I thought it was time to rework/redesign Granny's Reticule, my intention was to use Twilleys Freedom Echo dk, 100% recycled cotton, I'd won the bid for it on eBay which suprised me, but I think it was because the yarn was listed as Blue, I've always thought of it as Denim, I'm convinced Denim sells… Continue reading Denim Yacht Pot
I decided to update the pattern for the Rustic Coin Purse design, except the update turned into a complete re-design! I've kept the listing for the old design, but renamed the new one to avoid confusion. Chris can take the credit for the new name, he was knitting with neon acrylic yarn at the time,… Continue reading Nova Rusticana Purse
I first released the pattern for the Raspberry Ripple bag in 2013, it's one of my favourites, but I didn't do it full justice at the time because I used *whispers* acrylic yarn...I wasn't too impressed with the original pic either, so a new one was taken in 2016... Well there is now a new… Continue reading Another Serving of Raspberry Ripple!
I've had the idea to create a "top-down" bag for sometime, but it wasn't until I rediscovered this pattern that it all came together. Many years ago I swore I would never use black yarn, but no other colour would do this design justice. Fortunately I've just moved my craft chair in front of a… Continue reading Pandora’s Purse Crochet Pattern
This pattern is knitted in double and plain knitting giving extra depth to the placemat & coaster, and all in a nice cheery yellow to brighten any table. I used a version of the Alternate Cable Cast On method, instructions are included in the pattern. Materials One placemat & coaster used approximately 1½ balls of… Continue reading Sunshine Waffle Placemat & Coaster Set Knitting Pattern
I've been experimenting with double knitting, from one simple line of pattern, you can make so many things, purses, bags, soap holders, scarves...and more! In the above sample, I used two colours, changing every 2 rows. The second sample shows how you can turn the double knitting into a quick and easy purse. In both… Continue reading Saturday Scraps – Double Knitting