Deramores’ Kat Goldin crochet-along

Deramores CAL

It’s always hard to finish a big project, especially when there are so many amazing patterns just crying out to be made! But finding the motivation is easier than you think when you’re crocheting alongside others – so check out Deramores’ Kat Goldin crochet-along. This brilliant Cedar River Blanket CAL project is bought to you… Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet daffodils for Mother’s Day

crochetdaffodil

No flower says “hello March” better than the daffodil, so we couldn’t resist sharing this free pattern designed by Kath Webber, who blogs at Inverleith. Hook up a bunch to brighten your day or someone else’s. They’d make a perfect handmade gift for Mother’s Day!  You will need Phildar Phil Coton 4 (100% Cotton, 50g/85m), 1… Continue reading

Crochet roses and spread some hooky love

rose

We love this simple pattern from issue 27 so much, we had to share it on the blog. What will you do with your crochet rose? YOU WILL NEED Any DK cotton 4mm (US G/6) hook Sewing needle     Ch30. Row 1 (RS) 1dc into the second ch from the hook, ch2, skip 1… Continue reading

Free crochet blanket pattern

blanketfrombook

This free blanket pattern is taken from Crochet Red by Laura Zander as part of the Stitch Red campaign, to raise healthy heart awareness amongst women. And it’s the only pattern you need to hook this Valentines. YOU WILL NEED Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Choice (100% Acrylic, 100g/156m) 3 balls of: Yarn A Burgundy (148)… Continue reading

Crochet heart balloon pattern

balloon-heart-airali-DSC_0975

It’s officially the month of amore and there’s no better way to celebrate than by spreading some hooky love with this free heart balloon pattern by Ilaria Airali of Airali design. Hook a up a bunch to send to sweethearts, BFFs and budding crocheters alike! And don’t forget to pop over to Ilaria’s blog besenseless… Continue reading

Free pattern! Cosy mug hugs

Story_teapot3.jpg

Practise some new stitches with these mug hug patterns then settle down to a cosy cuppa and some more hooky-time. Bliss! You will need Bessie May Smile (100% Extra Fine Merino, 50g/120m), 1 ball each of Lichen (3060), Berry (3080), Kiss (3090) DMC Petra 3 (100% cotton, 100g/280m) 1 ball each of brown (5434), white… Continue reading

Alphabet charts from issue 27

Monogram coasters alphabet charts

In issue 27 we’ve featured alphabet charts for monogram coasters by Becky Skuse. Turn to page 85 to find the pattern, plus letters A, B and C. And here are the charts for the remaining letters of the alphabet, which you can download free! Alphabet charts page 1 Alphabet charts page 2 Alphabet charts page… Continue reading

Free pattern – Halloween crochet skull

Halloween crochet skull

This crochet skull is perfect for Halloween. It measures 7x5cm, so you could make it into a brooch or hair decoration, or hook up a whole chain to make some spooky bunting. And we’re giving you the pattern for free! You will need Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK (100% cotton, 110g/201m) 1 ball of White… Continue reading

Free poppy pattern for Remembrance Day

Crochet poppy brooch

Throughout October and November, wearing a scarlet poppy is a sign of remembrance in the UK, tying in with Remembrance Sunday on 9 November. It’s particularly poignant this year, as August 2014 saw the WW1 Centenary – the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the conflict. To mark this,  we’ve shared this free pattern from issue… Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet collar pattern to download

Crochet collar

We love being able to embellish plainer clothes and imbue them with personality. This pretty collar is a free pattern for you, designed by Kirstie McLeod, and it’s a lovely example of a little project that will make an enormous difference. Pretty up any blouse, top or T-shirt with a plain neckline with this lacy collar…. Continue reading