Mexican Sun Mandala Free Crochet Pattern

What do you do when you have left-over yarn?  Make a mandala!  This could be used as a coaster or just to look pretty on your desk! Advertisements

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Which is the best crochet hook?

Question: Which is the best crochet hook….? Answer: Any of them..!! There are so many different types of crochet hooks, the best crochet hook is really subjective and completely up to you. Some people love the “in-line” style hooks like Susan Bates, whilst others wouldn’t start a project without their trusty “Clover” hook.  If you’re […]

Scheepjes Whirl Shawl - Liquorice Yum Yum

Liquorice Yum Yum Shawl

As you’ve probably spotted, I’m a little obsessed with Scheepjes Whirl at the moment.  Having finished off my Green Tea Tipple Scheepjes Whirl Shawl I’m absolutely loving wearing it, I almost don’t want the summer to come, just so I can keep wearing it….!!  OK, I said ALMOST!! come on Summer, hurry up and be […]

Scheepjes Whirl Shawl - Green Tea Tipple

Scheepjes Whirl Shawl

I’ve finally finished my Scheepjes Whirl Shawl (You’ll remember I wrote about it here).  I’ve been concentrating on getting it finished instead of my Hygge recently but its now complete.  It is a perfect little thing to wrap around your shoulders when the weather is sunny enough to sit in the garden and read a […]

Hygge all over the world….

Its been a while since I blogged, mainly because I have been in Australia visiting friends!  You may remember that I blogged about my Joy’s Journey blanket.  I’d decided to make it for my friend Beccy who lives in Perth in Australia.  It not as odd as it sounds, it does get slightly chilly in […]

Some birds appeared…

This week in the Scheepjes Hygge CAL 2017, we are doing another week of double crochet.  Another 59 rows.  I’ve still got 10 rows of last week’s double crochet to finish off too!!  its not that interesting but I suppose as it doesn’t need any concentration its perfect TV crochet!! Oh, and that hook?  That’s […]

Scheepjes Whirl Shawl - Green Tea Tipple

Whirling around…

As well as continuing with my Hygge CAL, I’ve also been working on my new shawl using Scheepjes Whirl.  This week its time to show you the “Green Tea Tipple” one that I’m working on.

WIP-WIP, Cross-stitch style!

Nothing much to say, I just enjoyed this picture of my WIPs that I took last week. Oh and I’ve started “proper cross-stitch”, as if I didn’t have enough hobbies….!!!

I thought I’d give this a whirl

Scheepjes have recently released this new yarn called “Whirl”.  It comes in this giant “cake” of yarn which is 1000m long.  Easily long enough for a shawl I thought!.  The yarn is fingering weight and gradually colour-changes to make a really gentle transition between colourways. From what I’ve discovered so far, they are right about […]

Hygge CAL Week 4

I posted a couple of weeks ago about my progress on the Scheepjes Hygge CAL 2017.  I’ve been faithfully keeping up with each week and so I thought it was time for a further update.

Hygge CAL 2017 Update – Week 2

So!  After some hard work yesterday, I’ve finally completed the second week of the Scheepjes Hygge CAL 2017.  Last week, “everybody’s bobbling….”.  This week involved some surface crochet slip-stitches and a lot of cross-stitch. I found the cross-stitch a little challenging at first, its pretty hard to follow a pattern when the “holes” aren’t that […]

It’s been a while…

Hello, its been a while since I’ve blogged.  I’ve been very busy with other things and I’ve also been suffering a bit with pain in my wrist (eek, too much crochet?!) so I’ve been taking it a bit easy the last week or so, giving my wrist time to heal a bit.  I’ve not been […]

Magic Loop Technique – crocheting in the round

I’m using the magic loop for a few of the designs that I’m thinking of at the moment so I thought I’d put up a tutorial for how I do it. This is a crochet tutorial, for a technique used to start crocheting “in the round”, for example when making a mandala or some amigurumi.  […]

Oops I did it again….

Earlier, I posted about accidentally buying yarn too gorgeous to use.  I’ve done it again…these Scheepjes Maxi BonBon yarns are gorgeous too don’t you think?  This time, I actually have a project in mind though…

Jo’s Journey

Another project that I have on the go at the moment is the Joy’s Journey blanket designed by Dedri over at “Look what I Made”.

Attic24’s Cosy Stripe Blanket – My way! (Part 1)

  I’ve really been loving this cosy stripe blanket pattern published by Lucy at Attic24 (you can find it here! Cosy Stripe Blanket).  She has a fab tutorial on her website and in-keeping with her encouragement, I decided to create in “colours that make my heart sing”….this is what I did to create my own […]