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A little amigurumi toy raindrop

How to Crochet Amigurumi Raindrops

All week I've been humming raindrops keep fallin' on my head. All because of these adorable crochet amigurumi raindrops! Summer showers aren't so sweet (especially when you've forgotten your umbrella!) but these wee raindrops are. I crocheted these little guys as an illustration of how an amigurumi's face can change…
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Finished Welcome Blanket Project

Knitting a Welcome Blanket

Knitting a Welcome Blanket is art, politics... and a lot of fun. If you're reading this in 2017, then you've heard of Trump's proposed boarder wall with Mexico. It's almost 2,000 miles long. What if many crafters around the world, knitted and crocheted blankets from 2,000 miles of yarn? And…
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Close up of cute amigurumi dashund dog

Amigurumi Sausage Dog (Just Add Mustard!)

Stop the presses: this amigurumi sausage dog might be the cutest thing I've ever crocheted. "Who me?" "Yes you!" The pattern is from Adorable Amigurumi. A friend picked it up for a couple of francs at a second hand book sale. Look at this cute lil book! So many new…
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Knit Princess Charlottes sheep cardigan

Knit Princess Charlotte’s Sheep Cardigan (Here’s the Pattern!)

I'm not a royal watcher, but I get the appeal. Those royals! They're like a real life BBC drama (I will watch a good BBC drama about the royals. I get it. I do). So when I saw this pop up on my Facebook feed, I knew I had to…
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handknit socks on homemade sock blockers

Home Made Sock Blockers

Yep, I block my socks! Not every time I wear them, but when they're fresh off the needles. Before now, I've just patted them out onto a towel, but now I've made myself a couple of pairs of home made sock blockers. I've spent a bit of time drooling over…
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A giant granny square work in progress

A Giant Granny Square – WIP Wednesday

I've had this beautiful ball of lace weight yarn for a couple of years now. I'm turning it into a giant granny square. I'm using a 3.5mm hook, and a slightly looser than average granny pattern - two chains between clusters, three chains at each corner. That gives it a…
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April knitting, crochet, and more.

April Inventory

April is over and done! I wanted to share April knitting, plus a few of my favourite things from this month. April was a delight from start to finish! Here's the highlights... • Wee crocheted baby 👶 sandals for a friend's niece • A new beret for me - pattern…
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A wall full of modern macrame plant hangers

That 70s Plant: Modern Macrame Plant Hangers Tutorial

Does "modern macrame plant hangers" sound like a contradiction in terms? Well it shouldn't, because macrame is back in a big way. Is it just me or does vintage macrame often look a bit... dusty? Maybe it's just something about the colours used in the old pics, but they look…
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Knit a brain hat for science march

A One-of-a-Kind Knit Brain Hat for the Science March

Hey brainiacs, show the world you're proud of your smarts with a handmade knit brain hat for the science march. The pattern was designed for the Science March. Because, after all, we had Pussy Hats for the Women's March, so what better than a brain hat for the science march?…
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