Sunday, September 26, 2010


Do you love hearts? Well, I do and I've made a lot of them recently. The pattern of these hearts can be found on my blog.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Hi everyone I know it's been a while since I've last posted anywhere but I am having trouble with doing so. I can't seem to load pictures up. I hate the new system for loading pics it just wont work for photos I want to download from my computer. Is anyone else having the same problem? I already made the files nice and small so I don't know what the problem is.
Will be very greatful to get any help with this!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

movie & popcorn blanket

the perfect size for curling up on the couch...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

International Crochet Day 2010 – Scarf, Shawl, Kerchief Pattern.



Happy International Crochet Day, 2010. To celebrate I thought I’d create a pattern for crocheter’s around the world. This is a quick and easy project which you can scale up for a big shawl or scale down for a head scarf. Wear it any which way you like, enjoy :-)

Free Pattern.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My first Granny Stripe Blanket

I have not posted for a while a I have been making my first Granny Stripe Blanket from the tutorial over at Attic24.

What started off as just a little sample grew into a blanket that will nearly cover a double bed and will do once I have added to it. I did cast off and called it done but after thinking about it for a week I decided to add more rows so that it would fit our bed for the winter.
I have more pictures here
Pop over and take a look.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

International Crochet Day – September 12th, 2010

As many of you will be aware it’s International Crochet Day on Sunday, so I was wondering what everyone was doing to celebrate or promote crochet.

I will no doubt be eating, sleeping and breathing crochet. I will be blogging, pattern writing, and even crocheting. Why not pop along to the International Freeform Crochet group and have a look at this years exhibition.

SIMW-LOGOClick here to view the online exhibition.  

I will probably be making and hanging more ribbons on The Crochet Clootie Tree.

204-0442_IMGTo learn more about this project click here. 

Anyway I would love to know what you all are doing are you busy crafting for Christmas yet? Leave a comment and let us know what your working on. If you are a fellow blogger then please do blog about International Crochet Day 2010 and spread the word.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Upcycled granny square coasters

These little granny square coasters are part of an attempt to try and make use of old unwanted items like some old duvet covers that I have gathering dust at the back of one of my cupboards.

Originally I had wanted to turn this blue and white striped double duvet cover into a lovely crocheted rag rug for which I've seen a few lovely project photos of in some of my craft books. This project seemed to be doomed to failure though as my original hope to make a circular mat wouldn't stay flat and then when I realised just how long it would take to cut up a whole double duvet cover and then try to crochet it was just too big a time commitment.

So while looking at the bag containing the failed rag rug I came up with the bright idea to try and make coasters instead. Crocheting with fabric gives you a lovely thick material which seems well suited to making hard wearing rugs and so I thought it would also make good chunky coasters. These are just very simple granny squares which after only the first two rows were finished. The downsides to working with fabric scraps though is that it is very hard on your hands as well as being very slow to crochet up, each of these coasters took me about an hour to complete!

To the right you can see the original attempt at a rag rug being used by my little boy... seeing as I had wanted to make it square and it was about a metre long I would have still been doing it this time next year if I had continued with it. Maybe next time I want to try and make a rag rug I'll have a go with the plaited method instead.

Pretty Magenta Kerchief Crochet Pattern


More details here.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Mittens for a lovely kitten

These fingerless mitts are for a friend of mine's daughter, a young woman who is facing some tough times at the moment - I think an unexpected thoughtful gift is sometimes a great pick me up!

The pattern is a basic 5 treble shell. Nic and easy, DK wool, a size 4.5 mm hook, trimmed with vintage buttons.