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 πŸ™‚ 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…

The Curious Case of the Disappearing Motifs

Back in January 2015Β I had a design frenzy, the only problem was, I had no idea what to call the patterns. As they were all generally motifs, I decided to give them girls names, from A to Z. I got to L before my crochet mojo left the building. I now realise that the last…

Hexagons, Octagons & Samosas, oh my!

I’ve done some more updating of my older crochet patterns. ThisΒ 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 πŸ™‚  

My First Crochet Pattern

Back in October 2013 I published my first crochet pattern, Spring Greens Coaster.Β 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 clearerΒ photos, and make any amendments where…

Laura’s Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn 4.00mm hook Finished Size: Approximately 6β€³/15cm along each side Abbreviations: ch – chain sc – single crochet dc – double crochet hdc – half double crochet sl st – slip stitch sk – skip st(s) – stitch(es) mc – magic circle yo – yarn over beg…

Kira’s Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn 4.00mm hook Finished Size: Approximately 6β€³/15cm across at the widest point Abbreviations: ch – chain sc – single crochet dc – double crochet hdc – half double crochet sl st – slip stitch sk – skip st(s) – stitch(es) mc – magic circle yo – yarn…

Juliet’s Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weight yarn in Blue and White 4.00mm hook Finished Size: A single motif measure approximately 2”/7cm across, the complete motif measures approximately 8”/20cm across Abbreviations: ch – chain sc – single crochet hdc – half double crochet dc – double crochet tr – treble crochet sl st –…

Barleycorn Motif

American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: DK weightΒ yarn 4.00mm hook Finished Size: approximately 7”/18cm across, and 3.5”/9cm along each side. Abbreviations: ch – chain sc – single crochet hdc – half double crochet dc – double crochet tr – treble crochet sl st – slip stitch sk – skip st(s) – stitch(es) mc – magic…

Henrietta’s Motif

PATTERN EDITED MAY 2017 American Crochet Terms used throughout. Materials: 4-ply cotton yarn 3.50mm hook Finished Size: Approximately 6”/15cm square Abbreviations: ch – chain sc – single crochet hdc – half double crochet dc – double crochet tr – treble crochet sl st – slip stitch sk – skip st(s) – stitch(es) yo – yarn…