Category Archives: Patterns

5 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns

Since I’ve been bitten by the Tunisian crochet bug, I’ve been scouring the web for good patterns. I’m not quite ready for striking out on my own with anything more complex than a scarf. I know that it is possible … Continue reading

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Tunisian Crochet – my new craft and pattern

One of my promises for 2015 to myself was to try Tunisian crochet. The blending of crochet and knitting has been intriguing me for a while. And the opportunity of buying more kit was just too tempting. And of course … Continue reading

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A New Project – and a ribbing question

I’ve started knitting myself a new jumper. I’m using the lovely alpaca yarn that so spectacularly failed to turn into a double knitted jacket and I’ve reverted to the same principles that I did for my son’s ribbed jumper. I … Continue reading

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Northern Lights Skinny Scarf – a Pattern

My first pattern for 2015 was inspired by the soon-to-come cruise to Norway that I’m taking with a friend. The colours and swirls of the hope-to-be-seen Northern Lights and a friend who needs a scarf, united in this. I hope … Continue reading

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10 Beautiful (and FREE) Crochet projects

There are frequent occasions when I’m overawed by the beauty of things. Nature, human kindness, my children, the difference a smile can make. Oh yes, and crochet! Time and time again, I’ve come across beautiful textured and coloured crochet projects¬†that … Continue reading

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The First Finished Project in 2015

I was peacefully knitting and planning the order of my WIPs for maximum effectiveness for¬†completion when my husband rushed in and excitedly announced that he had a project for me. It is rare as hen’s teeth for him to ask … Continue reading

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Easy Knit Stripy Baby Blanket – a pattern

Just in time for Christmas and in this case, just in time for the birth of a baby, I’ve finished the baby blanket. It was a special request – yarn colours specially picked and truth be told, it’s not your … Continue reading

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Felted Christmas Stocking – a Pattern

It’s been a while since I’ve played around with felting yarn – the last time was when I made a felted bag which is well-loved. That was my first time felting for a large project – I didn’t dare take … Continue reading

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Chunky Ribbed Body Warmer – a Pattern

I don’t think it’s possible to have too many short jackets to keep your upper body warm but leave your arms free to do things. Autumn is the perfect season for this sort of clothing and chunky yarn and ribbing … Continue reading

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Lacy Scarf for Knitting Looms – a pattern

I’ve not played around with the knitting loom for quite a while and this poor scarf was left abandoned until recently. Here it is finally looking lacy and warm. After all the delay, it was actually really quick to make … Continue reading

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