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A sweet treat - Banoffi Pie

Banoffi pie crochet pattern

Today I have a sweet little treat for you - a free Banoffi Pie pattern, to celebrate the release of a cookbook I've been working on for the last couple of years with my Dad called 'Fish Bananas'. My Dad, Ian Dowding, is a chef and most of my childhood was spent living above our family restaurant called Qunicy's ran by my Mum and Dad in East Sussex in the UK. 

My Dad is also the originator of the now famous Banoffi Pie which was developed at The...


*FREE* Black cat pattern

What's this, another free pattern? Yes! While my witch pattern is being tested I thought she needed a cat, so here he is:

BLACK CAT - UK Crochet terms - 10cm tall

 You will need

DK cotton yarn in black (I’ve used Ricorumi) / 2.5mm hook / toy filling / pair of 12mm cat safety eyes / embroidery needle / stitch marker / small piece of cardboard

Abbreviations

R Round

ch Chain

dc Double crochet

dc2tog Decrease

st (sts) Stitch(es)


*FREE PATTERN* Tiny Pumpkin

 

It's not long now until my latest Witch pattern is released! In the meantime, here is a little pumpkin for you to crochet:

TINY PUMPKIN - UK Crochet terms - 2cm tall

You will need

DK cotton yarn in orange, green & black (I’ve used Ricorumi) / 2.5mm hook / toy filling / pair of 6mm safety eyes / embroidery needle / stitch marker

Abbreviations

R Round

ch Chain

dc Double crochet

dc2tog Decrease

st (sts) Stitch(es)

 

R...


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. 

 

WATERMELON GRANNY SQUARE - UK Crochet terms

 Abbreviations

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...