You can make so many different things using traditional granny squares. In my last post I talked about some of the small blankets I have made using granny squares. Here I’ve used a granny square to make a fat bottomed bag. The bag is lined with matching cotton fabric and decorated with a lace… Continue reading Fat Bottomed Bag
There are thousands of patterns for granny squares, plain and fancy, to tempt beginners and experienced crocheters alike but it’s hard to beat the traditional granny square. You can make the squares as big or as small as you like. Multicoloured or all one colour, they always look neat. You can make lots of small… Continue reading Traditional Granny Square Blankets
I love to have a vase of flowers or a potted plant on display in the sitting room and I used to use a drinks coaster to stop the vase or pot making marks on the furniture but not since I discovered how easy it is to make lovely bright mandalas to pop under them instead.… Continue reading A Myriad of Mandalas
I made this crocheted wrap last year but couldn’t share it at the time as it was a birthday present for one of my family. The yarn is Rowan Tweed, it is 100% wool and the thickness of the yarn varies. I can’t say it was the easiest of yarns to crochet with and I… Continue reading Crocheted Wrap
Sian the sheep is big, round and infinitely cuddleable! I am totally hooked (please excuse the terrible pun!) on making Heidi Bears’ animals and couldn’t resist adding a sheep to my menagerie. There’s not a lot I can say that I haven’t said before about these patterns by Heidi Bears, they are all well written… Continue reading Sian the Sheep
It is definitely ‘that time of year’. The time of year when the shops are full of little black dresses, sequined tops, gift sets of smellies or underwear for her, gift sets of booze or sports related items for him, mince pies and turkeys. That one week of the year when your inbox is full… Continue reading Tis the Season to be Jolly!
For the last ten weeks I’ve been making the Stylecraft Carousel crochet along (CAL) blanket designed by Sue Pinner and I have enjoyed it so much. I’ve tackled a new joining method and added some new octagon, pentagon and hexagon patterns to my repertoire. You may remember that I chose a palette of yellow, gold,… Continue reading Carousel Blanket Update