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…

Prairie Pioneer Bag Crochet Pattern

I actually started work on this design over a year ago, then got distracted by knitting, as one does! There is absolutely no sewing involved, well apart from weaving in loose ends, it is crocheted from the base in the round, and then the handle is worked from side to side. The basket weave pattern…

Almost A Silk Purse

A few years ago I crocheted a little pig purse, but never got around to publishing the design, then I lost my notes, and just forgot about the pattern altogether. Then I found this yarn, and a phrase popped into my head, ‘you can’t make a silk purse of a sow’s ear’, (Coined by Stephen…

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…

The Handmaiden’s Purse

I’ve been inspired by Chris’ Netmaking Tutorials, and thought I’d design a crocheted net bag. My intention was to make a simple tote bag and include a few tufts/bobbles in the design, then this pattern started to emerge, and a simple tote bag became a beautiful Handmaiden’s Purse. American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials 50g…

Crofter’s Bag

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: Colour A – 1 x 50g ball (170m/184yds) of Sirdar Crofter DK Fair Isle effect in shade 0062, Tam O’Shanter Colour B – Approximately ½ of a 50g ball (145m/158yds) of James C. Brett Cotton On in shade CO16, Grass Green 4.0mm hook 1 Button Finished Size: approximately 3.5”/19cm…

Sweet Pea Lace Scarf Crochet Pattern

The pictures do not show this scarf in all its glory, it really is so pretty and I look forward to wearing it with my summer frocks! American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK Weight yarn, sample used 3 balls Yeomans Panama (200m per ball, each ball crocheted approximately 18”, with a 12” width) 4.00mm…

Stormy Heather Tote Bag Crochet Pattern

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: Main colour – 2 x 100g balls (200m/219yds) of James C Brett Lakeland Chunky in colourway K8 Contrast colour – 1 x 100g ball (110m/120yds) of King Cole Magnum Chunky in colourway 158 5.5mm hook Finished Size: Approximately 14”/36cm high, 13”/33cm wide Handle length 96”/244cm long buy now on…

Flower Basket / Coaster Crochet Pattern

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: 4 ply cotton yarn in 2 colours (sample used Colour A; white and Colour B; purple) 3.00mm hook Finished Size: Approximately 4”/10cm round buy now on Ravelry

Friar Tuck Amigurumi

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in Brown and Cream 4.00mm hook pair of 9mm safety eyes, or beads stuffing stitch marker (pattern worked in the round) Finished Size: Approximately 6″/15cm high buy now on Ravelry

Granny’s Reticule

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in 2 colours 3.5mm hook Finished Size: Approximately 9″/23cm tall, the base is 5″/13cm in diameter buy now on Ravelry

Rustic Coin Purse

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in Brown, Grey & Cream 4.0mm hook button Finished Size: Approximately 4″/10cm wide by 3.5″/9cm tall This pattern has been redesigned, see Nova Rusticana Purse, for more details.

Raspberry Ripple Bag

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in 2 colours, approximately 92m/100yds for main colour, and 65m/71yds in contrast colour 3.5mm hook for main part & handles 4.5mm for basketweave Finished Size: Approximately 6.5″/17cm wide, 4.5″/11cm tall. buy now on Ravelry