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Friday, 20 January 2017

ANZAC Crochet Poppy

My aunty works with the elderly and requested a Poppy to wear to work. She wanted it to be quite large.

I found this free pattern on Pinterest http://pin.it/oTdO4Bf which was perfect but I only had 8 ply yarn. To compensate for this I only did rows 1-4 on the petals.

It's a shame red is so hard to photograph as I love how it turned out.

Creative Kids


It's the school holidays here. The summer ones that seem to go on for years, but in reality are only 6 weeks long.

We have been making the most of it though, with a trip back home to Invercargill to spend time with family over Christmas and various other holiday activities.

One of these was 100% Summer where my 5 year old daughter made this dream catcher. I always thought they were quite difficult to make, but they are actually super simple.


When I got home I decided to look into all the Kids options on Creativebug, I have had a subscription for over a year now but haven't really put it to use or kept up with all the new video tutorials available. 

I have made a list of the few activities I want to try with the kids. 



Thursday, 8 December 2016

Crochet Yoda






As soon as I found this pattern I new I had to make it. How cute is this Crochet Yoda. He's only 4 inches tall and works up quickly. It's a perfect Christmas present for Star Wars fans.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Woodland Blanket C2C Squares

The Big Sale at knitpicks.com



Above patterns can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/teri-heathcote-designs

I was going to wait and get a video tutorial but a few people have been asking for the pattern for the base squares.



I thought in order for people to get started I would put together a quick photo tutorial. You can also search for C2C squares on YouTube. There are a few videos to pick from.

These squares work out to measure 12 x 12 inches and are 18 squares high and 18 across.

Materials:

8ply/dk yarn in white (450 grams) and green (300 grams). I used 4 Seasons.
4 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

Pattern:

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Star Wars BB-8 Free Crochet Pattern

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Star Wars is a big thing in this household at the moment. My son is obsessed and that's to put it mildly. Star Wars movies, games, books and toys are taking over. It's like Frozen all over again.

When he asked me to make him a BB-8 I couldn't say no. So we looked for a pattern together on Pinterest. He picked out this one from

Monday, 12 September 2016

Woodland Themed Crochet Applique Set

After a little break I am back into it again. This time I am creating a Woodlands themed blanket. Once again there will be 12 different squares and it will fit a single bed.

The base blanket design is a little different this time but all the appliques will be interchangeable size wise within blankets. So you can mix and match them to suit you.





Monday, 15 August 2016

Coffee Shop Wrap

Felici Self Striping Yarn from Knit Picks



I started the Coffee Shop Wrap a week ago and finally found the time this morning to add the finishing touches, the tassels. As much as I would have loved to have worked on it over the weekend family and chores took first place. Since we finally had a nice day that meant getting out into the garden. Does this mean winter is over? As much as I would hope so (I dislike the cold) I still want time to wear my lovely new wrap.