New Design: Kid’s Cardigan

Well, just look at this little cutie! I am so thrilled with the photography and styling of my latest project for Inside Crochet magazine – as always Claire Montgomerie  really knows how to show off a simple design. The Merienda cardigan pattern comes in sizes 54cm – 72cm and is suitable for beginners who have mastered basic stitches, increasing and decreasing. The vibrant colours are … Continue reading New Design: Kid’s Cardigan

Introducing Three Bears Yarn

(Sponsored Post). Earlier this month, Lancashire based company Three Bears Yarn launched a new collection of cotton yarns to the public. When the company invited me to take a look at their yarn I agreed of course – great cotton yarns are always appealing to crocheters – and these didn’t disappoint. I was sent two yarns to test, the DK “Affection” which comes in a … Continue reading Introducing Three Bears Yarn

Summer break

Well hello there! While the British summer may have been a bit of a washout so far, I have had a lovely break (cue photo of French sunflowers!) and now it’s back to work. Work in “the book” continues, with some exciting stuff this week, which involved a trip to Tunbridge Wells – I can’t wait to tell you more and reveal a new departure … Continue reading Summer break

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 two of my favourites with you today. You’re welcome to … Continue reading Buntings and Garlands (free patterns)

Time to Celebrate

Issue 64 of Inside Crochet is now on sale, as always I cannot choose my favourite project from this issue, Claire Montgomerie’s Aster Wrap is beautiful (I’m loving the colour). Can’t you just imagine a summer evening, watching the sun go down with this elegant wrap covering your shoulders? I’m also thrilled to say that I have a feature in this issue on the subject … Continue reading Time to Celebrate