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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”…

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…

Moroccan Hexagon Motif - Free Crochet Pattern by Make My Day Creative - use this to make a cushion or blanket or scarf

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…

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…

Bracelet Patterns & Tutorials Round up from Make My Day Creative

Bracelet Patterns

It’s been really exciting to see a lot of new followers to this blog recently.  If you’ve only just signed up then you might have missed these fun bracelet projects.  I’ve decided to go through my old posts and make pdf printables for the crochet patterns (something I only started doing quite recently). Since it’s…

Puffy Flowers - A super quick and free cute crochet pattern

Puffy Flowers

I’d anticipated getting lots done these last 2 weeks.  Last year I made this Avalon top whilst watching Wimbledon.  Well this year I seem to have just watched Wimbledon and not made anything whilst doing so… whoops! Consequently I’ve had had a bit of a making frenzy and started about 6 projects in one go. …

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…