35: Chicken Curry

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This recipe is actually for a turkey curry, using mainly storecupboard spices and Christmas leftovers. I have made it with the leftover Christmas turkey before but today I wanted to use chicken. Find the recipe from Antony Worrall Thompson here. I think this recipe is really easy – you just need to prepare everything before [...]

34: Necklaces

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Another one of my hobbies, other than crochet and baking, is jewellery making. I started buying beads from a Covent Garden bead shop called Beadworks when I was in my early teens and loved making earrings and necklaces. Here are some of my favourite items that I have made over the last couple years. I [...]

33: Multi-Coloured Giraffe

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I love this colourful giraffe I made from a variety of colours I had leftover of Debbie Bliss Cotton DK and Rowan Handknit Cotton DK. I found the pattern on a great blog called I Love Buttons by Emma. This is a good pattern for practicing working in rounds and increasing and decreasing with single crochet (US) [...]

32: Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Who doesn’t love a good old cupcake every now and then? I need to stick to the ‘then’ part though, else I eat too many! I decided to give the crochet a rest (for an hour or so) and bake some Red Velvet Cupcakes. I used Nigella’s recipe which I haven’t used before. I think [...]

31: Lubina Wrap

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This is probably my favourite thing I have crocheted. The pattern requires Manos del Uruguay silk blend yarn plus a 5 mm crochet hook. This yarn is beautiful but quite pricey so I opted for a cheaper version: Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK Yarn, 50g. I needed about 3 balls in each shade (9 total): [...]

30: Chickens!

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I came across this brilliant crochet blog called Petals to Picots and found a crochet pattern for some cute little chick bean bags! I made the smaller chick pattern in orange and in white. My toddler LOVES them I am selling these chicken on my etsy shop here.