Continuing my mission to simplify crochet garment design, today I want to share some common approaaches to constructing crochet sweaters. Understanding the differences in these styles was a big lightbulb moment for me as a designer and a maker and I hope it gives you that “ahhhhhh… I get it now” moment too!keep reading
One of my biggest goals for this year is to dispel the myth that crocheting elegant, wearable, modern garments is akin to rocket science. Through the work I’ve been doing with the My Crochet Wardrobe group, I’ve been talking to a lot of people about what puts them off and I hope to address some of those fears over the coming months.
Today I want to talk a little about the glory of top down sweaters, and I’ll start with this statement.Keep Reading
Have you ever seen a crochet hat, sweater or cardigan with a neat ribbed edging and wondered how on earth it is achieved?
Well keep reading as today I am going to share with you my favourite way of creating ribbing which can be used to finish a garment or on it’s own to create a stretchy fabric.Keep Reading
I love a cocoon cardi, shrug, wrap, whatever you want to call it. They are so simply constructed and so practical. Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while knows I am a believer that everything in my home should be beautiful or functional, preferably both! To mark the release of this new free crochet pattern, I thought I would take the opportunity to share my design process for the Heart Lines Shrug.
We’re taking a break from the Crochet Basics series this week as it’s a long weekend in the UK over Easter and I have promised myself a little down time, which will, no doubt, turn into a crafty bonanza!
Instead I want to take a quick moment to introduce you to my latest crochet pattern. The Everyday Hugs Cardigan, which is now available on Ravelry
I love cardigans, shrugs, capes, coatigans… they are so bloody useful!
Ever since I started designing crochet, a cosy practical cardi has been on my hit list and I’m so excited to finally let this one out into the wild!
So if you’re based in the UK you will know that the weather has been pretty half-hearted this summer… a nice week in July followed by one of the wettest Augusts on record… STANDARD!
I don’t know if it’s just me but I’m sure September seems to be getting nicer each year. I have wonderful memories of sitting on Southwold beach last September, after all the kids had gone back to school, thinking how lucky I was to still be enjoying temperatures in the 30s (that’s well into the 90s in American money!).
It is such a beautiful place and was one of those days that felt like the summer was going to go on forever.keep reading