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Crochet mug cosy

Crochet mug cosy

A homemade gift is always extra special. It’s the fact that you’ve gone to the trouble to make something for someone rather than just buying them something. This makes a really nice little stocking filler. It doesn’t use very much wool and works up very […]

CROCHET T-BAR BOOTIES

CROCHET T-BAR BOOTIES

This is a pair of dinky little purple T-bar shoes which I made using a free pattern I picked up at my local craft store. I had some wool left over from another project so I thought that I may as well have a go […]

CROCHET BEAR HOOD

CROCHET BEAR HOOD

Snuggly and warm...
Snuggly and warm…

I’d seen lots of versions of this cute little hood on places like Etsy and seeing as it didn’t look too complicated I thought that I’d have a go at working it out myself without a pattern. It’s basically rows of half-double crochet worked back and forth down either side of a central row, followed by rounds to make the neck part. I’m really pleased with how it turned out (partly because it makes my niece look like an Ewok!)

DIDDY CROCHET RATTLES

DIDDY CROCHET RATTLES

  These are a pair of tiny crochet rattles which I made for Christmas gifts. The pattern was very simple, starting from a magic ring. I used a plastic Easter egg filled with dried lentils for the actual rattle and then padded it a little […]

CROCHET SNOWFLAKE GARLAND

CROCHET SNOWFLAKE GARLAND

  I’m a fidgeter. I can’t help it. I like to have something to do with my hands and crochet fits the bill in the winter evenings. This is a little garland that I made for no other reason than to have something to do! […]

CROCHET ELEPHANT

CROCHET ELEPHANT

How cute is this little fella? It’s my youngest nieces first birthday so I have taken the opportunity to challenge my crochet skills and make this little guy.

It's time we talked about the elephant in the room...
It’s time we talked about the elephant in the room…

I (attempted) to follow a pattern that I found on a beautiful blog called allaboutami.com.

Crochet elephant

I made a couple of minor changes to the pattern, stitched on the eyes and left off the tusks, because I’m fairly certain that he is destined to spend much of his life in a toddlers mouth. I also put a pot of dried lentils in amongst the stuffing so that he rattles…

Crochet elephant

KITTY CAT HAT

KITTY CAT HAT

My crochet skills are gradually improving and as my friend is expecting her first child I have made this for her. Anyone who has met me will be aware that I’m not the most maternal individual, I’m not one of those people who looks at […]

Sleepy Easter Bunny slippers

Sleepy Easter Bunny slippers

These are some little bunny shoes that I made for my youngest niece. She’s too tiny to fully appreciate the joy of an Easter egg (why does the chocolate taste so much better just by being egg shaped?) so I felt that these would make […]

TINY CROCHET TOYS

TINY CROCHET TOYS

crochet lion

I struggle to sit still so I have been trying to teach myself to crochet in order to keep my fidgety fingers occupied of an evening. I made these two dinky toys for my nieces as my first experiment. I’m still fairly convinced that crochet patterns are written in some baffling secret code but it’s amazing what you can learn from YouTube.

crochet teddy bear

I will own up to the fact that the little bear wasn’t supposed to have a scarf but I stitched the poor things head on wonky, so I he gained a scarf as a cunning disguise…