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

Chilli Garland

My cheeky, but cheerful Chilli garland has another outing. This time, you can find the pattern in Simply Crochet magazine’s “Celebrations” special edition. The Chilli Garland is great for decorating your kitchen or even for hanging outside when you have a party or a BBQ (and yes, we’ll be having lots of those when summer comes – optimism is my middle name!) You’ll also find … Continue reading Chilli Garland

Featured in Simply Crochet

Simply Crochet magazine have a seasonal special on sale now called “Celebrations”. Inside you’ll find all the instructions for this fabulous picnic hamper. I upcycled an old cardboard box to make it nice and sturdy and the bright cotton yarn just makes me think of those warm summer days that will be here soon (they will, I promise!) This pattern first appeared in Love Crochet … Continue reading Featured in Simply Crochet

Featured in Inside Crochet

Another pretty design in the new issue of Inside Crochet! These pretty hairclips are  perfect for using up all your odds and ends and look great as brooches or hair clips. I had great fun choosing lots of bright and pretty colours from my stash. You can find full instructions  in Issue 89 of Inside Crochet, which is the shops now. Credits: Styling: Claire Montgomerie … Continue reading Featured in Inside Crochet

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 combination with natural fibres (Askham has baby Alpaca and Milburn … Continue reading New Crochet Pattern

The Chevron Scarf (again)

Over on Instagram this week, crocheters have been sharing their favourite scarf patterns. As always I “had” to post a picture of my Chevron Scarf. I know, you’ve all seen this plenty of times, but I love the simplicity. I often pick up skeins of self patterning yarn, intending to knit socks or try out a new crochet idea. Invariably, I end up making a … Continue reading The Chevron Scarf (again)

Featured In Simply Crochet

It might be a little early for most of you to be thinking about Christmas, but not for designers and magazine publishers  – we’ve already moved on to planning spring issues! If you really want to get ahead with some festive decorations or gift making, this special edition of Simply Crochet magazine has plenty to offer. “Your Crochet Christmas” is packed with inspiration and  simple … Continue reading Featured In Simply Crochet

From the Archive: Story of a Shepherdess

It always seems such a shame to me that blog posts are written, read by a few people and then “lost” in the archive. One of my favourite archived posts told the story of Alison O’Neill.Way back in 2013, I first wrote about Alison, who is the neighbour of very good friends of ours. Her story fascinated me, and anyone who has spent time with … Continue reading From the Archive: Story of a Shepherdess

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 designing and working with me. Meanwhile, if you click on … Continue reading Free Crochet Patterns (& More to Come)