Over the past few months I have been working away on something crochet related and now its all up and running I can finally share it! http://www.patreon.com/hookstitchsew I have decided to set up a Patreon page which will contain exclusive content including: Behind the scenesExclusive posts of works in progress, materials, and tipsFree crochet Monthly… Continue reading Patreon – Starting a new crochet adventure……
Summer is starting to come to an end and I have decided that with the prospect of winter approaching it was time for a sale over on my Etsy shop. So from today until the 30th September you can get 30% off all my patterns over on my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew
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
How can we be in May already, it doesn't seem two minutes since it was the start of January and I was just getting started on this year in stitches journey. Here's a little update on what's been going on over the last 5 weeks (weeks 13-17). Week 13: saw the completion of the tulips… Continue reading A year in stitches weeks 13-17
I've been working on a crochet granny along over the last 6 weeks by Zeens and Roger https://zeensandroger.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/granny-is-a-go-go-a-crochet-along/ It's been great fun getting all the granny squares made for this - I was a bit worried I would be tight on time for getting them all finished but I managed to get them all made… Continue reading Crochet Granny cal18 comes to an end – finished just in time!
Week 5 already! It's been rainy and windy this week so I've added in some more rain and some wind, snow is meant to be on its way so think more snow will be appearing by next week!
I managed to get all my Christmas makes completed in plenty of time this year (yey!) which meant I had time to fit in a sneaky make for myself before starting up again with other makes. This cross stitch project I have been wanting to make for sometime but previously haven't found the time to… Continue reading Sneaking in a little crafty cross stitch sampler
I made this cable tidy roll tutorial for the Craft Cotton Company using their gorgeous Grayson Fat quarter set. Perfect for keeping all those unruly cables untangled and in one place so you wont loose any. This would make an ideal Christmas present for anyone who has lots of cables which like tying themselves together!… Continue reading Cable tidy roll Tutorial – perfect christmas gift make
Ive been working on a few more crochet hooded blanket patterns over the last few months and there are bits of different animals and birds gathering up in my craft basket and starting to overflow all over the place!. In an attempt to reduce the crammed conditions in the craft basket I have managed… Continue reading Make your own circus of puffins with this crochet hooded puffin blanket pattern
Following on from my dinosaur and dragon tail blankets is a crocodile tail blanket. I love making these tail blankets so it wont be too long until a few more patterns start to come together! Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew
A little elf has decided to bring a little treat for anyone wanting to buy something from my Etsy shop, enter the code XMAS2016 at checkout to receive 20% off your order. Valid until 31st December 2016. For anyone wanting to make a cute little elf for themselves, I found the pattern over on Pinterest… Continue reading Not long left now, time for a treat….
After a long time of deliberating over it I have finally decided to get an Etsy shop put together. I've always been too nervous in the past but I thought it was time to just go for it - Scary times! And quite fittingly my first listings are some very spooky crochet Halloween eyeballs, and… Continue reading Etsy….
I completed this drawstring Playmat tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company using their lovely balloon fabric. I have seen these about for a while and thought they were a brilliant idea, they make tidying up all those little tiny toy pieces that manage to get everywhere so much easier and anything that reduces the risk… Continue reading A drawstring playmat – Perfect for reducing any standing on stray toy incidents and ideal for quick tidying up
After completing the leopard hat I had a lot of yellowy wool left over so decided to use it to make the tiger from Vanessa Mooncie's Crocheted Animal Hats. I love the hats in this book, I think making them is a bit addictive! Unlike the leopard hat where the spot detail was added in… Continue reading Another animal hat completed, a tiger this time. It’s going to be like a zoo in here soon with all these hat animals!
I decided early on in the year that I would make quilts this year for Christmas gifts, by deciding early on I knew I would have plenty of time to get them made. Unfortunately I have been so busy with other makes I completely lost track of time and forgot about getting started on these… Continue reading I have been so busy with all my other makes I forgot about my mass of Christmas gift quilts I need to make! After a slight panic the first is finished – only 3 more to go!
I really enjoyed making my frog hat from Vanessa Mooncie's crocheted animal hats book and wanted to make a few more as Christmas gifts for friends. I managed to find a little time Inbetween some quilts I am making (and that are starting to take over!) to make a leopard one - this took me… Continue reading Following in the leaps of the frog hat, sneaking in is a very cute leopard one
Im glad I have managed to get some time to get this frog hat made, the colder weather is starting to creep in and it won't be long before I will be needing a hat to keep the chill at bay! I saw this frog in Vanessa Mooncie's book Crocheted animal hats and it stood… Continue reading Jumping in just in time for the colder weather is a frog woolly hat!
