• Crochet

    Stitch Sampler Scrapghan CAL 2021

    Another one in the well overdue blogs list Last January I started Hooked On Homemade Happiness’s Stitch Sampler Scrapghan CAL. A good way to reduce my stash AND practice some new stitches.

  • Crochet

    Basic Crochet Wristwarmer Pattern

    Two versions of a really simple pattern that can be adapted to fit any hand size. Once you have this under your belt you can adapt it to incorporate different stitches, for example swapping the main part to double crochet or incorporating popcorns or fans.

  • Crochet

    Taking Control

    I’m not suddenly branching out into lifestyle advice, I’ve finally got round to writing up my alterations to the Control Issues Granny Square It’s my favourite granny square pattern but it’s written to be worked in aran weight yarn and on a 5mm hook, whereas I tend to use DK and 4mm. This has meant that I’ve had to add 2 rows of double crochet and I think it loses something with that.

  • Crochet

    WYS Florist Collection

    The “worst” bit of doing classes at The Wool Haven is seeing all the new yarn coming into the shop. The levels of self-control I have to muster to control my purchases is incredible. One range that appeared around Christmas was the West Yorkshire Spinners Florist Collection. I was doing well at resisting temptation until I was shown The Perfect Bouquet pattern book that went with it.

  • Crochet

    Dragon scale wristwarmers

    Also known as Crocodile stitch, Dragon scale is very distinctive and I’ve been planning to try from the moment I saw it. I’ve had the yarn for it in my stash for months.

  • Amigurumi

    Amigurumi Baymax

    My New Year blog post catch up continues. I’m now working through all the part written posts.  I started this last August, it’s only been on hold because I hadn’t embroidered the eyes. That’s been rectified today so I can get it marked off. Sometimes I volunteer to do things without really knowing if I can.  “Sure I can make a Baymax” being a case in point.