Filet Fantastic: Part 1 – The Star

Hooray! It’s here! Week 1 of Filet Fantastic and I’m super excited to start this journey of 12 weeks to create a new unique blanket and hopefully some wonderful crochet memories too!

I wanted the first part of the crochet along to be a little special, it’s the building block of the whole blanket (quite literally) so I thought it was appropriate to make it the star of the show! This week we are going to be working in rows and rounds to create a central star motif, the first filet part of the pattern is asymmetrical so you might want to check as you go to make sure your open blocks (that create the star image) are where you want them to be.

If you are new to filet crochet you might find my blog post about ‘Top Tips for Filet Crochet’ useful on how to read filet crochet charts with some specific tips on the technique.

If you are brand new to the CAL you can find all the information you need on the CAL landing page, where I’ll link all the CAL posts in one place as I add them here to the blog. Yarn packs are still available from the lovely folks at Black Sheep Wools and there are a number of CAL accessories that are also available from some fabulous small businesses (that I talked a little more about here).

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During the duration of the CAL this pattern will be released part by part here on the blog and also via Ravelry updates in the form of a printer friendly PDF ebooklet that is available for purchase. Please note you will only have to purchase the pattern once, updates will be automatically added so your pattern is updated each week and at the end of the 12 weeks you will have the full pattern to keep. As with any purchase you make of my patterns your support of me and my crochet endeavours is very much appreciated – thank you for supporting my work!

Please note: Due to technical difficulties on Ravelry I have had to create a brand new link for the ebooklet listing, sorry for everyone else who favourited the other link, hopefully when Ravelry get in touch I’ll get them merged together. The correct link is now below:

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Filet Fantastic: Part 1 – The Star

Yarn: 50g / 130m  or 1 ball of Scheepjes River Washed Avon (956) or 100g / 300m of Scheepjes Colour Crafter Maastricht (1246)

Hook: 3.5 mm (US size E/4)

You will also need: Scissors, A yarn needle

Gauge: 5tr = 2.5cm (1inch). Gauge is not critical for this design, with each part I will provide the size of my work. If your gauge does not meet mine it will just mean you will end up with a bigger or smaller blanket. If you wish to match my gauge you might try going up a hook size if your tension is quite tight, or going down a hook size if your tension is looser.

Finished Size:  Part 1 – 27 x 27 cm (10.6 x 10.6 inches )

The pattern below is in UK Terms, scroll down for US Terms:

BASIC FILET STITCHES

  • Beginning open block (beg open block): Ch4 (counts as first tr + ch-1), miss next st or ch, tr in the next st.
  • Open block: Ch1, miss next st, 1tr in the next st.
  • Beginning solid block (beg solid block): Ch3(counts as first tr), tr in the next 2sts.
  • Block (Bl): 1tr in the next 2sts.

OTHER STITCH GUIDANCE

  • Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and draw through all loops.
  • Treble (tr): Yarn over, insert hook in  indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.

PATTERN – PART 1

Row 1 (RS): With YARN A; ch41, 1 tr in the 4th ch from hook, 1tr in the next st, [Bl] x 18, turn. 39sts
Row 2: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 18, turn
Row 3: Beg solid block, Bl, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 2, [Bl] x 11, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 2, [Bl] x 2, turn.
Row 4: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 2, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 3, [Bl] x 7, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 3, [Bl] x 3, turn.  
Row 5: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 2, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 4, [Bl] x 5, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 4, [Bl] x 3, turn. 
Row 6: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 3, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 5, Bl, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 5, [Bl] x 4, turn.  
Row 7: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 3, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 11, [Bl] x 4, turn.  
Row 8: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 5, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 7, [Bl] x 6, turn.  
Row 9: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 4, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 9, [Bl] x 5, turn.  
Row 10: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 3, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 11, [Bl] x 4, turn.  
Row 11: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 2, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 13, [Bl] x 3, turn.  
Row 12: Beg solid block, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 17, Bl, turn.  
Row 13: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 6, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 5, [Bl] x 7, turn.  
Row 14: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 6, [Ch1,miss next st, tr in next st] x 5, [Bl] x 7, turn.   
Row 15: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 7, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 3, [Bl] x 8, turn
Row 16: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 7, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st] x 3, [Bl] x 8, turn  Row 17: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 8, [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st], [Bl] x 9, turn Row 18: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 18, turn Row 19 (RS): Beg solid block, [Bl] x 18. Do not  fasten off, continue to rnd 1.

