This pattern is available for free directly from Ravelry. This is such a fun and quick project to make and easy to customise too! I made this for my fabulous sister in law who is an antenatal teacher.
I was in Hobbycraft a while back picking up supplies when I came across a James C Brett Party Time Chunky yarn which I fell in love with. Hobbycraft do a 3 for 2 on all yarn so I gladly threw three bright balls in my basket. My friend Rachael is due her baby in the next 2 weeks and I met up with her last week to give her this. I just used a simply V-stitch baby blanket pattern.
I made the starter set for Hollie’s birthday. They are adorable. I also tried to make matching polymer clay charms. I’m an totally new to all things polymer clay so they aren’t the neatest. Squirtle was my favourite one to make with clay and crochet.
So I run a rather small Facebook group called Crochet Scotland (if you want to join just search for us) and we recently had a crochet-a-long with the School of Magic Scarf, you can find the pattern here on Ravelry.
I decided to use the left over yarn from the Crochet Crowd’s last afghan crochet-a-long.
When my friends Kayleigh and Kevin were moving in together after getting a house Kevin said “no pets, not even a goldfish”. Well I thought screw that, if Kayleigh wants a goldfish then I’m getting her a damn goldfish! so voila! Glad to say they both LOVED it. I loved it so much I even made one for my desk at work. I received a request for another one for my friend Robyn and I’m in the process of making one for our house too.
If you also want to make some goldfish then you can find the free pattern here.
Honestly. why it took me over a year to do 20 minutes work is beyond me. The poor guy sat with no eyes or ears for all this time! I finally motivated myself to get this WIP done once and for all. 20 minutes later it was done. I could have kicked myself for leaving it so long.
While the shipping deadline was only 2 days ago I have already received my Secret Santa gifts for the Yarn and Needlework Exchange on Reddit Gifts.
A wonderful lady called Ran sent me 2 parcels. The first one arrived on Friday which contained Lucy Collin’s Star Wars Crochet kit. I had previously bought a couple of the patterns (you will have seen the results already) way back before she published the book. She sold the patterns on her Etsy page. Since the release of the book I believe the patterns are no longer on her Etsy page which meant I couldn’t finish the set without buying the full kit. Well now I can finish the set! I’m so excited, I think the next one to make will be Chewbacca so watch this space.
My second package contained 7 Lily’s Sugar and Cream in the most gorgeous colours she could have picked! I can’t pick a favourite. I simply can’t wait to start hunting for the perfect project to be worthy of these.
Ran if you are reading this then please know that you are so utterly wonderful, I can’t thank you enough.
Ok I was just too excited about the weather to let this wait to the end of the month. LOOK AT THE ORANGE!!! glorious, 4 days of 19 and 20 degrees.