Sunday Shawl

Alia Bland aka The Little Bee’s Sunday Shawl pattern has been on my to-do list for ages and I’m so pleased I finally got round to making it this spring. I decided to use Stylecraft Special DK for this one, mostly because I had lots of gorgeous colours in my stash already.  I chose silver…

Eden Blanket

Over the Easter break, we took the boys down to Cornwall for a week of beaches, pasties and cream teas. One of the main reasons we chose Cornwall was to visit the Eden Project and it seems we picked the perfect time to see their awesome displays of spring tulips.  These beauties were growing in the…

Harborne in Bloom

I’m looking for knitters and crocheters to help me with a summer yarnbombing project for my home town of Harborne, Birmingham! The plan is to cover the trees outside Fallen Angel Bakery on the High Street in knitted or crochet green squares and colourful flowers to make them look as summery as possible. Green squares…

Crochet jam jar cosy pattern

We’re trying to declutter our basement at the moment and came across a box full of old jam jars.  Rather than put them in the recycling bin, I decided to upcycle them with a bit of granny stripe crochet and create pretty vases.  Here’s the pattern if you want to make your own: You will…

A colourful January

Wow January has been a struggle!  The weather has been so cold and dark that my craft room has been plunged into an eternal gloom and I started the month with zero creative motivation.  However, I soon got over myself and found therapy in colour and crochet! As well as finishing my gloriously colourful New York…

Get hooked on crochet in 2017!

January has seen the return of my ‘Get Hooked on Crochet’ workshops in Birmingham. I’ve taught 9 lovely ladies over 3 weeks and I’m super-proud of what they’ve achieved. From complete beginners, they’ve gone on to master basic stitches, granny squares and amigurumi cacti! I’ve already confirmed dates for workshops in March, both in Harborne and…

New York sunrise ripple blanket – ta dah!

Last January I started a ripple blanket inspired by a photo of a New York sunrise. You can read all about how I got started here. Although I had good intentions of taking time to make things for myself in 2016, the year ran away with me and I had to put this one aside…

Contour shawl

Contour shawl – pattern by Kat Goldin of The Crochet Project

African Flower baby blanket

My best friend is pregnant with her first baby so I wanted to make something special for her.  Her husband is South African so I decided on an African flower blanket in bright blues, greens and oranges. She lives in Australia and the baby is due in the middle of summer so I thought it…

Pretty cushions all in a row

Phew it’s been a busy few weeks since my last blog post!  I’ve been busy working on two large commissions, one of which was a set of three cushions. The order came from the lovely Vicky at Victoria’s Sponge (check her out if you’re looking for a fabulous wedding cake).  She’s moving house soon and wanted…

Crochet basket pattern

I’ve become slightly obsessed with t-shirt yarn recently.  I love the vivid colours, the chunky texture and how quickly it works up.  One of my favourite uses for it is to make sturdy little baskets, perfect for holding craft supplies, small toys or bathroom supplies. Here’s my pattern for creating your own chunky crochet basket. You…

Bees fit for a bride

The best thing about my job is the bonkers commissions I get asked to make! Last year, when I was still working at the day job, a colleague approached me with the idea of having three dozen crochet bees for her wedding in May 2016.  Her wedding concept was handmade and simple, with a subtle bee…