Lulu Loves

A blog about family life...and a lot of crochet!

Hello, welcome to Lulu Loves where I write about the things I love; family, crochet, cookery, books, crafts and life in general.

Thanks for stopping by. Em xx

21Mar

Crochet - Granny Square Shrug

Experiments in Granny Squares

Crochet - Granny Square Shrug

I’ve had a lovely couple of weeks experimenting with ideas using my old favourites; crochet granny squares. I love that by changing colours and yarns you can create something unique with each new square…

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

04Mar

Crochet Pattern - Hint of Spring Potholder

Crochet Pattern - Hint of Spring Potholder

Just before Christmas the very sweet Michelle from Scaapi sent me some samples of lovely hand dyed cottons. Scaapi distribute beautiful yarns from South Africa, they work with small companies that create stable employment for their local community.  Such a lovely company ethos. I received some super samples amongst which was some MoYa cotton yarn in the most beautiful pastel colours…

Posted in Crochet Patterns

24Feb

Crochet and a catch up

Crochet and a catch up

Hello. It’s been a little while since I’ve done a post just for the sake of keeping in touch. My eldest is now in her final GCSE year and it has reminded me that time passes so quickly. So I’ve been feeling the need to document the everyday moments, which of course include lots of crochet…

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

03Feb

Crochet - A Granny Heart Pattern

Crochet - A Granny Heart Pattern

Hello, I’m just stopping by today to share the pattern for these sweet crochet granny hearts since February is now upon us…

Posted in Crochet Patterns

22Jan

Crochet - A Giant Granny Square Blanket

Crochet - A Giant Granny Square Blanket

I started a blanket last spring. I suppose it was a bit of an accident. I was clearing out my boxes of yarn and thinking I really needed a project that would help use up some of the large 400g balls I had collected. A blanket seemed the perfect project. I don’t really enjoy blanket making if I’m honest and I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired but I wanted the comfort of crocheting without having to think about pattern or design…

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

14Dec

Cheerz - Print Your Photos

Last minute Christmas gifts..

Cheerz - Print Your Photos

I was recently contacted by Cheerz to see if i'd like to try out their photo printing service. I don't know about you but I have sooooo many photos on my phone that I never do anything with. My phone is with me all the time so it makes sense that the bulk of our daily lives are captured on it (see how I justify my photo hoarding tendancies). Anyway, I was more than happy to try their service as every now and then I get my act together and try to get a batch printed from my Iphone...

Posted in Family

04Dec

Crochet - Christmas Stocking Pattern

Crochet - Christmas Stocking Pattern

Oh it’s been so long. I’ve missed this space. I’m so happy to be back today with a crochet project to share. With the winter approaching we’ve been spending more and more time indoors. The long evenings have meant more time to crochet and I’ve had so many ideas. They all come and once so I’ve been working hard to control myself and finish one project at a time…

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Crochet Patterns

23Feb

Crochet Motifs Blog Hop

Hooked: 40 Whimsical Crochet Motifs

Crochet Motifs Blog Hop

Hello. I’m joining the Crochet Motifs blog hop today hosted by Stitch Craft Create to celebrate the launch of a new book by Michell Delprat and her daughters Cécile and Sylvie; Hooked: 40 Whimsical Crochet Motifs from Weird to Wonderful… 

Posted in Books, Crochet and Crafts

09Feb

Crochet: Puff Chains

Crochet: Puff Chains

Hello again. I’m posting today about these rather marvellous crochet puff chains I’ve been making up in bright chunky yarn. I meant to post these last week but Lulu had a very unfortunate run in with some concrete steps last weekend that resulted in an ambulance ride to the A&E department…

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

27Jan

Crochet: An update

Crochet: An update

It's been such a long time... 2014 was a busy year but I continued to enjoy my crochet time and a lot of my endeavours were recorded in my monthly column for Inside Crochet. This without a doubt is one of the things I am most proud of from 2014. I had so much fun creating the projects and writing about the things I love...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

[12 3 4 5  >>  

Twitter

bloglovin

instagram

Loves

Black Sheep Wools

Inside Crochet Magazine