Please note that chart (below) is for rows 1—19 of part 1 only.

Created with Stitch Fiddle: http://www.StitchFiddle.com

From this point onwards you will be working in the round;

Rnd 1: Turn your work, ch3 to start and work tr’s evenly down each side of your block; working 2tr’s in each post of the end of the row and (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in each  corner, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. 164sts (41tr each side) + 4 x 2ch-sps

Rnd 2: Ch3 (counts as first tr) 1tr in the next st,  * [Ch1, miss next st, tr in next st, Bl] x 9, ch1, miss next st, 1tr in the next 2sts, (2tr, ch2,2tr) in the corner, 2tr in the next 2sts, repeat from * three times more, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join. 180sts (35tr + 10 x 1ch-sps each side) + 4 x 2ch-sps

Rnd 3: Ch3 (counts as first tr) 1tr in the next st in each st and in each ch-sp along working (2tr, ch2,2tr) in each corner, sl st to the top of the beginning ch3 to join.  196sts (49tr each side) + 4 x 2ch-sps. Fasten off and weave in ends.

The right side of your work is now facing you; mark this if necessary as we will build upon this in part 2

Chart for example section of Rnds 1 – 3 (below)

Pattern in US Terms:

BASIC FILET STITCHES

  • Beginning open block (beg open block): Ch4 (counts as first dc + ch-1), miss next st or ch, dc in the next st.
  • Open block: Ch1, miss next st, 1dc in the next st.
  • Beginning solid block (beg solid block): Ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in the next 2 sts.
  • Block (Bl): 1dc in the next 2 sts. Where base sts are dc, work 1dc in each st; where base sts are ch1 and dc, work your dc over the ch1 (into the space) and  next dc into the dc.

OTHER STITCH GUIDANCE

  • Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert hook in st indicated, yarn over and draw through all loops.
  • Double Crochet (dc): Yarn over, insert hook in  indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.

PATTERN – PART 1

Row 1 (RS): With YARN A; ch41, 1dc in the 4th ch from hook, 1dc in the next st, [Bl] x 18, turn. 39 sts 
Row 2: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 18, turn
Row 3: Beg solid block, Bl, [Open block] x 2, [Bl] x 11, [Open block] x 2, [Bl] x 2, turn. 
Row 4: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 2, [Open block] x 3, [Bl] x 7, [Open block] x 3, [Bl] x 3, turn.   
Row 5: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 2, [Open block] x 4, [Bl] x 5, [Open block] x 4, [Bl] x 3, turn.  
Row 6: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 3, [Open block] x 5, Bl, [Open block] x 5, [Bl] x 4, turn.   
Row 7: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 3, [Open block] x 11, [Bl] x 4, turn.   
Row 8: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 4, [Open block] x 9, [Bl] x 5, turn.   
Row 9: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 3, [Open block] x 11, [Bl] x 4, turn.   
Row 10: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 2, [Open block] x 13, [Bl] x 3, turn.   
Row 11: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 1, [Open block] x 15, [Bl] x 2, turn.   
Row 12: Beg solid block, [Open block] x 17, Bl, turn.   
Row 13: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 6, [Open block] x 5, [Bl] x 7, turn.  
Row 14: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 6, [Open block] x 5, [Bl] x 7, turn.   
Row 15: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 7, [Open block] x 3, [Bl] x 8, turn
Row 16: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 7, [Open block] x 3, [Bl] x 8, turn  Row 17: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 8, [Open block], [Bl] x 9, turn Row 18: Beg solid block, [Bl] x 18, turn
Row 19 (RS): Beg solid block, [Bl] x 18. Do not  fasten off, continue to rnd 1.

