75: Flower Table Runner

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This was a very quick and easy project that I really enjoyed – I have made a few things with filet crochet and I highly recommend using it – so simple and effective.. The pattern, by Jackie Carreira from Inside Crochet magazine, uses 3 balls of Bergere de France Coton FIfty (50% cotton / 50% [...]

50: Fantastic Mr Fox

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I couldn’t wait to make this fabulous pattern by Jackie Laing in Inside Crochet. An easy enough pattern – just working in rounds really. I used an inexpensive acrylic wool mix yarn in the three different colours. My son kindly agreed to share Mr Fox with Grandma (because she fell in love with Mr Fox [...]

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 [...]

45: Ethel and Herr Cockadoodledoo

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After reading about  Rosella Tinn’s gorgeous Ms Clarice chicken pattern in Inside Crochet (issue 54), I decided it was time for me to also make a chicken! So I am pleased to introduce Ethel and her (German) father Herr Cockadoodledoo. We came up with a whole back story about the pair of them at work. Don’t ask. Ethel [...]

42: Orla Vest Top

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This is the first item of clothing I have made for myself and I am pretty chuffed with it! It’s the Orla Vest Top from Inside Crochet Issue 53. It was also my first attempt at trying out filet crochet – which is actually a really easy crochet style to learn and is extremely quick [...]