Another one of my very early designs for Inside Crochet, these felted baubles have become a Christmas tradition. I love to find new ways to decorate them. Hand stitched with beads or covered in sequins, they always look spectacular. Remember to use a natural fibre such as wool or mohair, not a superwash wool or they won’t felt. Of course, you can make the same … Continue reading Felted Baubles
I have a soft spot for these. Not only so they look impossibly cute, they were one of the first of my patterns to be published in Inside Crochet back in 2012. They look very pretty strung with ribbon and hung on a tree, but they will also fit a newborn. You can buy the pattern on Ravelry, or hop over to Love Crochet, where … Continue reading Cute Little Booties
Type the words “crochet Christmas pudding” into any search engine and you’ll pull up thousands of photographs and ideas! Over the years I’ve come up with several ideas and often my favourites are the simplest. A combination of cream and brown wool, topped with a few red beads or sequins and some green leaves can give you several options. Tiny puddings look so cute strung … Continue reading Christmas Puddings
Welcome back! I’ve just opened Day 4 of my advent calendar and I’m starting to feel very festive. It won’t belong before I succumb to the charms of a gingerbread latte and curl up on the sofa to watch Elf (the best Christmas film ever – except for Die Hard of course!!!) Inspired by Elf and in an attempt to bring some more traditional colour … Continue reading Jingle All the Way
Yes, eagle eyed readers have seen this wreath before, especially when Simply Crochet magazine featured it on the front cover of the Crochet Christmas collection in 2016. I just love these bright colours! This pattern can be bought from Ravelry or for the special price of £1.00 plus VAT on Love Crochet. You can choose to follow my bright colour palette or stick to more … Continue reading A Bright Bauble Christmas
I used to love making gingerbread dough when my daughter was little, Rolling it out, cutting the shapes and then best of all we would go to town with sparkly sugar balls, sugar strands and icing. These crochet versions might be a “healthy” option, but they still give you lots of opportunities to decorate and embellish. Raid your button tin, use up all those oddments … Continue reading Gingerbread Man Pattern
Well, it’s the 1st of December and with no apologies I’m launching into a full month of festive crochet! I love this time of year. I Welcome the dark afternoons as an opportunity to light the fire, wrap up in snug blankets and crochet. While others will tell you this time of year makes them glum and tempted to hunker down and wish for spring … Continue reading A Granny Cool Christmas
I have always had a secret (or not so secret) obsession with crocheting cute, tiny things. It’s often a way of destressing after a difficult or complicated design project. Sometimes I just get the urge to crochet something that is quick and allows for some creativity. That’s how the Pookie Pals were born. The original template patterns (for pig, bear and bunny) appeared way back … Continue reading Welcome Back Pookie Pals
UPDATE JANUARY 2020 This pattern is being updated and will be available again in the Spring. I can never resist a baby in a cute hat – and this is certainly a cutie – and so easy! The Parker baby hat was published in Craftseller in 2013 and proved very popular because it was so quick to make! The original design used Debbie Bliss Baby … Continue reading New Free Pattern
UPDATE JANUARY 2020 This pattern is no longer free. It can be purchased via the link from Ravelry. It will make an appearance at some point during 2020 as my “Friday Free Pattern” – look out for that on my Instagram stories, Twitter or my Facebook Page. This week I wanted to put the spotlight on an old favourite. As we move into Autumn, these … Continue reading Free Pattern Friday: All Buttoned Up Mittens
I’m very pleased to let you all know that my Etsy shop is now open again and I’m starting to add new pdf downloads of my baby and toddler patterns. Most of these have been previously published in UK crochet magazines and this is the first time they’ve been available as individual downloads. The first two patterns are now live and they’re both perfect for … Continue reading Etsy Shop Open for Business!
The new issue of Inside Crochet magazine landed on my doorstep a few days ago and I couldn’t wait to see inside. This issue has my feature on floral embellishments and upcycling high street finds in it and I’m really proud to be featured in an issue stuffed with gorgeous designs, interviews and features. I love flowers, and many of my designs are influenced by … Continue reading Flower, Flowers, Flowers!