Crochet Tea Light Holder

We’ve been enjoying working with cotton yarn recently; must be the weather! Lexie and I had some fancy chocolate puddings from one of those German stores, and when we had finished them, I noticed that the pot was simply too nice to put in the recycling. But it’s a tiny, shallow dish, big enough for a fancy chocolate dessert! So, of course, my mind flowed over to tea light holders, and if you promise to Read more…

Charity News

Recently, we have been making baby hats and blankets for people in Nepal 🇳🇵. One of our lovely group members has a connection, and we have been having fun making pretty hats (over 100!) and a few blankets as well, just to help out. It’s been so enjoyable, we have looked for local charities who would also like to have some of our handmade things. Hospitals have been less keen, so we will be supporting Read more…

#365daysofcrochetflowers

If you’re an avid Instagram user and follow lots of pro-cros (that’s professional crocheters…) then you may have stumbled across the exciting project #365daysofcrochetflowers. Started by the lovely @theloopystitch, the project started out as a pretty free flower pattern released each day in 2018 by one lady – a big undertaking…! After a couple of months, the project needed to develop to keep going, and so other crocheters were invited to join in. I loved Read more…

Christmas Bauble pattern

 

 

I know, Christmas feels like ages away, but it will be upon us very soon. I love everything about it, but especially decorating and covering my home with colour and light. This woodland Santa has come back to the shop with me for a few adjustments before he sets up home in the window, and he is holding the new baubles I have made, for your enjoyment. The pattern is below. Pop along to my Facebook page for the giveaway to win one of my finished baubles.

And watch out for the stars. Literally. I have stars as well.

Christmas Bauble

This pattern fits an 8cm/3″ flattened bauble (mine were ones meant for photos)

Yarn of your choice, DK

4mm hook

Scissors

Darning needle

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Project reveal – New Orleans a bit Agnessy Cowl

 Penny is modelling my latest make, using Stylecraft Carnival in New Orleans. The pattern is basically the Agnes scarf from the Fiberflux blog, except I did it differently. Because I was using a different weight yarn, using a 6mm hook, I chained 27 to begin with, but I’m fairly sure 26 would have been fine, and then I followed the pattern, which is a repeat of two trebles, two chains, two trebles, each row worked Read more…

The Shop is Real

The shop is a real place. I have been distracted by the project, which has involved taking out a lease, opening various accounts, finding floor tiles, doing the floor, getting insurance….lots of jobs which have taken all my concentration. Lexie and I posed outside a couple of weeks ago. Since then I have had a good haircut and bought a doormat. And gotten new Wool Shop Owner spectacles. I wasn’t sure if the dream of Read more…

Hugs

The other day, I had a fun afternoon visiting with the craft group at Create On The Square in Cheltenham. They were learning to crochet, and I brought my lovely basket filled with yarn for them to choose from. Everyone was happy with their lovely Stylecraft Special DK. These are all £1.99 a ball. My new phone is finally in operation, and I took the opportunity to make my own phone case. This photo is Read more…

Further Adventures of Yarn

So, the cowl is complete. I whip stitched it from the inside, and worked the ends in. Afterwards, I had that shortish length left, and did wonder if it might stretch to a flower. I selected a 3.5mm hook, and tried a magic circle, ch 3, 2 tr, 3ch, sl st. After three petals, it became apparent that there wasn’t enough yarn, so I frogged it back and made the flower with 3ch, 1 tr, Read more…

Yarn Stories

I’ve named this post Yarn Stories because I actually got to see this today, and touch it, and work with it. It’s really lovely. This donut ball is called Mulberry, and is Fine Merino and Baby Alpaca in DK. It works beautifully. It took me quite a while to find a pattern, and then finally settled on this one http://www.fiberfluxblog.com/2013/11/free-crochet-patterngold-leaf-infinity.html It is a simple pattern of fans, which I am hoping will show off the beauty Read more…