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 mitten Christmas decorations are part of my stash busting advent calendar. This pattern is designed to work up in around an hour and use up those pesky ball remnants from this year. There are four variations of these mittens, basic, striped, candy-cane and snowflake!
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.
This weeks post is a little different to my usual crochet, I have been going between knitting an crochet for the last few weeks. When my friend asked for a spring inspired headband the twist style headbands stood out. There are many variations of the twist headband. I wanted to make one that helped learn… Continue reading Lilac Twist Headband
Recently I have been playing around with lanyard strip patterns. I have been looking for wristlet lanyard patterns for holding my keys to my bag or wrist. In doing this I came up with a lace-like braided pattern. This delicate lanyard makes for a great accessory for a Stitches: This pattern is written in US… Continue reading Braided Lanyard
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