Archive for the ‘craft’ Category


23 December 2018

Crochet spider – a commission from a friend.




Yarn-bombing stone

18 August 2013

Crocheted stone cover, left at the shore with stone inside.

YB stone, close-up

YB stone

Wellies and yb stone 2


18 August 2013

A Dalek I crocheted for my sister’s friends’ daughter.

Crocheted Dalek

Crocheted Dalek

The pattern is from Ravelry – Dalek Amigurumi, by Lucy Ravenscar. It came out a lot larger than I expected, but I was pleased with it.

The H’s ballet cardigan

18 March 2013

Pattern is an old one from Sirdar. I can’t find it online so will upload here. Copyright remains with Sirdar.


ballet_cardigan 001

ballet_cardigan 002

ballet_cardigan 003

Ballet cardigan 3

Ballet cardigan - welt 1

Ballet cardigan - neck

Ballet cardigan - cuff

Ballet cardigan - welt 2

Baby hat and boots

9 March 2013

Scallop Edge Baby Boots.


Scalloped Baby Hat.

Hat and boots1

Pictures by F.

The M’s cowl

2 February 2013

This is just hdc (US) or htr (UK), but the yarn of the main body of the cowl is hand-spun cotton I bought at a sale at Hillier’s, wonderfully soft and with lovely subtle colours, and tiny jet beads.

cowl 003

cowl 004

I like thinking that someone spent the time spinning it, not knowing what would be done with it, and that I then turned it into something.

Flower scarf pattern

18 December 2011

I made several of these flowers then put the project by for a while and had great difficulty working out what I’d done – I had to unpick quite a bit to reverse-engineer it. So I thought I should type it up in case I want to do it again.

Pattern is in US terms and I used a 4.5 hook.

Flower scarf

Chain four, slip stitch into first chain to form circle.

Chain three, nine dc into circle.

Cut and end yarn. Restart with new length of yarn in same colour, five chain into any of dc in previous row. (If you don’t end yarn and restart it’s difficult to get the dc in the next row evenly spaced.)

DC into next dc. Chain 2, dc into next dc, chain 2 and repeat round the circle – 10 dc in total, counting first 3 chain as one dc.

Slipstitch to join row. Into each gap, 1 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc (this is deliberately asymmetrical).

Fasten off first colour. Join next colour in any gap between the ten petals. Chain 5, sc into next gap, chain 5, sc into next gap and repeat round circle. SC in gap to end.

Into each chain-five space, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 treble, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc (seven stitches in total). Slipstitch and fasten off.

Sew in ends.

To make a scarf, I made 18 using two alternating colours and sewed them together. This made a scarf 186 cm long, wch is probably longer than needed. Each flower is 10-11cm wide, depending on stretch. I used acrylic for this (because I couldn’t find colours I liked in posher yarns).

I will link this from Ravelry.