It's been a little while but its time for some more hooded blankets to be added to the collection! First out is a dragon - he's out first as he was getting a little impatient and I couldn't risk any flame blowing in my craft bag! Its now time to fly off and have some… Continue reading Time to go on some dragon adventures with a crochet dragon hooded blanket
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
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 making my crochet rabbit storage baskets I still needed a couple more so decided instead of just making more rabbits to make something different. Since I still had plenty of brown wool left over I opted to make some mice. I made sure that they would still be stackable so would be able stack… Continue reading From hopping to squeaking some crochet mice baskets are joining the rabbits!
I have had an idea for some embroidered hoops for a while now and have finally had a chance to sit down and draw up the patterns and start getting them made. They have come together surprisingly quickly as I thought it would take a lot longer to do the stitching, this is a… Continue reading Time for some embroidered hoop making adventures, into the woodland first with this very cute fox
I'm gradually working my way through putting together all the animal blanket parts in my Craft bag and the next animal out is a bear. Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew
The hooded blanket theme is continuing here, soon as I think I've made them all a few more ideas pop into my head!, I do have a few other projects on the sidelines that will be making there way on here soon but I just wanted to get a few more of these blankets finished… Continue reading Woofing and wagging its tail out of the crochet bag is a dog hooded blanket with pattern
This very cute giraffe is from Edwards Menagerie by Kerry Lord, I really like the animals in this book and find them really good fun to make. I've had the giraffe on my makes list for a while now and I was very pleased to finally get round to making it. I love the spot… Continue reading Gracefully walking in amongst all the Minecraft makes (and wondering what is going on) is one very happy giraffe!
The next Minecraft pattern I decided to make was for a squid. This pattern basically consists of just a rectangle and 8 legs so hasn't got too much to it and doesn't take too long to make as a result. I am really happy with how it came out, I think it was the eye… Continue reading Speedily swimming in is a new pattern for a Minecraft squid!
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
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'm currently working on quite a big crochet project that I have had on my list for a while and have been trying to ignore! Progress has been going well with it, until that is I ran out of wool!! This always seems to happen to me, and even worse there was no more of… Continue reading I know I promised a non animal make but that project has hit a bit of a snag, so while that’s on hold here is a very jazzy and fluffy hedgehog!
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!
I saw these in Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine issue 12 a while ago and they looked so cute I really wanted to make them. However, I haven't really made much patchwork apart from quilts and a couple of Easter eggs so I wasn't too sure how well I would fair making them, especially as… Continue reading Two patchwork rabbits: I took on a bit of a challenge with these two and by the time I finished then I was hopping along in excitement with them!
My list of makes to do is starting to get out of hand, I barely seem to get one item finished off the list and am adding at least two new ones! I've decided to try and get through some of the smaller makes on the list to try and get it down a bit… Continue reading Even though the menagerie makes have come to an end the creature makes are continuing – now for a family of owls!
I opted to make the Dorset Down Sheep as my final menagerie make in my week dedicated to making animals from Edwards menagerie by Kerry Lord - How could I not it's just adorable! I used a slightly lighter colour for the nose arms and ears as I didn't have a darker one in my… Continue reading Sadly my week of menagerie animal makes has come to an end, but it’s ended on a high with a fabewelous sheep!
I have managed to complete a third animal from Edwards Menagerie by Kerry Lord this week, I wasn't too sure how many I would get finished when I set out on my week of making these animals but I am happy that at day 5 I have got three made. I opted to use a… Continue reading Went a bit batty trying to finish this one off but have managed to complete my third animal make of the week – flapping in is a very cute bat…
Days two and three of my week of crochet animal making were focussed on this lovely hippo! Pattern was again from Kerry Lords book, Edwards menagerie. Similarly to my elephant make I opted to use a 4mm hook and again choose a multicoloured wool, this time using a 50g ball of Sirdar Click chunky DK… Continue reading Freshly hooked and straight off to the seaside, this hippo is making the most of this nice weather!
So far I have made the aardvark and alpaca from my recent book purchase of Edwards menagerie, by Kerry Lord. I really love this book, the animals are just so adorable! I have been raring to start some more of these animals but have had to put them on hold whilst finishing off some other… Continue reading I can’t hold it back any longer, there’s going be a bit of a crochet animal take over this week, day 1 and part 1: Elephant
After completing the aardvark from the Edwards menagerie book I decided to embark on another name from the book, as previously it took me a while to decide which one to do! After narrowing it down to a few I could do with wool I already had in my stash that I could make them… Continue reading Following on from the aardvark, here’s an alpaca!
I first came across this book after seeing the finished animals featured in an email from a craft shop, they all looked so cute and I couldn't believe that there were over 40 animals patterns in this one book! I know a lot of little ones who would love these little critters along with a… Continue reading Aardvark teddy – first make from a new book purchase, can’t wait to get started on the rest and with over 40 to choose from think im going to be busy!!
I was browsing while walking past craft magazines the other day and was stopped suddenly in my tracks by one of the cutest quilted octopuses! I quickly grabbed a copy of Quilt Now magazine issue 11 and was so keen to get started on it I started it as soon as I got home -… Continue reading Swimming in amongst the crochet flower makes, a super cute pair of quilted octopuses!
I know a little one who absolutely adores goldfish crackers - I am an big fan of them too and had the idea to make a crochet goldfish cracker, but rather than just a stuffed toy I decided to make a goldfish cracker that would hold smaller goldfish crackers, perfect for a little one to… Continue reading Cracking up a crochet goldfish
I've seen a lot crochet storage baskets recently, and knew one would be perfect for my mum for Mother's Day to keep all her spare wool in (I think she has even more than me!). I came across a fox basket on Pinterest (https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/247275835764293017/) and thought it looked really good, and I decided I needed… Continue reading Another make is taking flight from its cosy (over full) basket, completed using the largest pattern I have created myself to date! Swooping out we have Owen the owl storage basket!