See chart above for reference

From this point onwards you will be working in the round.

Rnd 1: Ch5 to start (counts as dc and ch2 for   corner), 2dc in same st, now work dc’s evenly around your block as follows: starting in next row end along side of block, work 1dc over first post at end of row, then 2dc’s over each post at end of row, (37 sts along side), *(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner (this is first st of bottom edge), 37 sts along bottom, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next st*, 2dc’s over each row end but working just 1dc on first row end to make 37 sts, work from * to * along top edge, 1dc in same st as beginning ch5 to complete this corner, sl st to the third of the beginning ch5 to join. 164sts (41dc each side) + 4 x 2ch-sps

Rnd 2: Sl st into corner ch2 sp, ch5 (counts as first dc and ch2), 2dc in same corner sp,  1dc in the next 2sts,  *[ch1, miss next st, dc in next st, Bl] x 9, ch1, miss next st, 1dc in the next 2sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in the corner, 1dc in the next 2sts, repeat from * three times more, ending last repeat after working first dc of corner, sl st to the third of the beginning ch5 to join. 180sts (35dc + 10 x 1ch-sps each side) + 4 x 2ch-sps

Rnd 3: Sl st into corner ch2 sp, ch5 (counts as first dc and ch2), 2dc in same corner sp,  1dc in the next st and in each st and in each ch-sp along working (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in each corner, ending last repeat after working first dc of corner, sl st to the third of the beginning ch5 to join.  196sts (49dc each side) + 4 x 2ch-sps. Fasten off and weave in ends.

See chart above for reference

And that’s it! Part 1 completed! I hope you’ve enjoyed the start and I can’t wait to se your stars begin to emerge!

The Schedule, Updates & Support:

As always if you need a reminder of the schedule then you can find the details on the CAL landing page (here) and you can keep up to date with the CAL details and get support if needed via the following links:

As I may have mentioned before the Facebook group is a lovely place of support, there are crocheters in there of all experiences, with new crocheters joining all the time! It’s likely that someone will be able to help you with any questions you might have though of course you can always contact me too here on the blog if you need any help.

The hashtag for this years CAL is #KCACOUKCAL21 for Twitter and Instagram. Though you you can join in with any progress photos by linking your projects on your favourite social media sites: RavelryFacebook page or Facebook group and Pinterest.

Thank you for crocheting along with me – the next eleven weeks are going to be so much fun!

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Free Crochet Mother’s Day Card

There is less than two weeks to go until Mother’s Day here in the UK and, as many of us haven’t been able to see our mums in recent months, it got me thinking about how nice it would be to pop something handmade in the post this year!

Butterfly-Card
© Intermediate Publishing – Issue 81 / February 2019

You may or may not remember that back in February 2019 I took part in the Simply Crochet magazine ‘Hook to Hook Challenge.’ This was a fun mini competition between two designers to come up with a unique pattern for a Mother’s Day Card using the same yarn – my design was the ‘Wings of Love’.

The rights of the pattern have now returned to me and I thought I would share the design here on the blog in case you would like to create your own crochet Mother’s Day card this year.

Mother’s Day in the UK this year is Sunday 14 March and in the US it’s Sunday 9 May so hopefully I’m giving you plenty of time to hook up your own cards, but as the butterfly motifs are small they really don’t take long to hook up!

Pattern

The pattern below is written in UK crochet terminology.

