Don’t judge me…but I went as far as the living room. We watched TV, I crocheted of course, drank a few glasses of bubbles, ate good food and fell asleep…only to be woken 5 minutes before midnight to watch the fireworks on the TV from London. Not so exciting, but Mr R had the lurgy, so it suited us this year, especially as the grown up Robins were out celebrating with their tribes.
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I am currently writing a new pattern for a bottom up beanie, which is a completely new way to make beanies for me. I’m just doing the grading, so it can be made for all the family. Here’s a sneak peek…
I have treated myself to some new yarn too, so I will show you that as soon as I take some photos. But for now, I will leave you with some crochet highlights from last year.
This beautiful Baby Bear Beanie, was actually one of the first hat patterns I ever scribbled down and I have made lots over the last few years. So it feels right that it is finally written up properly!
This pattern is a top down construction and has instructions for 2 different ways to finish the brim. Option 1 – features a ‘knit look’ ribbed crochet brim which is not bulky, unlike most crochet hats. I have provided a link within the pattern to a video tutorial on how to crochet the brim.
Option 2 is a chunky ribbed brim which uses front treble and back treble post stitches.
This beautiful pattern is quick to hook up, so just perfect if you need to whip one up quickly and it comes in sizes
Materials you will need: Aran / worsted weight yarn – pattern recommends Stylecraft special, but any aran/ worsted acryllic yarn may be used (5.0mm) crochet hook or hook needed to acquire correct gauge Tapestry needle Tape measure Pins stitch marker (optional)
A perfect little pattern to keep precious heads warm this Autumn.
The hot Summer weather has me out and about and in the garden which isn’t leaving me a lot of crochet time. So I have been looking for small crochet wins to satisfy my creativity and to gain a sense of achievement with the little time I have. I have found myself creating delicious treats to add to my previous trio of cupcakes and have made these perfect macarons in beautiful pastel shades.
I love the idea of making play food sets and I would have loved these as a little girl; and now with two beautiful neice in my life I have just the right excuse to make play food sets for their play kitchens (albeit I am prepping for a couple of years ahead!).
These macarons are quick and easy to make. With play food sets in mind I treated myself to a Drops Safran cotton yarn pack and am giddy with the colours and have peace of mind that the cotton is Oeko Tex standard 100 approved; which means the cotton has been certified to be free of harmful chemicals and is safe for human use, as well as being verified as both safe and non-irritating to human skin. For more of my patterns using this yarn take a look at my
which means I am getting through my Drops Safran stash quite quickly and making beautiful items I can gift.
This pattern is written using English crochet terminology but has US terminology in brackets within the stitch abbreviation section of the pattern. The macarons are made in continuous rounds or spirals. A method commonly used in amigurumi and means there are no visible seams. The pattern is suitable for beginners with some knowledge of basic stitches and includes 20 step by step pictures to assist you.
Let me know what you think or if you can recommend any good crochet food patterns I can take a look at!
This beautiful Peony Bib set is both pretty and practical as well as perfect for a special occasion. Made from 100% cotton, these bibs are absorbent making them ideal for catching dribble. The patterns are suitable for a beginner with some experience of basic crochet stitches and each bib uses less than 50g of cotton… just perfect for gifting a special little someone!
I have really enjoyed putting this beautiful Peony Bib set together and I hope that you love it just as much as me. The pattern suggests using Drops Safran 100% Cotton yarn and if you have been following my recent posts you will know this is my go to cotton yarn. The cotton makes these bibs super absorbent, so just perfect for dribbling, teething babies. Not only that, but it is also Oeko Tex standard 100 approved; which means the cotton has been certified to be free of harmful chemicals and is safe for human use, as well as being verified as both safe and non irritating to human skin.
The handy Bib printable were made for me by MJHARRISPRINTABLES. I highly recommend this shop for all of your crochet gifts, if you want to label them professionally.
This bib set would make a great baby shower gift, coupled with my free Teething ring pattern…don’t you think? So if you fancy 10% off this pattern use code Happy10… but hurry because that offer won’t be around for long!
Today I’m going to share with you my amazingly simple pattern for making Yarny Crochet Teething Rings. The pattern is suitable for a beginner and they literally take 15 minutes to make. Teethers make cute baby shower gifts on there own or would make an ideal accessory set when paired with my Spring Bunny Lovey. What’s more they are 100% natural and so totally safe for baby to chew on. They are also really useful first toys to help develop Baby’s hand eye coordination and grasp.
A word on yarn choice
I have opted to use Drops Safran 100% cotton as it is not only affordable, but it has a great colour pallete too. It was also really important to me that I chose a cotton that was Oeko Tex standard 100 approved; which means the cotton has been certified to be free of harmful chemicals and is safe for human use, as well as being verified as both safe and non-irritating to human skin.
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Dc – double crochet / single crochet (US) BLO – back loop only
Dc: Insert hook into chain or under both loops of stitch, yarn over and pull through so there are 2 loops on hook, yarn over again and pull through both loops on hook.
DTr: Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into chain or under both loops of stitch, yarn over and pull through so there are 4 loops on hook, yarn over again and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last 2 loops on hook.
BLO: Work stitch as stated, but in back loop of stitch only.
Petal Teething Ring
Begin by securing yarn around the teething ring with a slst (this does not count as a st)
28dc around teething ring
ch1 and turn,
miss a st, *9dtr in next st, miss 2 sts, slst into next st, miss 2 sts* repeat * – * 3 more times, 9dtr in next st, miss a st, slst into last st.
Because you are cramming 9dtr into one st, it is easy to miscount the 2 missed sts immediately after; as the 1st missed st tends to hide under the petal made, so if your stitch count isn’t working for you check this first!
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
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The teething rings can be washed in the washing machine, or hand washed as per preference.
Wet the crochet petals with cold water and place the teether in the freezer, for an extra boost of teething comfort
Ridged Teething Ring
chain stitches do not count as a stitch throughout pattern
Ch11, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch along, ch1 turn (10dc)
For ridged teether work remainder of pattern in back loops only -BLO. For a smooth crochet look work sts as normal. NB/ pictures below are not worked in back loop so do not show ridged effect. See picture at the top of this post for ridged effect.
Row 2 – 21: dc in each st along, ch1, turn
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Sew long sides of rectangle together around the teething ring, using a whip st. Fasten off and weave in ends.
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