Cluster Yoke Baby Cardigan

Another baby gift :) As we didn’t know if it was going to be a boy or a girl I used this pretty green shade of yarn with contrasting cream.  I figured I could add pink buttons for a girl and brown for a boy at the last minute. Well as you can probably guess…

Indian Summer Lace Top

I thought it was about time I made an item of clothing since it has been a while since I did my Chevron Sweater.  This one is called Indian Summer Lace, because I’m hoping for an Indian summer especially so I can wear it more this year before the weather cools off! This is quick…

Moroccan Motif Cushion

Do you find Arabic geometry as interesting as I do?  It fascinates me how a minor change in a repeat pattern can give a whole different look and feel to the resulting effect. The repeats of Moroccan style tiles have an affinity with crochet motifs and I’ve been wondering if I could recreate the effect…

Pacific Rim Shawl

I’m interrupting my series on How to Design Crochet Patterns to bring you my latest project.  Don’t worry though, I’ll be continuing this next time, I just thought it was time for a new crochet pattern! Following working on my Atlantic Lace Shawl I thought it would be fun to work on some more ocean…

Nautical Baby Hat

Items for babies are so quick and easy to make.  Which is fortunate because  it seems like all my friends are having babies at the moment! I’ve been feeling nautical recently (as you’ll see again in another project soon).  White and blue stripes just feel lovely and fresh after being huddled in dark colours all…

Honeycomb Pop Basket

If you follow me on facebook, you’ll have seen that this project has been near completion for a while.  One of the problems I often come across is running out of yarn.  I really don’t like to overbuy and of course when you are making something up as you go it is hard to gauge…

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…

Hanging Hearts

Did you spot the hanging heart in the pictures of my zigzag Christmas stocking?  Well I received a few requests for the pattern, which was flattering because there are a few similar patterns around.  Sorry these aren’t in time for Christmas – but they are in time for Valentine’s Day! (Or you can really use…

Atlantic Lace Shawl

Happy New Year to you all!  After all that hard work crafting for Christmas, why not treat yourself to making one of my latest crochet patterns? I’ve named this shawl “Atlantic” because I crocheted the majority of it whilst on the plane over this ocean during my recent trip to North America.  I think it’s…

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…