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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…

Linen Stitch Cowl - a free crochet pattern from Make My Day Creative - so easy, no ends!

Linen Stitch Cowl

I have had these two yarns in my stash for a while.  I wanted to use them together but have spent a while thinking it through because the red and white/cream colour combination can look very Christmassy.  Although I love Christmas, I wanted whatever I made to be wearable the rest of the year! I…

Did you know I've published 18 free crochet patterns this year? Let me know your favourite in the comments!

Merry Christmas! And Best of 2014

Merry Christmas to you all! I do hope you are all enjoying the holiday season.  Especially if you have been crafting and crocheting away to get those gifts done on time! Christmas and New Year are often a season for summing up, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to reflect on the year in…

Increasing in V-stitch pattern for Icicles Baby Hat.  How to shape crochet stitch patterns by Make My Day Creative.

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…

Festive Chocolate Mudcake recipe

Festive Chocolate Mudcake

This should really be called the “how not to panic that you forgot to make the Christmas cake back in September now what can I do instead that will make it look deliberate” cake.  But that seemed like too long a title. If you aren’t a fan of dark fruit cake then this may be…

Wishing you peace at Christmas time... via a linocut card!

Christmas Cards

I thought I had started to make these in plenty of time for Christmas.  Some of you may have spotted the sneak preview of this project on my facebook page back in November. Unfortunately (the best laid plans of mice and men… ) a couple of days later I fractured my elbow, which meant I…

My Cranberry Mince Pies Recipe (Make My Day Creative)

Cranberry Mince Pies

There are some things which tend to divide people into two camps.  Mince pies are one of them, with a surprising amount saying they don’t like them! Personally I love a good mince pie, and this year I’m on a mission to convert those of you who think you don’t like them. I think what…

Triangular Cowl

I’ve made a few of these multi-yarn cowls recently so wanted to go for something a bit different.  I made this as a Christmas gift for my brother (who writes awesome music, check it out on youtube here).  I like the texture of the post stitches and the colour combination. The pattern starts off in the…

Advent all sewn up

This year I decided to make my nieces Christmas present- an advent calendar with pockets to hold a little gift for each day.  I’m hoping that it will get used again in future years and we can buy the gifts each year! I thought it would take a day or two but I definitely should…