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The Beginners Blanket - Just learned to crochet and ready to make your first blanket? This is the pattern for you...

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Everyone loves a granny square and if you know me, you know, they are my favourite things to crochet.   I just love granny square blankets.  Whether they are lots of squares joined together, or one giant granny square.   Crochet squares are also great for beginners too and if you have learned the basic stitches and would like to make your first blanket, then this is the one for you.  This granny square blanket was one of the first patterns that I wrote and was previously only available to buy in my Etsy store.  I hope you enjoy this free version. As a Lovecrafts affiliate I may receive a small commission from qualifying purchases... How To Make A Giant Granny Square The Beginners Blanket Materials 1 ball each Stylecraft Special DK in colours, Cream, Mocha, Duck Egg, Soft Peach, Pale Rose & Parchment Darning needle Hook 4mm (G) hook Size Approx 70 x 70 cm Abbreviations / (UK conversion) US terms used throughout  sc - single crochet (double croch

Magazine Feature! My Splashtime Knitted Washcloths have been featured in Let's Knit Magazine. How Exciting!!!

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This morning whilst drinking my morning tea, I heard a big plop as the postman pushed something through my letterbox.  Little T rushed to fetch it for me, it was this month's copy of Let's Knit Magazine.  I excitedly leafed through the pages to find the one I was looking for.  One of my patterns has been featured in a quick knits for Christmas article.  This is the first time any of my patterns or work has been mentioned in a magazine and as I'm sure you will understand this was super exciting for me. The article is called "Keep Calm This Christmas" and is full of quick knits and ideas for the festive season.  One section of the article includes some eco friendly gift ideas, and my Splashtime Knitted Washcloth pattern was featured. You can check out my pattern for yourself right here... The magazine is also jam packed with lots of wonderful knitting patterns and also comes with a free knit kit and bonus magazine with quick and easy Christmas M

Faerie Cake Shawl - The perfect project for beginner knitters...

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It's that time of year again, when we all want to wrap up cosy and warm and what better way to keep snuggly than with my Faerie Cake Shawl.  This project is great for beginner knitters as it uses only garter stitch with simple increases and decreases to shape the scarf and the colour changing nature of the yarn gives a lovely striped effect without all those ends to weave in. This pattern was previously only available in my store and has now been updated and improved.  I wanted to share this pattern with you all, I hope you will like it.  Use #lullabylodge to share your makes, I love to see what you have all been up to. Faerie Cake Shawl As a love crafts affiliate I may receive a small commission from qualifying purchases... Materials   2 balls Caron Cakes or similar yarn  Darning needle DVD case or tassel maker Scissors Needles   5mm (8 US) circular needles (min 60 cm) Ability    Beginner Size Approximately 145 cm (75 inches)

How to Make Tassels - A tutorial by Lullaby Lodge...

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New video tutorial available, scroll down for video... Hello everyone, I have another tutorial to share with you today, we will be learning how to make tassels.  Tassels are so versatile and can be used for many craft projects not just knitting and crochet.  They add great finishing touches to scarves and shawls, can be used to decorate a whole host of clothing and homewares and made with some sparkly yarn make great Christmas decorations. Tassels Materials   Yarn   Darning needle Scissors DVD case, card or tassel maker I made these tassels by wrapping yarn around a DVD or game case, you could also use a Clover tassel maker.  This makes nice big poofy tassels, suitable for decorating scarves or shawls.  If you don't have a DVD case you can cut a piece of card to the size you would like your tassels. Start by wrapping your yarn around the case or card.  The amount of wraps you do will determine how thick your tassels will be.  I made 100 wraps for thes

Pretty Daisy Sachets - Our Happy CAL Place, weekly & monthly crochet along group...

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Hello friends, this week at Our Happy CAL Place we have been making these super sweet, crochet sachets.  These would make a great last minute gift for someone, or add them to your draws and keep your clothes smelling fresh.  The pattern is called "Daisies" and is by Lisi Gonzalez. The written instructions unfortunately, leave a lot to be desired and I think a beginner would have some problems understanding them.  I made a few changes to the pattern and have written up full instructions on my Ravelry page ,which you might find helpful, if you would like to make some for yourself.  Why not check out the Ravelry thread to see what everyone else has been making? Here's my interpretation... Daisies The pattern doesn't give any suggested yarn or hook size, so you can leave that up to your own creative spirit to decide what you use.  I would however, recommend going down a hook size, to stop your stuffing from poking through. I used an Aran weight

Get your hook out for Halloween and crochet up one of these fabulous patterns...

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Halloween is nearly here, but there is still time to crochet up some spooky, Halloween, hooky.  I have a few of my favourite patterns to share with you today from my featured designers and check out the link blast for even more Halloween ideas... Halloween Crochet I just love this funky twist on a crochet pumpkin.  Divine Debris has created this gorgeously squishy, gingham, pumpkin, in velvet yarn.  A great addition for Halloween or fall decor.  The pattern is available free over on her blog. Velvet Pumpkin Goldmine If you are looking for something super quick and easy to add some Halloween charm to your decor, then look no further than this pretty pattern by Golden Lucy Crafts.  I love the way she has decorated these crochet hearts to give them that spooky Halloween vibe. Halloween Hearts What witches outfit would be complete without this super cute witch legs scarf.  The pattern is by Chelsea at The Crafter Life.  Head on over to her blog to check i