Showing posts from February, 2019

Free Pattern - Granny Square Bonnet, Cute Pixie Style Baby Hat

Keep your little ones warm in spring and cool in the summer, with this cute pixie style bonnet crocheted in soft cotton.  King Cole Cottonsoft Crush is an incredibly soft 100% cotton yarn, making if perfect for baby's skin and its self-striping design means no pesky colour changes.  You can of course, use any cotton DK for this project, or use your favourite wool for a winter bonnet.   The bonnet is made by joining 2 granny squares together and adding a simple edging and ties to the front.  US terminology is used throughout. Granny Square Bonnet Materials 1 100g ball King Cole Cottonsoft Crush Darning needle Hook 4mm (G) hook Size 0-6 [6-12, 12-24, 24+] months, fits up to 40 [44, 48, 52] cm or 15 3/4 [17 1/4, 18 3/4, 20 1/2] inches Gauge Finished square should measure approximately 16 [18, 20, 21] cm or 6 1/4 [7, 7 3/4, 8 1/4] inches Abbreviations / Terms US Terms (UK Terms) sc - single crochet (double crochet) dc - double crochet

Craft fair idea #1 Crochet Washcloths - 2019 Craft Fair Season

Hello friends, I have an announcement to make.  This year I will be taking part in a number of craft fairs and little T will be joining me.  He is really showing an interest in making things and loves to help me out whenever he can.  Also it's a great way for him to earn a little pocket money. I thought that this would be a nice opportunity for a blog series to document all the things we will be making and maybe you might like to try some of them out too.  We will be making a variety of items mostly small inexpensive things suitable for school fairs.  Things that children will love... Craft Fair Idea #1 Splashtime Washcloths My first craft fair idea is these cute cotton washcloths.  They are super fast and easy to make and are really colourful.  I think they will brighten up any craft table.  Of course Little T cannot crochet but he can help with the packaging, printing off labels, cutting them out and adding the little belly bands to each cloth.  

Great Ideas for Mother's Day - Free Crochet Patterns

For those of us in the UK Mother's Day is not far off so I have compiled some of my favorite crochet gift ideas.  Most of them are small projects that will only take an hour or two to make.  Mums always love a handmade gift and really appreciate the time and love that goes into them... Try these gift ideas for Mother's Day, 7 free patterns... The first pattern I have selected is for a very cute applique design by The Curio Crafts Room which may be turned into these gorgeous crochet earrings... Peacock Feather Earrings What mum wouldn't love to receive this stunning shawl?  Pattern by Mijo Crochet.  A slightly longer project but still plenty of time to make it... Lost in Time Shawl Keep your mum cosy with these gorgeously colourful stripy mitts by Sandra Paul, perfect for the chilly weather... Stripy Mitts Make these pretty flower coasters in no time at all.  Pattern by Daisy Cottage Designs. Japanese Flo