*Sponsored: The Performance Yarnshop

The beady-eyed among you may have spotted Performance Yarns inside our mag, but did you know they have their own online shop? The Performance Yarnshop* has a large collection of yarns in a fantastic range of colours – its a true Aladdin’s cave! Performance specialise in top-quality cottons and cotton blends that are perfect for… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: in the kitchen

This week’s mood-board is inspired by issue two of Simply Crochet which features a great section on kitchen makes and is out this Thursday! Column one: Sheep tea cosy (pattern) Craftsy, spiral potholders/coasters (free pattern) Made in K Town, crochet serving spoons Jeroen van der Spek at Still Stars Column two: Vintage crochet apron (pattern)… Continue reading

Free pattern! Gnome keyring from Annemarie

Annemarie’s Haakblog is a wonderful place to spend time and pick up inspiration for new projects. So we were thrilled when Annemarie agreed to stop by and share this adorable pattern for a pocket gnome with us. Enjoy! Materials needed: Red, white, off-white and blue yarn Black embroidery thread A crochet hook size 2.5mm Fyberfill… Continue reading

Project colour inspiration: patterned paper

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

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

Amazing crochet in Mollie Makes issue 23 – out now!

Mollie Makes issue 23 is out now. Get your copy from all good newsagents, supermarkets, independent craft shops, or from their official online store. We’ve fallen in love with this month’s Mollie Makes more-so than  usual due to some of the gorgeous crochet projects featured inside. Including these fab cushions from Jorine Tieleman of Ma-ak which we… 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

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.