Only 150 days until . . .

Chris started it, I wasn’t even thinking about…erm…*whispers* Christmas,  he decided he’d like to knit a scarf, I nonchalantly suggested he might knit one for Mater & Pater, well two obviously, but I meant one each. Before I knew what was happening, Chris had chosen the yarn he’d like to use, I’d ordered it, the…

Nova Rusticana Purse

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,…

Another Serving of Raspberry Ripple!

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…

Purple Bliss

Another of my eBay bargain purchases, I was on my way to bed, paused to have a peek on eBay and saw this yarn. Convinced the bidding would go far beyond what I was prepared to pay, I left a measly bid and went to bed. I was so surprised when I found out I’d won,…

Guinevere’s Lace Cable

No particular inspiration for this design, just my continuing obsession with cables! Guinevere’s Lace Cable Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts – stitch/stitches yo – yarn over cn – cable needle sl – slip psso – pass slipped stitch over k2tog – knit 2 sts together Cast on 25 stitches. Row 1: P6, *k1,…

The Mavis Enderby Purse

My inspiration for this purse was drawn from Medieval aumônières, reliquary pouches and heraldry. I specifically chose a yarn that had an old look to it, with suitably muted colours. The shield on the back was designed to allow space for initials to be crocheted or embroidered for personalisation if desired. Please Note: This purse…

Organza Yarn

Sometimes yarn is delivered vacuum packed with all the life sucked out of it, sometimes it’s delivered squished into a plastic bag…but sometimes you get a special treat. This is how my yarn has just arrived from the Wool Warehouse, in a pretty organza bag with ribbons, WOW!! The yarn is Lily Sugar’n Cream, a massive…

Butterfly Cluster Square

Pattern rewritten June 2017 I started experimenting with clusters when I designed the Flower Basket/Coaster. I haven’t yet found a pattern stitch to attribute a name to it, so for this design I’ve called it a Butterfly Cluster, which I think is fairly descriptive! American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in 3…

Lacy Latte Bunting

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: 4 ply cotton yarn in 2 colours (sample used Patons 100% Cotton 4 Ply in Raffia for the Main Colour & Patons 100% Cotton 4 Ply in Cream for the Finishing Chain.) 3.00mm hook Finished Size: Each triangle measures approximately 3.5”/9cm along each side, overall length depends on how…

Ruffled Flowers Necklace Crochet Pattern

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: 4 ply cotton yarn in 2 colours (sample used approsimately 50g Patons Kiwi, and approximately 25g Performance Cotton Queen in white) 3.00mm hook Small button Finished Size: The sample has 43 circles in total, making a necklace about 16”/40cm long, the pattern can easily be adapted to suit virtually…

Sombrero Needlecase Crochet Pattern

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: 4 ply cotton yarn in 2 colours (sample used Patons 100% Cotton 4 Ply & Performance Cotton Queen) 3.00mm hook Piece of felt Small button Stitch marker (pattern worked in the round) Finished Size: Approximately 4”/10cm in diameter Abbreviations ch – chain sc – single crochet sl st –…

Amulet Necklace Crochet Pattern

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: 4 ply cotton yarn (sample used Patons 100% Cotton 4 Ply) Contrast thread or yarn for sewing 3.00mm hook for the main part 2.50mm hook for the cord Finished Size: Approximately 2”/5cm in height Abbreviations ch – chain sc – single crochet sl st – slip stitch inc –…