Free Watermelon Granny Square Pattern

Did you take part in Granny Square Day last weekend? I loved seeing all the colourful squares across Instagram. In case you missed it, here's a granny square I shared on my page. 




R Round
ch Chain
dc Double crochet
htr Half treble
tr Treble crochet
dtr Double treble crochet
sl st Slip stitch
st (sts) Stitch(es)
ch sp Chain space

R 1 Make a magic ring in red, 6dc into ring. Pull ring tight....

New pattern - Alebrijes


This pattern was inspired by the Mexican folk art of 'Alebrijes'. Alebrijes are brightly coloured fantastical wooden sculptures originally created by Pedro Linares in Mexico, quite often a mix of two or more creatures. In the 1930’s Linares fell very ill and had a vivid dream where, the story goes, in a forest, the rocks and clouds were turning into strange creatures, for example a lion with an eagle head or a donkey with butterfly wings. They were all shouting one word ‘Alebrijes!”

This pattern was originally designed...

Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2019

Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2019

Kate on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

I can’t quite believe it all happened, it was a very surreal day. I’m writing this the day before the show is aired and to say I’m a little nervous about watching myself on the telly box is a bit of an understatement.

It all started when an email landed in my inbox in the summer of 2019 saying the show was looking for contestants, and I thought ‘I might as well have a go and apply’. So I filled out the application form for the toy category, sent it off and promptly forgot about...