Keeping the summertime feeling going with some summery bird bunting

I received some gorgeous fabric from The Craft Cotton Company which was perfect for making some summery bunting. Instead of doing triangles I made a bird shaped design with some felt and button details – I love being able to mix in different fabrics and accessories on a make.

The tutorial to make these is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk

Watching out for any bugs to catch….some chameleon storage baskets

I’ve been on a bit of a storage basket theme recently but with so many I want to make they have been taking over my WIP’s and I have been trying to get a few more finished. Next out of the crochet pile are these Chameleon storage baskets, I love the eyes and body details on these and they have really made me smile while making them.

The pattern is available over on my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

All Set To Be Flying Happily In The Breeze……Some Kite Bunting

I received some lovely summer ice lolly fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and wanted to make some summery bunting using it, I didn’t want to just do triangular bunting with this so decided to go a bit different and make some kite shaped bunting – perfect for flying happily in the breeze this summer.

The tutorial is available over on their blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk

Cotton Reusable Face Scrubbies Pattern

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 to a different colour at the end of round 5 for a different colour on the outer edge.

Bobble stitch:

yo, insert hook, pull up, yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook) yo, insert hook, yo, pull up, yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook) yo, insert hook, yo, pull up, yo, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook) yo, pull through all loops.

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc (12sc).

Round 2: *sc into next sc, sc into row below. Repeat from * around.

Round 3: 2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat around (18sc).

Round 4: *sc into next sc, bobble into next stitch. Repeat around.

Round 5: *2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches. Repeat around (24sc).

Round 6: *(ss, ch1, ss into next sc) ss into next stitch. Repeat from * around.

Fasten off.

Time for some dinosaur adventures with these crochet stegosaurus storage baskets

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 is available over on my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

In sneaks another dachshund make….dachshund corner to corner crochet cushion

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 is available over on my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

Hedgehog Patchwork Cushion Tutorial

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 both sides.

The fabric was the Chickie fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company and the tutorial is now available over on their blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2019/04/25/Hedgehog-Patchwork-Cushion

Just had to make one more crochet Dachshund wall hanging – but this time just a little bigger!

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 – here it is!

The pattern is available over on my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

It’s been a while but the crochet storage baskets are back – jumping in are some frogs!

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!

Pattern is available on my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew