An oldie but a goodie: Crochet Edging Tutorial

Crochet Like Crazy: Crochet Border Tutorial

This tutorial is a few years old, and I found it a few years ago. xD BUT! Its a gorgeous and very easy tutorial so I think it bears repeating. For some reason I thought I’d already posted it – I have a PERFECT memory of this – but that’s clearly not possible because this blog is only a few months old and this tutorial was posted a LONG time...

You want Sea Pennies? Julia Crossland has Sea Pennies! :D

  I’ve not posted anything in a while ^_^;; WHOOPS! But I have good excuses. Like Christmas. And New Years. And Birthdays. AND SO MUCH KNITTING! xD I stumbled upon this free crochet tutorial (on Pinterest no less – I CAVED! Its wonderful xD) though and thought it would be such a cute way to use up ends and make a super cute scrappy blanket. AGREE!? Might need to start...

Advent Calendar: Late night stocking action

Had a SUPER busies day and so I didn’t start today’s stocking until laaaaaates. And since I was rushed I decided to just finish off the pairs I had. New colour TOMORROW! 😉 So yeah, photo is all OH HAI I AM TAKEN AT NIGHT IN FAKE LIGHTS! Which is a bit… Well, yeah, less than delicious in my book. But I wanted to see this through, and IMMA DO...

Advent Calendar: SON OF STOCKING I

Advent Stocking Snuggly Socks Day Two

DAY TWO! Could actually be daughter of Stocking I. ITS POSSIBLE! Finished early in the afternoon but then, uh, kinda forgot to post it until now – FORTY MINUTES LEFT OF THE DAY! Its still good, right? 😉 WE BOUGHT A NEW CHRISTMAS TREE TODAY! $12! Can you even believe it!? On the 2nd of December – UNHEARD OF! Its actually rocking too, I was dissing it in the car...

Advantageous Advent: Baby Stockings for a New Baby

Snuggly Socks from Baby Blueprint Crochet

ITS THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS YOU GUYS! 😀 And since its the first of December, and I don’t have anything on my plate at ALLLLLL, no, not even a little bit of it 😉 I decided WHAT BETTER TIME TO START YET ANOTHER PROJECT?! 😀 And the project? One squishy baby stocking a day between now and Christmas day as an Advent Calendar for future Christmases. “WHO’S future Christmases?”...

Slow on the uptake: Gorgeous sewn + crocheted blanket

Sewing Daisies, Kaffe Fusion Crochet & Fabric Blanket

UNF! Just came across this really gorgeous blanket @ Sewing Daisies – a mix of sewn squares (Kaffe Fasset ‘charms’) and blanket stitch + crochet borders to connect them. SO SWEET! I must make one of these, FOR GREAT JUSTICE! Just the thing to use up all of the myriad delicious fat quarters I pick up at random fairs and expos with ~FABULOUS INTENTIONS~ that end up just sitting together...

Itty Bitty Orangutan

Orangutan plush toy amigurumi monkey ape

A close friend collects Orangutans, which I find super adorable. For Christmas 2010 I thought I’d make her up a little tiny one to go on her desk, to go with some other gifts I’d collected throughout the year for her. Upon completion decided it’d make a great little pattern to share with others, remembering some monkey plushies I had myself as a child. The pattern is free, easy (advanced...

The Littlest Bashful Starfish

Free Crochet Pattern Download Starfish

There’s a LOT of crochet star patterns out there, and several great free ones at that. Around a year ago now though I was embarking upon a project where I needed to create ‘under the sea’ themed knit or crochet items for an exhibition for the Adelaide Fringe. Called Knitting Nancy Dives In, the exhibit went really well, and garnered both excited local radio & newspaper coverage. Inspired by two...