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Love and Loop

Yarn addict, knitter, crocheter & maker.

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Therapy Blanket-Part 1

A year ago for my birthday my husband bought me a beautiful Scheepjes minis box (way better than a box of chocolates, yes?) and it was sitting pride of place among my stash for a long time before I finally decided that I would make a blanket from those little…

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Crochet Summer Shawl

I have a lovely free summer pattern for you! It is a shawl that I originally designed for Crochet Now magazine earlier this year, and now I’m pleased to be able to share the ‘Sweet on You’ shawl with you here on my blog! It is a super-feminine design which…

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Crochet Bonnet

Yay! Here in the U.K it finally feels like spring has sprung! I have been meaning to re-release this bonnet design for a while; I wanted to add sizes and fine-tune the pattern. What a better time to do so than now? This is my crochet ‘Tulip’ Bonnet. So named…

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Mother’s Day Wall Art

We all know that Mothers love flowers on Mothering Sunday, but how about flowers she can keep forever? With Mother’s Day just over 2 weeks away I thought I’d (finally!) get around to writing up this tutorial for my mini crochet flower wall art! This is a miniature size of…

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Houndstooth Scarf

Out now in Crochet Now magazine (issue 37) is this scarf I designed and made which features a modern twist on a classic favourite – houndstooth! (or, if you prefer, ‘dogstooth’). This issue is all about pets, cute creatures and taking inspiration from nature which is why I named this…

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Mandala CAL – February

February Mandala time! This month has been influenced by (can you guess?!!) Valentines day (insert heart emoji here!) I really didn’t want to go overboard with the hearts, flowers and pink, although depending on your point of view, maybe I did! I certainly love pink so that might be something…

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Love Bunting

Looking for a cute quick make for Valentines? Make one of these for your loved one, a friend or just for yourself! I made and designed this bunting/banner for issue 36 of Crochet Now magazine, which you can still get a copy of from https://www.moremags.com/crocheting/crochet-now Happy making!

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Crochet Free Pattern Mandala CAL

Mandala CAL-January

Happy New Year Crocheters! Sorry that this mandala is a little late – it is January after all! It has taken a little while to get into gear, but here is the new instalment of the #loveandloopmandalacal that you can follow on Instagram too by following me @loveandloop Inspired by…