Easy Peasy Crochet Head Band – Free Pattern for Beginners!

20130203_195749I have had a ball of Patons Fab Big super chunky yarn in my basket for quite a few weeks so have made up a quick and easy pattern for a crochet headband which you can make in next to no time. If you prefer knitting – a speedy pattern for a head warmer is coming soon!

I’m using a 12mm crochet for the headband so if your yarn is not so chunky or your hook is smaller (a row of 7 stitches is approx 10cm wide) just work additional stitches to make your headband fit! Continue reading

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Craft Fair Selling – the next step?

Yarn QuestionI’ve been thinking for a while about selling the things I make, but haven’t been brave enough to take the ‘big step’. Things like tax and insurance are scary enough let alone the regulations that you need to comply with. Even something like a ‘sock monkey’ can cause great headaches if you start to look into the plethora of guidance on the web! Continue reading

How to make a Fitted Crochet Cover without a pattern

Step 1: Find an object you want to cover.Crcohet cover all finished

One of my New Years sales ‘bargains’ was a fabric foot stool (reduced from £239 to £39), which although looked great in the shop, took on a rather orange appearance when I got it home! Continue reading

The No Calorie Knitted Cupcake! – Free pattern

I’ve been asked by several lovely readers for a pattern for a knitted cupcake. To make it accessible to beginners as well as the more advanced the cupcake is made on straight needles.

finished knitted cupcake

The cupcake is knitted using double knitting yarn (I’ve used cotton as it photos well) and 4mm (UK size 8) needles. It consists of 4 pieces, the cherry, cupcake case side, cupcake case base and a cake top with its delicious baby pink icing. Continue reading

The No Calorie Knitted Cupcake! – Free pattern

I’ve been asked by several lovely readers for a pattern for a knitted cupcake. To make it accessible to beginners as well as the more advanced the cupcake is made on straight needles.

finished knitted cupcake

The cupcake is knitted using double knitting yarn (I’ve used cotton as it photos well) and 4mm (UK size 8) needles. It consists of 4 pieces, the cherry, cupcake case side, cupcake case base and a cake top with its delicious baby pink icing.

Continue reading