I’ve been publishing crochet patterns since the autumn of 2017. In that time I have written over 100 patterns including for my own collection, for magazines such as Inside Crochet and Simply Crochet as well as on line publishers including Love Crafts. As a tech editor , I have read and reviewed many more.Keep Reading
When I first designed the Everyday Hugs cardigan, I used a stitch pattern I called the single crochet v-stitch. It created a lovely opaque fabric and worked really well with an aran yarn and a slightly bigger hook than recommended to give it some drape.Keep Reading
Since my early days of crocheting, I always loved making post stitches (or raised stitches if you use UK terms). There’s something deeply satisfying about working them and I love the textures they can create.
So when I stumbled across alpine stitch, I got giddy with all the heart eyes…Keep Reading
In this week’s post I want to share one of those ideas I had which would simply not leave me alone. It’s a project I’ve been working on for 3 months, sparked by an idea I had last summer.
The idea: What if I could crochet the same sweater from any yarn?Keep Reading
The extended single crochet, that’s an extended double crochet in UK terms, is one of those stitches I wish I had known about long before I did. Extended crochet stitches (you can make them with double and trebles too) are great for garments because they create a fabric with a beautiful drape.Keep Reading
The drop shoulder sweater design is the simplest type of crochet garment construction you are likely to come across in many ways. This post will talk you through how the construction works, regardless of the precise pattern.Keep Reading
Understandably, I’ve seen a lot of talk on social media this week about stashbusting crochet projects and I for one am a fan! So I thought I would put together my quick guide to shopping your stash!Keep Reading
Someone sent me a meme last night of one of those knitted toilet roll covers with the big doll skirts, with a line about hiding toiler paper from the children (they weren’t the first to send or tag me in such a picture…).Keep Reading
One of the things which made me fall for crochet was the mindful, calming effect it had on my often wildly over imaginative, calamitous story-making anxious brain. Something about the rhythm of yarn over hook and watching your work grow, row by row, felt very soothing (even when I was just making wonky squares!).Keep Reading
If you’re new to making crochet garments it can seem a bit intimidating at first. But if you break it down into steps then it’s not nearly as complex as it seems. You’ll soon realise, that if you can crochet a granny square or a flat circle, you can also crochet sweater!Keep Reading
If you have always been intimidated by crocheting socks, I want to reassure you that they are much more straightforward than you imagine.
In fact, when constructed with a short row heel, crochet socks are worked all in one piece. That’s only 2 ends to sew in (and one of them is hidden inside the toe so who will know?).
Short row heels are a simple but ingenious design. So let’s take a look at what’s involved.Keep Reading