• Crochet,  Useful information

    Crochet Hearts

    Here’s a selection of heart patterns I use. Sweetie hearts The folowing patterns use US terms, so you need to remember to convert them to UK terminology Little hearts

  • Crochet,  Useful information

    Introduction to Amigurumi

    Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting stuffed toys. There are no restrictions in size or set style despite the usual expectation that they will be small. The term is an merging of the words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.

  • Crafts,  Useful information

    Paper types for crafting

    I found the Jennifer Maker blog today. Her page on the best types of paper for different crafts goes into a lot of useful detail and is worth a read, but I found her summary table useful as a quick reference guide.

  • Crochet,  Knitting,  Useful information

    All the Yarn

    All yarn for knitting or crocheting is made from natural or synthetic fibers. Different types have different qualities – some good, some not so good. These can also be blended by manufacturers to offset an undesirable characteristic – such as itchiness – as much as I love pure wool I can’t wear it. I’ve tried to put together some of the most common.

  • Crochet,  Knitting,  Useful information

    Conversion Charts

      Something to be aware of when you start crocheting is there is a difference between UK & US terminology in addition to their different sizing convention for hooks, knitting needles and yarn weights (Australia also has a different version)