Although crochet may look very difficult to do, it is actually very easy once it is broken down into the separate stitches. To give an example, a friend whom I taught how to crochet was making a crocheted blanket after her third short lesson and she already knew all the basic stitches. My grandmother, my… Continue reading How I Learned to Crochet
In case you were still wondering — yes, it is still winter here in the southern hemisphere! Although we have had a very mild winter, so the gloves I have been making have not been too thick and warm. I also still have to get some proper wear out of my scarves — but I… Continue reading Free Pattern: Fingerless gloves with trebles and texture
Zero the dog, Sparkles the unicorn, and other bits and pieces In my last post I spoke about the baby shower gift I had made for a friend. It contained a few toys, as well as two beanies. All the patterns I used were free (yay!) and I’ll link to each of them below. Zero… Continue reading Baby Shower Gifts – Crocheted and Knitted
Behold! The peacock shawl is finished!
At last I have some of the glove patterns ready for you! (These are free to download, I only ask that you link back here and not share them without attribution — thank you!) The patterns are easy enough for beginners, and are highly customisable when it comes to sizing, so you can use the… Continue reading Glove Patterns, an FO, WIPs, and Plans
Fingerless gloves — done! Wrist warmers — One pair done! Bunny hat — done! Other stuff — in progress! Now to find the time to write all the patterns down, post them, and write some proper blogposts for them. As you can see from my lack of posting, I’ve been a bit side-tracked. “What could… Continue reading Lots of Finished Objects – just no time for blogging
May passed in a flurry of writing and crochet projects and, before I knew it, the winter solstice is less than three weeks away!
This past long weekend I at last got around to making the first two gloves — Hawkeye and Black Widow.
Around the world people are making crocheted octopuses for babies – specifically those in the NICU – you can read more about it over here. One of my friends asked me to make one for her (she is pregnant at the moment) and I jumped at trying my hand at one of these. The result… Continue reading Baby Crochet – Squishy the Octopus and Beanies
here are oodles of patterns — both free and paid — available, but I have decided to make one of my own as I was specifically asked for Marvel-themed gloves.