Crochet Along With Me April...

Hello everyone.  It's time again to take a little look at my progress with the various crochet alongs for April.  I hope you have been joining in and if you are make sure to share your makes with the Facebook Group. Useful links... Hot & Cold Blanket Pattern & CAL Our Happy CAL Place 2020 Charity Stash Bash CAL & KAL Facebook Crochet & Crafts Group Lullaby Lodge Facebook Page Crochet Along With Me... (April addition) We have had some lovely weather this month, the sun has been shining almost every day.  While the mornings are still pretty chilly, it is giving my temperature blanket a beautiful mix of pinks and greens. The pale pink and mint green look so pretty together... We have even had some very warm days with temps reaching as high as 24℃, which is quite hot for spring in the UK. This month I have been making soap savers for our Charity Stash Bash CAL.  I will be making m

Bun Wreaths & Hair Ties - Part of the 2020 Charity Stash Bash CAL

Hello friends.  It's time for our fourth instalment of the 2020 Charity Stash Bash and this month I have a super cute project to share with you.  This would be a great addition to the shoe boxes if you are making these to donate.  They are also a great craft fair item and make a really pretty last minute gifts for someone with long hair. Helpful Links... 2020 Charity Stash Bash Operation Christmas Child US Operation Christmas Child UK Ravelry pattern page An ad free pdf version of this pattern is available in my online stores, thank you for supporting my work... If you would like to take part and prefer knit over crochet, I have linked some other pattern choices along with more crochet hair ties for you to make.  Just click the Stash Bash link above for more patterns and information.  Bun Wreaths & Hair Ties Materials DK cotton yarn oddments 4mm hook Elastic hair ties Darning needle Size Var

Happy Crochet - Ten quick & easy projects to make while you are stuck indoors..

Hi everyone, we all need a little crochet to stop us from going stir crazy during this time.  So I have conjured up ten quick and easy projects that will put a smile on your face. The instant gratification of small projects always cheers me up no matter how I am feeling and I am sure we can all do with some colourful, crochet cheeriness right now.  The patterns are all free and have been selected by my favourite designers, I hope you find something you like. Happy Crochet 10 Quick & Easy Projects This first project is by my good friend Marjan of Atelier Marie-Lucienne and aren't these guys just adorable.  There is no way you could not have a smile on your face while crocheting up these cute little critters. Crochet Ladybirds If you are feeling a little glum, then this gorgeously, colourful, daisy, bunting will certainly cheer you up.  Crochet up a rainbow and hang it in your window and spread the cheeriness.  The pattern is by Crochet Clou

Technical issues!

Morning everyone.  Blogger is currently having some technical issues and I am unable to upload any photos and many photos previously uploaded have disappeared.  As a consequence, this weekends post will have to be delayed until the problem has been fixed.  Hopefully this will be rectified soon.  Apologies for the delay. I hope you all are well and I will be back very soon. All the best Catherine x

Super Easy No Knead Bread - Store Cupboard Recipe

This bread is so simple and can be made from ingredients you already have in your pantry.  The finished loaf is very similar to ciabatta.  It's delicious for sandwiches the day it's baked and perfect for toast or bruschetta the next day. No kneading is required as the dough is left over night and time does all the work for you. Easy Peasy No Knead Bread Ingredients 3 cups flour (bread flour or plain flour) 1½ cups water 1tsp salt ½tsp dried yeast Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well.  It should form a very sticky dough, with the consistency of very thick porridge. Cover with cling film or a damp tea towel and leave overnight.  The next morning the dough should look bubbly and frothy. Turn out onto a very well floured work surface and dust the dough and your hands with flour. shape the dough with your hands by gently turning around and under, until if forms a round loaf shape Leave to rest for 30 mins.  Meanwhile

Crochet Along With Me - March

Hello everyone sorry this post is a little late, it should of gone out at the end of March and so without further ado let's take a little look at what has been going on last month... Useful links... Hot & Cold Blanket Pattern & CAL Our Happy CAL Place 2020 Charity Stash Bash CAL & KAL Facebook Crochet & Crafts Group Lullaby Lodge Facebook Page Crochet Along With Me... (March edition) So my temperature blanket is coming along nicely, I am really pleased with how it is looking so far and am really excited to see the introduction of new colours as we move into spring.  How are yours looking?  Make sure to share your photos with the Facebook group or use #lullabylodge on  Instagram. It's getting so big now, it is really starting to look like a blanket and not just scraps of yarn First few rounds in the warm peachy colour This month we have been making beanies for our charity CAL a