33: Multi-Coloured Giraffe

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I love this colourful giraffe I made from a variety of colours I had leftover of Debbie Bliss Cotton DK and Rowan Handknit Cotton DK. I found the pattern on a great blog called I Love Buttons by Emma. This is a good pattern for practicing working in rounds and increasing and decreasing with single crochet (US) [...]

31: Lubina Wrap

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This is probably my favourite thing I have crocheted. The pattern requires Manos del Uruguay silk blend yarn plus a 5 mm crochet hook. This yarn is beautiful but quite pricey so I opted for a cheaper version: Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK Yarn, 50g. I needed about 3 balls in each shade (9 total): [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]