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
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
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 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've had the idea for a flamingo cushion for a while now and when I received some Essential Trends fat quarters in pink by The Craft Cotton Company I knew they would be perfect for making one with. It was great fun putting this cushion together and I have kept him sat on my craft… Continue reading This flamingo cushion will always stand out from the crowd!
Don't think it's possible to have too many flowers so this English Garden fabric by The Craft Cotton Company was perfect for me to get making with! I decided on two different makes which combined used 1 jelly roll and 1 fat quarter set. I was a bit worried about problems I might encounter with… Continue reading But of floral fabric fun with a reversible bag and woven cushion
Following my first successful attempt at corner to corner crochet with my corner to corner hearts blanket I decided to venture back and try something else. I have had an idea for some crochet storage cases for a while now and combined with my like for making things Minecraft related I decided to… Continue reading Another flurry into corner to corner crochet with these Minecraft Creeper and Ghast storage cases
I have been wanting to give corner to corner crochet a try for a while now but I've had too many other projects on the go to really give it a try, so a few weeks ago I found some wool that I really wanted to use for a corner to corner make so I… Continue reading Bit of corner to corner crochet love with this hearts pattern mini blanket
I've been looking at folded star/pine burr quilt designs for a little while now and have been wanting to see if I could make one. I received some gorgeous floral fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and decided it was now or never and would give it a try by making a cushion cover. I… Continue reading A few triangles later a folded star cushion emerged….
After finishing my rabbits, mice, and bear storage baskets I started on making some owl ones too, however, I got slightly distracted by a few other projects that have recently made their way into my projects pile (which is become more like a mountain!). It dawned on me the other day that I hadn't finished… Continue reading With a twit and a twoo these crochet owl storage baskets have happily flew out from my projects pile
Following on from camel bunting, sprocket cushions and camel toys I also used the Moroccan Bazaar fabric by The Craft Cotton Company to make a mosaic effect patchwork cushion. I would have loved to make a quilt in this pattern but it would have taken me much longer than the time I had, especially since… Continue reading Mosaic patchwork cushion tutorial
Following on from my camel bunting I also made some soft toy camels! On these I used buttons for the eyes and also made a tail out of the same fabric rather than use embroidery thread/ribbon. I couldn't decide which way round to do the legs so opted to do them different ways on each… Continue reading Camel soft toy tutorial – don’t think it’s possible to have too many camels!
Following on from making the sprocket cushions using The Craft Cotton Company Moroccan Bazaar fabric range I also made some camel bunting - I wasn't too sure of i could get it to work out as I wanted but after a few goes of different camel shapes and layouts I managed to get it… Continue reading Camel bunting tutorial