All the Secret Projects


Since December I’ve been working hard on new commissions for a publication due out later this year. It’s really frustrating as I’ve sat at my desk every day making some rather beautiful samples and writing patterns, but because of my contract I’ve not been able to share a single photo (not even sneaky yarn teasers). I do have a few designs coming up in issue 89 of Inside Crochet, but in the mean time here’s a reminder of a great free pattern I wrote a few years back. It’s the perfect gift bag for all those Mothers day treats you have planned and it’s easy to customise if you need to make it larger. I like to make these for friends and fill them with goodies such as bubble baths, chocolates or yarny treats. It’s so much nicer to make the packaging part of the gift. You can download the pattern from Love Crochet, or if you hop over to Ravelry you can get more inspiration from some of the lovely projects makers have shared.

20140220_102902Also perfect for Mothers Day, or just to hang on the door and welcome spring is this gorgeous heart wreath. You can also use the flower to make pretty corsages or a cute pin cushion. You can find all the details here.




Free pattern: crochet gift bag

Welcome back to the little crochet gift bag!  I “retired” this project from Ravelry as I hoped I would find time to update the pattern in a new yarn sample (Rowan Calmer has now been discontinued). Sadly I never found time, but it’s such a great little project I’ve decided to bring it back in its original form.

This little bag brings back lots of memories, it was one of the first designs I created at Fibre and Clay yarn shop and one of the first patterns I uploaded to Ravelry. You can tell it was spring time when I made this, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a use for it all year round. I hate to start talking “festive”, but this would be ideal as an alternative to the little paper gift bags which seem to accumulate in a box under my bed in the hope they’ll ” come in useful” again!

You can download the pattern from Love Knitting or from Ravelry, or you can find it under the free patterns tab on this site.



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