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Sunday, 3 January 2016

Temperature Afghan




So I have been noticing a lot of talk about the temperature afghans lately. Have you started one?

If you have no idea what I am talking about check out this post from the Crochet Crowd which explains how they work. http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-temperature-afghans/. And don't worry, no one is going to know you didn't start at the beginning of the year.

One idea a lady shared was to do 7 days of temperatures in one Granny Square. Each square would equal a week. I thought this was a really great way of doing it.

If you have been following me for awhile you might remember the Granny Square CAL. Some of these patterns will work great for the temperature afghan.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Reindeer Basket (Crochet for Christmas: 29 Patterns for Handmade Holiday Decorations and Gifts)

Cotton Yarns from knitpicks.com

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well and not stressing too much this Christmas season. It has been months since I have picked up a crochet hook. I just couldn't find the right project to start. When I came across this Reindeer Basket while looking for handmade ideas for Christmas, I just knew I had to make it.





Thursday, 3 December 2015

Sale Time! 25% off all patterns.

Hi everyone,

It's been a long time since I have written a post on here. I have just completed the Certificate in Fashion Design (Apparel Manufacturing) course. It was lots of fun and it was good to have a break and try something new. This is my first week back at home so hopefully after this you see more of me.


Since Christmas is coming up I have decided to have a sale. Now is a great time to grab all those patterns you have been meaning to get. All of my patterns in my Ravelry Store are now 25% off. This includes the single patterns and the eBooks. No code is needed. Simply add your patterns to your cart and the discount will be applied automatically.

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

You will also find that the base blanket patterns are free. So why not try something new. Play around with the different appliques and bases. You can find some great ideas in the Ravelry projects for each pattern. Some people have created great blankets using one or two appliques.




You can find the base blanket patterns here:

Dinosaur Blanket
Zoo Blanket
Fairy Blanket
Little Blossom's Blanket
Boys Will Be Boys Blanket
Farm Blanket

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Retired Pattern

So you may or may not have noticed my absence lately. Looking back I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post. Crazy!

I've decided to go back to school and learn some new skills. Sewing skills that is :).

Yesterday we practiced our hand sewing stitches and I created this airplane for my son.

My hope is alone with crochet patterns I will be able to offer you sewing patterns as well and maybe even a combination of the both. I have a few ideas already but I need the skills to bring them alive.

In the meantime you can find all my current patterns through Ravelry  and I have even made a previously paid pattern FREE.


These straps are designed for prams, strollers, high chairs etc.  Please do not use them on child's car seats as they may alter the fit.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Crochet Dinosaur Blanket

Cotton Yarns from knitpicks.com




I finally finished this Crochet Dinosaur Blanket for my nephew. It was so much fun creating all the appliques. I even managed to get some discussions with my children going about the different dinosaurs.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Crochet Ram Horn Beanie (Maenad Beanie)

Knook Baby Value Pack

I loved making this hat for Beanie Fest 2015. It's inspired by the Maenad headdresses. So you could call it a Maenad Beanie.

If you would like to create your own you will need:

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Crochet Batman Hat

Craftsy



It's Super Hero day today at my sons school. Originally he wanted to go as Iron Man but we didn't have time to get a costume together for that.

He already had black clothes and a vampire cape. As you can see we turned the collar down so it looked the part.




The Batman Hat was inspired by this pattern here. I didn't use the pattern for the hat as it is written for a worsted weight (10ply) yarn and I tend to work more in double knit (8ply). It also doesn't have a gauge. So I free handed the hat and used the pattern for the ears.

The only thing I changed on the ears was I increased the width by 4 stitches. This was to make up for using a smaller yarn.

All in all I think it turned out well. He looked the part along with all the other Batman's at school today.