Crochet 101: Scarf Sizes

As I’ve mentioned previously some of my first crochet projects included scarves. I live for a cosy scarf and cannot wait for autumn so I can get what can only be described as a collection of scarves out from the back of the wardrobe. So you lovely lot can get started on more crochet loveliness, I’ve created a scarf size […]

Crochet 101:Blankets

Once you’ve got the hang of crochet you’ll want to start working on some projects. Some of the first projects I made where scarves and blankets and these are still my go makes to now. When it comes to blankets the bigger the better in my eyes but as a beginner I would start a bit smaller. I’ve come up […]

Crochet 101: Benefits Of Crafting

Crafting, not only crochet, has been seen by many professionals to give calming and positive benefits, just one more reason to take up crochet in my book. Amongst a host of other reasons I’ve listed my top 6 benefits of crafting. Crochet has been a saviour for many in this community, it’s even recommend by the NHS for reducing stress […]

Crochet 101: Yarn Buying Tips

Started crocheting and now you’ve become a yarn addict? We’re right there with you, I promise! Buying, seeing, touching sometimes even smelling yarn are all perks of the job so to help you shop smarter I’ve listed some of my top yarn buying tips. Always try to shop in the sales! If you’re much like me and LOVE a bargain […]

Crochet 101: Double Stranding Yarn

Sometimes we want to make something so bad and we just don’t have the right yarn to start without going to the shops or waiting on a yarn order. If you feel confident enough and you have enough yarn you can double strand some smaller weight yarn together to create the size you need. This works really well for projects […]

Crochet Now Feature

I can’t believe I managed to keep this a secret for as long as I did! That’s a huge achievement in itself but now the cat’s out of the bag, I’m so glad I get to share this with you! Crochet Now Magazine issue 65 features one of my designs! A new design just for this issue and I cannot […]

Crochet 101: Hook Sizes

Metric, UK or US. Just like yarn, different parts of the world have different terms for crochet hooks sizes too. They are all the same but sometimes it’s nice to be in the know. Personally I’ve only ever used the metric system for crochet hook sizing (this is used pretty much universally) but in case you do stumble across a […]

Crochet 101: Stitch Abbreviations

When you’re ready to move on from my beginners guide, or video demonstrations over on YouTube, you might dive into the world of pattern reading. It’s great to be able to follow a written pattern and this will really help to improve your crochet knowledge, but they can be confusing when you’re first starting out. Take a look at the […]