Simple circle brooch pattern

This is a very simple pattern to make a stylised flower brooch, using two circular pieces of crochet held together with a button.  It’s a great pattern to practice crocheting in the round and increasing. The brooch can be made with any weight of yarn and size of button.  It’s a great way to use up…

Spring rose wreath

With Spring just around the corner, I’ve been playing with colours and using up some of the materials lying around my craft room.  The result is this Spring rose wreath! The colours are inspired by Pantone’s Top 10 Colours of Spring 2016 and I love the fresh combination of light pink, coral, navy, cornflower blue, light…

Crochet Easter baskets

Collect all your choccie eggs in a handmade chunky crochet basket this Easter! I made this basket with soft upcycled Boodles textile yarn in a bright shade of turquoise and a 10mm bamboo crochet hook. It is approx 13cm diameter and 9cm tall and has two handles which are the perfect size for little hands. I didn’t use…

Rebekka Jumper

Time for the second of my ‘selfish crochet’ projects this year! For ages I’ve wanted to make something to wear and I loved the look of the Rebekka Jumper by Ruby McGrath (of Frank&Olive Crochet) in Issue 58 of Inside Crochet. The pattern recommended using Debbie Bliss Paloma yarn but I just couldn’t justify spending…

Crochet mini cactus pattern

What could be better than a plant that doesn’t need feeding or watering?! This cute mini cactus, in bloom with a lovely purple and yellow flower, is crocheted with acrylic yarn and is glued into place in its own mini terracotta pot. It will brighten up any windowsill, office desk or bedside table! To make…

Book a crochet party with me! 

Are you organising a hen party, baby shower or birthday party and looking for something a bit different to entertain the group? Then why not book a crochet party with me! Full details here!  

Scheepjes Flight of Fancy CAL – Ta Dah!

Life got a bit hectic last autumn and I realised I didn’t get round to showing off my finished Scheepjes Flight of Fancy CAL shawl! So here it is! Once I’d blocked all 65 circular motifs, I then joined them all with cream yarn in a lovely lacy pattern.  The second round of edging involved a…

Crochet and tassel wall hanging

I’ve been really inspired recently by images on Pinterest of crochet and macrame wall hangings, so decided to have a go at making my own.   I used a small amount of chunky yarn I had lying around and made a ‘wheel in a square’ motif with an 8mm hook.  I left a long tail…

Poppy needlepoint cushion

Back in September, during my visit to the Handmade Fair, I bought a kit from Mad in England to make a dinky needlepoint cushion.  I had never tried needlepoint before but it looked pretty straightforward and I loved the colours of the poppy design. I took the kit on holiday when we had our week…