As we close one chapter, the pen is gradually inking up, preparing itself to write the next.” ©️ Mie Hansson. As the vibrant trees of autumn shed their fiery leaves, twisting, turning and dancing on the chilly autumnal breeze 🍂 unburdening the heaviness of their branches, welcoming in new life, new beginnings and a calming wintery light, as … Continue reading Chapter 10 – October 2022
It’s been an awfully long time since I shared one of my crochet makes, so I thought it was time I caught up. So here goes the first of a few. You may remember back in July 2021, I posted about Abi McIntyre from, Get yer hook on, new pattern, “The Berber Afghan as part of my … Continue reading My Berber Lapghan.
“There is a time in late September when the leaves are still green, and the days are still warm, but somehow you know that it is all about to end as if summer was holding its breath, and when it let it out again, it would be autumn.” ―Sharyn McCrumb Just like the changing seasons, … Continue reading Chapter 9 – September 2022 – The Month Everything Changed.
It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses. ”Nathaniel Parker Willis Gone are the cold days and chilly nights that bound us to our bed and the comfy blankets that warm our freezing bodies. Daybreak Sunlight steams through the windows waking the summer … Continue reading Chapter Six – June 2022
Every single life is different, not one the same as the other. Every crossroads is not only a decision but also a destination. How simple it is to take the wrong turning, altering your destiny one step at a time. Some may believe that no matter the journey, the destination of your life has been … Continue reading Chapter Five, May 2022
Spring gives the world a makeover. And it’s the perfect time to do the same for yourself. Refresh your mind with gratitude, kindness, motivation, and love. Fill your heart and home with the love of family. Strive forward and rejoice in the light that surrounds you, open your soul and let that light, fill your entire … Continue reading Chapter 4 – April 2022
It’s been a little while since I’ve shared my crochet monthly crush with you all, life has been kinda hectic lately, but what better why to get back into it than sharing, the most adorable blanket, I ever did see. Not only is it beyond cute, it fuels my love for Penguins. 🐧 In my eyes … Continue reading Crochet Crush, April 2020 – Penguins Party Mosaic Afghan.
In this life we will never truly be apart, for we grew to the same beat of our mother's heart. My twin sister and I grew up speaking our own private language, only we could understand. We fooled teachers into believing we were the other, and rejoiced in the satisfaction. But as we grow we … Continue reading Chapter 2 – February 2022
“A CROCHETED PIECE IS THE LOVELY MANIFESTATION OF A THOUGHT, EXPRESSED THROUGH HAND, HEART, HOOK, AND YARN.” – FRANCINE TOUKOU. When Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir designs, it’s plain to see, she gives her soul to creativity. Her love and exceptional talent shines through in every single masterpieces she manifests. And her new pattern “FROST”, is no exception. It’s … Continue reading Frost
Scrolling through the socials there is always a guarantee, that one certain crochet artist, photos will always blow your mind and stop you in your tracks. You’ll have this overwhelming pull to grab your finest yarn and your most comfortable hook and start your journey to make the most beautiful pattern design which has been designed … Continue reading Crochet Crush, February 2022 – Frost
Winter has always been my favourite season. Though grey and dull, it’s own special light illuminates the world unlike any other season. From The purity of the shimmering frost, to the mesmerising flicker of the blue flame dancing in the fire grate, these magical elements somehow turns the dreariness of winter into the feeling of … Continue reading Chapter 1 – January 2022
A New Year. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams … Continue reading The End of the Chapter – Round Up – December 2021
Cold and beautiful December, I welcome you. With frosty mornings, bright, crisp days and the promise of powdery snow, it's easy to see how we can get lost in the magic of the season. 🎄From the twinkling lights, the scent of pine trees, the tingles of delight as carols relight the memories of Christmas past, the mouthwatering aroma … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – November 2021
September though incredibly busy was kind, it’s days full of warmth and sunshine. It’s like it somehow knew we all needed an extra ray of sunshine to brighten our spirits as the chaos of the world spins out of control. It’s been an extremely hard few years for so many, full of desperation, fear, depression and … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up, September 2021
“Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money and to express ourselves.” - Phyllis George. My chosen craft is crochet, creating textiles by using a crochet … Continue reading Amma Crochet Along
A CROCHETED PIECE IS THE LOVELY MANIFESTATION OF A THOUGHT, EXPRESSED THROUGH HAND, HEART, HOOK, AND YARN.” – FRANCINE TOUKOU Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir from Tinna Crochets is the mistress/master of the art of crochet and craftsmanship. With each and every loop a stitch is made. With each stitch made, her creativity flows. That creativity turns … Continue reading Crochet Crush, September 2021 – AMMA CAL
Back in January 1999, we were gifted the overwhelming love and joy of our first baby boy, Connor. He was a shock to say the least, an absolute amazing shock, but a shock nonetheless. After being told at the age 15/16 that I would never carry a full term pregnancy, that’s if I was lucky … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – July 2021
It’s seems like a day and an age since I last sat down to write. I must apologise to you. I’m not going to sit here and make up excuse after excuse, but I will say that life has been rather stressful. Life has taken a back seat while I try to get my head … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – June 2021
Sometimes you are lucky enough to stumble upon a photo of a blanket that stops you in your tracks. That’s actually what happened when I saw Abi McIntyre's “Berber Afghan.” It’s beyond striking and I’m dying to get my hook sunk into it. I just have to finish a baby blanket and I’ll be on … Continue reading Crochet Crush- July 2021 – Berber Afghan.
