Try something old, learn something new -The Amazings

The Amazings was born out of a simple idea. Society has always learned from its elders. But along the way that connection between generations is often lost – which means sometimes losing rich, valuable, and rare skills. Their mission: to ensure this knowledge is passed on in really friendly and fun ways, by providing classes… Continue reading

Free Pattern! Trained toy seal

Our friends at Crochet Today! have a fantastic range of patterns on their website. Today we thought we’d share with you one of our favourite seaside friends, this adorable seal! Here is what you need to make your very own… Yarn RED HEART Soft Yarn, 5oz/140g balls, each approx 256yd/234m (acrylic) 1 ball #9440 Light… Continue reading

Beginners class: how to crochet slip stitch

Slip stitch is an important move in your crochet skills. It’s really easy to learn and you will use it loads. Insert the hook from front to back under the top of the second chain from the hook. Wrap the yarn round the hook (know as yrh). Pull the yarn through both loops on the… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: glitter and celebrations

column one Beaded mohair yarns from Fabulous yarn. column two Ladder ribbon glitter yarn from crochetgal, metallic glitter ribbon yarn from Gigayarn, yellow gold yarn Lion Brand. column three DIY fairy jar from Velvetacide, DIY safety sparkler cake-toppers eighteen25.

Etsy shop of the month: Petit and Cute Design by Sabahnur

We love the electic range of toys and accessories in Sabahnur’s Etsy shop Petit and Cute Design. On the same page you can find cute cake toppers, evil eye coasters, and even a little cro-sushi – yum! What’s more the shop is currently having a winter sale with 15% off of everything, all the more… Continue reading

We love leftovers….

A round-up of some of the most creative ways you can use up your leftover yarn from this year’s projects. Learn all the techniques and tips to create these stunning and complex God-Eyes as Jay Mohler shows us how to update this campfire favourite into a real piece of art. See more of his stunning… Continue reading

Beginners class: how to treble crochet

As seen in Simply Knitting. Make a foundation chain. Skip 3 chain, yarn round hook, then insert the hook under the loop of the 4th chain, yarn round hook. Pull the yarn through the chain loop only (leaving 3 loops on hook), yarn round hook. Pull the yarn through 2 loops only (2 loops on… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: red and gold

  column one: red rope scarf by NesrinArt, statement necklace from lissabeecreations column two: simple round crochet necklace from krochetlady, sequin crochet collar from Rare London, love hearts by Crochet Pocket column three: crown by Loopedwithlove4U, red and white striped blanket from Rocket and Bear, bow bracelet (free tutorial) from Sellz Cute Things.    

How to crochet: shell and v-stitch

  This pretty crochet pattern gives a fairly firm fabric but still lets the light through Foundation chain in multiple of 8 sts plus 3. (Try 43 ch sts.) Row1 (RS) Miss 2 ch (count as 1 tr), 2 tr into next ch, *miss 3 ch, work a V-st of (1 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr)… Continue reading

How did they do it? Crochet world record breakers

  427 The most people to crochet at one time in one place. Organised by the Nation NeedleArts Association, the evet took place at a New York Mets baseball game in 2010. 253 Feet, the longest crochet chain made whilst running a marathon. This record was set by Susie Hewer at the Virgin London Marathon… Continue reading