37: Crochet Granny Square Baby Blanket

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My very good friends, Soph and Ben, are expecting a baby boy on 4th July and so I wanted to make them a baby blanket! As he will be a Summer baby I opted for Sirdar’s Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK which is 80% Bamboo Cotton and 20% Wool. The design is very similar to the [...]

29: Lulu’s Collar

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I found this wonderful pattern for a crochet collar on a blog that I follow called Lulu Loves. I used Katia Brisa (colour 38) which is 60% mercerised cotton, 40% viscose yarn and a 2.5mm hook.

28: Cosy Lap Blanket

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I finally finished working on my tweed blanket! I am so happy with the end result. This pattern used a stitch I had never attempted before: front post tr (UK) or front post dc (US). Once I got the hang of the stitch, it was a pretty easy pattern to follow. The pattern was from [...]

26: Toothless the Dragon

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When How to Train your Dragon came out at the cinema, I totally fell in love with Toothless the dragon. So much so that I trawled the internet for a pattern to crochet him! And here is the pattern on etsy or ravelry. The pattern is by Cecilia Maczka. I used Patons 100% Cotton DK in black which [...]

25: Woollen Baby Blanket

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The first thing I made my nephew Ralph before he was born, was this crocheted granny square baby blanket, made from 5 different colours of Patons Fairytale Colour 4 Me DK which is 100% Wool. Patons have now changed this to Fairytale Dreamtime DK. I used cream as the base colour, along with orange, lime, [...]

23: Chocolate, cakes, bagels and more in East London

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Having lived in South West London most of my life, and then Oxford for a couple years, I was very excited to explore East London a little more since I now work so close by. My collegue and friend, Lara, and I walked along Brick Lane yesterday lunch time and I just had to blog [...]