Crochet Flower Crown

It feels like spring is in the air! I’ve noticed lots of crocheters are hooking up spirng floral designs – particularly this simple flower crown I designed for Inside Crochet Issue 104. There have been some lovely examples on Instagram this week, inclusing one lovely reader who made a version with brown and pink yarn to resemble cherry blosssom – what a lovely idea. The … Continue reading Crochet Flower Crown

Introducing the Farndon Scarf

Hello there! Issue 132 of Inside Crochet just landed on my doormat and I couldn’t wait to see how my latest design had been styled and photographed! I certainly wasn’t disappointed – the photos are fabulous. So, with permission of Inside Crochet I’m sharing a few here. You can find the patern in issue 132 of Inside Crochet, which goes on sale this week. It’s … Continue reading Introducing the Farndon Scarf

Clara Bolster

This is another design that is perfect for using up all your odds and ends to make a multi stripe project, or if you have single balls of a similar weight, you can combine them to make repeating stripes. The original version used Rowan Pure Wool Aran, which has sadly been discontinued. But, there is a handy substitution guide on the Rowan website if you … Continue reading Clara Bolster

Vintage Flowers Blanket

Probably the most beautiful blanket I’ve ever made – and certainly the most colourful! This simple motif blanket was inspired by a version made by my Dad in the early 1970’s. He used oddments from clothes he had made for us girls, baby blankets, granny squares and to be honest any oddments he could lay his hands on! When Inside Crochet commissioned this, we chose … Continue reading Vintage Flowers Blanket

Festive Greetings

Well, the “big day” is getting close and my pile of hand made gifts is growing nicely, ready to send to friends and family. I hope you have also found time to craft some hand made goodies for your loved ones and special friends this year. I feel like this Christmas has been as much about saying “thank you” as spreading festive cheer. There is … Continue reading Festive Greetings

Free Pattern – But Not for Much Longer

This week’s Friday Free Pattern is a day early because I’m busy packing for a much needed holiday! This is your last chance to pick this knitted cowl pattern up for free. When I get back it’s going up for sale on my Love Crafts profile. You can find the blog post with all the instructions by clicking here. Get it while you can knitters … Continue reading Free Pattern – But Not for Much Longer