Books, Books, Books

Hello there! well, it’s been a while since I dropped by. But, I have been very busy and have lots of news, patterns and “secrets” to share. First of all, I still have a few copies of the “Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet” for sale via Etsy. You can order a signed copy, with a personalised message here (just let me know the message you’d … Continue reading Books, Books, Books

Learn to Crochet in a Day

Do you know someone who wants to learn to crochet? I am teaching my “Learn to crochet in a Day” class at the Ditzy Rose Makery in Cheshire on Saturday 10th Feb. The cost is £45 including materials and you’ll be treated to delicious cake and a sandwich lunch. I’ll supply all the materials you’ll need on the day and we’ll cover all the basic … Continue reading Learn to Crochet in a Day

Granny Squares Rock!

Yesterday was “International Granny Square Day”, you didn’t know granny squares had their own “day”? Well everything has it’s own day in the spot light  these days and so it’s no surprise someone decided to celebrate the humble granny. (Check Suregal27 ‘s Instagram feed for more background and pictures). Even though I learned to crochet as a young child, I didn’t make my first granny … Continue reading Granny Squares Rock!

Tunisian Crochet Tips

Tunisian crochet is having a “bit of a moment” on social media. Sometimes called “Afghan” or “knitted” crochet it’s a simple technique to master with a variety of stitches you can learn once you’ve got the basics under your belt. I included an introduction to the simpler stitches in my last book, and you can watch my video showing how to work Tunisian Simple Stitch … Continue reading Tunisian Crochet Tips

Five Crochet Blogs You Should Be Reading

OK, so we’ll agree I’m not the world’s most frequent crochet blogger (although you can read me over at Baking and Making). I’ve put together a list of some of my top crochet reads. I’m sure you have your own favourites to add. Check them out and enjoy some crochet inspiration. In no particular order: Emma Potter’s Potter and Bloom blog and podcast. Funny, helpful … Continue reading Five Crochet Blogs You Should Be Reading

A Beautiful Scarf

Now that Autumn truly has arrived we have the perfect excuse to start wearing “all” the knitwear! For me, that means pairing every outfit with a scarf, shawl or cowl. On my hook right now is this gorgeous Nubbly Scarf designed by Ali Campbell for my last book. Ali chose a chunky alpaca / merino blend from Bergere de France, but I’m making mine in … Continue reading A Beautiful Scarf

A Rather Lovely Blanket

Well, hello there! It’s been a while – sorry – but now I’m back. There’s lots to catch up on, new patterns, new magazine launches and a very exciting new podcast to tell you about . My goodness I disappear to recover from dreadful pneumonia and while I’m gone the world of crochet goes mad!! Today I’m sharing another guest designer project from my new … Continue reading A Rather Lovely Blanket

As Seen on TV

Well, not quite TV, but YouTube! I had great fun in the summer filming a couple of videos to accompany my new book with the team from Woman’s Weekly.  We chose Tunisian crochet,  which is a technique I’m often asked about and it’s so easy to get started I knew it would be perfect. You can view the video, which takes you through Tunisian Knit … Continue reading As Seen on TV