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*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...


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...