I’m not teaching crochet anymore at the moment.
If you’re looking for crochet lessons in South Wales, check out ammoniteyarns.co.uk.
Free Sandrine Shawl Pattern
During lockdown #1, I ran a free Sandrine shawl CAL (crochet along) in my Facebook group (now closed).
The pattern, with charts and step by step videos, is available on YouTube and Dropbox, so feel free to give it a go!
Click anywhere on the image or the text above to access the YouTube playlist.
Crochet to look after your mental health
When circumstances change in our lives, it’s important to come up with new ways to look after our mental health.
One of these possible self-care practices is crafting. And of course, the craft I recommend is crochet!
The crochet trends of 2020
2020 was an interesting year in many ways, to say the least…
Some crochet trends were pretty standard, i.e. centered on a fashion item. Others were more unexpected, and closely related to a time of pandemic. Here are the 4 crochet trends that stood out the most in my eyes.
The Ravelry fiasco
Do you follow what happens in “the fibre community”? Have you heard of this summer’s Ravelry debacle?
This popular, almost inescapable pattern repository has done the unthinkable and alienated many regular users.
Testing the Sophie Twirl Raglan pattern
When was the last time you did something for the first time ever? This summer I volunteered to join the testing team for Amber Zumbrun’s latest crochet design. It was actually a double first for me: I had never done pattern testing for a designer, AND I had never made crocheted clothes where fit...
A day out at CHSI Stitches in Birmingham
Ruth and Jenny kindly let me tag along to their annual trip to CHSI Stitches. I didn’t know what to expect from a craft show only open to professionals…
Delicious Crochet Shawls, by Lisa Cook – a review
I hadn’t planned on buying a book about crochet shawls but while browsing I flicked through a few crochet books, but none caught my attention until I got to Delicious Crochet Shawls. It was a winner for me because… it contained charts!