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Yarn addict, knitter, crocheter & maker.

Crochet Free Pattern Mandala CAL

Mandala CAL – July

Welcome to July’s instalment of the Love and Loop Mandala CAL! Have you ever tried Jacob’s Ladder stitch? When I was designing this month’s mandala I really wanted something that yelled ‘seaside!’ or ‘beach!’ and it was when I was playing around with the Jacob’s Ladder stitch that I found…

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HobbyCraft Cal 2020

I am so thrilled to be taking part in the 2020 Hobbycraft Crochet Along (cal). Hobbycraft celebrates July every year as ‘Granny Square Month’ showcasing the many ways that a humble granny square can be used to create some stunning projects – head over to their Ideas Hub to grab…

Crochet Free Pattern Mandala CAL

Mandala CAL – June

Welcome to June Mandala. There have been so many rainbows popping up on my Instagram feed over the last few months; as a symbol of hope in these trying times, rainbows are materialising in crochet, illustrations, embroidery and in photography, to name a few! So I thought I was overdue…

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Geometric Baby Blanket

You can now find this pattern for FREE over on the Crochet Now website! Just click on this link to download –¬†https://www.crochetnow.co.uk/5480/free-geometric-blanket-pattern/ This super soft baby blanket has been made in one of my favourites; Stylecraft DK and features little loops on the corners for an added comfort detail for…

Crochet Free Pattern Mandala CAL

Mandala CAL – May

This month I have used a relaxing and calming colour palette and, like with many of my designs, I have taken inspiration from nature. My family and I have been enjoying taking more walks recently and breathing in the outdoors as well as watching summer slowly approach; greens getting greener,…

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Therapy Blanket – Part 3

Hello! Finally we have here the final instalment of this three-part blanket pattern! Life in lockdown is not easy and as I write this I have just finished yet another week of home-learning with my kids and it is testing! I have not had much yarn time, which is a…

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Mandala CAL – April

April Mandala time! I hope that you are all keeping safe and well. With the strange times we find ourselves in I hope you are able to find comfort in things like crochet and craft. It has certainly been taking my mind off things a little. I hope that you…

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Easy Crochet Washcloth

Hello! Wow what a crazy month we have had being on lockdown here in NY and in the midst of a pandemic. I don’t want to dwell on it as I know that a lot of my lovely followers and readers use crochet/crafts as a way of switching off from…