All Set To Be Flying Happily In The Breeze……Some Kite Bunting

I received some lovely summer ice lolly fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and wanted to make some summery bunting using it, I didn’t want to just do triangular bunting with this so decided to go a bit different and make some kite shaped bunting – perfect for flying happily in the breeze this summer.

The tutorial is available over on their blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk

Cotton Reusable Face Scrubbies Pattern

I’ve finally got chance to make some reusable face wipes and the added bonus was I had some cotton 4ply already in my stash that I could use for them!

100% cotton 4 ply

4.5 mm hook

Using 2 strands at the same time (either 2 of the same colour or two different colours).

Change to a different colour at the end of round 5 for a different colour on the outer edge.

Bobble stitch:

yo, insert hook, pull up, yo, pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook) yo, insert hook, yo, pull up, yo, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook) yo, insert hook, yo, pull up, yo, pull through 2 loops (4 loops on hook) yo, pull through all loops.

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc (12sc).

Round 2: *sc into next sc, sc into row below. Repeat from * around.

Round 3: 2sc into next sc, sc into next stitch. Repeat around (18sc).

Round 4: *sc into next sc, bobble into next stitch. Repeat around.

Round 5: *2sc into next sc, sc into next two stitches. Repeat around (24sc).

Round 6: *(ss, ch1, ss into next sc) ss into next stitch. Repeat from * around.

Fasten off.

It’s been a while but the crochet storage baskets are back – jumping in are some frogs!

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!

Pattern is available on my Etsy shop:

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

Bit of a twist on a crochet granny square blanket – time for a log cabin for granny!

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 in the granny blanket. From that the granny log twist was born! I had to keep an eye on what row I was on when making the pattern as I had a habit of getting a bit carried away and forgetting I needed to add the twist in!

I have now made two of these blankets and have finally had a chance to get the pattern sorted and uploaded to my Etsy shop.

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

Textured stripe crochet blanket – so snuggly I’m making more!

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 I found the perfect stitch and the perfect stripe layout.

I found the stitch gave a perfect textured snugglyness to the blanket which I was looking for and now I have finally got the blanket finished and the pattern is now available over on my Etsy shop. I love this blanket so much I am already starting on another in a different colour!

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

Dachshund Crochet Wall Hanging (the first of many Dachshund makes to come!)

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 great to combine the Dachshund and the wall hanging together, I’m really please with how it’s turned out.

After making this wall hanging a few more Dachshund ideas popped to mind – be prepared for quite a few over the next few months!

Pattern is available over on my Etsy shop:

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

Corner to corner crochet block crazy blanket

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 down on paper since all the ideas were trying to compete with each other! But after a lot of changing about and editing the final pattern was this – the block crazy blanket!

Pattern is available over on my Etsy shop:

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

Year of stitches 2019 – at the starting blocks and ready for another year!

After last years year of stitches make I decided to undertake another this year. This one however is slightly different to last years and instead of little pictures I’m trying out all different stitches for each of the days, I’ve been wanting to try out lots of new stitches for a while now and this is the perfect way to do it.

I’ve opted for a dark blue background, I’m sure it will drive me crazy when the lighting isn’t great but I wanted something that would make the stitches really stand out!

Here is the first 7 days – am hoping I can keep up as time already seems to be going by quickly.

Year of stitches 2018 – completed

It doesn’t seem two minutes ago I was starting my first year of stitches yet a whole year has gone by and my 2018 year of stitches has come to an end. I’m hoping this next year doesn’t go by as quickly as I don’t think I could keep up!

Here’s my finished year of stitches project:

It’s already up on my wall and it brings back a lot of memories when I look at it.

I have really enjoyed the stitching over the last year and I have already started one for this year!