Lace-edged Bowls

Crocheted BowlsAnother new pattern! And this time something rather different from me.

I must admit that my most favourite projects are the practical ones. There’s a great deal of satisfaction in regularly using something you made yourself that really solves a problem or serves a purpose.

But there’s no reason something can’t be glam or pretty or quirky in the process!

 

 

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Top 5 Popular Items

What’s been most viewed in my Etsy store this week?

People are obviously feeling very creative in May as they are all crochet patterns and kits!

1

 Crochet Robin Kit  Top of the pops is my robin crochet kit.

2

 Robin Crochet Pattern  Closely followed by the digital download of the same robin crochet pattern.

3

 Crocheted Bag made to an original Little Conkers pattern  Next up is my vintage bag pattern, adapted from an elegant 1930s pattern I inherited from my Great Aunt.

4

 Little Conkers Crochet Kit  My apple and pear crochet kit. I expect lots of people have teacher gifts in mind at this time of year.

5

 Oak Leaf Brooch Crochet Kit  And also in the top five is my very limited-edition oak leaf brooch crochet kit.

As well as on Etsy, you can find all my popular crochet patterns at Little Conkers on Ravelry and Little Conkers on LoveCrochet

Amphorae

Amphora Crochet PatternNew pattern time!

I made some little crochet amphorae! Yes I did, and now you can too! (Scroll down for the special launch offer.)

I’m so pleased to have finally got the pattern for these written up. It’s been an itch I’ve needed to scratch for ages, and its the longest and most detailed pattern I’ve written to date.

 

 

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Rainbow Brooch Cards

Rainbow Brooch Greetings CardHere’s a new design I’ve added to my range today: rainbow brooch cards.

I had the idea to make these after being invited by the very talented Louise of Louise Goodchild Designs to take part in her Rainbow Market this coming weekend.

I have no idea why it had never occurred to me to add rainbows to my range of brooch cards before, because they’re so cheerful and I think anyone would love to receive a card with one of these brooches.

 

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How to crochet an i-cord

Crochet i-cord comparisonI’ve just taught myself how to crochet an i-cord! I may be a little late to the party, I know this technique has done the rounds, but as I was looking for help online, I didn’t find exactly the information I wanted, so I thought it might be helpful to set out my version of how to make a crochet i-cord here. (more…)