Showing posts from January, 2020

She Sells Sea Shells Washcloth - Free crochet pattern, part of the 2020 Charity Stash Bash CAL...

Hello everyone, it's time for the first pattern in our Charity Stash Bash CAL.  We are starting off with a simple, quick and easy wash cloth.  Toiletries are among the items listed, for you to add to your shoe boxes and a handmade cloth accompanied with a nice bar of soap will be a great addition.  You can pack your boxes yourself or take items you wish to donate to your local church (if they are participating).  This cloth has a seaside theme and will eventually be part of a spa set including face scrubbies, shower puff and soap sock. Helpful Links... 2020 Charity Stash Bash Operation Christmas Child US Operation Christmas Child UK Ravelry pattern page Dishcloth Weekly KAL Ravelry Group Washcloth Labels If you would like to take part and prefer knit over crochet, I have linked some other pattern choices along with more crochet cloths for you to make.  Just click the Stash Bash link above for more patterns and information.  If you would like to make mor

2020 Charity Stash Bash - Projects to make for your favourite charities, new pattern each month...

Hello friends, I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the year.  Our January stash busting crochet along has almost finished and I still have such a lot of yarn left just waiting to be used.  So I thought why not have another one? This time the stash busting will go on throughout the year, so we can really make a dent in that yarn pile.  One of my goals for this year is to make items to donate, so let's kill two birds with one stone and have a big old Charity Stash Bash. 2020 Charity Stash Bash! Useful links... Facebook Crochet & Crafts Group Lullaby Lodge Facebook Page Operation Christmas Child UK Operation Christmas Child US Battersea Dog & Cat Home I will be supporting two charities this year, Operation Christmas Child and Battersea Dog and Cat home.  The Operation Christmas Child charity, run by Samaritan's Purse, sends out shoe boxes full of small gifts to children all over the world at Christmas, that might otherwise not

Crochet Along With Me... January

Hello everyone, well hasn't this month been a busy one.  We have started not one but two CAL's, and another one is on the way.  I will post more details about the next CAL in a later post.  I have also been trying to finish up last year's temperature blanket and been taking part in other CAL's and KAL's over at Ravelry, and not only that but also working on new pattern designs.  I have something coming up very soon for Valentine's too... Useful links... Hot & Cold Blanket Pattern & CAL 2020 Stashdown, Gorgeous Grannies CAL Dishcloth Weekly Knitalong Ravelry Group Facebook Crochet & Crafts Group Lullaby Lodge Facebook Page Crochet Along With Me... (January edition) So January started off with a bang and with a new temperature blanket pattern. I must say, I am really enjoying crocheting these teeny, tiny, squares each day.  So far I am managing to stay on track, let's hope it stays that way

Introducing the Velvet Ridges Scarf Crochet Pattern

Hello everyone, after making the Velvet Stockings over Christmas, I just new I had to use the Bernat Velvet yarn to make something to wear.  It is so soft and cuddly, I knew that having it wrapped around my neck would feel divine and so the Velvet Ridges Scarf idea was born... This is a premium pdf pattern and can be purchased from any of my online stores... Velvet Ridges Scarf Materials Bernat Velvet 2 balls (uses approx. 400g of yarn) Darning needle 8mm (L) hook Size Approx. 74 inches (190cm) long (not including fringe) Ability Intermediate Gauge Not essential for this project Stitches used US Terms (UK conversion) sc - single crochet (double crochet) fphdc – front post half double crochet (front post half treble crochet) ch - chain st(s) - stitch(es) The scarf is crocheted in the gorgeous Bernat Velvet yarn and is worked sideways using post stitches to create a unique ribbed effect.

Crochet For Valentine's Day - Free patterns by my favourite designers, including new designs for 2020...

Hello friends.  It's that time of year again, when we think of all those people close to us that we love and what better way to show how much we care, than by making them a crochet gift.  Here are some of my favourites.  Enjoy! It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without hearts and these crochet ones are so quick and easy to make and there are so many ways you could use them.  This pattern is by Itchin' for some Stitchin'. Crochet Hearts Your little one will look so adorable in this chunky cabled hat, by Salty Pearl Crochet. Chunky Cabled Heart Hat How cute are these kitties with their heart pops?  I know someone would love to receive these for Valentine's Day.  Pattern by Thoresby Cottage. Itty Bitty Crochet Kitty I just love this granny square heart cushion by Cute and Cosy Crochet.   Heart To Heart Pillow Things can feel a little drab after Christmas, once all the decorations are down and the weather i