Beginners Crochet Hearts – Free Pattern

This chunky yarn cute heart bunting was one of my first crochet projects.

I found the gorgeous pattern on Julia Crossland’s blog .Thanks’s Julia!

The hearts are so versatile and can be used for mobiles, brooches, coasters, front of greeting  / valentine cards or joined together to form scarves or belts. Continue reading

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Knitted Rolled Brim Beanie Hat – Free beginners pattern

For my quick and easy Beanie hat I used some fabulous ‘Crofter DK’ yarn and a pair of 4.5mm needles. I love this yarn at it gives you a Fair Isle effect without the hard work – perfect for beginners. Continue reading

Decreasing / Knit Two Together

A decrease stitch reduces the number of stitches and is used to shape your work or form pretty lace patterns.

A simple way of decreasing the number of stitches is shown below. This method is also referred to as “knit two together” or K2tog for short. Continue reading