Yarn: Scheepjes Catona (100% Mercerised Cotton) 10g/25m) I used the following colours for my new card:

  • 10g x Lemonade (403) – Yellow (A)
  • 10g x Fresia (519) – Pink (B)
  • 10g x Cherry (513) – Dark Pink (C)
  • 10g x Kiwi (205) – Bright Green (D)
  • 10g x Apple Granny (513) – Green (E)

Hook: 2.5 mm (US size C/2)

Notions and Accessories: 21 x 15cm embossed card, PVA glue (or glue gun), washi tape or sellotape

Tension: Tension is not critical for this project

Measurements:

  • Small Butterfly 2.3cm (0.8in)
  • Medium Butterfly 3.3cm (1.3in)
  • Large Butterfly 4cm (1.6in)

Small Butterfly | Make 2.

Rnd 1: Using Yarn A / C, make a magic loop, 6dc into the ring, sl st to the top of the first dc to join. 6sts

Rnd 2: (Ch2, 2htr in the same st, ch2, sl st to the same st) sl st into the next st, repeat ( ) once, sl st into the next 2 sts, ((ch1, 2dc in the same st, ch1, sl st to the same st)) sl st in the next 2sts, repeat (( )) once. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Using Yarn B thread a small section of yarn through the middle loop and tie in a knot between the two larger wings, snip off ends to form antennae.

Medium Butterfly | Make 2.

Rnd 1: Using Yarn B / A, make a magic loop, 6dc into the ring, sl st to the top of the first dc to join. 6sts

Rnd 2: (Ch2, 2htr in the same st, ch2, sl st to the same st) sl st into the next st, repeat ( ) once, sl st into the next 2 sts, ((ch3, 3tr in the same st, ch3, sl st to the same st)) sl st in the next 2sts, repeat (( )) once. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Using Yarn C thread a small section of yarn through the middle loop and tie in a knot between the two larger wings, snip off ends to form antennae.

Large Butterfly | Make 2.

Rnd 1: Using Yarn C / B, make a magic loop, 6dc into the ring, sl st to the top of the first dc to join. 6sts

Rnd 2: (Ch3, 2tr in the same st, ch3, sl st to the same st) sl st into the next st, repeat ( ) once, sl st into the next 2sts, ((ch4, 3dtr in the same st, ch4, sl st to the same st,)) sl st into the next 2sts, repeat (( )) once. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Using Yarn A thread a small section of yarn through the middle loop and tie in a knot between the two larger wings, snip off ends to form antennae.

Embroidering on Card

Your blank greeting card should be made of a fairly heavy, sturdy cardstock. You’ll be handling this card a great deal as you stitch, so you need something that will withstand bending without tearing.

  • Sketch your design, of grass and heart, onto the card lightly with a pencil.
  • Then using a sharp needle punch the holes (about 0.4cm / 0.157 inch apart) along the lines.
  • Rub out your pencil marks before you start stitching
  • Using Yarn D embroider the grass onto the card, then repeat with Yarn E for the heart, use a bit of washi tape or sellotape to secure into place

Finishing

Leaving a space at the top of the card for any message with PVA glue add the butterfly motifs around the card.

Thank you for crocheting along with me – I can’t wait to see the cards you make. Please tag me @KCACO.UK on Instagram (or use hashtag #kcacouk) as I always love to see your makes. You can also share your projects photos by linking them on your favourite social media sites: RavelryFacebook page or Facebook group and Pinterest if you aren’t on Instagram.

Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Filet Fantastic Crochet Along Planning

There’s just a week left now until Filet Fantastic begins! In today’s post I’m going to share with you some more information so you can get planning including yarn amounts and the colours that were used on both of the blankets.

I did mention some of the details in my first announcement post about the CAL (here) but I’ve got some more of the information I know you’ve been waiting for in this post. So let’s talk yarn!

Yarn Colours and Amounts

You will need at least 1800g  (36 x 50g balls / 4,680m) of yarn for this CAL and I would suggest it works best in at least 12 different colours.