Tinna does it again, with her new mosaic crochet pattern! 😍🥰😍 Viking Knot. To me there really couldn’t be a more perfect pattern. Not only does it represent strength, eternal love, unity and loyalty between friends, family and lovers. It’s endless loop, with no end or beginning, represents everlasting love while the knot image represents an … Continue reading Crochet Crush May/June 2021 – Viking Knot
The month of May is the pleasant time; its face is beautiful; the blackbird sings his full song, the living wood is his holding, the cuckoos are singing and ever singing; there is a welcome before the brightness of the summer.” Lady Gregory I’m not sure I can remember a May like it. The days … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – May 2021
It’s been a while I’m sorry. I’ve been in a funk. My brain has been going a million miles an hour consumed with pointless thoughts of self dealt, loneliness and anxiety. After nearly a year at home, with my family around me, they were suddenly gone. Silence echoed around these four walls we call home. … Continue reading Round Up, April 2021
Vanessa aka Nesspot, from Hooked On Sunshine, has done it again. No surprise there really.Her new blanket pattern Whatcha-ma-call-it is Scrumdiddlyumptious. It oozes beauty. Vanessa never disappoints, her patterns are some of the best out there and she’s definitely in my top three designers. I’ve said it before many times, not only are her designs outstandingly beautiful … Continue reading Crochet Crush – March 2021 – Whatcha-ma-call-it.
With so many gorgeous crochet patterns available it is extremely hard to just pick one pattern to share each month. They are all beautiful in their own right and we all know how much time, love, energy and skill has gone into each and every pattern. Designers put their heart, body and soul into them … Continue reading Crochet Crush – February 2021 – A Warm Embrace.
February, the month of my birth, the month I grow a year older. 😖 I’ve never really been one for celebrating, I don’t like the attention to be on me, I would rather be in the background in my safety bubble, where no one notices me. The last few years Hubby and I have celebrated by … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – February 2021
Winter is the time for comfort,for good food and warmth,for the touch of a friendly handand for a talk beside the fire,it is the time for home. Edith Sitwell quote, has never been more true, with people spending more time at home than ever before. As the walls close in around us and the January blues … Continue reading Round Up, January 2021
You know how I love Vanessa’s from Hooked On Sunshine, patterns. They are one of the best written and beautiful blankets out there. They are just so dreamy, full of texture and captivating. They really are everything rolled into one. When she published a pattern called, “Marnie's Garden” I fall in love and knew I … Continue reading Marnie’s Garden.
While scrolling through Pinterest a stricking blanket caught my eye and I instantly knew it had to be this months crochet crush. With an email sent and a kind reply (Thank you Sylwia), I am excited and happy to share “The Thassos Mosaic Blanket” with you. Isn’t it an eye catcher!!! The Thassos Mosaic Blanket, … Continue reading Crochet Crush – January 2021 – Thassos.
