Category Archives: Crochet

Little mini skirt. But don’t worry, mum. I’m wearing a scarf.

Purple mini skirt I drafted and sewed, courtesy of Aldrich’s Metric Pattern Cutting. This is really one of the best sewing books I’ve ever come across. This is a self-drafted skirt made up of 5 panels, 2 at the back, 3 … Continue reading

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Crocheted Cowl of many colours. (two colours really but who’s counting?)

I’m embracing the cowl neckline! And getting crochet involved in this revolution. After years of convincing myself I shouldn’t wear them, I’ve given in. It’s also taken me 12-odd years of living in the UK to finally accept that, yes, … Continue reading

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Obligatory Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Post

Jack disapproves of the commodifictaion of love. Actually, he’s probably thinking “biscuits” “fighting” or “what haven’t I pissed on yet?” But he is very, very, very photogenic and very sweet-natured so I can forgive him. These little crocheted hearts were … Continue reading

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Crochet, my portable alternative to sewing.

Every year, I am lucky enough to spend about a month in early summer working in Italy or Spain. I complain about it when I’m away but it truly is wonderful, lots of stuff to see, being put up in … Continue reading

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Not a creature was stirring, not even this crocheted mouse

Especially not this particular mouse which I crocheted for my ungrateful, rotten cats. I’m not sure what possessed me. They seem just as happy chasing imaginary bugs and playing complex feline mind games. Or (last week) peeing on E’s jeans. … Continue reading

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It Goes Up to Eleven. Crochet Pattern

The beauty of crochet is you can just rip it up and start again, no harm done, nothing wasted and frogging (undoing work) is as satisfying as kicking over a sandcastle you’ve just built. Incidentally, have you read this? It’s … Continue reading

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Spinal Tap Head Wrap

  My hair, when left to it’s own devices, goes up to 11. I’m talking BBC iplayer/Nigel Tufnel’s Marshall amp – up to 11. It’s big, it’s the hair equivalent of shoulder pads. I regularly trek all the way to … Continue reading

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