Free pattern: crochet slippers

It’s time to start thinking about cosy crochet. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked by UK crochet magazines to design a new take on the simple toe up crochet slipper. It’s hard to come up with something original as it is something of a “design classic” and the only way to … Continue reading “Free pattern: crochet slippers”

Buntings and Garlands (free patterns)

I do love the summer, a chance to spend time in the garden with friends and families. I often decorate the garden with crochet bunting, especially for celebrations such as birthdays, weddings and christenings. I counted up, over the years I’ve published over a dozen patterns for garlands, wall hangings and bunting and I’m sharing … Continue reading “Buntings and Garlands (free patterns)”

Just a Granny Square (free pattern)

I love granny squares, there’s so much you can do with them. This simple scarf has been among my free patterns for years and it lends itself to almost any yarn. You can vary the length as you wish. This  pattern can easily be tackled by someone new to crochet as the skills required are … Continue reading “Just a Granny Square (free pattern)”

Free Patterns for Easter

My garden is full of spring bulbs, the dawn chorus has begun to wake us and Mr T has brought the wooden garden furniture out of hibernation. This can only mean one thing: Easter is almost upon us.  These tiny Easter eggs are made in just a few minutes and are ideal for using up … Continue reading “Free Patterns for Easter”

Free Crochet Patterns

Just “popping in” to let readers know that you can now find lots of my crochet patterns for free here. All previously appeared in let’s Get Crafting magazine and mostly they are homewares and accessories – but do check out the patterns by other designers. There’s a super collection here.  Take a look – you … Continue reading “Free Crochet Patterns”

Free Crochet Patterns (& More to Come)

Slowly, very slowly I am adding all my free patterns to Granny Cool. It’s a slow process. The new book is at the editing stage (still lots of samples to make). We’ve done a couple of shoots and I’m desperate to share some images with you and tell you about the amazing collaborators who are … Continue reading “Free Crochet Patterns (& More to Come)”

Gingerbread Man Pattern

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 … Continue reading “Gingerbread Man Pattern”

New Crochet Pattern

I am very pleased to say that I have just added one of my favourite cowl designs to Love Crochet and Ravelry online stores. The Linoleum Cowl first appeared in issue 73 of Inside Crochet and uses two of my favourite yarns from Eden Cottage Yarns. Askham and Milburn both have a silk content in … Continue reading “New Crochet Pattern”

A New Crochet Pattern

I am really pleased to be able to share a brand new pattern with you. The Hardknott Cowl is a free crochet pattern available from Tangled Yarn (one of the loveliest online yarn shops – I can highly recommend it!) When Rachel, who owns Tangled Yarn got in touch and asked me to design a … Continue reading “A New Crochet Pattern”

Crochet Along: Floribunda Cowl

First of all, thank you to everyone who has responded and downloaded the free patterns for Woolfest. The Floribunda Cowl has proved especially popular. So, I wondered why don’t we croche tit along together? I’ll dive into my stash and find a suitable yarn (Or more likely be tempted into buying something gorgeous from one … Continue reading “Crochet Along: Floribunda Cowl”

Book News

My new book “200 More Crochet Stitches” will be published in the UK on January 15th.  I will be selling signed copies via my Etsy shop, if you would like me to let you know when these re available, just send me an email or contact me on Instagram. This book is also available in … Continue reading “Book News”