Showing posts with label Blog Hop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blog Hop. Show all posts

Friday, March 25, 2022

Choc Top Lollipop - Sweet Treats CAL chart

 Welcome to Week 9 of the Sweet Treats CAL.  -  a c2c blanket made up of squares featuring the designers' favourite treats! 

If you haven't seen the CAL so far, you can catch up over on our host's blog post at the stardust gold crochet blog. Click the pink banner below. A BIG thank you to Tasha who has put this whole blog hop together and all the other designers who made this possible. 

My chosen treat is a lollipop! I can't really say there was a specific reason I chose it: the idea was fully formed minutes after I heard that Tasha was looking for designers. I was very keen to join in with a bright, pop art-inspired image. 

This pattern is a chart only, and the blanket uses the mini c2c technique. However, as a chart, you can get creative and change the technique if you so choose! Keep scrolling for the chart!

If you would like the very detailed written instructions, along with all the other patterns, there is an option to purchase the eBook. Click below to be taken to my affiliate link. 

The CAL is sponsored by Wecrochet, and the yarn used is Brava Worsted.

My colours are Rouge, White, Sienna and Marina

The suggested hook size for this project is 5mm, but use whatever size gives you your ideal drape. 

And one more thing, if you would like to download a copy of the chart as a PDF, I have added one to my Ravelry Store. Please remember this is a chart only. The chart will remain here in this blog post, so downloading isn't essential, I just wanted to offer the option. Click the pink banner below to be taken to my Ravelry store to download the chart.

For more help and information, and links to the other squares in the CAL, please refer to Stardust crochet's post. 

I really hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it! 

Happy Crocheting,


Sunday, January 23, 2022

Sweet Treats CAL & Blog Hop

 Welcome - my first post of 2022 - and I have an announcement for you! Starting very soon is the Sweet Treats CAL & Blog Hop!

>>Hosted by Stardust Gold Crochet - you can get all the information here<<

And Sponsored by We Crochet


The blanket is going to be made up of C2C squares, and a free chart will be provided each week. However, if you've never tried C2C before and want to give it a go, then it may be worth investing in the eBook, which is incredibly detailed and takes you through a full stitch tutorial, as well as written instructions. The eBook contains all the patterns and charts if you don't want to wait!

By purchasing through the above affiliate link, I will earn a commission.

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have seen a sneak peek at my square of the blanket! A Lollipop! All the squares are bright and fun, and you'll soon have a blanket that's perfect for the young, and young at heart.

The CAL begins very soon - I'll keep you up to date!

Happy Crocheting, and Happy 2022


Saturday, July 3, 2021

Textured Clutch "Amelia Clutch" Free Pattern

The Amelia Clutch is a chunky textured clutch that can be used to transport your crochet hooks and small projects, or maybe your phone and keys! Made with ‘ribbon tape’ using recycled textiles, it works up in no time at all. This clutch is also lined with fabric (which is optional) 

Above, shown in a tape yarn.

Above, shown in a 'rope' yarn

This pattern featured in the Get the Summer Vibes Blog Hop

Pattern Notes:

Clutch is made flat and sewn together. Due to the thick nature of the yarn, it is recommended to use cotton thread to seam the sides. Use leftover yarn to create a tassel or other embellishment.

Like this pattern? You might also like the Moss Stitch Pouch!

Finished Measurements:

Width: 19 cm

Height: 10 cm


Yarn: Hoooked Ribbon XL (80% Cotton, 20% Other; 72yrds/125g) 0.5 x ball used.

Hook: 12 mm

Notions: cotton thread to sew side seams in MC, sewing needle

To line: 20 x 20 cm of fabric, cotton thread, sewing needle, (sewing machine can be used) 

Optional: zipper (18 cm), beads to trim.

Gauge: 9 sts and 12 rows = 4" (10cm) in bag pattern.  

Chain 18.

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, *hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch; rep from * across, turn. (17 sts)

Row 2:  Ch 1, *hdc in first sl st, sl st in next hdc, rep from * across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, *sl st in first hdc, hdc in next sl st, rep from * across, turn.

Row 4- 16: Repeat alternating Rows 2 and 3.

Row 17: sl st into each st across.

Fasten Off.


Fold in half, lengthways, sew side seams with cotton thread. 

