Crochet · Patterns

Flying by are some ladybird crochet storage baskets

Whenever I’m halfway through a set of crochet storage baskets I always seem to get an idea for the next set, and halfway through my summer storage baskets the idea to make some ladybird themed storage baskets came to mind. I got started on these not long after fishing my summer storage baskets but they… Continue reading Flying by are some ladybird crochet storage baskets

Patterns · Sewing

Keep your eggs safe with a bunny ears tote bag – complete with fluffy tail!

I wanted to make a bag for putting some Easter eggs in and wanted to do something a bit different to a plain tote bag, then I had an idea of using bunny ears instead of normal handles and a bunny handle tote bag was born! Once I had got the bag made I knew… Continue reading Keep your eggs safe with a bunny ears tote bag – complete with fluffy tail!

Crochet · Patterns

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… Continue reading Crochet Dachshund Table Mats

Crochet · Patterns

Getting sporty with a crochet football 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

Patterns · Sewing

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

  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

Crochet · Patterns

Time to go on some dragon adventures with a crochet dragon hooded 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

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Time for a crochet pattern sale…..

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

Crochet · Patterns

Time for some dinosaur adventures with these crochet stegosaurus storage baskets

I wanted to make a few more storage baskets and decided to make some with a dinosaur theme - so here are some stegosaurus storage baskets, might see if I can do a few more different dinosaurs patterns over the next few weeks. The pattern for this is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry… Continue reading Time for some dinosaur adventures with these crochet stegosaurus storage baskets

Crochet · Patterns

In sneaks another dachshund make….dachshund corner to corner crochet cushion

After my first few crochet Dachshund makes I still had a few more I wanted to do and first out is this Corner to Corner Dachshund Cushion. The pattern for this is available in two sizes over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

Crochet · Patterns

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! 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!

Patterns · Sewing

Christmas Mini Stockings

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

Crochet · Patterns

Minecraft Mooshroom corner to corner crochet cow storage case pattern

After Steve I decided to make a Mooshroom cow storage case as well - they make up so quickly and are so handy its hard to stop making more! This one is a bit bigger than the Steve at 23x13cm. Once you have completed the pattern fold the case in half with wrong sides together… Continue reading Minecraft Mooshroom corner to corner crochet cow storage case pattern

Crochet · Patterns

Tumbling blocks crochet heart cushion

Since making my tumbling blocks pineapple blanket and cushion I have had a few more tumbling projects in the works and the first out is this heart cushion.  I added some textures to the heart blocks with some bobbles to make them really stand out from the background and give a textured feel and opted… Continue reading Tumbling blocks crochet heart cushion

Patterns · Sewing

This flamingo cushion will always stand out from the crowd!

I've had the idea for a flamingo cushion for a while now and when I received some Essential Trends fat quarters in pink by The Craft Cotton Company I knew they would be perfect for making one with. It was great fun putting this cushion together and I have kept him sat on my craft… Continue reading This flamingo cushion will always stand out from the crowd!

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Another flurry into corner to corner crochet with these Minecraft Creeper and Ghast storage cases

     Following my first successful attempt at corner to corner crochet with my corner to corner hearts blanket I decided to venture back and try something else.  I have had an idea for some crochet storage cases for a while now and combined with my like for making things Minecraft related I decided to… Continue reading Another flurry into corner to corner crochet with these Minecraft Creeper and Ghast storage cases

Crochet · Patterns

Bit of corner to corner crochet love with this hearts pattern mini blanket

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

Patterns · Sewing

A few triangles later a folded star cushion emerged….

I've been looking at folded star/pine burr quilt designs for a little while now and have been wanting to see if I could make one. I received some gorgeous floral fabric from The Craft Cotton Company and decided it was now or never and would give it a try by making a cushion cover. I… Continue reading A few triangles later a folded star cushion emerged….

Patchwork · Quilting · Sewing

Bambi fabric mini tumbling blocks quilt

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

Sewing

Some bright sprocket pillows to brighten up the cold weather!

I recently received some gorgeous Moroccan Bazaar fabric from The Craft Cotton Company - the bright colours and patterns definitely brightened up my day with all the cold, wet and dark weather! I made some sprocket cushions along with a few other items that you will see popping up over the next few weeks! The… Continue reading Some bright sprocket pillows to brighten up the cold weather!

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Move over mice the bears are coming – crochet storage bears that is!

After completing my rabbit and mice crochet storage baskets I just couldn't resist making a few more different animal ones - because my list of things to make isn't long enough already!. Carefully popping their heads out from the craft pile are these cute bears!   Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry… Continue reading Move over mice the bears are coming – crochet storage bears that is!

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Hopping along with some crochet rabbit baskets

Ive been working on some crochet rabbit storage baskets for a little while now and I have finally got them all finished.  I opted to make three different sizes which also means that they can stack inside each other when they don't have anything in them. These will be perfect for storing all my loose… Continue reading Hopping along with some crochet rabbit baskets

Sewing

Patchwork door stop sewing tutorial 

I recently put together a tutorial to make a sort stop for The Craft Cotton Company using their lovely Just Bake fat quarter set.  I was fighting a loosing battle against the wind and trying to keep a door open today until I remembered I had recently made this - problem solved! It also reminded… Continue reading Patchwork door stop sewing tutorial 

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Woofing and wagging its tail out of the crochet bag is a dog hooded blanket with pattern 

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 

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Get bouncing with your very own crochet Kangaroo tail

As well as being perfect for practicing your Kangaroo bouncing, this crochet Kangaroo tail blanket has a very handy pouch. Perfect for keeping your treasures in while wearing it.  It can be made to any size - all you need is a waist and leg measurement. Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry… Continue reading Get bouncing with your very own crochet Kangaroo tail

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From frogs to pigs, these crochet hooded blankets are starting to multiply!

Following on from my crochet hooded frog pattern I have now finished a pig hooded blanket. Pattern is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew https://www.ravelry.com/designers/hookstitch-sew

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Bringing even more magic to Christmas with this crochet Harry Potter Gryffindor Scarf and Golden Snitch 

Think I could have done with a bit of magic this year with the makes I needed to get finished in time for Christmas, would have definitely made it a bit less manic! However, with this option not available I have had to stick to working away through them all at a slightly frantic pace! … Continue reading Bringing even more magic to Christmas with this crochet Harry Potter Gryffindor Scarf and Golden Snitch 

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Not long left now,  time for a treat….

A little elf has decided to bring a little treat for anyone wanting to buy something from my Etsy shop, enter the code XMAS2016 at checkout to receive 20% off your order. Valid until 31st December 2016. For anyone wanting to make a cute little elf for themselves, I found the pattern over on Pinterest… Continue reading Not long left now,  time for a treat….

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The removal of scraping chairs continues – Chair leg covers part 2 – round 

I recently completed a pattern for some square leg chair covers in an attempt to remove the scraping that was happening on my wooden floor, and they have done the job perfectly. However, as I have two types of chair I needed to complete some round ones as well. I've finally got them all completed… Continue reading The removal of scraping chairs continues – Chair leg covers part 2 – round 

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Unleash your under dinosaur with your own dinosaur tail blanket

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

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Fruity crochet Apple coasters pattern   

I had an idea to make some apple coasters a long time ago, way way back when I made some apple tags, but I had completely forgotten about this until recently when I came across some green wool in my stash which was the same colour as these previous tags. I wasn't going to wait… Continue reading Fruity crochet Apple coasters pattern