Christmas Crochet Round Up! Decorate your home with these 10 free patterns...

What could be more festive than bedecking your halls with gorgeous handmade decorations.  I have scoured the web and found this selection of my favourite 10 free patterns. Everyone loves a granny bauble and this  Christmas Bauble by Carmen Heffernan is gorgeously bright and cheerful, perfect for any tree... ... and what tree would be complete without some pretty stars?  Why not try these  Crochet Stars  by One Dog Woof... Trim your tree with the super cute  Santa and Mrs Claus  designed by Yarnhild You can never have enough baubles on your tree and this  free pattern  from Hello Yellow Yarn is super cute! Crochet a  Christmas Gnome  for your home, with this pattern from Simply Crochet Magazine.   No Christmas is complete without pudding and this  Crochet Pudding Decoration  by Crafty Cruella is just the thing... Make these festive  Crochet Christmas Tree Ornaments , pattern by Salvabrani.

Free Pattern - Mini Hottie

Need a last minute Christmas gift for someone?  Then this is the perfect project.  This knitted mini hot water bottle can be finished in just a few of hours...  Would also make a great birthday or Mothers day gift.   The pattern is suitable for beginners who know the basic stitches and are familiar with working in the round.  The hottie is worked in stocking stitch, with simple decreases and ribbing at the neck.  Cute pom pom ties may be added.  The cover is very stretchy and can be easily removed for washing with no need for any fastenings.  Please read the pattern in its entirety before beginning your project.  You will need the whole 50g ball, please consider this when substituting yarns… Mini Hottie You will need... 8mm dpn's or circular needles (using magic loop method). 7mm dpn's or circular needles 1, 50g ball Drops Eskimo or any other yarn with similar gauge (10 x 10 cm = 11sts x 15 rows in stocking stitch Darning needle Clover pom pom

Lullaby Lodge Crochet & Fibre Arts Facebook Group

For all my lovely crochet and knitting friends, I have created a Facebook group for us to share all fibre related projects and patterns.  It is a place to socialise and chat about our love of crochet and other fibre arts and to share and find new patterns and blogs etc.  I hope you will all pop over and join, I would love to see what projects you are working on and to share hints and tips etc. Lullaby Lodge Crochet & Fibre Arts Back soon... Catherine x

Half Term Break - Pendine Sands

Wow things have been so busy here over the last few weeks.  I have been inundated with custom orders for baby blankets, dolls blankets, hot water bottles, baby hats and bed spreads; so the half term has come as a welcome break.  Time to get away from it all for a few days. We travelled straight from school pick up on Friday and headed for South Wales.  I have many fond memories of childhood holidays in Wales and was very excited to be returning with Little T.  It took us around 3 hours to cross the Welsh border and the sun was setting just as we traversed the Seven Bridge, providing stunning views.  A little over an hour later we arrived at the Pendine Sands holiday park.  It was now pitch black and we would have to wait till morning to see the local scenery. It really was worth the wait.  The next day proved to be a blinder, with gorgeous sunshine and hardly a cloud in the sky.  Just look at the breathtaking Welsh coastline...  rugged cliffs... gorgeous

The Blanket Stitch Free Tutorial & Dishcloth Pattern

Introduction to the Blanket Stitch The Blanket Stitch creates the most amazingly textured fabric almost bubbly to look at. It’s perfect for blankets, hence the name, as it works up fast and the finished result is cozy and warm. Not only does it work well for blankets, this stitch may be utilised in many different projects from scarves to shawls, Its wonderful texture makes it a perfect choice for dishcloths. This tutorial will teach you how to master the blanket stitch and crochet your first project, a useful dishcloth. Whether you are new to crochet or have years of experience under your belt this guide will give you everything you need and a fee pattern to crochet the Blanket Stitch. A video guide is also included for a visual reference. Buy the PDF! (available soon) For those that prefer a PDF pattern free of ads and fluff, you can get that here…