Sunday, 5 December 2010

Christmas Bells

Lovely crochet bells to hang from the tree or decorate other parts of your home.

{pattern here}

Friday, 3 December 2010

Barbie Santa's Hat

Why shouldn't Barbie & Ken celebrate Christmas too?

{pattern here}

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Crochet Nativity Set

I'll be posting mainly about Christmassy stuff for December, so tune in regularly for decorating and crocheted gift ideas.

These little nativity figures can be left hollow and used as finger puppets, or stuffed and posed.

{pattern here}

Monday, 29 November 2010

Appi Slopes headgear

I love this cap-slash-hat thingy.

However, I have to confess that I've never been brave enough to crochet something that actually has to fit somebody.

Nevertheless, I'm adding this one to my to-do list and come Autumn, I'm going to give it a go.

{pattern pdf link here}

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Christmas Tree Coaster

A little extra celebratory decor never went amiss.

Bundle up a half dozen & you've got a great Chrissy present for the teacher!

{pattern here}

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

More Potter finger puppets

Told you these three were coming soon, didn't I?

So now you can really get into your finger puppet theatre play.

{patterns here}

Monday, 22 November 2010

Potter Kids finger puppets

Cute little puppet versions of Harry, Hermione & Ron.

Dumbles, Snape & Voldy coming soon (actually, next post).

{patterns here}

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Starry, Starry Night Blanket

This is a really lovely, star-shaped rug.

Perfect as a baby blankey.

{pattern here}

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Bacon & Egg Magnets

A fun little project from the Lion Brand yarn site.

You'll need to register to view patterns on this site, but with such a large range of freebies, it's well worth the trouble.

{pattern here}

Monday, 15 November 2010

Brown Cell Phone Cover

I love this mobile phone cover (that's what we call cellphones in Australia).

-and I'm pretty sure it'll fit mine, even if it has to stretch a little.

{pattern here}

Friday, 12 November 2010

Beach Party Diamond Top

What a great little top!

Of course, you'll have to wear something under it or sew a lining in behind the filet area... 
But for a little girl it might be okay unaltered.

{crochet graph pdf here}

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Crochet Bun Cover

Remember these?

I used to have a blue one when I was growing up, and used to beg my mum to put my hair up - even though it really wasn't long enough!

{pattern here}

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey Coasters

Some cute little turkeys for your table setting this Thanksgiving.

{pattern here}

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Beaded Jute Basket

Isn't this basket gorgeous?

I can just see it in our bookcase, overflowing with junk.  ;)

{pattern here}

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Boo Bookmark

Fun bookmark to celebrate halloween, or just for the creepiest person you know...

{pattern here}

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Lace Tunic

Very stylish ladies' crochet lace tunic top.

Wear it with jeans for a casual look or dress it up with black trous or skirt.

{pattern here}

Monday, 25 October 2010

Felted Bird House

Isn't this a sweet little thing?

It would be lovely on display in our bookcase (except we've got way too many books for it already).

{pattern here}

Friday, 22 October 2010

Jackolantern Bookmark

Cute little smiling jackolanterns to brighten your day as you read.

{pattern here}

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Eyeball Doorknob Cover

You can buy these things in rubber apparently, but why not make one yourself and put the money you save towards your yarn stash?

{pattern here}

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Candycorn Fridgie

Fun halloween magnet for your fridge.

{pattern here}

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Bamboo Natural Tank Top

Isn't this smart?

I love the new styles coming out in crochet clothing - so not retro...

{pattern here}

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Witches' Hat

Great for adding a whimsical touch to your jackolanterns or just hanging one as a decoration by itself.

{pattern here}

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Rainbow Applique

Cute little rainbow to sew onto your clothing, or use as a scrapbooking embellishment.

{pattern here}

Monday, 4 October 2010

Charming Change Purse

A sweet little change purse for your handbag.

{pattern here}

Friday, 1 October 2010

Squirrel Fridgie

A cute l'il squirrel magnet to hold your notes for you!

{pattern here}

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Crochet Birthday Cake

In honour of my 38th birthday, here's a little birthday cake design.

Ideal for a tag on a present, scrapbooking embellishment or party coasters...

{pattern here}

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Hanging Luminaries

I. am. in love.

Aren't these absolutely the most beautiful idea?

Crochet hanging holders for little glass bottles or glasses, holding glowing candles.

