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17Jun

Crochet Pattern - Sunglasses Case

Crochet Pattern - Sunglasses Case

While I was being distracted last week from my granny squares I came across a post by Meredith over at One Sheepish Girl and fell a little bit in love with her knitted sunglasses case. So with my lovely new wool I started playing around with stitches to create my own (crocheted) sunglasses case and this is what I came up with...

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11Jun

Crochet - Playing with Colour

Crochet - Playing with Colour

Well half term has just flown by, the weather here has been miserable and meant we celebrated the jubilee with a very wet BBQ - by BBQ I mean Rob in the garden while it poured down, cooking under the gazebo and everyone else crammed into the kitchen and living room! But in true Brit style it was a lovely day nonetheless.

My hook, although slow, has not been idle this week and I did start another crochet project but, as I have the attention span of a small child, this has turned into several projects...

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28May

Crochet Pattern - Jubilee Crown

Crochet Pattern - Jubilee Crown

I wanted to crochet some Crowns for our Jubilee celebrations this weekend and I found some lovely crown patterns online but after making a few up they just didn't match what I had in my head. I didn't just want crowns I wanted a crown that reminded me of HRH Queen Elizabeth II...

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22May

Crochet - Flower Bookmark Pattern

Crochet - Flower Bookmark Pattern

I managed to write two crochet patterns last week and after all that mind exhaustion, and the fact I am still trying to shake my 'man' cold, I didnt really feel like crocheting much over the weekend.  But I have got a small project (even smaller than you will usually find here!) to share today...

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18May

Crochet - Collar Pattern

Crochet - Collar Pattern

I have finally finished writing out and taking photos for the crochet collar pattern I promised.  It's been completely mad here this week, we've had a birthday, a shower disaster resulting in some missing ceiling and I have a man cold and we all know how bad they can be!

Anyway, it's finished and I really hope you enjoy making them...

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14May

Crochet - Collar

Crochet - Collar

What a glorious weekend! It wasn't even that Sunny here but it was dry for two whole days that must be a first in over a month now!  We spent the weekend in the garden pottering, planting, playing and crocheting (well I did).  We also managed to get out to some car boot sales and found a few treats for the garden so I was very happy.

I took advantage of the sun by getting some photos of my latest crochet obsession; collars...

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04May

Crochet - Granny Triangle Bunting Pattern

Crochet - Granny Triangle Bunting Pattern

After my last post I had a couple of requests for the pattern for my crochet Granny Bunting.  I hadn't posted it as I wasn't completely happy as they were doming slightly but I've gone back over it and made a few adjustments and they are better; although I think they will still need blocking...

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01May

Crochet - Granny Triangles

Bunting and a baby toy...

Crochet - Granny Triangles

We've had a very hectic couple of weeks here and this week seems to be going the same way! But I've managed to complete a few small projects and last week was the week of the granny triangle...

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23Apr

Crochet - Mouse Pattern

Mice in a Tub - A Small Project

Crochet - Mouse Pattern

I've been very easily distracted this last week and have started several projects but over the weekend I was inspired by this post from Teen Granny and an article in Country Living Magazine featuring some mini felt match-box mice from 'The Homemade Home For Children' by Sania Pell; so I thought i'd have a go at some crochet mice...

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16Apr

Crochet Pattern - Coasters

A quick birthday gift

Crochet Pattern - Coasters

The chaos of Easter break is over, the children have gone back to school and Lulu and I are slipping back into a routine (I have a love/hate relationship with routine!) I have a couple of crochet projects on the go at the moment and I'm also working on a few orders but last night I stopped it all to make a little birthday gift for a friend.  I wanted to crochet her something pretty for her house and I'd seen lots of gorgeous coaster sets online so I had a look at some patterns and set out to make a set...

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