I've finally got chance to make some reusable face wipes and the added bonus was I had some cotton 4ply already in my stash that I could use for them! 100% cotton 4 ply 4.5 mm hook Using 2 strands at the same time (either 2 of the same colour or two different colours). Change… Continue reading Cotton Reusable Face Scrubbies Pattern
I wanted to make a few more storage baskets and decided to make some with a dinosaur theme - so here are some stegosaurus storage baskets, might see if I can do a few more different dinosaurs patterns over the next few weeks. The pattern for this is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry… Continue reading Time for some dinosaur adventures with these crochet stegosaurus storage baskets
I wanted to make a hedgehog design on a cushion and decided that by using some patchwork triangles I could add some more texture to the cushion, and lots of triangles later and the hedgehog was completed! Think I might make another hedgehog cushion in the shape of a larger hedgehog and patchwork triangles on… Continue reading Hedgehog Patchwork Cushion Tutorial
After my first few crochet Dachshund makes I still had a few more I wanted to do and first out is this Corner to Corner Dachshund Cushion. The pattern for this is available in two sizes over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew
I liked my crochet Dachshund wall hanging so much and I really enjoy corner to corner so I decided to make another! However I wanted this one to be a little bigger, have slightly different hanging loops and have some tassels. So with those requirements in mind I set off and made a second version… Continue reading Just had to make one more crochet Dachshund wall hanging – but this time just a little bigger!
I have been meaning to make some more crochet storage baskets but too many other projects have been sneaking in the way first! Now hat most of those are finished I have managed to squeeze in a new set or storage baskets, this time it's a set of frogs! The pattern for this is available… Continue reading It’s been a while but the crochet storage baskets are back – jumping in are some frogs!
Earlier this year I took part in Zeens and Rogers granny cal 2019 and it took me a while to think of something I could do which would be a little different, then one day after spending a while messing with some graph paper and coloured pencils I thought about having a change of direction… Continue reading Bit of a twist on a crochet granny square blanket – time for a log cabin for granny!
This blanket has been in the pipeline for a long time now, I have been making a bit, changing my mind on the stitches used, undoing it then redoing it and not liking the stripe arrangement and undoing it.... for what seems like forever, however I finally hit a breakthrough a few weeks ago where… Continue reading Textured stripe crochet blanket – so snuggly I’m making more!
After making my Dachshund corner to corner blanket pattern I've had it in mind to do a few more Dachshund makes and I have finally got a chance to do some! The first is a Dachshund wall hanging, I've wanted to make a wall hanging for a little while now and thought it would be… Continue reading Dachshund Crochet Wall Hanging (the first of many Dachshund makes to come!)
After a quiet few weeks after Christmas I decided it was time to get back on with some crochet makes and I decided to go for a corner to corner blanket, I had a crazy amount of ideas in my head for a pattern so it took me a little while to get one drawn… Continue reading Corner to corner crochet block crazy blanket
After last years year of stitches make I decided to undertake another this year. This one however is slightly different to last years and instead of little pictures I'm trying out all different stitches for each of the days, I've been wanting to try out lots of new stitches for a while now and this… Continue reading Year of stitches 2019 – at the starting blocks and ready for another year!
It doesn't seem two minutes ago I was starting my first year of stitches yet a whole year has gone by and my 2018 year of stitches has come to an end. I'm hoping this next year doesn't go by as quickly as I don't think I could keep up! Here's my finished year of… Continue reading Year of stitches 2018 – completed
The Christmas countdown is on (how can it only be a week away!!) and I am so pleased I have got these little monsters finished - the last week before Christmas always seems to go by so quickly so I am glad to have got these finished so early on as I still have a… Continue reading Got to keep a close eye on these mischievous little monsters (crochet storage basket monsters!)
These storage baskets are made with my current favourite stitch - a bobble stitch, I love the textured effect you get when using a bobble effect among other flat stitches. The colours in these are my favourites to use in winter time, I always seem to drift towards using them when the weather starts to… Continue reading Bobble Texture Crochet Storage Baskets Pattern
I recently took part in a Corner to Corner crochet along by Zeens and Roger (zeensandroger.wordpress.com) I really enjoy making corner to corner crochet as its great seeing the pattern gradually evolve so was really looking forward to giving it a go. I decided to do a Dachshund themed blanket. It took quite a few attempts… Continue reading Corner to Corner Dachshund Blanket Pattern
Now I have got my sewing Christmas makes (Trees, Stockings) out of the way I have been able to focus on finishing some of the embroidery makes I have been working on over the last few months. First one completed is a embroidered flowers embroidery hoop. The pattern is one I put together using a… Continue reading Slowly making progress on the Christmas makes – next up a Embroidered flower embroidery hoop.
