Horizon Shawl - Textured Crochet Pattern by Make My Day Creative

Horizon Shawl

I’ve had this one under wraps (haha) for ages and ages, so it’s great to finally be able to share it with you! I was commissioned by Yarnbox to design for their October 2016 yarn collection, which was a lovely way for me to be able to try this yarn. I have not worked much…

Strata Cowl - free crochet pattern by Make My Day Creative - Tunisian Crochet

Strata Cowl

This is my first proper make using Tunisian crochet.  It’s really a stitch sampler cowl because I wanted to try out lots of stitches, but was a bit fed up with swatches so I just experimented on a slightly larger scale hoping to make something wearable! I was intrigued to try Tunisian in the round…

Self drafted circle skirt by Make My Day Creative

Sort of Circle Skirt

I’m excited to have just finished my latest crochet project, but as it isn’t blocked yet the pattern will have to wait until next time.  You’ll have to make do with the Instagram teasers for now! In the meantime, I’ve been continuing sewing with this midi circle skirt that isn’t quite a circle skirt. I…

Chocolate and Whiskey Cake

Chocolate and Whiskey Cake

When I asked my husband what he would like for his birthday cake this year, he thought about it for a bit and then said “Can it have two layers please?” After further consideration he added that chocolate plus one other flavour would also be nice. As you can tell he is pretty easy to…

Sewing my own leggings

Sew Your Own Basics 2

I seem to have strained my wrists, so I’m taking a crochet break (boo) and continuing with some sewing (yay!).  Following on from my last sewing post, I’ve attempted some leggings. For leggings I often have the problem that they aren’t long enough.  I also really don’t like it when leggings have a lot of…

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…