Christmas gift suggestions -To your enemy, forgiveness.To an opponent, tolerance.To a friend, your heart.To a customer, service.To all, charity.To every child, a good example.To yourself, respect. (Oren Arnold) Frost covered mornings, roaring fires, shimmering trees and houses alight with twinkly light, it’s beginning to feel like Christmas. Is it just me, didn’t November seem long, it dragged and … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – November 2020
November, the season that follows the hour of the dead, it brings frosted mornings, a silver sun rising behind the trees, that’s soggy leaves lie hopelessly on the ground. It’s now that we begin to understand how long the winter will be as squirrels desperately gather nuts and birds take flight escaping the cold.🐿 The … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – October 2020
It seems forever since I shared anything crochet with you but I can happily say, I actually finished something and I’m in love. You may remember last year I made a waffle stitch blanket for our utility room/boot room. You can read all about it here. I love the waffle stitch, it looks grand and … Continue reading Snug as a bug – Waffle Blanket
Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. (Carol Bishop Hipps) As I sit here gazing out my window at the changing leaves 🍁 my soul aches at how the world has changed throughout the year 2020. Who would have thought that we would spend most of the year locked … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up _ September 2020
Way back in June 2020 I made the last stitch to my Indiana Afghan, which would be a birthday gift from my Sister Kerry, to her friend Gemma. Gemma had seen the Indiana lapghan and fall in love with it. So Kerry, being the wonderful person she is, asked me if I would make Gemma … Continue reading Indiana Afghan II
She’s only gone and done it again. She never disappoints!!! Can you guess who I’m talking about? Yes you guessed right, the one and only Tinna from tinnacrochet.com. Tinna the QUEEN of mosaic crochet, has just released a new pattern, a new crochet along and it’s mind blowingly beautiful. It’s called the Queen CAL (rather … Continue reading Crochet Crush September 2020 – Queen Cal
Seriously how fast are the weeks passing by. It only seems like yesterday I sat down and wrote the last crochet crush post. It’s been super hard picking between two different patterns this month. Both are equally gorgeous but very different techniques. It was impossible to choose between the two so I will share one … Continue reading Crochet Crush – July/August 2020 – Into the Woods.
August, the month of sun kissed apples and falling stars. Ripening grain in the fields, the scent of tree-ripened fruits, and hot buttered corn on the cob straight from the fields. Vivid dahlias fling huge tousled blossoms beautifying gardens, while the mouthwatering smell of bbq’s and the delightful squeals of children playing as they make … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – July 2020
After making the "Havana Cal" by Tina Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir, mosaic crochet has become my favourite type of crochet, followed closely by Overlay Crochet. So when I saw Moira from Daisyknots Creative Craft, new mosaic design, my heart sang and I just had to purchase the pattern. Moira’s new blanket is called, "Santa Cruz." It was … Continue reading Crochet Crush – June/July 2020 – Santa Cruz.
Where did that month go, seriously I can’t believe that we are in July already. So what did I achieve in June 2020? Not much if I’m honest. Life is a little hard work at the moment and I’m struggling to feel motivation in anything. I can’t quite work out how I feel let alone … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – June 2020
It seems as though I haven’t posted a completed crochet project for a while now. The truth is, I have actually completed two blankets. A baby blanket and a middle size lapghan. The Lapghan is still a secret, as it’s a pressie for some one, so I have to wait I while before I share. … Continue reading Baby Phoenix
Lots of crocheters have been struggling with lack of crojo during the Covid-19 lockdown, as I have. Mine has gotten so bad, I’ve even turned around to my hubby and said “I hope I haven’t fallen out of love with crochet.” Life would be pretty Miserable without it. It’s gotten to a point where I … Continue reading Crochet Crush – May/June 2020 – The Coral Story Afghan
It’s seems an age since I sat down to write a blog. In truth lockdown has taken the norm out of my normal and my everyday routine has totally flown the nest. Mornings of housework and afternoons of crochet have truly and utterly disappeared. It been such a nice change and even though the world … Continue reading Arabia
April, the month nothing changed but everything changed. The world is mainly still in lockdown. In truth Lockdown hasn’t really been much different for me, I’m at home 24/7, just venturing out one day a week to see my lovely Mum and Auntie Jan, how I miss them.😭 The only thing I can say I’m … Continue reading Round Up – April 2020
What I’ve learnt from being in lockdown is, there are some truly wonderful, caring people out there. One being my all time favourite crochet designer Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir. I’m sure you all know who I’m talking about. Her mosaic crochet designs have rocked the crochet world and changed it forever (for the better). I can … Continue reading Crochet Crush – March/April 2020 – Arabia
March 2020 has changed the world forever and that is just damn right scary. Everyone’s future is unsure right now. We are all thinking the same questions. Will I get sick? Will I survive but more importantly will my nearest and dearest survive? Will I still have a job to go back to? How am … Continue reading Round Up, March 2020
You may have guessed that Vanessa Smith, from Hooked on Sunshine’s patterns are some of my absolute favourites. Her patterns are just an absolute pleasure to make. Her pattern writing skills are second to none, very easy to follow and beautifully presented. Her Afghans are beyond breathtaking. I just love, love, love them. Vanessa has … Continue reading Crochet Crush – February/March 2020 – Marnie’s Garden
You all know that crochet is my passion, my love and my sanity, lately tho it’s become increasingly hard to crochet due to arthritis and brain fog. I feel as if I’m walking through sinking sand constantly. Concentration has been near on impossible so I’ve had to put all my current wips aside for the … Continue reading Strippy Neons.
