It has been a while since my last sale, and with the holiday season approaching, I thought it would been a good time to create a new special offer.
Happy Birthday to me and Happy Crochet Pattern Shopping to you!
This sale is only one day long and for the first time it includes all of my collections (ebooks) too, so don’t miss this chance!
Head over to my Ravelry store, pick your patterns, enter birthday25 coupon code at the checkout and you will automatically receive 25% off your entire order.
This week I have been busy finalising my sleeveless top pattern, and apart from the fact that I still need to tweak a couple of illustrations before the pattern comes out in all its glory (I promise I will publish it next week!), I don’t seem to have anything remotely entertaining to tell you today.
I do know who does, though!
I am going to let you in on a little secret. A secret I have been quietly carrying around for a few years and one I would not share in a room full of crocheters/knitters for the fear of being immediately ostracised.
Continue reading “My Strange Secret and Ravelry Gift-A-Long”
I am very pleased to announce that I have just finished writing up the pattern for my little grey top (the one I have been bragging about here, here and here), which means it has officially made it into the “coming soon” category!
While my fairy tech-editor is working her magic on the pattern, let me brag one more time about this design and show you another of my outfits featuring this little number.
Continue reading “Coming Soon and Another (Very) Grey Outfit”
What are the chances of your crocheted top being an almost exact colour match with not one, but several items in your wardrobe? Pretty high, apparently, considering you have wisely made it in your favourite colour.
Last time I showed you the blouse match I had discovered in the depths of my wardrobe (which is not that deep, to be honest). This time, however, while I paired this top with trousers of nearly the same shade of grey, I wore it over a crisp white button-down shirt to create a smart clean-cut look:
Continue reading “Layering a Sleeveless Crochet Top”
“Swatches lie!” is something I hear very often, and as much as I understand the sentiment, the truth about swatches is that they don’t lie, they just don’t tell you everything. Their truth is true within the confinement of a 4″x4″ (10cmx10cm) square (or whatever the swatch size and shape happen to be), and once some other variables, such as the project size, the weight and the blocking, are introduced, this truth may no longer hold. To take this point to the extreme, the only reliable swatch of a crocheted object is … the actual crocheted object.
Continue reading “How to Get the Most out of Your Crochet Swatch”