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. Read More

Crocheting Wash Mitts

Crocheted wash mittI’m using my crochet wash mitt pattern, which I haven’t used for a while, and it’s rather fun rediscovering it, almost as if it were written by a stranger. Terry toweling washcloths are all very well, but hand-crocheted wash mitts are definitely the business!

A friend of mine has asked me to make her some crocheted bathroom items to complement some new towels she’s getting – great way to quickly ‘refresh’ your bathroom if you can’t afford a new suite! Read More

Pinterest

Little Conkers Pinterest BoardIn my list of goals this year was getting myself on to Pinterest, and understanding how it all works. I know, I know, I’m very slow to take it up, but I was reluctant to do so before I thought I’d be able to make a proper fist of it.

But I’m on there now! Read More

Little Conkers Craft Coffers

Surprise Crochet KitDoesn’t everyone love getting a surprise in the post?

Here is the Little Conkers Eco-Friendly Pre-Christmas Surprise Craft Coffer! (I may need to work on the name)

Surprise craft kits, delivered to your door, or to someone you love, for a sustainable, creative, crochet treat in the run-up to the festive season.

 

 

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Making Nightdresses

Little Conkers Sewing TutorialA couple of weeks ago, I was getting very, very annoyed at not being able to find a nightdress for my 5-year-old daughter.

A nightdress that she would be comfortable in, and like, and that I thought was age-appropriate and practical.

I didn’t think my requirements were that exacting – Read More

A right yarn

The organic cotton yarn that I use for… well, everything has been discontinued, so I’ve spent the last few weeks working out what this means for my offering.

The yarn I use is Twilley’s Freedom Sincere organic cotton DK, and it is top quality and totally reliable (thoroughly consistent dye lots, no knots, always true to gage). It gives the smooth finish perfect for the 3-D crochet I specialise in, and it comes in a very large range of colours that has allowed me to make everything from bright-red cars to pastel wash-bears via purple grapes.

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