June 2020: Yulan

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yulan Yulan is a textured neck warmer inspired by the magnolia in my front garden. It is a raised diamond with a small “round” centre like a forming bud containing a stamen ball.It is designed to be a snug, turtle neck style. If you would like to make your cowl wider you can do so … [Read more…]

May 2020: Buds of Mae

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/buds-of-mae Buds of Mae The design:Buds of Mae is a floral inspired motif. It is a heavily textured design with ruffled bobbles and popcorns, combined with front and back post stitches to create interesting twists and surprises. Buds of Mae is an complex level pattern that requires focus, concentration and counting. Materials needed: Buds of Mae was … [Read more…]

April 2020: Waterlily

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waterlily-motif Waterlily Motif Waterlily is a lace centre out, Nymphaeaceae inspired motif featuring a join as you go (JAYG) construction. It is a 9 round motif.Waterlily is a complex level pattern that a confident crocheter would enjoy. It is perfect for all yarn weights and looks amazing made from a gradient cake. Please note the … [Read more…]

March 2020: Spice Trade

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spice-trade-motif Spice Trade Motif The Spice Trade motif is a modern twist on a vintage lace stitch and puff stitch, worked in a diamond tile from the centre out. The motifs are joined using a join as you go (JAYG) method. Spice Trade motif is an intermediate level pattern that requires focus, concentration and counting. … [Read more…]

February 2020: Filigree

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/filigree-14 Filigree The design:Filigree is a modern twist on a vintage lace work stitch worked in a square from the centre out. It is an ongoing expandable pattern created by repeating a set of 10 rounds. This means you can make anything from a place mat to a bed spread depending on how many times … [Read more…]

January 2020: Muyan Tile Motif

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/muyan-tile-motif The design: The Muyan Tile Motif is a modern twist on a vintage lace stitch worked in a diamond tile from the centre out. The motifs are joined using a join as you go (JAYG) method, full instructions included. Muyan Tile Motif is an intermediate level pattern that requires focus, concentration and counting. Muyan Tile … [Read more…]

Doilies are they daggy?

I don’t know about you but for me there are certain words that I find really ugly or beautiful despite their meaning. A good example is the word cellar. cellar/ˈsɛlə/ a room below ground level in a house, often used for storing wine or coal.”the servants led us down into a cellar” I think most … [Read more…]

Scheepjes Chunky Monkey Review

I am not an acrylic person, mainly because it creates little micro splits in my fingers so I avoid it, however when designing Peony I wanted to be able to suggest a quality acrylic yarn to use. As fate would have it, just before I released Peony, Scheepjes announce their Chunky Monkey range and I … [Read more…]

Happy Mother’s Day! Free pattern: Fleur

Fleur is a stylish and practical hanging basket, it can be used as an odds and ends organiser, or as shown pop a cute faux succulent pot in it for an on trend decorator piece. Requirements: 75m of 12 ply yarn or you can double strand an 8ply yarn (sample shown is Moda Vera Egerton … [Read more…]

Stitch height is a thing! Who knew!

As a designer I do get concerned when people are struggling with one of my patterns. I do my best to work with them to brain storm where something might have gone wrong. Until now my suggestion for achieving correct gauge has always been related to hook size but as I recently found out this … [Read more…]