How to crochet a “double treble” (dtr)

A couple of the patterns that I’ve published (or ones that I’m working on at the moment!) include a double treble crochet (dtr) stitch.  Its really a very simple stitch but I thought I’d share how to do it….I’m using UK Crochet terms 🙂 The double treble is made the same way as a treble […]

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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 […]

Lined zip bag

I have a million different things to carry round when I’m in the office, pens, pencils, paperwork, notebooks, glasses, phones, wallets, etc and I’ve had ENOUGH of walking 7 paces, stopping to pick something that I’ve dropped up and then dropping everything else whilst I pick that up…only to walk another 10 paces and repeat….so, […]

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.  […]

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 […]