Example of tape yarn. 

To line:

Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, (RS together) Hem top edges by folding over 0.5 cm to WS, and pin in place, and sew (with either sewing machine, or hand sew)

Pin side seams and sew on WS.

Pin zipper and lining in place in the clutch, zipper between ling and outer, and sew in place along the top hem. 

Abbreviations (US terminology):

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

hdc = half double crochet

st(s) = stitch(es)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

WS = wrong side

Amelia Clutch is also featured in the digital magazine 'I Like Crochet' 

Happy Crocheting


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Christmas Quick Makes - Blog Hop

This Blog Hop promotion has now ended, but I'll be keeping the links up to to Fosbas Design's original blog post. 

I'm joining in one more Blog Hop for the year - Quick Makes for Christmas

The Blog Hop is hosted by Fosbas Designs and you can find all the info you need in this blog post of hers.

Susanna; from Fosbas, loves to make cute items as gifts for loved ones, and created this blog hop to bring you 40 beautiful Christmas crochet patterns as daily PDF downloads. 

Today in the hop - it's my turn - St Niklaas Star 

It's a more intermediate pattern - but it's small! The first four rows have a chart included, as this is the big pressure point with colour changes! 

The post stitches also create a 'puffiness' which means you can make two and stitch together and not have to worry about looking for stuffing.

They are perfect for individual ornaments, or strung together as a garland. 

While you are here - i'd love for you to sign up for my monthly email - you can do that here. Oh yeah - did I mention there's another free pattern to thank you for joining the list! 

For more information on the Blog Hop - and to find the next patterns in the journey -  click below to be taken to Fosbas Designs Blog.

Thank you so much for hopping to my blog today, and happy holiday crafting!


Thursday, September 3, 2020

Fall Fashion Blog Hop - Day 3 - Step in Line Gloves

Hi Everyone 

Welcome to Day 3 of the Fall Fashion Blog Hop! Today's  PDF is my very own Step in Line Gloves. 

EDIT: we have now hopped to the next blog, and my code has expired, but I'm keeping up the links. 

Need a quick recap - Click here to be taken to E'Claire Makery - and our wonderful Blog Hop Hostess has explained it all! 

The Step in Line Gloves are made 'amigurumi style' – as a spiral, with increases and invisible decreases. This could be a good introduction to these techniques for someone who wants to try amigurumi but has so far found it a bit daunting. Gloves are made in one piece, cuff up. They first appeared in Issue 44 of Crochet Now Magazine, and there are options for both US and UK terms, 

Missed a day, or maybe want to just grab all 32 patterns now? Click the image below to purchase them all now! 

Once again, thanks for being here and joining in the Hop!

Happy Crocheting,


Monday, August 31, 2020

Fall Fashion Blog Hop

 I had so much fun participating in the Summer Blog Hop, that I've teamed up with some more great designers and taking part in the Fall Fashion Blog Hop.

The Fall Fashion blog hop is featuring 32 crochet designers, who will be sharing beautiful crochet fall fashion patterns. From garments to accessories, there are so many amazing designs that are a part of this event! During the event, each designer will be sharing a FREE PDF pattern! That’s right, there are 32 FREE PDF crochet patterns that you can get from this event! By the end of September, you’ll have so many amazing patterns to make each fall!

This time, there is one difference - and that you can purchase the entire collection of 32 patterns now. Price is in US dollars. 

To purchase, click this affilate link (which means I earn a small commission on each purchase)

This means you will have a PDF copy of every pattern to keep, without having to check back each day! 

If you do love to check back each day - the follow the Blog Hop - It's being hosted by Claire from E'Claire Bakery and you can find all the info here on her blog - with all the links and instructions. 

On my Day - I'll be updating this post with my free link! Remember each pattern link is only live for 24 hours! 

Thanks for dropping by, and Happy Crocheting!


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Summer Vibes Blog Hop - Tropical Leaf Cushion

Today is my day for the Blog Hop!

Please note- Discount code has now Expired, but the post will stay up to link back to the Summer Vibes Blog Hop

For the next 24 hours - from the time this blog post goes live, you can grab the Tropical Leaf Cushion for Free! The ever-popular tropical monstera leaf will add a summery. Palm Spring Vibe to any home.


Thanks, and Enjoy, Emma.