I don’t know about you, but I love to add those handmade touches to gifts. I always think that kind of attention to detail shows the recipient that extra bit of love.
With that in mind, I have put together a crochet bow pattern which I designed as an adornment to add to gift wrap for a Christmas or birthday present.click to make your bow
Recently I’ve been having fun designing my Festive Crochet Friends pattern which are simple top down amigurumi*. It’s been a while since I made any of these little softies as they are sometimes called.
It took me a while to remember all those little tricks you use with crochet ornaments that you don’t tend to use in every day projects. I even learned some new ones!
I’ve found it really useful to remember these techniques, so I thought I would share my 7 most useful tips for working with amigurumi.Keep Reading
I always find the men in my family the hardest to buy gifts for, which is probably why I enjoy making them! Below is a a summary of my favourite crochet patterns which I have gifted to (and designed for) men.
This round-up includes patterns from my own catalogue, my top picks from around the web and some garment patterns for those crocheters with a bit more time!
I hope this gives you some inspiration and ideas for gift making for those impossible to buy for people!Keep Reading
I love giving handmade gifts at Christmas (and Birthdays). But the reality is that I don’t always get around to it. That last minute sinking feeling, where you meant to get someone a gift and forgot, is probably more common than most of us would care to admit.Keep Reading
How to make an up-cycled Christmas Stocking with crochet top using left over yarn and an old plaid shirt
This year, more than ever, I have focused on the reuse, recycle repurpose mantra. Inspired by my year of not buying new clothes, I look at what I already have and see how it may be used in a new way.
This simple Christmas stocking project is a great way to get festive without more consumption. It’s a fun project to get all the family involved with and create something that will be used and cherished for years to come.Keep Reading
When Marie Segares of Underground Crafter invited my to join her Christmas in July Make Along, I knew immediately it would give me a chance to have a bit of out of season fun! So when I saw there was a pet category, I knew that here was my chance to go a little off piste and make something for my sister’s adorable dog, Ando.Keep Reading
I haven’t even seen the “Holidays are coming” Coca Cola add yet, but I’m ready to get festive and excited to share my complete collection of Christmas Crochet Hat Patterns with you: The Christmas Pudding, Elf help, Speedy Santa, Christmas Tree Extravaganza and new for 2020, The Christmas Gift Hat (because what a gift this year has (not) been!keep reading
Back in November, I set myself the challenge of releasing a Free Festive Pattern every Friday in the run up to Christmas. Well, by my calculations, I have one more to go! Seeing as today is exactly one week until Christmas, I decided to bring it forward a few days to make today Free Festive Monday instead. Mostly because I wanted to build in some making time for you.keep reading
The Festive AF Crochet Christmas Wreath – An experiment in letting go of perfection and channelling the sh*t out of Christmas spirit!
This post contains affiliate links and expletives (well it is nearly Christmas!).
It was sometime in my 20s when my housemate at the time first introduced me to Vegetable Fuckloads. The perfect solution to those days when my body rejected anymore junk food, pasta or bread (the staples of the student life). It basically involved a wok and all the vegetables available, irrespective of what they were or whether they complemented each other, a bit of oil and some spices. To this day, whenever I feel the need for a health kick (and the desire to feel a bit of virtue) I go for Vegetable Fuckloads.
This was the precise attitude with which I approached the Festive As Fuck Wreath. It’s basically Christmas fuckloads.
This year it seems that Christmas lights have reached a whole new level. Long gone are the days where you had to go through every single light checking they were all screwed in properly and finding that one broken bulb so you could get the whole lot to work.keep reading
It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving. The hight street calls it Black Friday, makers are reclaiming it as Indy Friday, but I’m sticking with Festive Friday and today only you can get 10% off everything in my Etsy store using the code FESTIVE at the checkout. Below you can also see the 4th in my series of Free Festive Friday patterns.
To this day, I have vivid recollections of making paper chains to decorate the house at Christmas. Cutting up bits of coloured paper, throwing some glitter at it with dried out pritt-stick but being proud, nonetheless, of the end result!keep reading
I’ve very excited about this week’s Free Festive Friday pattern as things are a little bit special! Week one gave you the Christmas Pudding Hat and last week I shared the Twinkle Twinkle Star Decoration. Well now I’ve teamed up with Marie Segares, aka the Underground Crafter to release this week’s free pattern as a contributor post on her blog.