A Moment of Madness

I am still in the June induced funk, I can’t seem to start work on any of the patterns I have in my head, so I decided to make a necklace last week. This necklace escalated in to an etsy listing    They fasten with a cunning button and everything. But theses didn’t look enough…

Neurosis Parasol

Neurosis Parasol Instant download crochet pattern  £4     This pattern is available in US and UK terms 46 inch diameter 1600m lace weight cotton 2.5mm hook Darning needle Worked in the round INC= Increases 36 DC X 15 rows = 4 inches **The pattern is available in US and UK terms** All of my patterns…

The Twilight zone

Today I will be packing and posting Inchoate kits and making necklaces. I am in a sort of Twilight zone with my crocheting, I have a pattern I want to write but haven’t decided on yarn yet, I have the Neurosis parasol pattern to publish but have a couple of finishing touches to do in…

Elfy the Elf by Sayjai Thawornsupacharoen

Elfy the Elf by Sayjai Thawornsupacharoen       RRP £4.18 4 ply 3mm hook     This was a custom order, this pattern was specifically requested. I LOVE this pattern, super easy to follow, lovely details, very well thought out, and importantly, minimal sewing. If you want an elf pattern that, in my opinion,…

Starlight Walk, The Aftermath.

Friday night/Saturday morning, along with some friends (and lots of strangers), I walked 13 miles. We started walking at midnight and I got in bed at five thirty. This year was one of only two years that it didn’t rain, I even have the unopened poncho to prove it. This sponsored walk is to help…

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Tunisian Crochet

I planned on getting busy with Inchoate kits once I had finished the parasol pattern I was working on but needed a “busy hands” project for when I was relaxing, I decided it was about time I learned how to Tunisian crochet. I used the instructions on Crochet.About.com to get me going, and sxcitingly I made…

A New Adventure Awaits.

The kids are back in school tomorrow (well today for you but I am typing on Sunday) so most of Monday will be spent on housework there was no point in doing while they were off, but then I will be organising Inchoate kits and might even get some listed on Etsy. This is rather…

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The Marielle Lace Stitch

Stitch number 9; The Marielle Lace Stitch   There is a nice flow to this stitch pattern, and I do love anything that uses more than one stitch, but it’s just not as good as last weeks. I think I have been spoiled for ever. TTFN

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Dalek Filey Chart by Meredee

Dalek Filey Chart by Meredee       RRP FREE Lace 2..5mm hook     This was a panel on a curtain I made for The Hellions’ bedroom, it was a long project and seemed to shrink every time I put it up at the window (until the last time then it had grown) Meredee’s chart…

What do you see?

OK, I am writing this with a bit of a headache brewing, there is a thwump-ing pump sound that just starts around here in teh warmer months and seems to have started earlier in the day than usual, I have not one clue what it is but I know it is annoying. Any way. This…

Inchoate Butterfly Hoodie

Butterfly Hoodie Instant download crochet pattern £1.50      This pattern is available in US and UK terms This pattern is for the hoodie only and assumes that you own the Inchoate pattern. With summer in full swing your inchoate deserves to dress to impress, chose your favorite colours and let your sunny side shine. 4mm hook 2.5mm hook 36m…

You Know What Gets On My….

Nerves? “Crochet”, you know the stuff. A couple of weeks ago I was in a supermarket and saw a sign in the clothing section ON TREND Crochet I regret not taking a photo now, both of the sign and the clothes. You see there were about ten items in that section, two of which were…

Shell Wave Stitch

Number 7 The Shell Wave Stitch   I rather like this one, I’m not sure what I’d use it for it but is nice to work, it have a good rhythm to it and is easy to work while watching Supernatural. TTFN

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Top Hat Fascinator by Elvira Jane

Top Hat Fascinator by Elvira Jane       RRP £3.30 James C. Brett Marble chunky 4mm hook     Full disclosure; I have a bit of a professional crush on Elvira Jane she designs the most amazing sculptural crochet and when she started publishing patterns I HAD to make one. I think this fascinator looks…

The Starlight Walk

This year on Friday the 17th of June I am participating in the Starlight Walk, this is a 13 (or 6.5) mile walk for women only that heads out at midnight with sponsorship being collected for St Rocco’s Hospice.  “St Rocco’s Hospice provides high-quality care and promotes physical, social, psychological and spiritual wellbeing for patients…

Sew, What Shall We Do Today?

See what I did there? te he, I am soooo funny. Any way. Last week I decided that The Hellions needed culotte suits in blue gingham (their summer uniform) for school. This lead to a couple of firsts. It was teh first time I used my “sewing plate”, this plate is magical. You see I…

Inchoate Ladybug/Ladybird Hoodie

Ladybug/Ladybird Hoodie Instant download crochet pattern £1.50      This pattern is available in US and UK terms This pattern is for the hoodie only and assumes that you own the Inchoate pattern. Keep your roses healthy with the help of this adorable ladybird hoodie. 4mm hook 2.5mm hook 36m A 4m B 20 DC + 16 Rows = 4…

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What Would We Do Without Family ?

