Love Hearts - Free Crochet Patterns from Make My Day Creative - just in time for Valentine's Day!

Hearts Round-Up

I’m continuing to update my archive of patterns with pdf downloadables.  This time around I’ve focussed on my heart containing patterns – just in time for Valentine’s day! One of the best things about all of these projects is that they are great for stash-busting those scraps you just don’t want to waste – and…

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 Bags and Purse

Pretty bags and purse set

Phew, what a busy week I have been having!  I really had to focus to finish this project in time for my sister-in-law’s birthday this week.  My house looked like a craft shop had exploded by the time I was done! I spotted this pretty fabric and couldn’t resist it.  It’s a printed cotton canvas,…

Dollar Purses

Dollar Size Purses

If you like the metallic clutch bag I use as my profile picture, these little purses are similar.  These were made specifically to fit US dollars, gifts for my friend’s girls who recently emigrated stateside. I love how a simple flower can pretty up these items.  These purses are dead easy to make, so perfect…

Lace Drawstring Bags

I included these in a previous post about a gift I made for my mum.  I found that they are quite handy for all kinds of things- gift bags, batching up yarn and ribbons, and as mini work bags when I am working on a small project (like some of these Christmas decorations I have…

Granny Square Bag

Granny square detail bag Last winter I spotted a cool granny square scarf in a magazine.  It had a designer price tag so of course there was no way I could afford it.  At the time I was just getting into crocheting and so I decided to make my own!  It turned out pretty good…

Chained Scarf with Picot Edging

Sometimes when I flick through a pattern book a certain one just seems to say “make me”.  Well this shawl pattern from Cute and Easy Crochet jumped out at both me and my mum so I knew I would have to make one for her at some point! I picked up this linen-mix yarn in the…

Crochet Clutch Bag

I saw this blue metallic wool in Hobbycraft and couldn’t resist buying a ball.  One ball of wool isn’t really enough to make much but I saw an idea for an easy purse and scaled it up to make a clutch bag.  This was quite a good project for me as making the lining gave me a…