New York sunrise ripple blanket

I’m not very good at keeping New Year’s resolutions (mostly because I have zero willpower!), but I decided that 2016 was going to be the year I made some of the projects on my long to do list. Most of these projects are for me or for our home, so I always felt a bit guilty…

Crochet toddler dress

This week I’ve been working on a custom order for a crochet toddler dress, using this free pattern I found on Pinterest. The dress is made with Drops Paris 100% cotton yarn in lovely muted shades of grey, peach, light pink and old pink.  It is a relatively easy pattern to follow, with continuous rows…

Get Hooked on Crochet workshops

This week I’m feeling pretty good as I’ve held my first two ‘Get Hooked on Crochet’ workshops in Harborne and Selly Oak, Birmingham. On Tuesday evening, I was joined by four lovely ladies at Boston Tea Party, Harborne.  I took them through the basics of crochet: from holding the yarn and hook, through slipknots and chain stitches,…

Get Hooked on Crochet videos

I spent yesterday afternoon filming myself for a new series of ‘Get Hooked on Crochet’ videos to accompany my upcoming workshops.  The first video covering the basic of crochet, including how to hold your yarn and hook, chain stitch, double crochet and treble crochet is now on my Facebook page!