I mentioned before that I used Scheepjes Riverwashed for my blanket which is some of my favourite yarn, I used the following colours in the following amounts (though in some colours you may have little bits left over):

Scheepjes River Washed ShadesBallsGramsMetres
Avon (956)150130
Mississippi (946)2100260
Nile (944)2100260
Mersey (961)2100260
Murray (960)2100260
Ural (959)3150390
Narmada (962)3150390
Amazon (951)3150390
Tiber (958)3150390
Wheaton (950)4200520
Colorado (941)7350910
Steenbras (942)4200520
TOTALS3618004680

Then my lovely mum created her version of the blanket in Scheepjes Colour Crafter, she used the following colours in the following amounts (though again in some colours you may have little bits left over):

Scheepjes Colour Crafter ShadesBallsGramsMetres
Maastricht (1246)1100300
Vlissingen (1723)1100300
Gent (2002)1100300
Eindhoven (1114) 1100300
Brussel (2004)1100300
Charleroi (2016)2200600
Ameland (1725)2200600
Middleburg (1003)2200600
Brugge (2003)2200600
Hengelo (1084)2200600
Drachten (1827)44001200
Meppel (1061)2200600
TOTALS2121006300

❤️🧡💛 Kits for the CAL are available from Black Sheep Wools 💚💙💜

Prices are £105 for Riverwashed packs (36 x 50g balls) and £42 for Colour Crafter packs (21 x 100g balls) all with a Black Sheep Wools project bag to help keep you organised.

Currently the Colour Crafter packs are showing as sold out (eek!) BUT I’ve just actually had an update from Black Sheep Wools that they are coming back into stock really soon! You can sign up to be notified when it comes back into stock on the website’s Colour Crafter page. The really great news is that Black Sheep have now also confirmed that they are back to shipping from the UK to Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and USA again as of this week. They’ve also started a click and collect for those who are very local (WA3). 

Hook Size:

Just so you have all the info together this is just a reminder of the hook size; you will need a 3.5mm (US size E/4) for either version of the blanket. If you were on the look out for a simple aluminium crochet hook (the kind I learnt to crochet with) then I have some in my Yarnybobs store or I also have other hooks and useful crochet tools linked in my Amazon Store.

Finished Blanket Size:

Both blankets finished up at roughly the same size when finished and measure 175cm / 1.75m (699 inches / 5ft 7 inches) squared. The schematic for the blanket can be seen below:

CAL Accessories:

And don’t forget those all important CAL accessories and tools for making your blanket making:

  • Exclusive Filet Fantastic blanket ‘progress keepers’ have been designed for the CAL by the wonderful MrsGMakes. The gorgeous stitch markers are available in two colourways (pink or purple) and are adorned with a beautiful Austrian Crystal and Tibetan silver star charms!
  • You can get 25% discount off Dear Ewe stationery (WIP project cards and CAL yarn sample cards) and Dear Ewe project bags on the website with coupon code: FILET to assist with all your CAL endeavours!
  • Beautiful bespoke CAL cards have also been created by Simply Shade Cards with the list of the all the yarns used, for Riverwashed and Colour Crafter, as a perfect way to keep track of colours for the project.

Digital Pattern:

As before I am also offering a downloadable PDF e-book of the crochet along, I will be collating the pattern, of 28 pages, into a single printable file.  During the duration of the CAL this pattern will be released part by part, via Ravelry updates, so as not to spoilt anyone’s fun. Please note you will only have to purchase the pattern once, updates will be automatically added so your pattern is updated each week.

Due to technical difficulties on Ravelry I have had to create a brand new link for the ebooklet listing, sorry for everyone else who favourited the other link, hopefully when Ravelry get in touch I’ll get them merged together.

❤️🧡💛 Purchase the CAL e-book on Ravelry 💚💙💜

Shortly after the CAL has finished the PDF will also be added to my Etsy and LoveCrafts stores also.

The Schedule, Updates & Support:

If you need a reminder of the schedule then you can find the details on the CAL landing page (here) and you can keep up to date with the CAL details and get support if needed via the following links:

The Facebook group is a lovely place of support, there are crocheters there of all experiences and it’s likely that someone will be able to help you with any questions you might have. You can of course always contact me too here on the blog.

