The Creative Pixie Knitting and Crochet Podcast – Episode 7: The One With The Doll

Welcome to episode 7 of my podcast. My name is Jean and I’m from Belfast, Northern Ireland. I talk about my crafty life and if that interests you then please like and subscribe to keep up to date with my latest videos. In this latest episode I share:2 finished objects details of which can be … More The Creative Pixie Knitting and Crochet Podcast – Episode 7: The One With The Doll

Huge socks

Hand knit socks are great gifts for those nearest and dearest to you. I mean, you have to really love someone to knit them socks, don’t you think? I have knit socks for myself (of course), my daughters, my Mum and my sister. My husband, however was feeling a little left out. He’s heard me … More Huge socks

How to crochet

I was taught how to crochet as a child by my Granny and my Mum. They showed me how to do a granny square, such an easy method using treble stitches, just going round and round until I ended up with n a blanket as big as myself. I was lucky enough to have those … More How to crochet

The Creative Pixie Knitting and Crochet Podcast episode 6

A catch up of what I’ve been knitting and crocheting on recently here in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Todays episode features –FO: Betty Bear (an alternative Hans Grizzly Bear). Please leave a comment letting me know which amigurumi I should start next.HO: Hermione’s Everyday socksWIP’s: Stillness Shawl and my 2021 Temperature blanket. If you would like … More The Creative Pixie Knitting and Crochet Podcast episode 6

Betty Bear

Ok I’ll admit it, I’m addicted to these characters from the Animal Friends of Pica Pau book. I decided to create a little bear for my 9 year old daughter. I found a bag of scrap Scheepjes Stonewashed from a granny square blanket I made last March. The plan was to follow the ‘Hans Grizzly … More Betty Bear

Bonny Puffin

So it’s been a week since my last post and I have another make to share with you. I think I’ve become addicted to making amigurumi! They crochet up so quickly, it takes me about 3 days from start to finish. So this one is another design from the Pica Pau book I mentioned previously. … More Bonny Puffin

Murray the Sea Otter

I decided to work on something a little different during this (3rd?) lockdown. I’ve dabbled in amigurumi in the past and I’ve seen some gorgeous, inspiring posts on Instagram featuring adorable amigurumi. I bought myself a couple of books and I’m aiming to crochet a few of these creatures.The first is from a book called … More Murray the Sea Otter

Tangles Socks

I have my first finished object of 2021 to share with you today. Fresh from finishing a vanilla pair of socks for my eldest daughter I wanted to knit a more complex pair and found the ideal pattern in the recently released Tangles Socks by Vikki Bird. These socks have a really interesting heel design, … More Tangles Socks