Gazania” Christening Shawl
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
Can We Call It Spring Yet?
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
10 Favourite Crochet Summer Shawls
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 Crochet 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
Crochet is my Anxiety Buster
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
To Miami With Love
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