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Warm + Woolly hat to help the homeless

Having made some tiny hats for the Innocent Big Knit, I decided to scale up my charity knitting to make a hat for the Olann and Warm + Woolly Campaign.

This is a great initiative to make warm winter accessories to donate to the Simon Community. It runs until 30 November, so there is still time to get involved.

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Little crochet hats for the Innocent Big Knit 2015

It’s that time of year again when you can help raise funds for Age Action by making some little hats to go on Innocent smoothie bottles. Read more…

Subtle textured crochet cushion cover

I made this cushion cover using the free modern romantic cushion pattern from One Little Rayndrop . It’s a lovely easy pattern to follow, being just a 4 row repeat involving double, treble and double treble crochet (UK). But this simple pattern results in quite  a sophisticated looking fabric. Read more…

Adding foot shaping to Monty & Priscilla Bear crochet pattern

I blogged before about making teddy bears using the Monty & Priscilla Bear pattern from the book . I modified the pattern to add a proper foot at the end of each leg and I’ve been asked to explain this, so here goes: Read more…

Bruno the Bear - Rico Crochet Kit

Rico Bruno the Bear Crochet Kit Review

I couldn’t resist the Bruno the Bear Crochet Kit by Rico. You get everything you need to crochet a lovely multi coloured teddy bear, except for the stuffing. As well as the cotton aran yarn, you get a  3.5mm crochet hook, needle and neckerchief. Read more…

Where to find craft magazines in Dublin

I love reading craft magazines. At a cost of 7-9 euro each, this can easily become an expensive habit! Luckily I often have gift vouchers so I can get my fix without feeling guilty. Despite the huge variety of craft magazines available, many newsagents don’t stock them unfortunately. Here are some shops in Dublin that have a good selection: Read more…

Crochet Teddy Bears by Craft Fix

Crochet teddy bear patterns

Crochet teddy bears have a lovely old school charm to them. There are loads of patterns available, but I was surprised at how difficult it was to find a decent crochet teddy bear pattern that turned out well. Read more…