Back in September 2019, my twin Sister Hayley, asked me if I would make here a blanket. Nothing fancy, just something she could chuck over her, let her boys (dogs) walk all over, without having to worry it would get spoilt. She has had her eye on a blanket I made a good few years … Continue reading Corner To Corner -Streaks Of Colour
Sometimes you see a new crochet blanket design and just know that you have to make it and who for. When Helen Shrimpton released her, “Sacred Space” pattern, I got that feeling, I just had to make it and when Ineke, one of Helens testers and designer in her own right, showcased her stunning blanket, … Continue reading Sacred Space
When a crochet pattern is previewed it’s not often I know exactly how I want mine to end up, what colours and yarn to use. When Tinna first showed the preview of her, Fiesta CAL, I knew instantly what colours and yarn I would use. I really believe my gut instinct was a good one … Continue reading Fiesta
Tinna does it again. She really does pull it out the bag every time she designs. Her new pattern is way up there with the rest, the only trouble being, there just isn’t enough time in the day to be able to make all her fantastic designs, especially since she has two more in the … Continue reading Crochet Crush – January/February 2020
Who else agrees that January was long, really blooming long? I’m pretty glad to see the back of it even though lots of special memories were made, from our eldest Sons 21, where his dream came true, to a special day out with my Mum, Auntie Jan and our youngest Son Calum. I’ll tell you … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – January 2020
Since I learnt to crochet, I’ve been in love with Sandra Paul, from Cherry Heart, “Victoria Shawl.” There is just something so timeless about it. It’s simplicity at its best and so very easy to make. If you are use to working in US crochet terms, you will have to get your head around the UK … Continue reading Cherry Heart’s Victoria Shawl
As I sat down to write the final part of the “Nuts About DNA Afghan” series, I noticed I hadn’t shared the last few squares so here goes. (Sorry about that, brain fog must have got the better of me) "It's not a Daffodil" by Diana Krenz. Round 1 - Citrine Round 2 - Corundum Ruby … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Squares 108-110
Welcome back to the last of the 110 squares made for the "Nuts About DNA Afghan." Unfortunately my numbers seem to have mixed up a little and I'm missing a few but heres what I have. (I am pretty sure i have posted them all.) 91 - Water Lilly 12" Square by Tatsiana Kupryianchyk. Round … Continue reading Nuts About Dna Afghan – Squares 91 -98
We are slowly but surely getting there and so very close to the big reveal. I'm so excited I could burst. So without future ado I give give squares 71-80 of the "Nuts About DNA Afghan 71 - "Vinta'licious Cal square 7" by Elle Yarn. Round 1 - Moon Stone Round 2 - Rose Quartz … Continue reading Nuts About Dna Afghan – Squares 71-80
It seems little forever since I posted anything, so I thought it was about time I shared the next 10 squares from Mums "Nuts About DNA Afghan" So here goes. Rebirth by Magdalene Lee. Round 1 - Moon Stone Round 2 - Moon Stone Round 3 - Malachite Round 4 - Moon St Round 5 … Continue reading Nuts About Dna Afghan – Squares 61-70
I’ve been pretty excited about sharing, December/January’s crochet crush with you. This months crochet crush is a little different, because it hasn’t actually been released yet. It’s a new shawl pattern by, Dragana Savkov Bajic, from “Dadas Place Called “The Weldy Shawl” Isn’t it just dreamy. I haven’t really got much more information about it … Continue reading Crochet Crush January 2020 – The Weldy Shawl
Happy New Year. May 2020 be full of love, laughter and lots and lots of what your heart desires, not forgetting numerous amounts of crochet and crafts. Looking back at what I’ve achieved/made in 2019, I made 10 Afghan, finished the Nuts About DNA Afghan, made 43 granny squares, 3 bags, 8 hats and 6 … Continue reading Looking Back
As we head into not only a new year but a new decade I hope that it will be everything we dream of. December is always such a strange month for me emotionally, it’s full of hope, Christmas spirit, sadness and longing. Last month I wrote about what Christmas means to me and why I … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – December 2019
I'm slowly but surely getting through the 110 squares that make up my Mums "Nuts About Dna Afghan. The next 10 squares are all designed by the talented designer, Julie Yeager. If you like her beautiful patterns, you are in luck, she is just about to start her MysteryGhan of 2020 which is starting on … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Squares 41-50
