Finished sample pieces - puff stitch flower video tutorial on makemydaycreative.com

Puff Stitch Flower Video Tutorial

Having just about got over the mortification of hearing the sound of my own voice, I thought another crochet video tutorial would be in order. (Thank you to everyone who gave me lovely feedback about my first crochet video – Diamond Trellis Stitch!) This time it’s the turn of the puff stitch flower.  This stitch…

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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…

Puffy Flowers - A super quick and free cute crochet pattern

Puffy Flowers

I’d anticipated getting lots done these last 2 weeks.  Last year I made this Avalon top whilst watching Wimbledon.  Well this year I seem to have just watched Wimbledon and not made anything whilst doing so… whoops! Consequently I’ve had had a bit of a making frenzy and started about 6 projects in one go. …

Banana and Peanut Butter Swirl Muffins Recipe

Banana and Peanut Butter Swirl Muffins

In the last couple of weeks I’ve started a couple of crochet projects which have not turned out quite right.  I’ve also burnt my arm (fat from the frying pan) and got a few nasty blisters, despite standing with it under the cold tap for what felt like eons.  So I have been in need…

Round Elephant - free crochet pattern

Elephant Toy

You may have noticed that I don’t tend to make a lot of toys.  I think it’s mostly because I quite like to get on with a pattern without constantly checking how each row needs to be worked.  However, this little elephant kept catching my eye on Ravelry and Pinterest, and I thought he’d make…

Before and After

Extreme Lengths

How’s this for a before and after? I realise getting a haircut isn’t so much me getting creative as my hairdresser getting creative, but I thought I’d share this for a special reason. A few years ago a friend of mine lost her hair to alopecia. This is a condition whereby people can lose up…

Heart Strings 2 row pattern

Heart Strings

How cute are these little hearts? These heart strings are quick to make and can be used for lots of craft projects.  Mini garlands, gift wrapping, bracelets and even as a fancy edging.  I tied some round a jar candle as an easy alternative to making a jar cover! The best bit is it is…

Doily flap on leather clutch bag :)

Leather & Doily Clutch

I have been working up to this project for a while.  Arguably since I was 15 and my parents bought me this awesome leather jacket.  I have literally loved it to bits! It has been soaked in the rain, thrown about, scuffed up, had acid dropped on it (chemistry class), lost its lining in most…

Pretty Passion Flower Doily - free pattern in dk weight yarn

Passion Flower Doily

I managed to scare my husband a little with this project.  Along with most men he is doily averse.  As it grew I could see him eyeing it up and looking worried.  In fairness, there is plenty of crochet around the home already without me covering all available surfaces with doilies! This was actually made…