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Dune tie-side vest – crochet pattern

Whip up this tie-side crochet vest to see you through the summer heatwave. Inspired by the sweater-vest and crop top trend, this tie-side vest offers a casual wearable alternative. The raised treble stitches along the neckline draw the eye, while the tapered shoulders create a flattering shape (and protect from the sun). Created while I was dreaming of long summer days at the beach, the raised and textured stitches hint… Read More »Dune tie-side vest – crochet pattern

Brook Wrap – crochet pattern

This crochet wrap and crochet shawl hybrid is your ultimate layering piece! Versatile enough to throw on over a t-shirt on a summer’s evening or wrap warmly over a knitted roll neck in the winter. The tie waist, which fits through the slits created in the stitch pattern gives the option to cinch in the waist (or you could even replace it with a thin belt) to keep things looking… Read More »Brook Wrap – crochet pattern

Two hands demonstrating a crochet slip knot

How to start your crochet with a slip knot

Most crochet patterns start with an instruction along the line of chain 3 or foundation double crochet 100, for example, but how do you start that first crochet stitch? With a slip knot! There are lots of different ways to make a slip knot, but the below is my favourite, the easiest and takes just seconds. So you can speedily get to the good bit of a crochet pattern –… Read More »How to start your crochet with a slip knot

How to crochet an i-cord

Ideal for belts, ties and handles, the crochet i-cord is a great technique to master. Although it looks fiddly at first, once you get into a rhythm it’s actually really easy to do. Find out how with this simple photo and video tutorial (scroll down for video). The yarn weight will affect the thickness of your i-cord as well as the number of starting chains. The most common I’ve found… Read More »How to crochet an i-cord

11 crochet (and craft) resolutions for a joyful New Year

Do you still make New Year’s resolutions? I tend to think of them more as goals because ‘resolutions’ seems to have been overtaken by the toxic diet culture and punishing gym routines that spring up every year (anyone else’s mute and report button seeing a lot of action right now?). In my mind resolutions are there to focus on what will make you happy. And seeing as you’re already great… Read More »11 crochet (and craft) resolutions for a joyful New Year

Stellar snowflake scarf – crochet pattern

It’s here! Both winter *brrrrr* and the Stellar Snowflake Scarf pattern! Wrap up warm in this super oversized crochet scarf with tassel edging and hexagon snowflake design. Imagine it on a frosty morning walk with a bright winter coat, wrapped as a shawl over a chunky knit or… how perfect would it be over a black dress/jumper dress for a festive Christmas outfit?! It’s named after the Stellar Dendrite snowflake,… Read More »Stellar snowflake scarf – crochet pattern

How to do a half treble (htr) crochet stitch

Discover the half treble crochet stitch or half double crochet if you’re in the USA. This easy stitch is short and sweet, and there’s something about pulling the yarn through all three loops which makes it very satisfying to work up! It’s ideal for creating a denser fabric, that has more movement than plain double crochet (or single crochet for US terms). Half treble crochet (htr) – UK terms Half… Read More »How to do a half treble (htr) crochet stitch

Hedgerow Throw – crochet pattern

Perfect for sun soaked picnics, keeping warm as the sun sets on the beach, or throwing on the bed in winter. This granny style blanket features a picnic inspired plaid pattern, continuous join and tassel edging. The colour palette of sage greens, deep reds and mustard is inspired by late summer berries and hedgerows. But it would look great in any colour combination – I can’t wait to see some… Read More »Hedgerow Throw – crochet pattern

Breeze raffia belt – free crochet pattern

Crochet a simple summer belt with this free crochet pattern. You could say it’s a breeze to make… Size options include both waist and hips sizes, making it the perfect finishing touch to your summer outfit whether that’s a floaty dress or denim shorts and a t-shirt. It’s so quick you could have it finished in an evening, or even better while sitting in the afternoon sun! All you need… Read More »Breeze raffia belt – free crochet pattern

Four ways crochet is good for your wellbeing

With the #crocehttherapy and #crochetastherapy hashtags having just under 400,000 posts between them and the news that GPs are due to start prescribing that arts and crafts as part of a new practice called social prescribing, it’s not surprising that more and more of us are discovering the metal health benefits of crochet. Guardian writer Jennifer Macey’s recent article Happy hookers: how prescribing creativity might help wellbeing, featured research from… Read More »Four ways crochet is good for your wellbeing