After finishing my textured ‘Going Wavy’ blanket and cushion I decided to continue on the textured stitch path and after a while of trying out some different stitches and effects they gave I came across one which I could make a circle with. I really liked the circle effect and started making a blanket with… Continue reading Time for more texture with a few crochet circles: round in circles blanket
I’ve been working on a blanket for a while now, it’s taken me so long to get it finished because I couldn’t quite decide on the pattern and each time I started I wasn’t too sure whether it was going to be too wavy. After a number of restarts and pattern changes I decided to… Continue reading Time to go a bit wavy, with a textured crochet blanket
I really enjoy corner to corner crochet and thought it was about time I got a few more corner to corner projects completed. First on my list was a football themed blanket. I wanted to add a bit more texture on the blanket so decided to make the footballs textured so they really stand out.… Continue reading Getting sporty with a crochet football blanket
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
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 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
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
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 received some lovely Japanese Florals fabric by The Craft Cotton Company and decided to do a fan block quilt. I must admit was a little daunted about all the curves - I don't think I have ever sewn so may curved edges before, however, I made sure I took my time (I'm terrible for… Continue reading Patchwork fan block quilt
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 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!
When I saw this Bambi fabric by The Craft Cotton Company I knew it would be perfect for making a quilt, I have been looking at doing a tumbling block pattern on a quilt for a while now and decided now was time to give it a go! I have always stayed clear of the… Continue reading Bambi fabric mini tumbling blocks quilt
Little bit of a change from the hooded blankets with this crochet seahorse tail blanket, perfect for escaping away for some under the sea adventures. Fully size customisable from babies to adult based on waist measurement. Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew
Ive been working on a few more crochet hooded blankets and the first new blanket out the craft basket is this very bright and happy flamingo! Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew Now to get back to finishing the others!
The hooded blanket makes are continuing with this very happy mallard duck. There are now also two sizes in the pattern for all the hooded blankets. Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew
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
I thought about putting a cat blanket together not long after starting on my mouse one, and i have now managed to get all the pieces finished off and attached. I love the eye detail on this blanket, I really wanted them to stand out and using the bright green colour definitely achieved that. … Continue reading Following on from the crochet hooded mouse blanket is a crafty cat.
I've been working on a few more hooded blanket patterns over the last few weeks and am super excited to get this mouse blanket uploaded. The pattern is a available on my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/535942511
After making the puffin hooded blanket I decided to do another bird blanket and thought I would do a toucan. Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew
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
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 few more patterns for these blankets will hopefully be joining it over the next few weeks - its all gone a bit animal blanket mad over here!.
Think I might have been a little ambitious this year with the number of crochet blankets I am wanting to make especially with the timescale I had left to do them in. However, I'm not letting the doubt take over and I am carrying on regardless in the hope I might just get them finished… Continue reading The end is in sight for the Christmas makes, only three more crochet blankets and a couple of scarfs to go…..
When a friend of mine announced she was having a baby I was super excited and started to think of what I could make for when her little one arrived. I saw this pattern on Pinterest and knew straight away it would be perfect, it was so cute! I love how the blanket is stored… Continue reading Splashing in before Christmas, a very cute crochet whale and blanket
After I completed my dinosaur tail I had another idea for a tail - a dragon one, so I got cracking and completed one! I've still got a few more ideas for tails too so hopefully won't be long until another pattern will appear! The pattern for this is available over on my Etsy and… Continue reading Swoop away with a flick of your very own dragon tail
I've been working on a dinosaur tail and a pattern to make one for a while now, it's been quite a challenge but I finally got the pattern finished and tested a few days ago. Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew I opted for a green and beige… Continue reading Unleash your under dinosaur with your own dinosaur tail blanket
After the success of my two Minecraft blankets (mooshroom, creeper) I'm on my way with the next one, this time I'm going for a ghast to match the ghast soft toy I previously made a pattern for. I opted to use a different granny square pattern to the Minecraft creeper (traditional granny square) and mushroom… Continue reading The grannies are assembling again, I think it may take me a while to get this next set finished – they never like to meet in small numbers in my house!