Knitted Blessings

Hand knitted versions of six Lincolnshire parish churches will go on display at Lincoln Cathedral in August. The knitted churches have all been hand-crafted by community groups as part of the artsNK managed Woolly Spires project and will be on display from August 1 to 30. The exhibition includes one church from each district of…

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…

Pandora’s Purse Crochet Pattern

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…

New Hooks and Butterflies!

After struggling with generic crochet hooks for months I decided I’d had enough and would buy some new ones. As my KnitPro knitty sticks and circs have been so good, I bought a couple of their crochet hooks. They crochet like a dream, no more fighting with splitty yarn, they just glide through the stitches….

To Do’s & Thank You’s

First of all I would like to say an epic thank you to Kim Guzman for featuring my Henrietta’s Motif on her website, Make It Crochet. And an equally big thank you to the thousands of hookers crocheters who’ve downloaded the pattern, and those who just started following our ‘umble craft blog 🙂 Now to…

More motif changes!

Slowly, very slowly, (weather gets hotter…I get slower) I’m working on some more reworking of motifs. The main problem is renaming, both me and Chris are getting old, grey cells a bit faded, and brainstorming new names is a wee bit tougher than it used to be!! When I’d finished re-crocheting ‘Dixie’s Motif’, I could…

Hexagons, Octagons & Samosas, oh my!

I’ve done some more updating of my older crochet patterns. This time it was Myrtle In The Round, Epic Picot Hexagon, Granny Was Framed, Samosa Purse and Octagonal Flower. And once again, here are the before and afters! All these patterns are FREE 🙂  

My First Crochet Pattern

Back in October 2013 I published my first crochet pattern, Spring Greens Coaster. It’s always bothered me that back in the day, I mainly used acrylic, before the allergies kicked in. So I’ve decided to go back and re-crochet some of my earlier patterns in quality cotton yarn, take some clearer photos, and make any amendments where…

Saturday Scraps – Crocheted Card Case

Just a little amusement I crocheted while I was waiting for some yarn to arrive, a card case using the crochet knit stitch similar to the Prairie Pioneer Bag Pattern. We bought a new set of Lexicon cards as I decided it was best to preserve the old one as a ‘family heirloom’! I used…

Saturday Scraps – Double Knitting

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…