How to make a Wonder Woman Cape!

Ever wanted to be Wonder Woman? Well here’s your chance to create your own perfect Wonder Woman cape.

Mine is made from red, white and blue chinese satin (100% polyester), some red satin ribbon for the neck and 10 sew-on fabric silver stars.

I used the internet to gain inspiration for my Wonder Woman cape and once I knew what I wanted I drew the design out on paper. I opted for a half circle cape, with quarter of the circle in red and the other quarter circle divided into 9 segments – 4 blue, 4 white and 1 red.

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How to make a French Seam

French seams leave no unfinished edges so are perfect for when the inside of your garment is on show and want to avoid a lining.

French seam wrong sideFront of seam

To make one, follow my guide. Continue reading

Autumnal Halloween Harvest Crochet Pumpkin – tried and tested

I have recently tried out my first amigurumi makes – a cute Halloween Pumpkin. It’s based on the instructions in Annie Obaachan’s “Scary Cute” book which are really easy to follow – I have also put together this ‘tried and tested’ guide to help if you fancy a try.

As the pumpkin is made from a straight piece of crochet, it starts with a simple starting chain. Continue reading

Magic Crochet Ring – how to make

A magic ring is a great way to start a crochet round as it allows you to adjust the size of the central hole. It’s often used when making amigurumi creatures as the hole in the middle can be tightly shut.

1. Firstly loop the yarn twice around your finger so that the ball of yarn is to the palm of your hand and yarn tail closest to your finger tip.  Continue reading

Remembrance Poppy – Free Crochet Pattern

Over the last few days I have been crocheting some Remembrance day poppies to help bring in some extra charity donations.

If you would like to make your own, please feel free to use this pattern and make a donation to your local Poppy appeal. Continue reading