A Life in the Making

crochet

  • New crochet collection

    When I go silent around here, you can bet that either it is school holidays and the crazy crew are home or I am deep in the end game of a new collection.  The last 2 weeks, both coincided and today I waved goodbye to my 3 adorable but hard work children and we launched pre-orders for our new coll...
  • A List for A Wednesday

    Yarndale was awesome!!  Honestly, I can't believe the enthusiasm and support for The Crochet Project.  Thank you to everyone who came to say hello! Blackberry Crumble is now available for download here.  I love this jumper  - super flattering and a pretty easy make.There are just 5 days left to p...
  • New Pattern: Hello, Sunshine!

    My design process goes something like: think up a new design fall in love with it, dream about it, get super excited to start plan it out, do the maths, write the pattern start making it realise I have made some epic error some where and the have to rip back message Joanne telling her that I am q...
  • Despite their importance to my work, republishing old patterns from magazines does tend to be last on my todo list.  Have a huge backlog to republish and despite my best efforts, I just never manage to get to them.However, when I knew one of my favourite models was back from uni for the summer, I...
  • I am a picky sort of person.  Every morning, I have to have my exact brand of tea, in a certain mug, made in a certain order with exactly so much milk and honey or my whole day is off. Its no surprise then that I only use one particular brand of crochet hook, one specific kind of pen and there is...
  • Today I wanted to feature another stitch that I love.  I found this stitch in a Japanese crochet stitch dictionary and played around with where I could use it for some time. I originally planned it as a big puffy wrap, and it still may become that one day, but the more I worked with it the more I...
  • New Pattern: Acer

    Hello!  We made it back late last night from the most incredible week in Orkney.  Its a good thing I love where we live or else I wouldn't have come back. Exactly what we needed.  However, its back to the grindstone today before I jet off to the South Coast of England for work. Only its not a gri...
  • Stitches I Love: Crossed Shell

    Who doesn't love new stitches to play with? Stitch dictionaries are one of my go to sources of inspiration for new designs.  I just love seeing the versatility of what crochet can do.One of my favourite stitches is the crossed shell.  I used it in the Waterfall Shrug in Hook, Stitch and Give and ...