A little amigurumi toy raindrop

What is Amigurumi?

What is amigurumi? Why, it's your new crochet obsession, of course.  Amigurumi is the art of crocheting or knitting toys. Like so many good things,…
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Losing at Yarn Chicken

Losing at Yarn Chicken

I am so, so close to the end of my Persian Tiles blanket - but then I played yarn chicken (and I lost). Yarn chicken…
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Crochet Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Crochet Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day – 40 Free Patterns

Everybody panic!! Valentine's day is just a couple of weeks away. I've rounded up some crochet gift ideas for Valentine's Day which would make awesome…
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KNIT FOR A PRINCESS - Princess Charlotte Cardigan Patterns

Knit for a Princess: Five Princess Charlotte Cardigan Knitting Patterns

This wee royal is only a few years old, but she sure can rock a sweater. There's something about children in knitwear that's so timeless…
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Welcome blanket spread out over the couch

My Welcome Home Blanket

The Welcome Blanket project is amazing, right? All those people pulling together to create something more than the sum of its parts. I knit a Welcome…
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An almost-complete Persian Tiles crochet blanket

Persian Tiles Blanket – Progress!

I'm back from holiday, and so is my Persian Tiles blanket! If you missed my last post, I picked out a complex pattern I’d wanted…
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Persian tile crocheted blanket

Persian Tiles Crochet Blanket – The Yarn

I've bought a bundle of Persian Tiles crochet blanket yarn as a lovely early Christmas present to myself. I've wanted to make a Persian Tiles…
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Knitted amigurumi owl using HiyaHiya Sharp Sock Needles

HiyaHiya Sharps Needles Sock Set Review

I jumped at the chance to review some HiyaHiya Sharps Needles. You remember my wedding shawl? I would not have been able to finish it…
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About me

My name is Rachel, and when I'm not crocheting or knitting, I might be playing ukulele, or mucking around on the internet. I'm a New Zealander and in Geneva, with my husband. Find out more or say hi.

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