{pattern here}

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Stars and Stripes Golf Club Covers

I suppose I should have posted this pattern just over a month ago, that being American Independance and all.

Oh well, this way you'll have time to whip up a set for next year...

They look kind of fiddly to crochet, but fun to use.

{pattern here}

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Granny Mania Throw Rug

Lurve this rug. It's another one for my faves list.
Just wish I had the time for all these patterns!

You must register free at Knitting Daily to access the pattern.

{pattern here}

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Newborn Layette

A lovely warm layette for the latest newborn in Grandma or Aunty's life.

Of course, you can easily change the blue for pink.

{pattern here}

Friday, 30 July 2010

Rainbow Mobile

Isn't this pattern from Hook & Yarn absolutely adorable?

I wish I'd known about this pattern before I had children.
I'd definitely have made one for them :)

{pdf pattern here}

{word doc pattern here}

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

V-Neck Halter Top

Another vintage pattern from the 70's.

Does that make me vintage, too?

Do I have vintage boobs?

- no wait, they didn't arrive until the mid 80's, so maybe I only have a vintage navel.

{pattern here}

Monday, 26 July 2010

Patrizia Pepe Skirt

Gorgeous flaring skirt.

I love this, but I think I'd stuff it up - I'm not so good with the fiddly bits  :(

{pattern here}

Fab pic by Kroowka

Saturday, 24 July 2010

The Post Office Hat

I love the bobble pattern on this beanie.
It gives it style, and turns it into more than just a beanie.

It's a crochet cap now, perhaps?

{pattern here}

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Open Work Skirt

A lovely, warm-looking skirt for those wild and woolly Winter days (or nights).

{pattern here}

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Beaded Circular Purse

This shoulder purse looks like such fun!

{pattern here}

Sunday, 18 July 2010

6 Petal Flower

Another great pattern from the Lion Brand site.

Free registration required.

{pattern here}

Friday, 16 July 2010

Punkin Scarf

This autumn-coloured scarf looks so soft and warm, modelled here by Alex the cat, the designer's furry assistant.

I liked the flower stiches of the scarf, but I really added it here because I love the photo :P

{pattern here}

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Christmas Tree Skirt

Wouldn't this look lovely around the base of the tree in December?

I'm working on my first afghan at the moment (actually I hurt my elbow on Monday night, when I spent too long at it), but this is my next project.

{pattern here}

Monday, 12 July 2010

Ms Pacman & Friends Change Purses

Fun reminders of a time when you had to go out to the pinball parlour to play a computer game.

Now, instead of spending all our money on arcade games, we can sit at home and play for free.

So where else would you keep all those coins you're not spending anymore?

{pattern here}

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Archena Skirt

I love this skirt, and I love the idea of being able to wear my crochet rug ;)

Not something for everyday, but nice for a different look now and then.

Definitely needs a slip to wear underneath.

{pattern here}

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Fun Retro Potholders

I love the cute-ness of these potholders.

-And although I'm not really into crochet in the kitchen, I think they make a very sweet wall-hanging.

{patterns here}

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Snowflake Throw

This throw is amazing!

I didn't know you could get this sort of effect in a crochet rug, and I love it!

This definitely goes onto my faves list... But it might be some time before I'm brave enough to try making it.

{pattern here}

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Applique Cupcake

Cute cupcake embellishment for applique.

If you make it from crochet cotton, it might even be suitable for scrapbooking.

{pattern here}

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Rockabye Baby Hoodie

This looks so cosy and soft for little ones to snuggle up in.

-And no, I'm not getting clucky (that means 'maternal', for you US readers).

{pattern here}

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Radiant Flower

I love this flower!

It will look absolutely fantastic attached to the fabric vine hanging along Wren's bedroom wall.

{pattern here}

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Sedona Skirt

Super cute skirt for toddlers and youngsters.

Shame Wren is too old for it now ;)

{pattern here}

Monday, 7 June 2010

Urchins and Limpets Blanket

This looks more decorative than warming to me, but it's still a lovely throw rug, and would really lift a boring lounge.

{pattern here}

Friday, 4 June 2010

Apple Coaster

Make a set of these cute apple coaster for a friend or keep it for your own home...

-Add some small dots of red plastic fabric paint on the undersides to stop them slipping around on the table.

{pattern here}

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Dream Baby Throw

A gorgeous, puffy looking rug that you just want to sink into.

I can really imagine curling up on the lounge and dozing off with this wrapped around me.

{pattern here}