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Quick and Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners – A Slippin’ Stitch Roundup

Quick and Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners – A Slippin’ Stitch Roundup

The best part of learning to crochet is to finish a piece and marvel at the fact that you created something out of a string! I work on a computer all day, so the fact that I had created something real with my hands was […]

How to Crochet Edges around Fleece Blankets – A Crochet Tutorial for Beginners

How to Crochet Edges around Fleece Blankets – A Crochet Tutorial for Beginners

Giving somebody a blanket is one of the nicest gifts I can think of. Blankets provide warmth and comfort, it’s basically like giving away a permanent hug. Even better if the blanket is handmade with love. I was absolutely thrilled when I learned out how […]

The Gingham Granny Square – Crochet Square of the Month February 2018

The Gingham Granny Square – Crochet Square of the Month February 2018

For this month’s crochet square pattern, I was inspired by the gingham pattern you see used for many blankets. I love the neat and geometrical look, and how it makes me think of country homes and picnics. I’ve seen many granny square blankets that create […]

The Cherry Pop Key Chain Crochet Pattern

The Cherry Pop Key Chain Crochet Pattern

I’m currently working on a whole bunch of bigger projects, like blankets and comfy pants that will take a while to complete. So Friday night, I was looking for a quick and fun project that I could complete in an evening. I always aim to […]

The Watermelon Burst Scarf – Corner to Corner Crochet Pattern

The Watermelon Burst Scarf – Corner to Corner Crochet Pattern

Corner to Corner (C2C) is excellent to create all sorts of motifs. Thanks to its blocks you can basically crochet any image that has been broken down into squares, or pixels for the digital generation. If you don’t know how to do Corner 2 Corner […]

How to crochet the Summer Breeze Laptop Case

How to crochet the Summer Breeze Laptop Case

My favourite crochet patterns are the simple ones. Those that don’t involve much counting, or end weaving or increasing or decreasing, or any of those evil shenanigans. I found that the trick to making a simple crochet project into something great is choosing the right stitch […]

Floral Granny Square Crochet Pattern

Floral Granny Square Crochet Pattern

Since I’ve started this site my head has been spinning with ideas for things to crochet, from slippers to cute and cuddly amigurumis, to tote bags, to blankets. The one thing that I keep coming back to is granny squares. I just love granny squares, they […]

How to Crochet a Beanie – This Super Easy Pattern is perfect for Beginners

How to Crochet a Beanie – This Super Easy Pattern is perfect for Beginners

When I started crocheting I got stuck on the scarf stage for about a year. I could do rows of things but didn’t really dare to venture into deeper waters. The words “increase” and “decrease” scared the living hell out of me and made me […]

Blanket Love – How I fell in love with a Stitch

Blanket Love – How I fell in love with a Stitch

Over Christmas, we were travelling to the US to visit family. I was manically crocheting in the weeks leading up to it, and even finished some of the last gifts only on the flight there. Turns out, you get less weird stares than expected crocheting […]

Oh the Huemanatee! How to crochet a rainbow manatee

Oh the Huemanatee! How to crochet a rainbow manatee

The other day at work, my colleagues were discussing which animals we would choose as our spirit animal or patronus. Well, what a stupid question, because the best and most amazing animal in the world is clearly the manatee! These body-positive mermaids are so gentle, […]