Colour Pool Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern from Make My Day Creative specifically for short colour variegated yarn

Colour Pool Cowl

If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Facebook you’ll have spotted me working with this amazing hand dyed yarn.  Of course it is one of those skeins that I fell in love with and had to buy even though I didn’t *technically* need more yarn. I do love colour and so variegated yarns are…

Sewing the Basics

Sewing the Basics

My latest finished crochet project is a secret until the autumn so I can’t share it with you yet.  If you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ll have noticed it go quiet for a while and that’s why! I am not a great sew-er and I think one of the reasons is that generally the…

Wrapped Up1

All Wrapped Up

Here’s a great tip that I learned from my Nana.  Her tables (and house) are always dressed to perfection – actually her first job was as a shop window dresser, which I know she must have been amazing at because later on her and my Grandad had a ladies wear shop, and I remember “helping”…

Mediterranean Lace Shawl - Free Crochet Pattern from Make My Day Creative

Mediterranean Lace Shawl

I’m so pleased to have this pattern ready to share with you at last!  I’m continuing the theme of ocean inspired shawls (click through for Atlantic Lace and Pacific Rim shawls) and, as I began this one while on a plane to Morocco I have called it Mediterranean Lace. I know that I have been…

Current WIP - crochet in waiting rooms

Just Ticking Along

I seem to be short of that universally in demand resource at the moment: time.  Those of you that follow lots of blogs will know that bloggers take breaks for many reasons, which pretty much always boil down to a lack of a particular resource – inspiration, creativity, productivity.  But most often it’s because of…

Arrow Tails Fingerless Gloves and Shawl - Free crochet patterns from Make My Day Creative

Arrow Tails Fingerless Gloves

Arrow Tails Fingerless Gloves and Shawl – Free crochet patterns from Make My Day Creative I was so excited to be asked to publish a pattern as part of the National Crochet Month blog tour (facebook link) – if you’d like to see more then please check it out, it’s running for the whole month…

Crochet Rope Basket 3 years later - free pattern by Make My Day Creative

Crochet Rope Basket Update

When I first made this crochet rope basket back in June 2013 I really wasn’t expecting to get much of reaction.  To me it was just something I made for a specific space and use.  However, it turns out that people like baskets a lot more than I thought – this is easily my most…

Arrow Tails Shawl - A free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Arrow Tails Shawl

I’m really excited about this design and so I hope you like it as much as I do!  I had a bit of a delay in getting it to you, having run out of yarn for the fringing with only 2” to go…  It’s worth the wait though, as this shawl is so lovely and…

Bubble Wrap Cowl - a free crochet Pattern from Make My Day Creative

Bubble Wrap Crochet Cowl

  This cowl was one of my husband’s Christmas gifts so I have been waiting to share it for a while.  When I was making the plaid cowl for my brother I fell a bit in love with this yarn.  Not a surprise because I am a fan of chainette construction yarns.  (Read more about…

Winter Buds Scarf - free crochet pattern

Winter Buds Scarf Pattern

Is it too late to wish you all a Happy New Year?  I hope not! Somehow time seems to have gotten away from me more than usual recently.  This post was actually intended as a pre-Christmas bonus post, but I guess it’s better late than never!  On that subject – I do hope you all…

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Linen Stitch Cowl Mk 2

I have been wearing this Linen Stitch Cowl and Linen Stitch Gloves set a lot so far this winter.  It seems to go with a lot of things in my wardrobe and is snuggly and comfy to wear.  I’ve been getting annoyed when the weather is too warm to wear them! I really loved the…

Simple Origami Baubles - free crochet pattern with video from Make My Day Creative

Christmas Crochet

Isn’t it great how so many Christmas projects lend themselves to stash busting?  I think it’s because Christmas items tend to be smaller and involve using lots of colour.  It’s great because we can keep crocheting away even though we are spending on all those Christmas gifts (which we aren’t making) and festive food and…

Plaid Cowl - A super easy free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative

Plaid Cowl

I’m glad to be back in blog land after a few weeks away on holiday – more on this later! I’ve seen a few plaid or tartan effect blankets done using this technique and I really like the effect.  This is a great way to try it out and make a great guy gift at…

Linen Stitch Gloves and Cowl set - Free crochet patterns from Make My Day Creative

Linen Stitch Fingerless Gloves

I had quite a bit of left over yarn from making my Linen Stitch Cowl so it clearly was meant to be a matching set! These fingerless gloves are made in the round starting with the arm and increasing over the hand before splitting for the thumb and finger holes. You can adjust the pattern…