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

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

2020 Makes

I don’t need to tell you what a year it has been. A year like no other and a one that I hope to never experience the like of again. My Husband has been shielding and is now working from home. Me and my girls were off school from March to August. Thankfully we have … More 2020 Makes

Looking back at 2019

A short post to wish you all a Happy New Year! 2019 was a year in which I crafted 20 makes, 17 were gifts and 3 I made for myself. I haven’t posted about all of the items but hopefully I’ll catch up over the next couple of weeks. Jean

One hour basket

I recently made this basket to give to my sister for her birthday. She’s got into crochet (after years of me trying to get her “hooked”) and has been making beautiful little baby blankets for friends. I thought a little project basket would be ideal and had in my head what I would make but … More One hour basket

Crochet Loft Shawl

During the summer holidays I like to start (and finish) a large yarny project as I have time off work that I can dedicate to creating it. This summer I wanted to crochet a shawl using some wool/silk fingering weight yarn from my stash. The 2 greys are from Skein Queen and the yellow is … More Crochet Loft Shawl