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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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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…

The Knitted Teddy Bear Book Review

As much as I love crochet, if you want to make a proper, distinguished looking teddy bear, you need to get out the knitting needles.

Sandra Polley’s book ‘The Knitted Teddy Bear’ has 18 different patterns to choose from, in all shapes and sizes. 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…

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…