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

The Infamous Granny Square

It’s official! I love Granny Squares – they are amazing building blocks and can be used individually as face cloths, pot holders and coasters or sewn together to make beautiful bags, blankets, scarfs, headbands and clothes.

As the Granny Square is worked in circles / rounds from the centre out, you can make them as big or small as you like. The one I’m going to take you through is quite traditional and has 3 rounds.

They are a great crochet first make and I’ve put together this step by step Granny Square Guide to get you started. Ready? Continue reading

Anyone for crochet?

I’ve recently learnt to crochet and I LOVE IT!  For me, it’s about only having to have one stitch on your hook at anytime and the creative freedom it gives as you can choose what where you want to add your next stitch.

The biggest hurdle I had to get my head around was the fact that us Brits and our hooky friends in the US use different names for the same stitch – something I found a trifle confusing! Continue reading