10 reasons to LOVE knitting and crochet!

1. Knitting and crochet are low cost hobbies – all you need to get started is your yarn, hook or needles.

2. Your project is fully portable. It’s lightweight and requires no electricity so you can do it anywhere….in the pub, on the train, down the beach. Continue reading

My Vintage Style Knitted Tea Cosy (Cozy)

After hearing about a charity tea cosy knit for Macmillan’s, I have found my knitting needles back in my hands.

I just love the retro vibe of a knitted tea cozy and the nostalgic and dainty manner of ‘pouring your tea’. A vintage style tea cosy knit was a must!

As it is my first tea cosy I thought it would be a good idea to follow a pattern and was lucky enough to come across these 1950s pleated designs published by Patons and Bellmans.

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Attic 24’s Fabulous Crochet Flowers

Over the last few months I have come across some inspirational people, both online and in the real world. One of whom is Lucy of Attic 24 fame – her blog finally helped me to understand crochet. Thank you Lucy!

My crochet creations started with Lucy’s Crochet Flower tutorial and before I knew it I had made enough to give my garden climber all-year round flowers!

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Quick and Easy Chain Stitch Bracelet

This bracelet is a great way to practice your chain stitch.

If you need a reminder it goes something like this: With your slip knot on the hook – Wrap your yarn around the hook, then draw the loop back through the stitch on your hook.

I’m using some old beads, the essentials merino DK wool by Rico and a size 4.5mm hook. Continue reading