Friday, 28 March 2014

Hearts now we have made a collection of hearts

Daffodil workshop

We are having a busy morning at my crochet workshop. We have made lots of daffodils. Shame the weather isn't more spring like....

You can find the pattern here Free Patterns the daffodil is on the iPhone case instructions

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Cushion cover

I have a number of projects that I am designing at the moment.

This is cushion front that I am currently working on which I am hoping to get finished over the weekend...

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Free flower pattern

I have had a very busy weekend at the Sewing for Pleasure show at the Birmingham NEC.  Lots of pattern sales with Belinda doll still my most popular doll pattern.

The stall was looking very busy and I love having time to chat to people about my patterns and crocheting.

Free Flower Pattern - Here is a free pattern for a simple flower. We were handing them out at the show but ran out.

Double knitting yarn and 4.00 hook

(3metres colour 1, 24metres colour 2)

1.      Ch.2, 8dc. into 2nd ch. from hook, ss. to join in back loop of 1st st.

2.      Working in back loop for this round ch.1, 2dc. in same space, 2dc. in each st. to end, ss. to join in 1st dc. Fasten off colour 1

3.     Join 2nd colour to back loop of any st. work *10ch., 1dc. in 2nd ch. from hook, 1dc. in each of next 8ch., ss. in back loop of next st. on round 2, rep. from * all round, ss. to join in front loop of 1st st. on round 2.

4.      8ch., 1dc. in 2nd ch. from hook, 1dc. in next ch., 1 dc. in  next 6ch., ss. in front loop of next st. rep. all round ss. to join.   Fasten off.

Hope you enjoy the pattern, let me know if you make it.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Free Spring Iphone Pattern

I have just finished making and writing the pattern for a Spring themed iphone cover which can be found on my website.  This is a simple to crochet pattern using a 4.00 hook and cotton double knitting.

Free Spring Iphone Pattern


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

How to crochet a Spring Flower

This is a tutorial of how to make a simple spring crocheted flower that I designed on the train going to London a few weeks ago.

You will need a 3.50 hook and a few oddments of double knitting in any colour you like.

Just a reminder all my patterns are in UK terminology.

Stitches used and the abbreviations...


ch.  =    Chain
dc   =    Double Crochet
htr.   =   Half treble
rep.  =   Repeat
ss.    =   Slip Stitch
st.   =   Stitches

tr.  =    Treble

To begin with make a slip knot and put onto your hook and make 2 chain.

Then 8 dc (Double crochet) into the 2nd chain from hook, ss to join in 1st dc.

To start the next row  2ch.

      Then , 2htr. in same place, *2htr. in next dc., rep. from * to end, ss. to join in 1st htr.  (You should have 16sts)


      This row you work in front loops of sts. for this round, 1ch., 1dc., in front loop of 1st st., * 3ch., 1dc. in next st., rep. from * ending 3ch., ss. to join in 1st dc.

      The final row you  work in back loops for this round, 1ch., ss. into back loop of 1st st. on 2nd round, 3ch., 3tr. in same place, * 4tr. in next loop, rep. from * in each loop, ss. to join in 3rd ch., Fasten off

      This is the finished flower. The flower could have lots of different uses such as decorating hats, cards or blankets.