You may have read that, I’m using, Scheepjes Stone Washed, in Mums chosen colours, Moon Stone, Garnet, Corundum ruby, Citrine, Malachite, Enstatite, and Rose quartz, for Mum's "Nuts About DNA Afghan". I purchased them from Wool Warehouse and Lusciously Loopy Yarn. Squares 26-30 details are below with the colour order I used. Sally by Polly Plum. Round 1 … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Squares 26-30
Gwendolyn is my 107th square, for my Mums “Nuts about DNA Afghan” Gwendolyn is a beautiful square by Polly Plum of Every trick on the hook. Polly’s designs the most amazing squares and blankets, she has been one of my all time favourite designers since I first started to crochet. Her patterns are exceptionally well written … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 107 – Gwendolyn
“Starflower Afghan Square” is my 106th square, for my Mums “Nuts about DNA afghan.” Starflower Afghan Square, is another one of Diana Krenz’s squares and isn’t it just the prettiest. I absolutely loved making this one. I even played around a little with tapestry crochet to make certain parts certain colours. I think it worked out … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 106 – Starflower
Hera is my 105th square, for my Mums “Nuts About DNA Afghan.” Hera is another square design by, Diana Krenz aka koernerklaus. It’s such a cute square and a very calming make. It works up fast and the pattern is very well written. I used the following colour order in my all time favourite yarn, Scheepjes … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 105 – Hera
My 104th square, for my Mums “Nuts about DNA Afghan, is the beautiful “Serenity Square”. a paid pattern by Diana Krenz aka koernerklaus. What can I say about the Serenity Square? I absolutely love it. The texture is to die for, the details and stitch definition is fabulous. It will look amazing in any colour … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 104 – Serenity
My all time favourite things to crochet is, Granny Squares. Each one is individual, a masterpiece of possibilities. They work up fast and give you that wonderful feeling of accomplishment. There are hundreds upon hundreds of patterns on line, giving you the opportunity to pick the perfect one and as I come close to the … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Squar 103.
November’s crochet crush, is the gorgeous, “Ivy Green Wrap” by Torun Johansson. Isn’t is just wonderful. The Ivy Green is a snuggly wrap that can easily be adjusted to your preferred size. I’m sure you would turn ahead or two while wearing it in all it’s splender but don’t you agree that it would make … Continue reading Crochet Crush – November 2019
"November comes And November goes, With the last red berries And the first white snows. With night coming early, And dawn coming late, And ice in the bucket And frost by the gate. The fires burn And the kettles sing, And earth sinks to rest Until next spring." - Elizabeth Coatsworth … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – November 2019
I am hooked, line and sinker, in LOVE with October’s crochet crush. It’s just, right up my street and by one of my favourite designers. Can you guess who it is? I’m sure you guessed it right, Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir. I adore all her patterns, and to top it off she is such a lovely … Continue reading Crochet Crush – October 2019
I can’t believe we are in November already, that Christmas advertising is everywhere. October has been full on, and pretty exciting. We brought a camper van, whoop, whoop. His name is Phillippe .🚍 He’s a peugeot boxer classique and needs a little tlc. You can read all about him here. Restoration has started, all windows … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – October 2019
Welcome back, I hope all is well and you’re enjoying my “Nuts About DNA Afghan” squares series. Here are Squares 11-15. The Parterre Garden Granny Square by The Loopy Stitch. Round 1 - Moon Stone Round 2 - Garnet Round 3 - Corundum Ruby Round 4 - Moon Stone Round 5 - Malachite Round 6 … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan, Squares 11-15
Welcome back to the “Nuts About DNA Afghan” Square series, where I’ll be sharing links, colour order and modifications for each square I’ve made for my Mums blanket. To recap yourself on what it’s all about, you can find all the information here. As I’ve mentioned before I’ll be keeping these posts short and sweet, … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Squares 6-10
You may remember a few months back, I shared my dear friend Lily’s Indiana Afghan, designed by Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir. It was my June crochet Crush. You can read all about it here. It’s with great honour and excitement that I can now share her finished, jaw dropping, breathtaking, masterpiece with you. Isn’t it just the … Continue reading Lily’s Magnificent Masterpiece