The hashtag for this years CAL is #KCACOUKCAL21 for Twitter and Instagram. Though you you can join in with any progress photos by linking your projects on your favourite social media sites: RavelryFacebook page or Facebook group and Pinterest.

Ooo I’m excited! Only a week left to go and we can get our hooks stuck into part 1!!

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Top Tips for Filet Crochet

With the Filet Fantastic Crochet Along starting next week (yippee!) I thought I’d just take a moment to talk a little bit about ‘filet crochet’ for anyone that might not be so familiar with the technique.

So what is Filet Crochet?

Filet crochet is a technique with which you can create wonderful pictures, words, and intricate patterns using solid blocks of stitches combined with open mesh.

‘Filet’ derives from the word ‘net’ in French, as it’s thought to have its roots in how fishermen mended their nets. Its also one of the oldest and simplest forms of crochet. Commonly filet will call for UK treble crochet (tr) / US double crochet (dc), to create blocks, and a chain stitch, to create the open mesh, but other stitches can be used. You can produce a simple all-over net type fabric or work from a chart to produce a patterned motif.

I do love filet crochet, in fact the first thing I ever purposefully made and that started my whole crochet journey, to what it is now, was this Filet Crochet Bunny Blanket by Red Heart Yarns. I chose this pattern as I was just drawn to how you could use simple stitches to create an image and I loved the results.

© Red Heart Filet Crochet Bunny Blanket

For whatever reason I think filet seems to be a technique that people perhaps consider as a little old fashioned, or something that people are a little scared of to try, or think of it specifically made with teeny tiny hooks (eek!) and proper crochet thread (yikes!).

I think it’s a technique that’s ultimately so satisfying when you’ve finished as it’s so effective to look at – I’m hoping that the Filet Fantastic Crochet Along will help others to love filet crochet too!

Understanding a filet crochet pattern:

Part of the difference about filet crochet is understanding how the instructions are usually laid out. Filet pattern instructions can be written, but they very often just come in the form as a chart. On most filet charts ‘spaces’ are represented by the blank squares and the ‘blocks’ by the filled in squares. Have a look at the filet chart I have created below:

The squares and the blank squares represent stitches, which if written in symbol form would look like this:

The vertical stitches are usually UK treble (tr) / US double crochet (dc) and the horizontal bars a chain space. So each filled block would be 3tr (3dc) and each blank block would be 1tr, ch1,1tr (1dc, ch1, 1dc).

Some patterns use 4 tr/dc to form a block, while other patterns might use a 2ch for a blank block, it’s important to check the pattern instructions to make sure you know what stitches you need to work.  

You’ll usually begin the project with a starting chain (in the instance of the chart above it’s a ch29). In the chart below I’ve added the stitch symbols and the chart together so you can see how they correspond.

Tips to reading a filet crochet pattern chart:

  1. Unless otherwise stated you read odd rows of a chart from right to left, even rows from left to right; though if your pattern is symmetrical it doesn’t make that much difference. So right-handed crocheters should begin on the right side of the chart for row 1 and work from left to right for row 2. If you are left-handed, you would begin the same chart on the left side for row 1.
  2. In an asymmetrical pattern you really need to pay attention to which direction you’re going or wonky images will occur!
  3. You usually read (start) the chart from the bottom, and complete the rows upward.
  4. On rows where you have to work a tr/dc either into the chain space (ch-sp), you can chose to work it either into the ch1 of the ch-sp or into the ch-sp itself – it’s all personal preference. I work mine into the ch-sp as it’s faster!
  5. Keep track of your progress by ticking off the row you’ve just completed, or use a sheet of paper and lay it over your chart and move it up each time you finish a row – there’s nothing worse that realising you’ve just worked the same row twice!
  6. Check your work after you complete a row, (even when you are more familiar with filet crochet patterns) it’s easy to miss a stitch or misalign a block that can throw the end design off – and there’s nothing worse than frogging five rows back or more!

