This Christmas stocking ornament is great for using up those ball ends from your year of crafting. There are two options for the pattern, a stuffed (rag-doll) version or a flat piece. This pattern is aimed at a beginners and is written in US and UK terminology. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook.
This pattern is a the perfect stashbusting christmas decoration to use up those ball ends from your year of crafting. There are two options for the pattern, a stuffed version or a flat piece. This pattern is aimed at a beginners and is written in US and UK terminology. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook.
Last week a co-worker announced the arrival of his little boy. I decided that this meant a hand-made gift was in order. At the time I started, the gender wasn't known so I chose a giraffe theme, as animals can be easily argued to be gender neutral. This weeks post outlines some quick and easy… Continue reading Giraffe Rattle
These quick and cute little Christmas decorations are part of my stash busting advent calendar. This pattern is designed to work up in less then 15 minutes and use up those pesky ball remnants from this year. There are two variations of these skates, the quick, beginner level 15 minute version. There is a second 30 minute version in a rag-doll style. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook. The stash-busting advent calendar will be released late November!
In Australia we are in the run into summer, although this year with La Nina this weekend is feeling reminiscent of winter rather then mid spring. For Australian summers it was almost a childhood rite of passage to have water balloon fights to cool down on those 40 degrees Celsius plus days. Now we are more environmentally conscious, which is why I love the concept of re-useable water balloons. Not only can the game continue for a much longer time, you only need one set of balloons and no longer use non-recyclable one-use plastics. This post shares a Crochet pattern for Eco Friendly Water Balloons!
Over the last few weeks I have been working through a list of hand made Christmas presents. My little niece Aria loves running around and playing dress up. I have developed a beginner level crochet bag so she can easily carry her toys while tearing around the house playing dress ups.
The ability to crochet in the car, on the train or your commute requires you to carry some essential items. Over the last year or so I have experimented with the tools needed to crochet during your commute or on road trips. I have compiled the list of the crochet essentials that live in my work bag. The best part is these don't take up too much room!
Learn how to make your own crochet travel bag (or reusable shopping bag) with this DIY tutorial.
Learn how to make a notions bag for your on-the-go
This pattern is the first in the stargazing series. The combination of star stitch and (coffee) beans is the perfect combination for stargazing on cold winter nights. This scarf is the perfect way to keep warm.