Continuing on from my Christmas Tree makes are these mini stockings, these are great for putting little presents into and they can easily by personalised by sewing a name onto them. I made these using Christmas Birdhouse fabric by The Craft Cotton Company. To make a stocking: Cut out a paper template the size you… Continue reading Christmas Mini Stockings
Its that time of year where it all gets a little manic as I realise theres not long left for me to finish off all my Christmas present makes, no mater how early I start I always seem to end up at this stage with me looking at the calendar wondering if I will actually… Continue reading Fabric Christmas Tree Decorations
After making my Crochet Elf Storage baskets I had an idea to make an Elf drawstring bag for some of my other Christmas presents to go into, I always seem to use paper gift bags at Christmas when gifting and decided to go for something a bit different this year. I also seem to have… Continue reading Crochet Elf drawstring bag
Add a bit of a Christmas theme to your storage with these Elf storage baskets. These Elf baskets came from an idea I had for gifting this year as I thought they would be perfect for putting a gift inside such as sweets or any other loose items - rather than a basket hamper you… Continue reading Crochet elf storage baskets
After my tumbling blocks pineapple cushion make I had a few ideas for some other crochet fruit cushions and first out is a strawberry cushion. The pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew
After making some teddy camels a little while back I had the idea of making some more but this time rather than just a singular teddy I would make one camel which a couple of little camels could fit in. I used fabric from the Moroccan Bazzar range by The Craft Cotton Company. For these… Continue reading Something a little random (but very cute) a couple of camels!
After Steve I decided to make a Mooshroom cow storage case as well - they make up so quickly and are so handy its hard to stop making more! This one is a bit bigger than the Steve at 23x13cm. Once you have completed the pattern fold the case in half with wrong sides together… Continue reading Minecraft Mooshroom corner to corner crochet cow storage case pattern
After completing my tumbling blocks cushion I decided I wanted to do another without a background and using a different textured stitch, and from that a new tumbling blocks cushion was born. The pattern for this is available over on my Etsy shop and Ravelry: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew
I've had a few Minecraft storage cases on my list since my Creeper and Ghast cases (a few is an understatement to be honest!). The first is a Steve, this is slightly smaller than the Creeper and Ghast as the pattern worked out better in a smaller size and I wanted a smaller size for… Continue reading Minecraft Steve corner to corner storage case
Since making my tumbling blocks pineapple blanket and cushion I have had a few more tumbling projects in the works and the first out is this heart cushion. I added some textures to the heart blocks with some bobbles to make them really stand out from the background and give a textured feel and opted… Continue reading Tumbling blocks crochet heart cushion
I can't believe how quickly this year seems to be going, doesn't seem to minutes ago I was getting ready for Easter and now the focus is on Christmas. After making my Halloween bottle/can covers I made a note to make some for Christmas too and I have finally got round to getting some made.… Continue reading Christmas is rapidly approaching, crochet can/bottle covers at the ready!
Following on from my tumbling blocks pineapple blanket I decided to continue with the pineapple theme and make a tumbling blocks pattern pineapple cushion. I've really liked using the tumbling blocks pattern and think there may be a few more makes using them in the future! Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry… Continue reading Continuing the pineapple theme with a crochet pineapple cushion
Following on from my fabric tumbling blocks Bambi quilt I decided I wanted to try something similar with crochet and combined this with an idea I had for doing a blanket with pineapples on. It took me a little while to get the pattern layout as I wanted but after many failed drawings I finally… Continue reading Time for some crochet pineapples!
I received some lovely Japanese Florals fabric by The Craft Cotton Company and decided to do a fan block quilt. I must admit was a little daunted about all the curves - I don't think I have ever sewn so may curved edges before, however, I made sure I took my time (I'm terrible for… Continue reading Patchwork fan block quilt