I also crocheted a small item for my daughter and one for my granddaughter. It may not sound exciting but a long time ago I had crocheted a dish cloth for my son-in-law. They have a dishwasher but some things have to be hand washed and surfaces have to be cleaned. I think he must… Read More Christmas Crochet
With All Best Wishes for a Happy Christmas to my readers. I thought this year that I would give you a free pattern for a Snowflake Coaster. I say Coaster but you could regard it simply as a pattern for a new snowflake. I made two sparkly ones. These are my favourites. The white and… Read More A Christmas present for my Readers
I created this pattern to offer my grandaughter as something that was interesting, not very large and only needed knowing how to make chains and double crochets (US- single crochets). In the event she preferred the idea of using her multi-coloured yarn to make a scarf but I have now created a tutorial showing how… Read More A New pattern – A Free One this time!
Recently I didn’t have anything at a suitable point to take to the ‘Crafty Coffee’ morning so I decided I would take a copy of my Christmas bauble pattern and some #10 crochet cotton and start making some more crochet baubles for that special time of year. However as I followed the pattern – shock… Read More Confession time! and a ‘Thank You’
This pattern is now available for sale on Ravelry – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/four-snowflake-bookmark This is a very easy bookmark pattern that can suitably be made in either #10 or #20 crochet cotton. Individual snowflakes could also be made in any yarn for decoration. The pattern is available in either UK or US terms. A little silver in… Read More Snowflake bookmark pattern
Last Christmas I showed you these crochet baubles I bought in Paperchase. And told you that I would like to make some myself for the next year. Well! that time has come but with wanting to finish two blankets and some Christmas gifts to make as well I have not progressed as much as I… Read More Crochet Baubles
As requested by http://themeepingkoala.wordpress.com/ I am sharing my granny bunting pattern. I decided to do it as a tutorial. As a general guide: I used Rico Essentials Cotton nominal DK [US 8ply] (but to my mind a little thinner) and a 4mm [US no. 6] hook to make bunting triangles about 4 inches (10cm) each… Read More Granny Bunting tutorial
I made some crochet cards at Christmas with removable stars but it seemed to me after I had got into making bookmarks that cards incorporating removable bookmarks would be even more worthwhile. Now I am not really an Easter card sending person but where people have sent me cards in the past, I have felt… Read More Easter cards
Since Maryanne suggested that it would be a good idea to have some Easter related entries for the ‘Made It’ monthly challenge, I decided to try my hand at crochet eggs. I have realised that it is being impatient and lazy that leads me to write my own patterns. I start out due to this… Read More A Dozen Eggs!
In July I showed you the yarn I had bought for my next blanket. Well it has taken me longer than I expected to get started but here is the story if how I decided on the pattern I would use. While I was still making my hexagon blanket my mind was already looking forward… Read More Genesis of a Granny ripple
These are really easy to make. First you make the stars. I always think six-pointed stars for Christmas cards as a reference to the six-pointed ‘Star of David’ as Jesus was a Jew and was born in the ‘City of David’. (Pattern at the end in UK and US versions.) I used Twilley’s Goldfingering in… Read More Crochet Christmas cards
There are many incredibly delicate and complex crochet snowflakes but I had problems even with ones that I thought looked simpler so here are my Really Easy Snowflakes Patterns. * * * * * If you don’t mind spending a bit of money you could check out my “Real… Read More Really Easy Snowflake Patterns
I had made a few demo granny squares to work out the best way to do them and the best size hook. Now I decided I wanted to see how to do a granny circle. But the big questions were: how to start? and how to work the increases? I knew that the centres of… Read More The Mathematics of a Granny Circle (inc pattern)