Crochet · Patterns

Buzzing About With Some Bumble Bees, Crochet Ones That Is

I wanted to make something that would be perfect for brightening up a room, and after a few sketches of corner to corner crochet pattern ideas I came up with a bumble bee design. I knew this was the one I wanted to make and what made it even better was I had all the wool colours I needed to make it – not often that happens!

I wanted something a bit different on the border around the cushion so threw in a stitch I don’t often get a chance to use – a billion stitch and am really glad I did.

I love cushions when they have Pom Pom details so decided to add four – one to each corner.

I decided to call this pattern Buzzing Around and it’s available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

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

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew

I Like this pattern so much I have a feeling this pattern may pop up again very soon in a slightly different make!

Patterns · Sewing

Spring makes continue with some bouncy rabbits

After making some spring themed drawstring bags I decided to keep on going with the spring themed makes and make some more Bunny rabbits with secret storage pouch. I only managed to make one of these last year while putting together a tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company and have had them on my to do list since then – finally (and with plenty of time for once) I have got some more finished so I can take that job off my list (which still seems to be growing on a daily basis!)

I used the same Craft Cotton Company yarn dyed stripe fabric for these as the colours worked out well for the rabbits when I made them last time so I decided to stick with it for these.

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

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2019/04/06/Rabbit-Cosy-Tutorial

Sewing · Craft · Patterns

With spring approaching it’s time to get making some spring chickens!

With spring sneaking up on me I decided it was time to get making some spring themed makes so I wouldn’t get behind (Like normal) and end up making things in a panic at the last minute.

First up are some drawstring chicken bags. I used a pattern I put together for The Craft Cotton Company last year for these and some Craft Cotton Company Fabric (Chickie fat quarter set) from in my stash that I used to make the original one.

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

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2019/03/26/Chicken-Drawstring-Bag

Craft · Patterns · Sewing

Time to organise my fabric stash with some fabric storage baskets

I’ve been needing to organise my fabric for a while now – every time I open the cupboard it’s in I have to be quick to get what I want and get out again before it all falls out! I decided it was time to get it organised and soon realised I needed some more storage baskets to keep the smaller bits of fabric together in.

Luckily I put together a pattern a few years ago for The Craft Cotton Company to make some fabric storage baskets so I used that to make some more. I found some Lewis and Irene fabric in my stash to use – County Life for the outside and The Glen for the lining.

Now I’ve got it all tidy I can now get in my cupboard without having to avoid any falling bits of fabric – hopefully I can keep it tidy for a bit longer this time!

Pattern is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2016/11/17/Fabric-Box-Tutorial

Crochet · Patterns

Keeping cozy in the cold winter months with a crochet dachshund cowl

The weather has been so cold and wet recently I decided I needed to make something to wear which didn’t just keep me warm but to bring a bit of a smile on the dark days too. As a result I came up with a dachshund cowl – and the pattern is now available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops:

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew

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

Crochet · Patterns

Bring a summer garden into your home with these crochet storage baskets

With all the wet and cold weather that’s been happening I decided to try and brighten things up a bit by making some summer garden themed storage baskets with flowers and bee details. They have definitely brought a bit of summer into the house, still horrible weather outside unfortunately – roll on summer!

Pattern now available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops:

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

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew

Crochet · Patterns

Lots Of Love Crochet Wall Hanging

I was a bit worried I wouldn’t get this finished in time for Friday but after putting all other projects to one side and making sure I focused on getting this one finished I have managed to get it completed with a couple of days to go.

I hadn’t thought about adding the heart details with the tassels but when I had finished it I wanted to put on a little bit more heart detail and decided a few hearts at the bottom would add that extra detail.

The pattern for this is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops:

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew

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