Saturday, 15 February 2014

Spreading a little love ... ! x

Hello all,
I hope you are staying safe and dry in this horrible weather we are having in little old blightly!! Hasn't it beenawful ... my heart goes out to all those affected by the flooding, and I hope things get back to normal soon!!

This weekend for me brought a session crocheting at Hobbycraft, and it was only when I got to the store I  realised that I had gone so very unprepared ... "what could I do while I was there" ... ? Then inspiration hit, and the realisation that valentines day was at the end of the week. So I thought I could crochet hearts ... but how with no pattern to hand? I did search through a few of the crochet books that the store stocked but couldn't find anything small and simple to make.

So ... I had to create my own little heart ... and to spread the love I want to share it with you.

The pattern is written using English terminology for this pattern;

dc - Double Crochet
hdc - Half Double Crochet
tr - Treble
sl st - Slip Stitch

So to start the heart chain 2

Into the first chain crochet 10dc

Now you create the shape of the heart.

Starting in the first dc of the previous round dc, into next stitch 4tr, htr, 2dc, into the same stitch to create the point of the heart dc 2 chain dc, 

then to create the other half of the heart 2dc, htr, into same stitch 4tr, sl st to first dc of round

and then fasten off and sew in the ends ...

As I made the hearts I was giving them to the customers that came to chat to me, spreading a little bit of woolly love!

These little hearts fit nicely into cards, purses and wallets ... or maybe a small picture frame!

Have fun spreading the woolly love!!

bye, bye.


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

First World War Commemorations ... ! x

Hello, its been a while but I have some exciting news to tell you about!

I am going to be involved in Kidderminster Arts Festival which this year is commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the First World War!

Do you remember the poppies I made for Remembrance Sunday last year, the idea is that we make 661 poppies to commemorate each of the soldiers that lost their lives during the first world war.

So ... KAF needs your wool!!

We will making poppies to include in a large scale art work as part of the World War One Commemorations. 
We need Red and Green wool, along with small black buttons, no matter how little you have it will all be useful.

We are also looking for volunteers who can knit or crochet to be involved in this project, 
do as much or as little as you like.  
For more information email or call 01562 732 977

If you are local to Kidderminster ... 

Or at any of our supporting venues: the cafe at Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, 
The Boars Head pub Worcester Street Kidderminster, 
Severn Stitches – Lombard Street. Stourport. St Peters Church Hall Birchen Coppice
If you would like to send wool & buttons to me please message me at
We are still waiting to hear about funding ... 
but either way it would be great to make poppies and create an installation in the memory of the soldiers. 
I will keep you upto date with progress!!
bye, bye for now!!