I’ve been crushing badly over two patterns throughout September. They are both very different but oh so very beautiful. Both are crochet alongs, one that has started already and one that starts next week. I’ve brought my yarn kit for one and saving like crazy for the other, while secretly hoping that we’ll have a … Continue reading Crochet Crush, September 2019 – Nature’s Walk Cal
Rain hangs about the place, like a friendly ghost. If it's not coming down in delicate droplets, then it's in buckets and if neither, it tends to lurk suspiciously in the atmosphere. It seems like it has rained forever, leaving no evidence of summer just wet soggy leaves and dog paw prints on every floor.🍁 … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – September 2019
As I document my “Nuts About DNA Afghan” journey, I’ve thought long and hard about the best way to do so. I would hate to bore you with 141 individual posts, for one that’s a lot of catching up for me but more importantly I don’t want to scare you away or bore you to … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan -Squares 2-5
A younger sister is someone to use as a guinea-pig in trying sledges and experimental go-carts. Someone to send on messages to Mum. But someone who needs you- who comes to you with bumped heads, grazed knees, tales of persecution. Someone who trusts you to defend her. Someone who thinks you know the answers to … Continue reading Indiana Afghan
My 102nd square, for my Nuts about DNA afghan, is the beautiful, “Mrs. Lukas Square” a paid pattern by Diana Krenz aka koernerklaus. What can I say about the "Mrs. Lukas" square? I love, love, love it. The texture, the detail, the stitch definition, the simplicity of the pattern and how beautiful it looks in any colour.If you … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 102 – Mrs. Lukas
My 101st Granny Square was the Savannah by Polly Plum. My plan was just to use, Scheepjes Stonewashed in, Rose Quartz, Corundum Ruby and Garnet but after the first few rounds I felt they blended together a little two much, so I threw Moon Stone into the mix. In hindsight I wish I had re-made the … Continue reading Nuts About DNA Afghan – Square 101
It suddenly dawned on me, after I shared my “Nuts About DNA” 100th square, that I haven’t told you all about my inspiration for the blanket. Back in 2017, Esther Dijkstra from It's all in a Nutshell Crochet, ran a Crochet Along called, “Nuts about Squares” Millions of crocheters from around the world joined in … Continue reading Nuts About Squares
I’m sure you’ve read about the double sized bed throw I’m making my mum, which I’ve called "Nuts About DNA Afghan" It’s been a while since I’ve made a Granny Square for it but yesterday I found a little time and made one. Polly Plum from “Every Trick On The Hook” releases a free square … Continue reading Imagine – Nuts About Dna Afghan, Square 100
Crochet land seems to be moving at full speed. There are beautiful patterns popping up all over the show, each one with its own beauty and jaw dropping moments. It makes life more than difficult as I want to make them all but life won’t play ball and give this crazy hooker a chance to … Continue reading Crochet Crush – August 2019
August, the summer of Sundays. Sunbeams dancing over our sun kissed skin, the glorious smell of bbq’s, care free days, lovely warm evenings. And with one turn of a page on our calendars, it’s over. As we all desperately try to hold onto summer, the evenings drunken, the morning dew twinkles as the late morning … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – August 2019
A few months ago I started making myself a waffle stitch blanket for our newly renovated utility room. I wanted something thick, snuggly and textured to wrap over my legs while I drink my morning coffee, I just had to find the right pattern and yarn. After a quick look through one of my Pinterest … Continue reading Waffle Locust
Without a shadow of a dealt, July’s Crochet Crush, has to be Arabella by Polly Plum. Isn’t she beautiful! Arabella is as a Crochet Along event, that began on July 26, 2019. The pattern is released in parts and everyone will work on it over the course of 9 weeks. Week one was released last … Continue reading Crochet Crush – July 2019
This time last month I was sat in the glorious sunshine by the pool in beautiful Cyprus. I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing our week spent there was and how magical it was to spend a week just chilling with my favourite people in the whole world. We ate way to much, … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – July 2019
