crochet

Review of NEW book – Colorful Crochet by Marianne & the Ursula Shawl 💕

When Marianne (@marretjeroos) first mentioned that she was busy writing a book, i immediately got excited & made room on my shelf for what i knew would be one of the most incredible crochet books & patterns.  Marianne has been a huge inspiration to me as a crocheter, & if anyone should write a book… Continue reading Review of NEW book – Colorful Crochet by Marianne & the Ursula Shawl 💕

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Craft as Therapy

Craft as Therapy – my week as moderator for a wonderful community…

The past week i had the pleasure of being a moderator on Instagram for Craft as Therapy. Craft as Therapy is a warm, friendly and wonderful community of crafters from all the around the world.  Everyone is welcome to join! It's mainly crafters who use their craft, as therapy for either an illness, an injury or… Continue reading Craft as Therapy – my week as moderator for a wonderful community…

Patterns & Tutorials

A turtle named Teddy… free amigurumi crochet pattern

This is Teddy, he is a turtle!  Teddy wasn't meant to be a turtle, he was meant to be a ... bear!!  That is why he is now named Teddy.  You see, I was wanting to make one of the dolls i crocheted a little stuffed teddy bear.  It was late at night, and I… Continue reading A turtle named Teddy… free amigurumi crochet pattern

Patterns & Tutorials

Invisible Decrease Tutorial… for crochet amigurumi

Once i found out how to do an invisible decrease, i haven't been able to go back to doing a decrease any other way 🙂 so i wanted to share my tutorial with you all on how to do this marvellous handy stitch! An invisible decrease creates a smoother finish, and a stitch that looks… Continue reading Invisible Decrease Tutorial… for crochet amigurumi

Amigurumi Toys

Lupo the Lamb & Kira the Kangaroo… my new love affair with Lalylala Crochet Dolls

I have fallen in love... they are called Laylala Dolls, from Lalylala Land.. and they are adorable!! Patterns designed and created by the amazingly talented Lydia Tresselt from Lalylala (find her etsy store here). I started by making Kira the Kangaroo, my first doll, and instantly i fell in love.  The pattern is well written,… Continue reading Lupo the Lamb & Kira the Kangaroo… my new love affair with Lalylala Crochet Dolls

Blankets & Afghans

An African Flower Crochet Blanket… Part ONE

New project!! Whilst waiting to place a new yarn order to finish the Basket Weave Stitchblanket, I sorted through my yarn stash to start something new! A while ago, I made a few African Flower animals by Heidi Bears which are so much fun to make!  I even entered the dragon into the Royal Melbourne Show crochet competition… Continue reading An African Flower Crochet Blanket… Part ONE

Blankets & Afghans

Work in progress.. the Basket Weave crochet stitch

I wanted to try something different and do some mindless crochet. My first love has always been crocheting blankets. I haven't done one in a while, so I searched around for a new stitch, and feel in love with the Basket Weave Stitch! It's quite an easy stitch to learn, and once you have the… Continue reading Work in progress.. the Basket Weave crochet stitch