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Free Pattern – Recorder Cover Case

Posted by on 9 May, 2014 in free pattern, Work Examples | 0 comments

My eldest daughter is learning how to play the recorder. Even when she remembers to put it away in its case, she’s forever losing it. Or leaving it on windowsills and dropping it on the floor (ouch!) What’s a mother to do?! Get practical, and crochet her a cover for the recorder that protects it, is in her favourite colours and is bright. Job done. You can download the directions (they’re hardly a pattern!) for free right at the bottom of this page. Enjoy! And… do tell me whether you actually did enjoy crocheting yours or not on my Facebook page. I’d really love to hear. Free crochet pattern for Recorder Cover Case right…...

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Rainbow Sock Pattern

Posted by on 28 Sep, 2013 in free pattern | 0 comments

My 3 year old is going through a fussy phase – she hates wearing socks. Well, I hate her little legs getting cold in this chilly autumnal weather, so a solution had to be found! Luckily, she asked me to knit her some rainbow socks “with lots of pink”. She stroked my stash of Biggan Design DK First Cross Merino with a purr. Then she started giving me directions: the stripes had to be ‘this’ wide (she showed me with her fingers); they had to have pink toecaps and heels, and pink foldovers; they had to be thick and not floppy; they had to come all the way right up to ‘here’, and they had to be soft (she has very sensitive skin)....

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Free Knitting Pattern – Rainbow eSock

Posted by on 22 Oct, 2012 in free pattern, Work Examples | 0 comments

Last week was National Knitting Week *and* my Facebook page hit 500 likers.  I know a lot of people do random giveaways when their pages hit milestones like that, but I prefer to be a bit more inclusive: to thank all my page fans, I’ve written a free knitting pattern (click on the download below).  Like all my knitting patterns, you’re perfectly free to sell any items you make from it (though of course you can’t copy, reproduce or resell the patterns or photos themselves – that would be breaking the law.  Just point folk at this page instead with hyperlinks 😉 ) So… what’s great about this pattern?  Well: it’s EASY –...

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Free Pattern – Line of Hearts Crochet Edging

Posted by on 27 Aug, 2012 in Finishing Techniques, free pattern, Work Examples | 36 comments

I’m a knitter through and through, but after seeing the lovely granny stripe blanket that Lucy of Attic24 crocheted, well… I had to have a go. It took me 18 months but I finally completed it (left). I spent days searching for just the right edging that both me and Maxi Minx liked. She had her heart set on hearts, but I couldn’t find any edging patterns. Although I’m a pretty inexperienced crocheter, I decided to make it up myself. So I did! I wrote it up as a photo tutorial and am really happy to share it with you for free because it’s not to the same exacting standards that I write my knitting patterns – just click on the button at the...

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