Lulu Loves

A Crochet and Craft Blog

Hello, welcome to LuluLoves Crochet and Craft Blog. Writing about my crochet and craft projects and sharing free crochet patterns and tutorials.

Thanks for stopping by. Em xx

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 Book Blog Hop

Hooked: 40 Whimsical Crochet Motifs

Crochet Motifs Book 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

15Jan

Pom-Pom Tea Cosy

Pom-Pom Tea Cosy

A while ago I went along to a Jamie at Home party. I fell in love with a big yellow teapot that was sitting snug inside a lovely bright crochet tea cosy. I ended up buying the teapot but I just couldn't justify buying the cosy when I knew I would get more satisfaction (and save some pennies) if I made one myself...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

17Apr

Paper Mache Hot Air Balloons

And a bit of a catch up...

Paper Mache Hot Air Balloons

Hello! It feels like a very long time since I've posted anything here. I have been busy crocheting, although recently my efforts have been focused on designs for other people. This has been both exciting and challenging. I have enjoyed being able to pin down some of my ideas into new projects - it has taken me out of my comfort zone but this is a good thing!

Anyway I thought I'd stop by quickly today to share some of the Easter crafting the children (and I) enjoyed...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

11Mar

A Giveaway Winner

and some spring crochet...

A Giveaway Winner

I feel like spring is finally finding its way to us here. We had a glorious weekend and even though the sun is no longer shining the grey days seem less grey as everything starts to come to life again. 

Today I'm very excited to announce the winner of the Inside Crochet digital subscription giveaway...

Posted in Crochet and Crafts

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