Laugh a lot less is the answer. A couple of weeks ago Crochet Widower got to chauffeur The Oracle and I to Abakhan for fabric shopping. It is about an hours drive and The Oracle had an opticians appointment at two so we didn’t stop of tea😦 . Now Abakhan in Mostyn was a smelting works…

What am I watching?

As you probably know I watch a lot of TV while I work, I mean the entire time I am working I am watching. I really can’t concentrate on crochet if I can’t watch TV, I can’t concentrate on TV if I am not crocheting either so at least it’s fair. Now, I tend to…

Dew Drop Stitch

Six weeks (well 7 but I skipped one) Dew Drop Stitch   I don’t like the look of this stitch, but then that’s just opinion, and I am not sure about the instruction for teh first row, I seem to have gone a bit funny with the turning chain.  Easy enough to work up and fast…

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Inchoate Bumble Bee Hoodie

Bumble Bee Hoodie Instant download crochet pattern £1.50      This pattern is available in US and UK terms       This pattern is for the hoodie only and assumes that you own the Inchoate pattern. What better way to herald in the summer days than by dressing your Inchoate in a Bumble Bee hoodie. 4mm hook 2.5mm…

Mermaid tail Afghan by Nadia Fuad

Mermaid tail Afghan by Nadia Fuad       RRP Free Worsted 6mm hook I love this pattern. Super instructions, well written and easy to follow. This is actually my second go with this pattern, the first one was a gift for a coworker of Crochet Widower and she loves it, Bev then asked for one…

The List

I am not sure if I have told you about The List properly yet. I talk about The List a lot, mostly “it’s on The LIst” or I’ll put it on The List”, what you could be forgiven in thinking is that I mean I’ll think about it, or I’ll get around to it if…

The Filet Crochet Mesh Stitch

Stitch number five The Filet Crochet Mesh Stitch   This is not a new stitch to me as I have done a few pieces of filet before, I have to admit it is much easier with DK than thread (maybe I should have tried it in DK before doing The Hellions curtain), nice and quick to…

Barnaby Bear by Lesley Stanfield

Barnaby Bear by Lesley Stanfield       RRP MIL gave me the supplement from Let’s Knit! DK 3mm hook I love this pattern, this pattern is the basis for my Riot Bears and though there have been some changes over the years to get to Riot Bear for Barnaby I will always love this pattern. You…

D I WHY

I shall now rant about stuff for a bit. I like a lot of pages on FaceBook and Blogs dedicated to crafts, some because I would like to learn or improve skills others because I like pretty things, especially when they are made by a person, you know a real relatable person, someone who loves…

Puff Stitch

#4 Puff stitch   Ooops I used the same yarn as last time, I blame The Hellions. Nice for a bit of understated texture, but I never was understated, I prefer bobble stitch.😉   TTFN

Heart Coin Purse by Crochet Treasures

Heart Coin Purse by Crochet Treasures       RRP Free Worsted 5mm hook     I have made loads of these, The Hellions have one each, the teachers got one last summer, I have sold them at craft fairs, loads. The pattern is very well written and easy to understand, it’s just… make one… just do.…

Say Hello To My Little Friend.

OK, don’t because my little friend is actually nits. The joys of having kids. So, it’s the school holidays but we had very little planned, Dolly’s on Wednesday (alllll day) and Geek Girls ultra geeky birthday on Thursday, until Tuesday that is. I was getting The Hellions ready to go visiting with Crochet Widower so…

Ratios

It is the end of the tax year, this makes me obsessed with figures, ALL figures, I can’t help myself. I do love numbers and spreadsheets and ratios. In the last few weeks I have seen my blog stats turn on their head, you see usually most of my traffic comes from the US, not…

Box Stitch

Three weeks in and we have Box Stitch. Not my favorite stitch to be fair, it looks nice and I can think of a few ways to use it, but I do not like working in to a chain, it’s just too slow, unless I am doing it wrong and someone tells me how “derp”…

Baking Set by Sally Byrne

Baking Set by Sally Byrne       RRP £5.19   This pattern was actually a team effort with some of The Witches for a crafty birthday (I think it was the first, or at least one of the first), with it being a team effort I only have photos of my portion of the…

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Long Weekend

I actually finished the hand spun project last week but as it was a gift I had to wait to tell you about it. It has been sat in my bedroom blocking for most of the week. It is also smaller than I had hoped, it is really difficult gauging how much rayn you will get…

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Inchoate Lamb Hoodie

Lamb Hoodie Instant download crochet pattern £1.50      This pattern is available in US and UK terms This pattern is for the hoodie only and assumes that you own the Inchoate pattern. Leap in to action this Spring with this adorable Lamb hoodie. 4mm hook 20 DC/SC + 16 Rows = 4 inches 4mm hook 130m A 5m B   INC= Increases…