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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Robin Applique

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New Zealand Robins are small birds, about the size of a Sparrow. The males are dark grey and the females are a light brown. So I guess this little guy is a male :)

You can read more about the New Zealand Robin here:

Find the pattern here: 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Takahe Applique

The Takahe is a flightless New Zealand bird and is classified as an endangered species. You can read more about the Takahe here:

Find the pattern here:

Find the rest of the patterns here:

Crochet New Zealand Birds Blanket

Another set of appliques are in the works. I have finished creating them all as the blankets were for an order and now it is time to write out all the patterns and get them tested. The links will be added as the patterns are released on Ravelry. Keep an eye on this space.

Morepork Applique

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The Morepork is New Zealand's only surviving owl and has a very distinctive 'more-pork' call. As a child we used to climb trees in the evenings and copy the call. 

In Maori tradition the Morepork is seen as a watchful guardian. The 'more-pork' call is thought to be a good sign, whereas the high pitched yelp call was thought to be a warning that there would be bad news coming.

You can find out more about the Morepork here and listen to its call:

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Fantail Applique

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Fantails are wonderful birds to watch. They have fly around quite energetically, flitting here and there. I wanted to capture it's distinct fanned tail in this applique.

You can read more about the Fantail here:

Fantail at KiwiWise

I also find the Maori meaning behind this bird interesting. The Fantail (Piwakawaka) is a messenger, bringing death or news of death from the gods. My sister and I always used to get concerned when one would fly inside. Thankfully it never amounted to anything.

Find the rest of the patterns here:

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Kiwi Applique


The Kiwi is the national symbol here in New Zealand so of course he had to be included in this collection of New Zealand Bird Appliques.

You can read more about the Kiwi here:

Find the pattern for the base squares here:

Find the Kiwi Pattern here:

Note: There is a previous free version of the Kiwi Pattern that is slightly larger and has not been tested. You can find this here:

Find the rest of the patterns here:

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Star Wars C2C Afgahn


If you have following me for a while you will know that my son is a massive Star Wars fan. His 7th birthday is next month and I have decided to make him his own Star Wars Afghan to replace the Boys Will Be Boys Blanket we designed together a few years ago.

 I got him to sit down and write out a list of the characters/items he wanted included.

He listed 15, but honestly these C2C squares were taking forever and 6 turned out to be plenty to create a single bed throw blanket.

All the charts can be found below.

Darth Maul