• General,  Patterns

    It is all about the bags

    Good Morning Lovely spring day today, bright and sunny, daffodils out in the garden……  Hope this is a sign winter is over. Last week I had interest from some of you about the bag I made for my Grandsons Stickman. The pattern is now available click the link below. It has not been tested properly so please let me know if you have any problems.         Crochet Bag       I thought that this morning I would show you some of my favourite patterns. I love buying bags and making bags. I have a cupboard full of bags, mostly with WIPs ( work in progress) inside, with…

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    Easy Easter Chick

    Hello, I thought I would repost this free pattern that was on my old blog two years ago.  It is a simple crochet pattern for an Easter Chick. You will need oddments of double knitting yarn and a 4.00 hook.          Using only oddments of double knitting yarn in yellow and orange          Black embroidery thread for eyes          4.00 hook          Small amount of stuffing Body Starting with yellow yarn and 4.00 hook Ch2., 6dc. into 2nd ch. from hook, ss. to join in 1st dc. 1ch., work 2dc. in each st., ss. to join in 1st dc.…

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    Yarn Packs

    Hello, The Wool to your door shop now has lots more products added, including crochet cottons, Stylecraft Life and some special offers on Stylecraft Aran. We have had a busy week at Wool to your door, our next project is to bring you lots of yarn pack options.  This is a great way to buy yarn at a much cheaper price and helps you get ideas for colour ways for your projects. The first yarn pack for the Louise’s Blanket pattern is now available, 12 balls of Stylecraft special DK yarn and a pattern.   This blanket is very colourful and enjoyable to crochet. Special offer until the end of March this…

  • General,  Patterns

    Crochet Bag

    Hello I have been asked by one of my ladies if I had a pattern for the crochet bag that I made for my Grandson’s Stickman Toys, I did not have one so have just quickly made one up this morning. I have not had time to test it so I am sorry if there are any typing errors. Please let me know if you find one…. Crochet Bag PDF Click Crochet Bag for PDF download                 If you prefer to read the pattern here, here it is Crochet Bag Pattern Materials Required Oddments of Double Knitting yarn 5.50 hook Using the yarn double and…

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    Crochet WIPs

    Good morning I think that Spring is on its way at last, there are snowdrops in the garden and the bulbs are starting to show as well. Today is bright and a little cool and I still feel like getting lots of jobs finished. I have decided to go through all my WIP ( works in progress ) bags that have been shelved for one reason or another. In order that I will do this I have been setting myself targets i.e. clear 1 bag and finish what is in it or rewind the wool to be used again. It seems to be working. Firstly I have finished the Stickman…

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    Busman’s Holiday

    Good morning The weather this week has been dark and dismal and cold, although today looks a little brighter it is frosty on my car….brrr…. This week has been what we call a busman’s holiday, a busman’s holiday is a vacation or day off from work, spent in an activity closely resembling one’s work, such as a bus driver taking a long drive. So this week I have finished the Stick man and lady as well as continued with my Daughters crochet squares from the Art of Crochet partwork. Part one is now completed and part two is ready for joining squares together. It is a very colourful blanket, I am still…

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    Weekend Fun

    Hello I have not had a really productive week this week. On Thursday evening Phil and I went with our friends to a hotel near Leeds Bradford Airport to fly to Bratislava early on Friday morning. We landed about 9.30 to fog and snow !!!!! and I don’t like snow. This is a picture of a very misty Danube. Our hotel was lovely, the staff were wonderful and it was fairly near the old town, Castle and UFO !!!!  more about that later.   I found this lovely shop on the first morning with the traditional embroidery of Slovakia and some crochet….. unfortunately it was not open at all over the…