How to make a Cute Peg Bag (Peter Pan Collar Dress Style)

To make my cute dress style peg bag I used 2 pieces of 112cm x 50cm fabric (one for the lining and the other for the main outer), a children’s wooden coat hanger and 3 buttons. As it was great fun to make I thought it would be good to share my pattern with you.  Continue reading

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How to make a Sock Monkey

If you have ever wanted to have a go at making a Sock Monkey, but weren’t sure where to start, this is the post for you!

Sock monkeys are easy, quick and inexpensive to make, you just need a pair of socks, stuffing, needle, thread and a few spare buttons. Even better they are great fun and each seems to take on its own personality. Before you know it you will be making sock bunnies, bears,elephants, pigs and other creatures too! Continue reading

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

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