Fresh off the hook

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Say hello to Florence The Owl! Last summer I was playing around with working a shell texture seamlessly into a piece of crochet and Florence is the result of those experiments. She is perfect for keeping a smart phone extra safe in the handbag (looking after mine as I type this) and rather quick to work up.

I know I’m making some more in time for Christmas!

Find Florence on , Craftsy and Ravelry.

Fresh off the hook

Have you met Coco The Squirrel yet?
Coco The Squirrel

Soft, cuddly tummy and lovely bushy tail – Coco has a warm coat on ready for winter ahead! A bunch of these little squirrels made in warm natural colors will look lovely decorating the mantlepiece or hidden in the branches of the Christmas tree. Each squirrel takes less than 2.5 hours to make – a quick project for one evening by the fire.

For the main squirrel I used Rowan Lima, it’s a lovely yarn to work with, soft to touch and with a subtle colour changes for a natural look.

Pattern now available at amigurumipatterns.net, on Ravelry and Etsy!

New Pattern : Handy Helpers

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I don’t know if you remember this one, but last november I wrote a cute peg pattern for Inside Crochet magazine’s December issue, I thought it’s time I added it on here too. So, meet Handy Helpers

All you need is some very very thin yarn (I used Artesano Alpaca 4-ply) and a peg. The retro plastic ones that look more like a ‘V’ shape work best, but any ordinary peg should do, as long as the yarn you use is thin. These would look nice holding up your cards, clipped to tree branches or holding together gift bags – lots and lots of possibilities! Little Helpers are quick to make, and only need basic stitches. I bet they’d look nice in green too, just like real elves!

Let the countdown to the festive season begin…