I have been plodding along making granny squares for what seems like an age now - it's my fault it's taken me so long really though because I have only been making the squares in the few spare moments I have had between other craft projects. Also I got so carried away making granny squares… Continue reading 100 granny squares later and it’s finally finished – the grannies have successfully morphed into a pixelated Minecraft creeper blanket
Some friends of mine have just got a very cute little puppy and I was wanting to make him a little present for Christmas, I searched about online and came across something I knew would be perfect - this knitted dog ball: http://m.instructables.com/id/Knitted-dog-ball-that-helps-clean-their-teeth/?ALLSTEPS The only problem was it was a knitting pattern rather than crochet,… Continue reading A great make for any four legged friends this Christmas – a crochet dog ball
Halloween wouldn't be complete without some cackling witches lurking about, so I thought of doing these witches hat decorations, it should keep people on their toes - you never know when the witch might come cackling back to get it! You could do these as big or as small as you wanted, I opted to… Continue reading Cackle cackle cackle ….. it’s time for some witches hats
I'm continuing on my Halloween item making spree with Benjamin the crochet bat. I already have one bat I made a few months ago from Edwards Menagerie but wanted a few more for my Halloween decorations. I didn't want these to look as realistic as the menagerie one so decided on doing a overly large… Continue reading Flapping in to join the spiders is Benjamin the crochet Halloween bat!
I was so pleased with my quilted patchwork spider I decided to make another fabric spider for Halloween. I wanted this to be a bit different to the previous spider so decided to make the body out of patchwork hexagons using one of my favourite patch working methods - English paper piecing. I really enjoy… Continue reading Following the success of my patchwork quilted spider I decided to make another – you can never have too many spiders at Halloween – only fabric ones that is!
I love making Pom poms, any chance and I'm making them. They are so easy and quick to make, perfect for Halloween decorations! I made some spiders last year but wanted to make a few more, this time I have stuck to using black orange and white but you could use any colours you like.… Continue reading Who doesn’t love a Pom Pom, any excuse and I am making them – perfect for Halloween makes too….part 1: spider
I've been a little quiet on here lately - I've been very busy with quite a few makes that are taking a while to get finished, so I thought I would do a little preview on one that I'm doing. I've started another of my Christmas makes, this ones a granny square blanket and will… Continue reading 40 down 60 to go, think I better get cracking with these granny squares or this Minecraft make is never going to be finished!
I was caught off guard a little while ago by a friends little one who asked me if I could make them a Star Wars R2-D2 toy, and without really thinking about it I said "yes of course, why not". I've been quite busy with makes the last few weeks so I had forgotten all… Continue reading I should really think a bit more before agreeing to make something, really could have done with some Jedi force with this Star Wars R2-D2 make!
I'm slowly starting to make a bit of a dent into my to do list - it maybe only a small dent but it's all progress! The number of animal makes I have completed and have still yet to do is just insane, although finally they are starting to reduce in number and I have… Continue reading Another animal make – I know they are really starting to get out of hand now, but I really couldn’t resist these dashingly cute dachshunds!
After finishing my squid I have been thinking of some other sea makes to complete, and decided to make an octopus! Similarly to the squid I didn't want it to be too cartoony - which was quite a challenge when doing the pattern, but after a few attempts at getting it right and a lot… Continue reading I have a feeling the sea is going to start getting a bit crowded with all these sea makes! Joining Sidney the squid is Oscar the crochet Octopus, designing this pattern was quite a challenge!
I had a couple of cards I needed to make for some upcoming birthdays so I got out my stash and got together the bits I was wanting to make the cards with when some things caught my eye, first an ultimate card pack of Tilly Daydream by Docrafts Papermania which I completely forget I… Continue reading I needed to make a couple of cards and I think I might have got a bit carried away..Part 1: Tilly Daydream cards
The idea for a crochet blanket happened when I saw some wool in a shop with Pom poms attached - Designer Yarns jester wool in baby mint (colour 6). I liked it to much I bought a load of it with the idea of making a blanket. However I couldn't quite decide on what pattern… Continue reading Waves upon waves..with a couple of Pom poms thrown in for good measure!
Finally got around to sorting out my Twitter account @hookstitchsew