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 wanted to make another Buzzing Around Corner to Corner Crochet Cushion but rather than just having the same matching front and back I decided to put a fabric back onto the crochet front piece. After having a look in my stash I found some fabric which couldn’t have been more suitable - some bee… Continue reading Another Bee Cushion Is Buzzing It’s Way From The Craft Pile
I’ve often seen cross stitch makes where the cross stitch is completed onto a wooden background and have often thought I should see if I can make one. I finally decided it was time a few weeks ago when I started to make a cross stitch gift. I found some would which I thought would… Continue reading It can’t be that difficult can it?….This wooden cross stitch gift was definitely more tricky than I thought!
I wanted to make something that would be perfect for brightening up a room, and after a few sketches of corner to corner crochet pattern ideas I came up with a bumble bee design. I knew this was the one I wanted to make and what made it even better was I had all the… Continue reading Buzzing About With Some Bumble Bees, Crochet Ones That Is
After making some spring themed drawstring bags I decided to keep on going with the spring themed makes and make some more Bunny rabbits with secret storage pouch. I only managed to make one of these last year while putting together a tutorial for The Craft Cotton Company and have had them on my to… Continue reading Spring makes continue with some bouncy rabbits
The weather has been so cold and wet recently I decided I needed to make something to wear which didn’t just keep me warm but to bring a bit of a smile on the dark days too. As a result I came up with a dachshund cowl - and the pattern is now available over… Continue reading Keeping cozy in the cold winter months with a crochet dachshund cowl
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! Pattern now… Continue reading Bring a summer garden into your home with these crochet storage baskets
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… Continue reading Appliqué Picture For A Whisky Lover
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… Continue reading Lots Of Love Crochet 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… Continue reading A little wall of hearts for Valentine’s Day with a heart wall hanging
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… Continue reading Great way to use up leftover fabric scraps – Highland cow applique picture
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… Continue reading Crochet Dachshund Table Mats
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… Continue reading There can never be too much love – add even more with a love cushion
I've had a craft bag full of half finished Christmas makes for what seems like forever - it's been gradually getting fuller over the last few months and I haven't actually managed to get much finished as I keep starting more presents! Finally I have managed to get a make finished and ready to be… Continue reading Finally Starting To Make Progress With Christmas Makes! Cross Stitch Treat Pockets Are Finally Ready!
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
I received some gorgeous fabric from The Craft Cotton Company which was perfect for making some summery bunting. Instead of doing triangles I made a bird shaped design with some felt and button details - I love being able to mix in different fabrics and accessories on a make. The tutorial to make these is… Continue reading Keeping the summertime feeling going with some summery bird bunting
I've been on a bit of a storage basket theme recently but with so many I want to make they have been taking over my WIP's and I have been trying to get a few more finished. Next out of the crochet pile are these Chameleon storage baskets, I love the eyes and body details… Continue reading Watching out for any bugs to catch….some chameleon storage baskets
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
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.… Continue reading All Set To Be Flying Happily In The Breeze……Some Kite Bunting
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… Continue reading Cotton Reusable Face Scrubbies Pattern
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! The pattern for this is available… Continue reading It’s been a while but the crochet storage baskets are back – jumping in are some frogs!
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 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… Continue reading Dachshund Crochet Wall Hanging (the first of many Dachshund makes to come!)
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
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… Continue reading Year of stitches 2019 – at the starting blocks and ready for another year!
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… Continue reading Year of stitches 2018 – completed
The Christmas countdown is on (how can it only be a week away!!) and I am so pleased I have got these little monsters finished - the last week before Christmas always seems to go by so quickly so I am glad to have got these finished so early on as I still have a… Continue reading Got to keep a close eye on these mischievous little monsters (crochet storage basket monsters!)
These storage baskets are made with my current favourite stitch - a bobble stitch, I love the textured effect you get when using a bobble effect among other flat stitches. The colours in these are my favourites to use in winter time, I always seem to drift towards using them when the weather starts to… Continue reading Bobble Texture Crochet Storage Baskets Pattern
Continuing on from my Christmas Tree makes are these mini stockings, these are great for putting little presents into and they can easily by personalised by sewing a name onto them. I made these using Christmas Birdhouse fabric by The Craft Cotton Company. To make a stocking: Cut out a paper template the size you… Continue reading Christmas Mini Stockings