Free patterns – Mother’s Day gift ideas

Crochet rose

To treat your Mum to something special this Mother’s Day, we’ve gathered together a selection of our favourite quick projects – flowers and bows to use as a brooch or in her hair, a mug hug, a case for glasses or sunglasses, and a set of bracelets. Hook your Mum a cosy mug hug so… Continue reading

Join the #Make2Share Challenge – spread the hooky fun!

#Make2Share

The #Make2Share challenge is about spreading your love of crafting to friends and family – we’re asking you to give a handmade gift, and ask the recipient to then pass on a gift of their own. Started by retailers, media companies and manufacturers, we want to promote the joy of handmade giving and receiving. If… Continue reading

Free puff stitch bauble pattern!

Need a last minute Christmas gift? Or is your tree missing that little something special? Well we’ve got the perfect pattern for you! This free bauble pattern uses puff stitch to create an elegant, irresistible texture. You can make the bauble using any yarn you fancy and on any hook size, but we used a… Continue reading

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

Crochet daffodil

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

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

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

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

Mug hugs

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

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