Beginners crochet workshops – Cambridge

I’m so excited to announce that I will be running a beginners crochet workshop next month! The classes will run on Thursday mornings at the following times:

Thursday 6th June 2019 – 10am to Midday – Session 1

Thursday 13th June 2019 – 10am to Midday – Session 2

Thursday 20th June 2019 -10am to Midday – Session 3

The classes are held in central Cambridge with Camilla from knittingneedlelane. Find out all the details and book at her website: http://www.knittingneedlelane.co.uk/product/learn-to-crochet/

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Photo by Surene Palvie on Pexels.com

I have been thinking about teaching a crochet class for a while now since I love to crochet and meet new people and I also have experience teaching and tutoring. It’s taken a little push from Camilla to get me to actually go for it. I’m feeling excited and nervous. Do you have something you’d love to do but somehow never quite commit too? I’d love to hear your dreams in  the comments.

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Birthday sale!

It’s my birthday this week and to celebrate I’m having a sale. There is 31% off all my designs on Ravelry with the code 31ThisWeek . Check out all the patterns on Ravelry . I hope you enjoy the celebrations 🎉🎂 .

The code will be valid until next Thursday (18th April) so you have 1 week to choose your patterns😉 Oh and it’s 31% off because I’m 31, but you’d probably already figured that out hadn’t you!

Hanging Ornaments: pattern release

Last year I was delighted to work with Your Crochet and Knitting magazine on a number of patterns including these hanging ornaments. The rights for first of these patterns have now returned to me and so I’m able to release the patterns on Ravelry to share with you all. You can find the crochet patterns here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hanging-star-ornaments

I know that these ornaments are Christmasy and it’s spring. But can it ever be too early to start making Christmas decorations? What do you think? Will you save them for Christmas or put them up today?

Pi Day: Vircle Shawl – testers wanted

Hello and happy Pi Day! Today is the 3/14 (in the US) which makes it Pi Day and the perfect day to show my circular crochet shawl Vircle Shawl. I’m looking for testers for this shawl over on The Testing Pool on Ravelry.

Vircle Shawl is a beginner friendly shawl that uses 700m of cotton worsted weight yarn. Check out the testing thread for all the details. As it’s a beginner friendly pattern I’m especially happy to work with new testers, so if you haven’t had the courage to dive into the testing pool before now come on in!

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Daffodil Hunter shawl release

Can you believe it’s still Feb? It feels like spring has well and truly arrived. We’ve been daffodil hunting today at our local woodland, where the snowdrops are beginning to fade and daffodils are starting to take over. Which makes it a fitting day to announce that my Daffodil Hunter shawl knitting pattern is released.

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I’m so pleased with this design which is being sold on love knitting to raise funds for help refugees, why not check out their other designs?

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Happy Daffodil hunting 🙂

Testers wanted for Daffodil Hunter shawl

Daffodil Hunter is a triangular shawl with garter stripes and some slip stitch. It’s suitable for adventurous beginners or is a relaxing knit for more advanced knitters.

I’m looking for testers on Ravelry here is the test call to sign up. I’m also open to non Ravelry testers – comment or send me a message if you are interested.

The shawl takes 450m (total) of 4 ply yarn in two different colours.

Thanks!

2018 designs

As we begin 2019 it seems like a good time to look back at 2018.

In 2018 I restarted this blog after a long break, I published 11 designs on Ravelry including October Rose Mitts, Anna’s Chunky Hat and a free Tropical Bowl pattern. I ran my Rainbow Shawl CAL here and on instagram and I had my designs published in two different editions on Your Crochet and Knitting magazine.

I’ve had a blast making and sharing my creative projects in 2018. There is pressure at new year to look ahead and make big plans for the coming year. Honestly I don’t feel like I can make plans a whole year ahead – there are a lot of changes coming up including little brother starting nursery and big brother starting school. I can’t get my head around that!!

So rather than set goals for the whole of 2019 now I’m just going to focus on the first quarter of the year. From now until the end of March I hope to have published 3 more patterns, including at least one that is for charity.

Happy new year!

Happy holidays

It’s Christmas Eve today so I thought I’d show you the Christmas stocking we’ll be hanging up for baby Granta tonight.

Hand made by mummy of course and finished a couple of days ago. Happy holidays everyone!

Anna’s chunky crochet hat

Hello, I’ve released a new crochet pattern.

Anna’s chunky crochet hat is special to me as I made loads of then last winter while I was on bed rest. It was definitely a case of crafting to stay sane. I gifted most of them as Christmas presents and they were a big hit! This winter I was asked to make a couple more for new arrivals.

The pattern is available in five sizes from newborn to large adult and comes in US and UK versions so you can use whichever terminology you are most comfortable with. There are plenty of beginner friendly photo tutorials.

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#rainbowshawlcal weeks 13 & 14

As we’re approaching the end of the #rainbowshawlcal I though I’d better catch up with the blog posts! Here are the rows for weeks 13 & 14.

Row 29: join next colour. 1 ch, 21 dc, *5 ch, dc into top of centre tr in the cluster on first purple row (see photo) 5 ch, skip 5 sts, 22 dc; repeat from * 8 times, finishing with 18 DC. Fasten off and rejoin yarn to other end.

Row 30: 3 Ch, [3tr, 1ch, skip 2 sts] repeat to end, finishing with 1 ch, 1 tr in final stitch. Fasten off and rejoin yarn to other end.IMG_3541

Row 31: 3 ch, 2tr in space before 3tr cluster, [1 ch, 3tr in space between clusters] repeat to end, finishing with 1 ch, tr in the top of last stitch. Fasten off and rejoin yarn to other end.

Row 32: 3 ch, 1 tr in each stitch (not chain spaces) to end. Fasten off.