To be honest I’m still crushing over Indiana Afghan by Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar, which was my crochet crush a few months ago. As soon as I’m home, I plan to start mine but I just have to share with you my friend Lily's amazing version of Tinna’s, Indiana Afghan. Lily and I became Instagram friends … Continue reading Crochet Crush – June 2019
Good morning from the beautiful country of Cyprus. I’m currently having my morning coffee sat my the pool in the glorious sun, it’s already 28 degrees and it’s only 9am. I can’t tell you how truly wonderful it is to feel warm, to have the sun rays dance across my skin but more importantly to … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up, June 2019
How wonderful is it to finally feel the warmth of the sun upon your face, to see the beauty of the clear blue sky’s, the calmness of the summer breeze, and the mouthwatering smell of a neighbours bbq. Summer days are a little slice of heaven, which hopefully will stay a while longer. Summer has … Continue reading Tea Flower
I normally don’t make New Years resolutions, instead I set myself silent goals. This year may goal was to step away from making blanket (my favourite thing to make) and venture into the world of making items that can be worn or practical items such as bags. My first attempt at making a garment was … Continue reading V For Vintage
It’s an easy one this month. "High Tide Waves" by Daiga, from BebaBlanket, is beyond breathtaking. The High Tide Waves Blanket, is running as a crochet along on, BebaBlanket Facebook group or if you are not on Facebook, you can buy the pattern on Ravelry here. The CAL started on May 10, 2019 on the Crochet … Continue reading Crochet Crush – May 2019
May has been hard, it’s thrown every emotion possible at us. It’s GCSE’s and boy the pressure the children are under is horrendous. They have so many exams, too many, even our family doctor was saying how wrong it is and that the pressure the children are under is ridiculous, that there are too many … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – May 2019
More often than not, a pattern is released that makes you go WOW and there are often times that wow pattern, jumps to the top of your to make this. When Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir, Casablanca Afghan pattern was released it did just that. Watch this little video and you will see why. Just click here. … Continue reading Casablanca
Without a shadow of dealt, Vanessa’s from, Hooked on Sunshine, new pattern Phoenix, wins crochet crush of the month. I’m head over heels in love with it and although you can’t get your hands on the first part of the pattern until May 10th 2019, you can download the prelude, either at Hooked On Sunshine … Continue reading Crochet Crush – April 2019
Bittersweet April always brings the horrific memories of my Dad’s death to the forefront of our minds, we relive the horror and the heartbreak over and over again. Tears are shed and the what ifs only grow as the years without him spiral out of control. It seems only yesterday we were sat day in, … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – April 2019
Whilst scrolling through Pinterest for colour inspiration, I came across the below image and instantly fell for it. I love anything retro and this just sang to me. I knew I had to make a blanket as close to it as possible. I ordered Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran, in Colours, 🧶210 Coffee Bean 🧶212 Tomato … Continue reading Cascading Daisy Lapghan
With warmer days ahead of us, garden showing signs of spring, winter blues are slowly fading, as our souls enlighten with the early morning rays. I for one am glad to feel the sun warming my icy bones, even though I’ll miss the beauty of crisp frost-bitten mornings. Spring somehow always manages to put a … Continue reading Round Up, Round Up – March 2019
One of my most favourite things to crochet are Granny Squares, the only trouble being is which one to make first and what colours to use. I’m a massive fan of monotone blankets, especially in timeless colours, like white or cream. Some times though the beautiful detail in the pattern can get lost, which is … Continue reading The Loopy Stitch Lapghan
The “Twisted Granny” square, I believe was a designed by the Instagramer, gulag_degirmenci. Unfortunately there wasn’t a pattern available, but she had kindly posted a photo tutorial, which can be found on her Instagram feed. I’m not sure what the square is actually called so when I made my first Lapghan, using the square I named … Continue reading Solis, Twisted Granny Lapghan
Although my mind is craving to make intrigue complex patterns, sometimes is a good thing to go back to basics, to rest the mind and remember where your journey began. The beginning of my crochet journey was far from plain-sailing, I couldn’t even master a foundation chain. It seriously took me a good weekend, if … Continue reading Granny Square – Back To Basics.