7: Stitch + Bitch: Crochet & Knitting Group

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So I started a knitting and crochet group at work and we had our first meet up yesterday! You can see that my crochet blanket is taking up most of the table We found a fantastic little place to meet up at called Ziferblat in Shoreditch, where you can help yourself to free tea, coffee, [...]

6: Mohair Amigurumi Rabbit and Bears

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I made these beautiful stuffed animals from a Rowan mohair yarn – quite tricky to crochet with but the end result was amazing. Some of my friends got these as Christmas gifts one year. I used small buttons for their noses and eyes and stitched a little belly button on each animal too! The patterns [...]

5: Amigurumi

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I made these funny looking creatures when getting hooked (excuse the pun!) on amigurumi (the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals). I used Debbie Bliss cotton DK to crochet these, which is a bit of a luxury but it is really good quality cotton yarn. Amigurumi are such fun to make and [...]

4: Baskets

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  For these crochet baskets I used 3 different colours of aran weight yarn at the same time to give it a thicker and sturdier feel. It is a great basket to put your yarn or work in progress in. Here is the pattern.

3: Granny Square Blanket

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I have been working on this for a few years. It is one of those projects that I like to work on for a bit and then leave for a few months. It will probably end up being big enough to turn into a bedspread. I bought a whole load of cotton yarn from Woelle Roedel, [...]

2: Hot Water Bottle Cover

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To make this hot water bottle cover, I used some colourful good quality cotton yarn (Debbie Bliss Cotton DK) as well as dishcloth cotton for the neutral colour. It was a very simple design that I made up which you can purchase from my shop or from etsy.

1: Popcorn Stitch Scarf

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This took me a little while to crochet but I absolutely love the effect that popcorn stitch makes. I used 4 skeins of mint Malabrigo worsted 100% merino yarn which I bought from one of my favourite London yarn shops, in Angel called Loop Knitting. I have this scarf for sale in my etsy shop. [...]

0: Welcome to Crochet on a train

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Welcome to my blog Crochet On A Train. Titled so simply because I commute on the train each day and can often be found crocheting a project to while away the journey. It would be lovely to start seeing more people crocheting and knitting on train journeys too. I hope you enjoy seeing what I [...]