94: Forever Friends

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These three are just so cute! They, like Douglas and Angharad, are from Edward’s Menagerie. I made them for the babies of three of my friends at Christmas. In case you cannot tell, they are a tiger, chimp and zebra. I love the detailing such as the hair or tail.

93: Fox On A Wall

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I found a crochet books called “Animal Heads: Trophy Heads to Crochet” by Vanessa Mooncie and thought this fox head looked adorable. It took AGES to make but I am so happy with the final result. My son even says good night to him every evening.

92: Baaaaaa Sheep Cushion

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My friend and ex-colleague Zsuzsi has finally left the big smoke and moved to San Francisco, so I wanted to make her something quite British to remind her of us. I decided to go for a sheep cushion! The pattern is from one of my favourites – Little Doolally, and can be found here. I [...]

89: Incredible Isla’s Ballerina Wrap Cardigan

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You may remember Beautiful Bella’s Dress – well, this gorgeous little number if what I made for her cousin Isla! The pattern is from a book called Baby Crochet by Sue Whiting.

87: Beautiful Bella’s Dress

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One of my best friends, Gemma, has a beautiful little girl called Bella who is 5 weeks old. I popped round to see them over the weekend and brought a present for Bella that I had crocheted… a gorgeous dress for when she grows a bit bigger I found the pattern on many different sites [...]

84: Mr Penguin

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My colleague Laura from work went off for her maternity leave a couple weeks ago and she loves penguins. Therefore it was obvious that I should make her a crochet penguin for her baby! This pattern was a really well thought out one.

83: Multi Colour Baby Blanket

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Quite a few of my friends are expecting babies this year so I have been busy making baby blankets – this is a particular favourite of mine because of the bright colours (I’m not a fan of blue for boys and pink for girls!). I used this diamond crochet blanket pattern, with a variety of colourful DK [...]

80: Chris the Pelican

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Here we have Chris. He is a Pelican. Chris really likes his neighbour Susan the Flamingo but cannot take the hint that she isn’t interested in him. Other than finding new ways of getting Susan’s attention, Chris enjoys playing dominoes. Pattern from Edward’s Menagerie by Kerry Lord.

79: Susan the Flamingo

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I would like to introduce a new addition to the stuffed crochet animal family: Susan the Flamingo. She is a very chilled out flamingo who enjoys the odd glass of wine with friends. Her favourite past time is flirting with the post man. She is currently single but keeps having to shun the advances of [...]

77: Bunny Hats

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A friend of mine, Delphine, contacted me to ask if I would make her baby girl a gorgeous little Easter Bunny Hat (pattern here). I made her 4 in total in different sizes. They are so cute! Available to buy from my etsy shop if you’d also like one! Or if you ever see something you [...]

74: Sheep Tea Cosy

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After seeing an adorable sheep tea cosy in Cath Kidston, my Mum asked if I would make her one for Mother’s Day. So I found some chunky acrylic yarn and a 6mm hook and away I went. I worked the tea cosy in rounds, using popcorn stitch and increased the rounds every now and then [...]

73: Another Yoga Mat Bag

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I was asked to make another yoga mat bag last week – here it is! I love this colour combination… it is for a green yoga mat so I thought the colours would compliment it well. Remember – you can also purchase one from my shop on etsy.

72: Easter Chicken Bean Bags!

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It is fast approaching Easter so I have been asking everyone if they want to buy some Easter Chicken Bean Bags! They have been selling like hotcakes – I have been crocheting on the train to and from work daily in order to get them all done. I hope to make them in every colour [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

64: Scandi Blanket

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I saw this gorgeous Scandinavian-inspired blanket in Simply Crochet magazine recently and wanted to make it straight away. I used 18 balls of DROPS Alaska in Off White (100% wool, 50g/70m) plus 2 or so balls of DROPS Big Delight in Wild Berries (08) (100% wool, 100g/190m). The instructions told me I need 5 balls [...]

61: Crochet Owl Cushion

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This wonderful crochet owl cushion took me a while to make but was well worth it. I got the pattern from ATERGcrochet on etsy and used a variety of cotton DK yarn, sometimes doubling it up to make a thicker yarn and I used a 5.0mm or 5.5mm crochet hook I think. Mum sewed the fabric [...]

60: Winter Intarsia Cushion

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I finally completed this wonderful Winter scenic intarsia cushion, from a pattern in Simpy Crochet magazine by Simone Francis. I used Sirdar Supersoft Aran in Navy and Oatmeal to crochet the front of this cushion and then my Mum kindly got her sewing machine out and sewed on the back cream fabric that I bought [...]

59: Another Heart Garland & An Amazing B&B

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I went to a wedding last weekend in the beautiful Sussex countryside and made another of my crochet heart garlands (see original post & pattern here). We stayed at such a lovely B&B in nearby Petworth, called Buckfold Cottage. The owners, Sylvia and Andrew (an antique’s dealer) were very welcoming and the B&B itself was [...]

58: Crochet Christmas Star Ornaments

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  All the shops are now selling their Christmas decorations so it got me in the mood to make some of my own! I used some Rowan Handknit Cotton DK in Rosso and a 3mm crochet hook to make the stars (pattern can be found here) and sewed on a button and some ribbon so [...]

57: Addicted to making Baby Blankets

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Over the past few weeks I decided to make yet ANOTHER granny square baby blanket. These are so simple to make and look fantastic, but are extremely time consuming – each square takes about half an hour but this is great for a train journey so I don’t mind. This blanket is actually for sale [...]

56: The Little Yellow Duck Project

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A while back someone posted a message on my twitter feed suggesting I should look up The Little Yellow Duck Project. The Little Yellow Duck Project is a global initiative highlighting the life-saving random acts of kindness of blood, bone marrow, organ and tissue donation. It involves people around the world handcrafting little yellow duck gifts as [...]

54: This Little Piggy

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It is my friend Kate’s birthday and she had previously asked me to make her a crochet pig bean bag so hey presto! Here it is! My buddy Filipa drew a sketch of what it should look like. I think I put the ears on a bit funny though! I used some pink cotton dk [...]

53: Peacock & Bumble Bee

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I had a request to make a crochet peacock and a bumble bee for a friend at work. I used the same base for the peacock that I used for the chicken bean bags and then added 3 crochet feathers to the base. The bumble bee was much simpler – just a matter of working [...]

51: Target Pouffe

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This was a very easy and quick project – which I always enjoy. It’s from “Easy Crochet: Vintage & Retro” by Nicki Trench and I used a variety of colours of cheap chunky acrylic yarn plus a 8mm hook. eBay supplied the polystyrene bean bag balls for about a fiver.  

49: Crochet Yoga / Pilates Mat Bag

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My friend from work – Namrata – asked me to make her a crochet pilates mat bag. I always enjoy making new crochet things for my friends so I happily obliged! She bought the yarn in the colours she liked and off I went to make the bag. If you like the look of this [...]

46: Pretty Penny Purse

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I made these two beautiful little crochet purses after seeing the pattern in Inside Crochet by Sarah Coad. They were really quick to make up and turned out really well! I used a 3.5mm hook with a range of colours of different yarns: Debbie Bliss Rialto DK and Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK. I [...]

44: Baby Booties!

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It has been a while since I last blogged but that is because I have several different crochet projects on the go at once – so none are complete! I did however find a little time to make some tiny baby booties for my friends Soph and Ben’s baby, Oliver who was born a week [...]

41: Wedding Heart Garland

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My friends James and Sarah got married yesterday and so I decided to make a little heart garland for them. I made it really quickly – just took me less than a morning! I found the pattern here and used some red cotton dk by Rowan.