I have walked around with hearts in my eyes ever since I first saw a sneak peek of the new Scheepjes Whirl. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a cake (or three)! I will admit that I shoved everything else aside as soon as the yarn arrived and have been playing (and playing, and playing) with it for the last 10 days. It has jolted me into a much-needed creative frenzy.
We had the most amazing time in South Africa! Not only did we get to spend quality time with friends and family, but I also went on my first ‘crochet tour’ with the lovely ladies from Be Inspired.
Learn how to make fabric yarn using the continuous loop method. This step-by-step photo tutorial has been adapted from my new book, ‘Big Hook Rag Crochet’.
I am celebrating I Love Yarn Day by showing you some of my favourite yarns. I would love to know what your favourite yarns are.
I am sure you all have plenty of scrap yarn lying around. I certainly do! So today I want to talk about using your scrap yarn (and, let’s face it, making space so you can buy more yarn)! I am also sharing a quick scrap-buster project in the shape of a crochet organza bag (or […]
Transform a dreary snuggle blanket into a thing of beauty using good old dye and a front-loader washing machine. There was nothing that could calm my sons down like being wrapped almost-too-tight and swayed back and forth while I hissed in their ears like a deranged woman.
Oliver the Octopus is a modified Amish Puzzle Ball. He comes apart into 3 segments that can be taken apart and reassembled at will. He is made from upcycled clothes – in this case an old torn Long Tall Sally Jean and a stained baby t-shirt. If you are put off because this project looks […]
Gemina the Crochet Giraffe Puzzle Update July 2014: This pattern is no longer available as a stand-alone pattern. Instead it will soon be available as part of a book by Annie’s Publishing. It feels like years since I posted my last crochet puzzle pattern (although it has just been a month). And so I am […]
Magical Flower Child Crochet Pattern by Pan Perkins Once again my friend Pan is kindly sharing one of her crochet patterns with us. And as Easter is coming up, it would make the perfect little addition for your Easter basket. This Flower Child crochet pattern will yield a little hollow doll that inverts into a […]
I made these t-yarn slippers using my free chunky crochet slippers pattern.