Showing posts from April, 2019

Crochet Daisy Granny Square Video Tutorial & Free Pattern

Making crochet granny squares is one of my favourite past times.  I have fallen in love with their cozy vibes and incredible versatility.  You can make so many things with granny squares, blankets of course being one of my favourites, but the world is your oyster when it comes to choosing what you will create with them, bags and accessories being a great option.  They come in all shapes and sizes too, you really are only limited by your own imagination.   What Makes the Ditsy Daisy Square Pattern Special? Well for a start I just love the cheerfulness of daisy granny squares , they seem so happy and bright, and bring to mind summer months, with daisy studded fields and picnic lunches.  The Ditsy Daisy granny square pattern embodies all of this, in a simple, quick and easy crochet square . It doesn't matter if you are an experienced crocheter or a beginner, I will provide you with everything you need and a free pattern , to crochet your own daisy granny squares. Buy the PDF! An ad

Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

My Blanket Stitch tutorial has been very popular and many people have asked for a full pattern for one of the blankets featured in that post.  So by popular demand here is the Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket.  I have designed the blanket in two different sizes and two colourways, you can of course use any colours you like and create a truly individual blanket. As a Lovecrafts affiliate I may receive a small commission from qualifying purchases... Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket Materials For the pram [cot] blanket, 2 [4] 100g balls in each colour Stylecraft Special Aran - White, Silver, Baby Pink, (Baby Mint).  You may substitute any Aran or Worsted yarn if you wish. Darning needle. Hook 5mm (H) hook. Size The pram [cot] blanket measures approximately 65 x 85cm (25 x 38 inches), [85 x 110 cm (25 x 43 inches). Ability Advanced beginner. Gauge Not essential for this project. Abbreviations / Terms US terms are used throughout (UK terms) sc

Terrific Teacher Gifts - Six Free Crochet Patterns

If you have children at school, then it's that time of year again that you start to think about teacher gifts.  So for this week's Freebie Friday, I have rounded up some of my favourite free crochet patterns, that will be sure to delight any teacher. Crochet Teacher Gifts - Six to Make One thing teachers do is drink a lot of tea, so why not make this super simple mug cosy.  The pattern is available on the Hobby Craft blog... Chunky Crochet Mug Cosy We all carry water bottles around with us these days and what teacher wouldn't love one of these pretties?  The pattern is available at Design Peak blog, is super simple to make and looks fabulous in pretty pastels...   Bottle Holder These rainbow lip balm holders would brighten up anyone's day.  The pattern is by Kristy Ashmore and is available as a Ravelry download. Lip Balm Holder This stunning pattern by Poppy & Bliss can be used to make dreamcatchers but is pictu

Learn how to Crochet a Solid Granny Square and What to Make With Them...

Hello and welcome to Tutorial Tuesday, a new series I am starting aimed at beginner crocheters and people wanting to learn new stitches or improve their skills.  This series will include lots of tips, tricks, how to's and ideas and inspiration.  This week I will be showing you how to make a solid granny square and include ways to use them...   Solid Granny Square Materials Yarn Darning needle Scissors Abbreviations / Terms US terms are used throughout (UK terms) dc - double crochet (treble crochet) ch - chain sl st - slip stitch st(s) - stitch(s) Notes:  I used Stylecraft Special Aran in colours Baby Mint, Baby Pink, Fondant, White and Aspen, with a 5mm (H) hook to make my squares;  but you can use any weight yarn you like, just be sure to use the hook size recommended on your yarn ball band.  Thinner yarns will make smaller squares and subsequently, thicker yarns, bigger squares.  The finished size of my 3-round squares is appro

Craft Fair Idea #5 Nail File Holders - 2019 Craft Fair Season - WRMK Envelope Punch Board Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my 2019 Craft Fair Series.  This week I have been making these really cute nail file favours.  They make wonderful teacher gifts, work colleague treats or stocking stuffers.  What?  Too soon for Christmas I hear you say?  It's never too soon to start stocking up and getting ready for the holiday season.  I got this idea from Septeria18 on Youtube and I will link her video at the end. Nail File Holders Materials Designer series paper (12x12) Envelope punch Board (optional) Bone folder (optional) Paper trimmer / scissors Glue Nail files Scoreboard (optional) Hole punch (optional) Embellishments Plastic sleeves (optional) First cut your paper at 1 ½ inches. Then score at 4 ¼ inches and fold along the scoreline. Burnish with your bonefolder.  If you don't have a scoreboard or bonefolder just measure and fold. With your paper still folded and using your We Are Memory Keepers envelope punch board, li