Showing posts from June, 2018

Pattern Testing - Gingham and Daisies Baby Blanket

Hello everyone, I have a new pattern ready for testing.  It is a cute baby blanket featuring a lovely gingham pattern dotted with daisies.  What new baby wouldn't look gorgeous wrapped up in this?   If you would be interested in helping to test this blanket you can sign up  here  on my Facebook page or head on over to  The Testing Pool  on Ravelry.  All testers will receive a free pattern chosen from my store as compensation.  You don't need to be an experienced tester as long as you have some crochet experience I can help you with anything else you need to know... Look forward to hearing from you Catherine x This pattern can be found in my Etsy Store...

Lullaby Lodge Kitchen Garden - June

With this gorgeous weather we have been having recently, things seem to be finally taking off at the allotment.  What with the really cold winter and late start to spring and also the pesky birds and slugs, we haven't had much growing this year so far.  We have had a few strawberries but everything else has been playing catch up...  Even though we have not had any great harvest, it is lovely just to sit in the kitchen garden and enjoy the sunshine.  Living in a small flat really makes me appreciate the space we have at our allotment. Last year (our first year of growing) was a constant battle with the weeds.  One which I cannot say we won...  So this year we are trying things a little differently and keeping the majority of the ground covered in black plastic.  We have a lot of perennial weeds to tend with including bindweed and nettles.  Also the previous tenant was growing horseradish which has spread over most of the plot.  It puts out really deep tap roots and is impossibl

Crochet Bobble Edging Free Pattern & Video Tutorial, How to Add a Bobble Border...

Making blankets is one of my favourite pastimes, especially baby blankets.  My favourite part is adding the crochet border , then you know that all your hard work is nearly over and and a finished item that may be cherished is almost here. It sometimes takes me longer to decide what to do for the edging than it does to choose the yarn.  Do any of you also spend hours deliberating?  If you are looking for a border that is both perfectly pretty and super simple, then this is the pattern for you.   This pattern is ideal for those blankets where you don't want anything too girly but still want something interesting.  No matter if you are an experienced crocheter or a beginner I will provide you with everything you need and a free pattern , to crochet a bobble border . Buy the PDF!   An ad free pdf version of this pattern is available in my online stores... Free Crochet Bobble Border Pattern The Cute Bobble Edging can add a decorative touch and lots of texture to many different project

Pattern Testing - Knitted One Ball Shawl

Hello lovely people!  This is just a quick post to share with you a new pattern that I have been working on.  It is designed for beginner knitters and uses the popular yarn cakes which come in a variety of gorgeous colours.  The shawl is knitted in garter stitch making is very easy for newbie knitters.  It features an asymmetric shape with cute sewn in tassels and a shawlette style.  A larger shawl may be maid simply by using 2 balls instead of 1.  The shawl can be worn in many different ways, around the shoulders or as a cowl.  Caron Cakes is recommended for this project, however any similar yarn may be substituted... The pattern is currently undergoing testing over on my Facebook page and if you are interested, I have space for a couple more testers.  Testing is very easy, you simply follow the pattern and report back with your views on ease of understanding, clarity etc and check for any mistakes.  As compensation for all your hard work you will be gifted a finished copy

Crochet Shell Border Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

What Is A Crochet Shell Border? A crochet shell border is a decorative technique that adds a pretty scalloped edging to any number of crochet projects.  Resembling beautiful seashells this technique can add a touch of elegance to your crochet creations.   This tutorial will help you through the process of crocheting a simple shell border , both directly onto a granny square or onto any crocheted piece.  Whether you are and experienced crocheter or just starting out, I will provide you with everything you need and a free pattern to crochet a shell border. Buy the PDF!  (this will be available soon...) An ad free pdf version of this pattern is available in my online stores... Why Choose A Shell Edging? There is an endless variety of different shell stitches and their timeless charm can add that finishing touch to many crochet designs.  Whether you are finishing a cozy blanket or adding delicate touch to a shawl, adding a shell edging can add that professional and polished look that rea