Free Crochet Pattern: Easter Bunny Baskets

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Isn't he a cutie? I thought it would be fun to knock up a sweet little bunny for each of my girls this Easter, to hold some tiny eggs or one medium-sized one. I could imagine the look on their faces Easter morning! Cute crochet would have to be the best thing ever invented. These don't take … [Read more...]

Free crochet pattern: Little pompom bags

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I love this bag. So little, so cute, so pom-pommy. Much like my earlier kiddie crochet handbag, this one is a cinch to make. It takes no time at all, and the only real difference is the flap over the top, rather than leaving it open. Let me know how you go! You will need: 4.0mm crochet … [Read more...]

Free crochet pattern: little handbags for kids

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A little while ago, Abby told me she was going "to the shops". She came back with an armful of wooden eggs, a couple of wooden milk bottles, and a felt lettuce. As she struggled to hold it all and show me her goodies, I realised she needed a little shopping bag of sorts, so she could trot around to … [Read more...]

DIY dolly bed + crochet dolly blanket pattern

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  I'm pretty eager to provide things for my kids when I can see they have an interest in something. Both of them are smack-bang in "little mother" territory, each having a little doll and related paraphernalia for them to feed, change and clothe them. But when I had to get rid of the … [Read more...]

The crafternoon mini-break

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This is a sponsored post for Moccona I am really, really mourning the loss of my crochet time. On my daily to-do list, it sits there, staring at me hopefully as I scan past it for the thousand other things I’ve got to do. I’ve been filling my nights with work so I can fill my days with babies, … [Read more...]

Crochet weekend project: baby pinafore {alternatively titled “How Not to Read a Pattern”}

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In a second fail for this week, I attempted to crochet a dress without actually paying attention to what I was doing. I had Pinned a lovely little pinafore about a year ago and when looking for a quick project, I remembered this one. I thought it would be a nice, easy, brainless … [Read more...]

Crochet: ripple blanket

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Now we've chatted about crochet here on this blog before. And it's still my life's purpose to explain to those who think they might like to try it, that its EASY. I promise. Once you get the hang of it, it's very repetitive and really rather soothing. I should be doing it right this minute as … [Read more...]

Free crochet pattern: vintage-style scarf

This be a bit cute, no? I made it for the lovely Nikki at Styling You, who you may or may not know is my ACTUAL neighbour. here she is, modelling it next to the fence that separates us... stupid fence. She stands on those logs when goodies get passed over and chats need to be … [Read more...]

Free pattern – chunky crochet scarf

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Are you one of those people who are all "oh crochet looks hard"? I keep forgetting that you're out there! To me, crochet is a breeze. Once you know one stitch, you can pick anything else up super-fast... and can make the most complicated-looking things with ease! Honestly. Would I lie to you? If it … [Read more...]

Cute crochet clutch purse

This is a bit fun, no? Well the crocheting a clutch purse thing at any rate - I realise the colours aren't for everyone! Anyhow, let me back up. It was my friend's birthday. She is an eclectic mix of vintage boho quirky colour and I spotted this adorable clutch purse in the May/June issue of … [Read more...]

Giant granny square lap rug – easy peasy!

 Pin ItI promise you, this is the easiest way to crochet a blanket. You don't even have to think after a while, just get in the zone!If you've made a granny square, you can make this. You just keep going and going and going and ... well, you know. If you've not made a granny square before, I suggest … [Read more...]

Free crochet pattern – Winter Lady baby girl hat

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It's getting cooler now, and I'm excited to make hats in darker colours. I think they're so funky. And it helps when the breeze is cool but there's still sun so the thicker ply keeps baby's head warm while the brim keeps the sun out of their eyes. I'm going to experiment more with hats made from … [Read more...]

Free crochet pattern – Pretty Dolly baby girl hat

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I love this hat pattern the most - the wool ply and the hook size work really well together to make a hat that sits just right. Once I start experimenting with smaller hooks for bigger hats I'm always slightly miffed that they come out just that little bit different. This hat is super, super … [Read more...]

Veggie Mama Projects

In between all the orders for various things, I'm also mid-everything I've seen lately and couldn't wait to start making. I've said it before, but I'm so glad crochet doesn't believe in monogamy, because I'm cheating on everything with everything else!First up is this adorable apron:from this … [Read more...]

Veggie Mama pretties on Etsy

  I am drowning in crochet... man, once I get the bug, I get it bad!Suffice to say there was a ton of hats left over from the markets today, so I have duly listed them on Etsy as some of you have asked me to do.If you like the look of any of these, go take a peep - I'll be adding lots more things, … [Read more...]