Sometimes the cogs in my brain just start turning, and an idea pops into my head that just has to be turned into reality. The other week I had the idea for the Boho Bikini Wrap and I found myself grabbing for my magic wand (crochet hook) and working away in a designer frenzy. Boho … Continue reading Boho Bikini Wrap Crochet Pattern.
Velvet Scrunchies seem to be everywhere at the moment. I thought I would jump on the band wagon and do my own little version. These are something that I tend to wear often. They can be useful to keep my long hair out of the way when working out at the gym. I don't know … Continue reading Velvet Scrunchie with Picot Edge
If you have ever given thought to entering local events that judge crochet, but have just not been game enough to go ahead, I say re-think this, as entering show, events etc can be a positive thing. Sure I have had a few unpleasant experiences. Take the larger show that miss labelled my king size … Continue reading Crochet… Entering Local Agricultural Shows.
Following on from my two triangle shawls, Clematis Shawl and Vintage Clematis Shawl (shawl pictures and links at bottom of page), and at the suggestion of one of my testers, I designed this really cute Christening blanket. The pattern is available on Ravelry (click here) and Love Crochet (click here). The blanket is named after … Continue reading Amanda Christening Blanket
What is Filet Crochet? Basic Filet Crochet is crochet made up of blocks, usually using two different stitches. Double Crochet (USA terms) and Chains form these blocks. They can be constructed with a Double Crochet each side of one chain. Or they can have two chains between the Double Crochets. Sneaky peak at my latest … Continue reading Filet Crochet. Keeping it neat!
Pattern available on Ravelry (Click here for link), Etsy(Click here for link) and Love Crochet. This uses simple stitches and surface slip stitch to create an interesting textured look. Stylecraft Batik is used for best results. This is available on Love Crochet. For me the design process is a journey! Yes, I know. You are … Continue reading Just a Little Bit Batik, Shawl, Capelet, Shrug, Wrap.
I speak to so many people about their crochet projects, and the question of gauge comes up often. Many will admit that they NEVER check gauge. I know, I often don't bother. Sure at times you can just pick up your magic wand (hook) and start hooking away and everything will turn out wonderful. This … Continue reading Checking Gauge. Does it Really Matter?