Showing posts from March, 2019

Easter Baby Blanket & Bonnet - Free Crochet Pattern

Make this pretty baby blanket in gorgeous spring colours.  This is such a simple pattern and is essentially just a giant granny square and comes with a super cute matching bonnet.  Any new arrival will look adorable wrapped up in it.  The blanket and bonnet only takes a few days to make so would make a great last minute gift for a new mum and uses lots of different colours making it a great stash busting project. Granny Square Blanket Materials Darning needle DK yarn in assorted colours.  I used yarns from my stash, but if you would like to recreate this I recommend using Stylecraft Special DK in the following colours (in order of use) -  Wisteria, Sherbet, Citron, Parchment, Spring Green, Cream Hook 4mm (G) hook Size Approx 65 x 65 cm Abbreviations / Terms US terms used throughout (UK terms) sc - single crochet (double crochet) dc - double crochet (treble crochet) sl st - slip stitch ch - chain st - stitch Notes:  Unles

Gorgeous Baby Blankets to Make this Spring - 6 Free Crochet Patterns

 What better way to celebrate spring than with some gorgeous colourful crochet.  This selection of pretty baby blankets will add some sunshine to your day.  What baby wouldn't look adorable wrapped up in these.  I have chosen a selection of my favourite blankets in spring colours.  Enjoy! Six to Make - Spring Baby Blankets  This blanket has to be the most stunningly colourful blanket you have ever seen.  The pattern is available at Dada's Place.  This one must be on your to do list... Rainbow Ruffle Blanket I just love gingham and babies will look adorable wrapped up in this blanket.  The pattern lends itself well to lots of different colour options, making it very versatile.  You can find the pattern at Daisy Farm Crafts. Teal Gingham Blanket Another gorgeous blanket pattern by Repeat Crafter Me.  Lovely spring coloured squares with giant daisy motifs... Crochet Daisy Afghan This pretty rainbow striped blanket is by M

Popcorn Flower Pincushion - Free Crochet Pattern

This super cute popcorn flower pincushion would make a lovely gift for someone crafty.  Next week is Mother's Day here in the UK and if you are looking for a last minute gift for your mum why not try this simple pincushion pattern.  I used Drops Lima DK for mine but you could use any DK yarn.  It's great for using up your stash and can be made in just an hour or two... Free Crochet Pattern Popcorn Flower Pincushion Materials DK yarn in two colours (small amounts approx 10g for flower and 15g for main colour) A pretty button Toy stuffing Darning needle Pins Hook 4mm (G) hook Abbreviations / Terms US terms used throughout / (UK terms) sc - single crochet (double crochet) dc- double crochet (treble crochet) sc2tog - single crochet 2 together (double crochet 2 together) sl st - slip stitch ch - chain pc - popcorn bpc - beginning popcorn sp - space st - stitch Special Stitches:  Watch this  Popcorn Stitch  video if you ar

Easter Crochet - 6 Fantastic Free Patterns to Make This Easter

Hello everyone!  As Easter is rapidly approaching, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite patterns.  I have selected six of the cutest, colourful projects I could find.  They are really quick and easy to make perfect for a last minute Easter gift... Six Fantastic Free Patterns to Make This Easter How cute is this bunny rag doll by Spin a Yarn Crochet, hooked in pretty pastels.  Any girl would love to receive this for Easter. Ragdoll Spring Bunny No Easter is complete without some eggs...  and these spiral crochet ones look good enough to eat.  Designed by Krazy Kabbage. Spiral Easter Eggs Your little ones will love snuggling up to the little lamb lovey.  Pattern by SWE Craft Corner Little Lamb Lovey Make these super cute little baskets and fill with mini eggs.  Pattern by Skip to My Lou. Cutest Mini Crochet Basket How adorable is this bunny garland, just look at their cute fluffy tails.  Pattern by Sew

How to make Paper Flower Embellishments with Punches

This post contains Amazon affiliate links... Hello everyone.  This weekend I have been enjoying playing with my new toys.  I just bought myself a set of daisy flower punches and they are so much fun to use.  I bought the  Vaessen Creative Flower Set  from Amazon but there are many other flower punches out there.  The set comprises of 3 different size daisy style punches which can be layered with all different colours and patterns of paper to make beautiful unique paper flowers. Paper Flowers Materials Flower punches in different sizes Glue Designer, coloured paper or light cardstock Mini gems, puffy paint, (you could also use tiny punched circles for the centres). To use them you simply choose the paper you would like to use and punch out lots of flowers in the different sizes.  You can then layer them if you wish, sticking them together with a little glue.  I added sticky gems or 3D Pearl Paint to make the centres of the flowers.  For a more 3D effect you

Craft Fair Idea #3 Matchbook Notebooks - 2019 Craft Fair Season

Hello friends and welcome back to another instalment of my Craft Fair Series.  This week Little T and I have been making these super cute matchbook notebooks.  They are so much fun to make and feature a really simple design, a great project for getting the kids involved.  I got this idea from Crafty Crafts by Deanna over on Youtube and I will link her video at the end. Craft Fair Idea #3 Matchbook Notebooks Materials Mini notebooks (I got mine from Ebay, they were 8 books in a pack for around £2) Double sided tape Designer paper  Embellishments Staples Clearbags (optional) Bone folder Paper trimmer or scissors First you will need to measure your notebooks to work out what size you need to cut your designer paper to.  I used a paper trimmer to cut the paper to size but you could use scissors.  We got our paper pad from  The Works , they have a great selection of crafting materials at really great prices.  We used their Ombre designer pad for this projec