Crochet · Patterns

Bring a summer garden into your home with these crochet storage baskets

With all the wet and cold weather that’s been happening I decided to try and brighten things up a bit by making some summer garden themed storage baskets with flowers and bee details. They have definitely brought a bit of summer into the house, still horrible weather outside unfortunately – roll on summer!

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Appliqué Picture For A Whisky Lover

Now that this has been gifted I can finally share this appliqué Jura whisky picture that I put together.

I couldn’t believe my luck when I looked in my small bits of fabric box and I found the perfect fabric colours for making the bottle and a thistle fabric which was just what I was wanting for the background. I don’t normally have such good luck finding fabrics I want to use in the fabrics I have and normally end up having to buy more!

I drew a rough sketch of the bottle and what detail I was wanting to include from the bottle and used that sketch to cut out the different fabrics and then hand sewed the writing details onto them.

The bottle fabrics are from The Craft Cotton Company and the thistle backing fabric is by Lewis and Irene Fabrics (A Walk in the Glen).

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Lots Of Love Crochet Wall Hanging

I was a bit worried I wouldn’t get this finished in time for Friday but after putting all other projects to one side and making sure I focused on getting this one finished I have managed to get it completed with a couple of days to go.

I hadn’t thought about adding the heart details with the tassels but when I had finished it I wanted to put on a little bit more heart detail and decided a few hearts at the bottom would add that extra detail.

The pattern for this is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops:

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew

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

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A little wall of hearts for Valentine’s Day with a heart wall hanging

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner it’s time to start bringing out all the hearts!, and this year I’ve put together a new decoration to create a little wall of hearts.

I put together this heart themed wall hanging using fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and the tutorial to make one is now available over on their blog:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk

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Great way to use up leftover fabric scraps – Highland cow applique picture

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Now this make has been gifted I can now share it without spoiling any surprises! I wasn’t too sure how this make would turn out as I started with a very rough sketch of a highland cow sat on some fields and from that free-hand cut out different shapes of fabric and sewed them onto a fabric background to build up the picture.  Half way through I was starting to doubt whether I had completely messed it up but I stuck with it and am really glad I did.

Fabrics are all from The Craft Cotton Company.

Now I have success with this one its time to have a go at a few others I have in mind!.

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Crochet Dachshund Table Mats

I’ve had a lot of requests for dog themed patterns and following on from my wall hangings I decided to do a pattern for some table mats – I opted again to use a dachshund pattern though I’ have got different dog pattern in mind for the next one!

Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop and is available in two different sizes.

https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew

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

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There can never be too much love – add even more with a love cushion

 

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I think we could all do with a bit more love around and this cushion adds just that little bit more to a room.  Its would also be a perfect gift for Valentines day which is sneaking up on us.

I received some fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and the light greys and pinks were perfect as I wanted the colours to be quite subtle and didn’t want anything too pink – which is unusual for me as I am a fan of very bright colours!

The tutorial to make this is available over on The Craft Cotton Company’s blog along with lots of other great makes.

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/