70: Baby Cardigan

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A colleague and friend, Oksana, is off on maternity leave this week so I got my crochet hooks and yarn out to make her a baby cardigan! She doesn’t know the sex of the baby so I had to keep the colours unisex. Turned out pretty well – did it in a couple days… never [...]

69: Sydan Cushion

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“Inspired by rustic Nordic style, this cushion works up quickly and the impressive-looking stitch pattern is easy to learn.” That description in Inside Crochet magazine (issue 58) was enough to get me ‘hooked’ (sorry…) so off I went to buy the yarn – James C Brett Chunky with Merino (70% acrylic/20% siliconised soft polyamide/10% Merino [...]

68: Be aware, make a square

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I read about a Facebook group called BE AWARE, MAKE A SQUARE in a crochet magazine recently and decided to find out what it was all about. Hannah Louise Lawson began this group to raise awareness of meningitis and here is her story: “6 months ago when my little man was 2 weeks old he [...]

67: Valentine’s Day Gift Bag

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I found this super-cute Valentine’s Day gift bag pattern from a wonderful blog called Little Doolally. I used the left-over yarn from my Cosy Lap Blanket: Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran (90% wool, 10% angora, 50g/88m). It’s really quick to work up and uses basic crochet stitches. I’m very happy with the end result… now to [...]

66: Home Sweet Home Filet Crochet

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I finally completed this filet crochet project that I found online by Lee Ives Tice. Filet crochet is a very easy and satisfying way to crochet – I have also made tops and table runners using this technique. I used a 1.75mm steel crochet hook and 1 ball of Puppets Eldorado mercerised crochet cotton in an off [...]