all shapes and sizes

With Winter approaching – even though October and some of November have been quite mild this year – HATS are the word!! The Innocent big knit is now being prepared, my hats have gone a little while ago and will hopefully make the person who gets to own them smile… Age UK are doing a great job and it seems like there has been a few people getting involved this year again, knitting and crocheting hats for a great cause. And once the bottle of smoothie has been drunk, the size of the hats are brilliant for boiled eggs…. … Continue reading

big knit 2014 update

As you can read HERE this year i have decided to be a part of the BIG KNIT which brings together INNOCENT smoothie drinks and AGE UK to support vulnerable elderly in winter. You can DOWNLOAD my free pattern for a simple crochet FLOWER FAIRY HAT  from this page or anywhere on the website, as it is listed in the footer menu together with all other free documents available to download. I have send this pattern to both the above companies and they actually emailed me back saying that they loved it, which was more than i had hoped … Continue reading

pixie hat pattern

It may be a little early yet to be thinking of winter hats, but if you are to make one for each member of your family – as i can almost guarantee you will have to because they will love yours so much – you better get cracking… Following this new pattern you will make a gorgeous medieval looking, Nordic (Scandinavian) style little red riding hood hat… I love it because it has lots of pompoms…. Yours doesn’t need to include any, but the added bonus of it is that if girls want to wear their hair up the … Continue reading

i did it!

Some of you will remember my inability to follow patterns without changing and adjusting them – even my own… Others may remember my strange obsession with making any favoured stitch – or at least attempting to – work in a circular configuration… And lastly a select few may remember that the struggle to achieve this has not brought any fruitful results as of yet with the BAVARIAN CROCHET STITCH aka the wool eater, one which has become quite popular recently…… To find out more about where i got to so far read about it HERE…. Well….. Hold on to … Continue reading

colour injection

This week i have managed to finish the next pattern in the long line of Fluffy meringue crochet lace items created by The Creative Hook… The title is a bit of a mouthful though…. Are you ready? Rainbow fluffy meringue stained glass crochet pentagonal sleeveless top. aka Colour injection It is rainbow because it has bright rainbow colours in it, it is very fluffy because of the pattern and i have added some extra fluffiness by increasing the size of the picot stitch, and stained glass crochet was something i wanted to try for a while, so i have … Continue reading

Lemon merinque blanket pattern is READY!!

This week was mostly spent finishing the lemon meringue crochet blanket (Get it?!) so i could therefore finish and publish the pattern… This in turn meant adding a new page, specially dedicated to crochet lace, which you can see HERE. The pattern is ready, and so is the blanket… YAY! Well, it is ready to a point of being big enough to be photographed for the pattern sample. I may still add some rows, as with crochet, you could easily go on indefinitely – or at least untill you can get yarn to work with – and crochet around … Continue reading