Crochet

Alpine cushion cover – free crochet pattern

This easy crochet cushion cover uses chunky yarn held double to create a modern dip dye effect. The colours echo dense trees giving way to mountain tops and finally golden sunlight. So I figured the alpine stitch was pretty apt for a cushion inspired by forests, plus it gives a beautifully squishy textured finish – perfect for cosying up with! It’ll add a pop of colour to any room, plus… Read More »Alpine cushion cover – free crochet pattern

An example of foundation double crochet stitch

How to do a foundation double crochet stitch (fdc)

The foundation double crochet stitch allows you to work your starting chain and first row of dc at the same time. It’s much quicker and much less fiddly than working as separate rows and inserting your hook into each chain stitch – especially for larger projects! Let’s face it we all just want to get going when starting a new crochet project and the instruction to chain 120 (or insert… Read More »How to do a foundation double crochet stitch (fdc)

Lichen it poncho – crochet pattern

Colour pop, texture, flattering boat neck and drape – hook up this crochet poncho for your wardrobe stat! Wear over a top to keep the chill off or layer over a turtle neck or roll neck for maximum winter warmth. The gorgeous texture is created from a variety of stiches, all explained in the PDF pattern, while the rectangular shape keeps things simple and modern – a great first step… Read More »Lichen it poncho – crochet pattern

How to join yarn with a magic knot

Goodbye weaving in ends! Okay, maybe not completely – you’ll still have a few from starting and finishing your work, but joining yarn with a magic knot will leave you with way less than usual. Let’s face it weaving in ends is the least fun part of any knit or crochet project, whether you’re disciplined and do them as you go or if leave them until last (yep, I’m in… Read More »How to join yarn with a magic knot

How to do a double treble (dtr) crochet stitch

Learn how to do the double treble crochet stitch with this easy photo tutorial. (Known as a treble if you’re in the USA). When I first started crocheting doubles and trebles seemed pretty common, but it was a while before I came across the double treble stitch. It’s a tall stitch so great for creating an open weave effect and once you get into a rhythm is quick and easy… Read More »How to do a double treble (dtr) crochet stitch

Blossom infinity scarf – crochet pattern

The twisted stitch gives this scarf a gorgeous texture without being too heavy and contrasts with the chunky bobble stitch. My new favourite! Anyone else just so glad to see spring arriving?! Don’t get me wrong I love winter (let’s face it, it’s the perfect season for knitwear) but it’s usually by this point in the year that I’m desperate to swap my thick winter coats for a jacket and… Read More »Blossom infinity scarf – crochet pattern

Sunburst circle bag – crochet pattern

Make your own summer bag with this circle bag crochet pattern, featuring a flap and fastening and raised sunburst design. I LOVE the circle bag and basket bag trend but couldn’t find one with a closing and fastening, so I designed one! It’s easy to crochet and only uses one ball of yarn so is quick and affordable too (as they’re only really a summer item I wanted to make… Read More »Sunburst circle bag – crochet pattern

Autumn leaves infinity scarf – crochet pattern

Inspired by the deep reds and burnt oranges of falling autumn leaves, this infinity scarf is the perfect accessory to keep you warm on a long walk through the countryside and will add a pop of colour to any outfit. So far it’s been my most worn make to date! The three colours make it super easy to style with all my winter coats. Seriously I have coats in khaki,… Read More »Autumn leaves infinity scarf – crochet pattern

All the colours granny square blanket – inspired by Attic 24

Plus pattern + how to stop your giant granny square twisting I tend to favour quick crochet projects, being the impatient sort of person I am. But a girl can only look at so many beautiful crochet blanket patterns on pinterest and instagram without feeling the need to make her own… I chose the classic giant granny square as my first blanket and used the luscious Attic 24 colour pack… Read More »All the colours granny square blanket – inspired by Attic 24

Five travel friendly free crochet patterns

Easy and free crochet patterns – perfect for airplane, train or car. I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking to fit in more crochet time so ahead of my long-haul flight I thought I’d roundup some of the best travel-friendly free patterns. For me, travel crochet needs to be simple in pattern and colour – as you’ll see in the patterns below! Most airports and airlines allow crochet… Read More »Five travel friendly free crochet patterns