19: Boy’s Choo Choo Train Tank Top

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My little boy turns 2 this week and for his birthday I made him a tank top with his favourite thing on it: a choo choo train! His birthday cake will also be a train – covered in chocolate I actually created the pattern for this gorgeous top (size 24 – 36 months). I have my [...]

18: Purple Snood

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I wanted to make a snood so I bought some warm and cosy Rowan Big Wool in this gorgeous purple colour (025 Wild Berry). As it is a super chunky yarn it works up really quickly. Using V stitches I managed to make the snood in a matter of days! Here are a couple of [...]

17: Christmas Bird

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During Christmas I made a few of these sweet looking birds for the Christmas tree. You will need: some left over fabric (thank you Mum :)) Bondaweb (fabric adhesive using an iron – pure genius!) ribbon buttons needle & thread cotton wool or polyester stuffing a bird template Pin a paper cut-out of the below [...]

16: Oven Squares / Pot Holders

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My mother taught me to crochet and one of the first things she taught me to crochet were pot holders (or oven squares as I call them!). A very simple pattern which is great for practising tension and using the basic single crochet in rows, with a picot edging. I have the pattern for sale [...]

15: Alphabet Letters

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I made some crochet letters that spell out CROCHET ON A TRAIN and they are from a wonderful blog I found called mooglyblog. I used a combination of Debbie Bliss Cotton DK and also Rowan Handknit Cotton DK.

13: Boys Sweater & Hat

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My nephew Ralph was born back in 2010 and for the summer after his first birthday I made him a cotton sweater! I used 3 different colours of Cotton DK from the German chain of shops called Wolle Roedel. He also got a warm woollen hat for Winter I think I made this pattern up [...]

11: Chunky Cushion Cover

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I bought a few duck feather cushions for a few pounds from Dunelm-Mill and wanted to crochet some cushion covers. So here is my first one! I used a super chunky yarn called Wendy Pampas Mega Chunky in shade 2225 Oyster with a 6mm crochet hook to create this cover. The cushion measures 36cm / [...]

9: Birdies

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I made these lovely colourful crochet birds a few years ago with wool yarn. I cannot remember where I got the pattern from but it was pretty simply – just working in rounds, increasing and decreasing to get the desired size. The stitch was the basic single crochet (US) / double crochet (UK). I used [...]

8: Men’s Beanie Hat

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My friend Jake from work wanted me to to crochet him a beanie so I used this pattern here. I used two strands of acrylic yarn (something like Robin FX DK) together with a 5.0mm crochet hook to make this – a few days crocheting on the train and it was complete! By using two strands together [...]

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. [...]