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

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