As part of our decluttering, I am trying to use up some of my yarn stash, including a very pretty one that I have had for over 4 years. I bought enough (when my daughter was a baby) to make her a cardigan, which never appeared. There isn’t enough to make her one now, at…… Continue reading Why yarn choice matters…
For lots of people, reducing waste is one of their New Year’s Resolutions, and there is an increasing push towards reusable products to save both the environment and money. This pattern for scrubbies to use as an alternative to cotton wool is the result of me experimenting with hook sizes, number of stitches and a…… Continue reading Crochet Face Scrubbies Pattern
Today I have a few minutes to myself so I’m making swatches for a baby blanket. It’s a super special blanket, for one of my closest friends, so I want it to be perfect. Choosing colours proved to be hard, but I went for mint, grey and white as they look lovely together. The pattern,…… Continue reading Decisions, Decisions
I can’t believe we are up to P already in my A-Z of crochet but here we are, with a fairly important one at that. Patterns are everywhere, you name it and there’s probably a crochet pattern for it. (You only have to Google ‘crochet gifts for men’ to find some of the more dubious…… Continue reading P is for Pattern
Crochet flowers-they come in all shapes and sizes. From tiny, dainty ones crocheted from cotton to enormous ones which make up entire cushions, from pretty little brooches to motifs in the centre of squares on blankets. They are so versataile and have the ability to look really intricate yet are relatively quick to make up.…… Continue reading F is for Flowers
Well actually I made it, but for obvious reasons I couldn’t write that as the title of my blog post! After my post the other day about wanting to make a heart motif for the centre of my blanket I tried out this pattern which a lovely fellow blogger suggested. It worked beautifully and was…… Continue reading I Found Love!
Following my post about the crochet afghan and it having 13 white squares, I decided to follow the advice of my fellow bloggers and make square 13 using different colours, therefore meaning it could be called square 12b or 14a! I thought a heart would look lovely as a centrepiece, surrounded by 4 squares with…… Continue reading Is This Love?