Project colour inspiration: patterned paper

Candy brights

Finding colour inspiration for a big project such as an afghan or a rug can bit tricky, especially when there are just so many beautiful colours and yarns to choose from. To help we are going to start a colour resource series on the blog, selecting colour themes and palettes from existing work and crafts… Continue reading

Free afghan pattern from Winkie Flash

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Today we have something extra-special for you lovely readers as Wink from A Creative Being has stopped by to share her pattern for a groovy afghan inspired by a psychedelic blanket from Etsy. So over to Wink… This pattern uses US crochet terms – check out The Making Spot’s full list and conversions here You… Continue reading

Learn to stitch cross hatch trebles

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Try this textured crochet stitch pattern, ideal for adding interest to your projects. Make a chain in multiples of 3 plus 1, and then add 3 ch for turning. (Try 34 ch.) Row 1 (1 tr, 2 ch,1 dc) into 4th ch from hook, *miss 2 ch (2 tr, 2 ch, 1 dc) into next… Continue reading

Five Etsy finds: winter warmers

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As seen in issue one, here is a little more info on our top picks this month… The Velvet Acorn, Hampton Hood, $5.50 Wrap up warm and snug in these adorable designs from The Velvet Acorn. There’s a great range of cute hats and hoods for kids, as well as warmers for adults – great… Continue reading

Christmas countdown: projects you can do in an evening

A gorgeous necklace and cute gift tags

Christmas is officially four days away (yikes!), so we thought we’d put together a list of quick projects which you will still have time to craft before the big day.   This crochet necklace from Creative Yarn would look great in any colour, and would make the perfect last minute gift for a fashionable friend…. Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: gifts for him

Great handmade gifts for boys and men of all ages.

We’ve searched the web for some of the best crochet projects and gifts for men so you don’t have to. column one: crocheted bow tie from EpicThread (Etsy), grey beanie Bernat Yarns column two: moustaches from Craft Foxes, crochet grey and red tie Culdesac column three: easy striped scarf from The Sunroom, waxed cotton bracelets… Continue reading

High street style: party dresses

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Our picks of this season’s best crocheted party dresses. crochet maxi dress, sheer netted maxi dress with crochet detail on the sleeves, blue pleated baby-doll with crocheted neckline. burgundy crochet midi, white a-line dress with crochet detail, coral midi with crocheted bodice.  

Weekly inspiration: frosty mornings

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We’re embracing the drop in temperature and welcoming in frosty mornings with open (and gloved!) arms. column one: handspun yarn in frosty white and icy blue, coffee mug cozy, slippers column two: Aztec socks, hot-water bottle cover column three: floral headband, fingerless gloves

Our top 10 cowls

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From DIY and patterns to ready-to-wear, we bring you the best cowls available on the internet this season. There is no better accessory for keeping warm in the winter than a good quality cowl, and luckily for us, there are plenty around to choose from. However, with over 50 pages of patterns on Ravelry and… Continue reading