Icicles Hat and Booties - Free Crochet Pattern

Icicles Baby Booties

Don’t you just love a matching set?  Luckily I had just enough yarn left over from making my icicles baby hat to make these cute booties. The heel/ankle part are worked in blossom stitch (the same as the main body of the hat) so you can also vary this one by changing the colours and…

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Icicles Baby Hat

I seem to be gravitating towards all things snowflake-y at the moment.  I think it’s a combination of watching Frozen and looking forward to Christmas time. We’re looking forward to the arrival of a new niece in December so I have extra wintery things to crochet! I used blossom stitch for the main portion of…

Rainbow Tomato Chutney

Rainbow Tomato and Chilli Chutney

I was pleasantly surprised on our return from two weeks away to discover that my tomato plants had survived fairly well intact.  There was 1.5 kilos of tomatoes waiting to be picked! (in fact they are still producing even though it’s nearly November!) We eat a lot of cherry tomatoes because they are convenient for…

Rectangular Diamond Trellis Basket - Free customisable crochet pattern with video stitch tutorial!

Rectangular Diamond Trellis Basket

More stash busting yarn storage! I know one of the reasons my customisable rope basket has been popular is because of it’s rectangular shape.  So I thought I’d expand on my patterns using the diamond trellis stitch and make a rectangular version of this round one! This rectangular version is also customisable – just do…

Tailor Made Padded Eye Masks

Padded Eye Masks

How well do you sleep?  I sometimes have the problem of waking up really early in the morning, like around 4am, when it’s just getting light, or needing to sleep in the day if I have a bad headache.  I think it happens when I haven’t been crocheting enough! Since I chopped off all my…

Chocolate-to-the-Max Cake for a chocolate lover's birthday

Chocolate-to-the-Max Cake

Sorry in advance if you were on a diet. Cake is a big priority in my husband’s life.  The fact that I can bake may well be the reason he married me…  His grandfather used to say to him “Marry a woman who can cook and you’ll always be happy”.  Not unsound advice for someone…

Pocket Full of Posies Pouch - Free Crochet Pattern from makemydaycreative.com

Pocket Full of Posies Pouch

Remember my Flower Trails Fingerless Gloves?  Well this project is made using the left over single skein I had.  I love making the puff flower stitch with this yarn, so I’ve used it again here – so this is a matching item if you like to match your purse and gloves! I think I’ll be…

Simple Flower Trails Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern by makemydaycreative.com

Flower Trails Fingerless Gloves

I’m very blessed to have a husband who remembers our wedding anniversary.  If it wasn’t for him reminding me I think I’d forget every year!  This year is 7 years for us.  A great year because traditionally the gift given is wool… and this is what he chose for me! A lovely textured alpaca yarn…

Free crochet scarf patterns for autumn from makemydaycreative.com

Scarf and Cowl Patterns

As you may remember from my earlier post on bracelet patterns, I’m currently going through my old posts and adding pdf downloads to my patterns (in both US and UK crochet terms). As the weather seems to have turned chilly recently, I thought I’d move on to these scarf patterns instead.  And I included the…

Diamond Trellis Stitch Swatch Pattern

Diamond Trellis Stitch Video Tutorial

I got an exciting new toy this week!  I’ve been wanting to get a new camera for a while.  It’s always a bit of a struggle using my old compact camera to get good photos of my projects, especially when it’s cloudy outside.  So I finally convinced my husband that now was the time to…

Apricot and Vanilla Jam in assorted jars

Apricot and Vanilla Jam

I was really hoping to have my latest crochet project ready to share with you this week.  However, I’m only half way through.  Funny how some projects seem to progress slower than expected! Last year we had a great time at our local pick your own.  We haven’t made it so far this year –…

Wide Waist Band Skirt - with pockets!

Wide Waist Band Skirt

Recently I have been lusting after calf length skirts a lot.  The problem with just going out and buying one is firstly, we are meant to be saving up for our upcoming trip to North America (wahoo!) and secondly, since I’m a long legged creature, calf length skirts tend to hit me just on the…

Multiplicity Shawl - Square Pic

Multiplicity Buttoned Shawl

I’m so excited to share this latest pattern with you all! I love it for its versatility – and possibly even more than my shooting stars cowl… It’s called multiplicity because there are so many ways to wear it.  So far I have counted about 10!  The other awesome thing is that this can easily…

Bracelet Patterns & Tutorials Round up from Make My Day Creative

Bracelet Patterns

It’s been really exciting to see a lot of new followers to this blog recently.  If you’ve only just signed up then you might have missed these fun bracelet projects.  I’ve decided to go through my old posts and make pdf printables for the crochet patterns (something I only started doing quite recently). Since it’s…