Why not have a go at creating a test swatch from the chart above, it’s a nice symmetrical pattern to start with so it won’t matter which way you read the chart.

In the Filet Fantastic pattern there are both symmetrical and asymmetrical designs that we will create. As well as a helpful chart I have included the written instructions. But learning how to read a filet crochet chart is a useful skill to tuck under your belt!

For those that might prefer the written instructions to the filet chart above I’ll add the text version / pattern on a future post. But a 3mm hook (US size C/2) hook and about 10g / 26m of yarn (I used Scheepjes Riverwashed and Scheepjes Stonewashed for my swatches) you can create a square roughly 13.5cm x 13.5cm.

Tip: If you find that your tr / dc’s are on the short side and you create a rectangle instead of a square you might try replacing your tr/dc’s with an extended treble / double crochet (etr / edc) as follows: Yarn over, insert your hook in the indicated stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, and draw through 1 loop on your hook (yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice.

My free mini filet afghan square (link to Ravelry) is a good first foray into filet if you are looking to give the technique another try, this time working in the round, or I also have some other designs (links below for different pattern platforms) where I have also incorporated my love of filet into a design:

ETSYRAVELRYLOVECRAFTS
Flourite Filet CowlFlourite Filet CowlFlourite Filet Cowl
Bordered Heart Filet BlanketBordered Heart Filet Blanket

But there really isn’t long to wait now before we begin our Filet Fantastic CAL journey where you will get plenty of opportunity to hone your new filet skills! I for one can’t wait to see your results.

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Filet Fantastic Crochet Along Announcement

You wouldn’t even believe how excited I am to finally announce that a bright and beautiful new CAL for 2021 is on the way!!

Filet Fantastic is a no sew, uniquely constructed, large blanket that will be released in 12 parts. Showcasing filet crochet, in a new and modern way, the crochet along result is a blanket that is great for adventurous beginners, for first timers of filet, or for anyone that loves joining in with a fun crochet community event.

Believe it or not I actually started working on the design for this pattern back in 2018 whilst we were working our way through the Stitch Story Crochet Along. For three years this pattern has been bubbling away in the background – the victim of life getting in the way of it mostly, so you can imagine what it must be like to say ‘let’s hook this!’ Are you excited? I know I am!!

Filet Fantastic Blanket in Scheepjes Colour Crafter

Right then, are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin with some of the specifics for this years design. Filet Fantastic will be released in 12 parts which will be available for free here on the Keep Calm and Crochet On UK Blog. The landing page for the CAL is available from the CALS AND MALS drop down at the top of the page (here), where I will link all the details in one place.

Yarn Amounts and Kits

  • I used Scheepjes Riverwashed for my blanket which is some of my favourite yarn. It’s a cotton / acrylic blended yarn that has a different core colour surrounded with a different colour fluff to give it a two toned “halo” effect – it’s gorgeous stuff! The yarn is a delight to use especially when the interesting nature of the yarn is combined with the fun of filet!
  • My lovely mum has been back with her hooks to make a second version of the blanket. She’s created hers in Scheepjes Colour Crafter. Colour Crafter is 100% premium acrylic yarn which is incredibly soft (and hypoallergenic), it’s well suited to blankets as it washes really well and comes in a lovely range of colours.

❤️🧡💛 Kits for the CAL are now available from Black Sheep Wools 💚💙💜

Prices are £105 for Riverwashed packs (36 x 50g balls) and £42 for Colour Crafter packs (21 x 100g balls) all with a Black Sheep Wools project bag to help keep you organised.

Kits are, at the moment, only available for delivery in the UK, if you are based outside of the UK, and would like to take part using the same yarn that I have used, you can find a list of Scheepjes stockists here. EDITED: I’ve just actually had an update from Black Sheep Wools that the company are hopefully re-opening US postage next week, so hopefully by my next CAL update kits will be available for shipping to the US,

If you are thinking of hooking up this design using yarn from your own stash I would suggest that you would need at least 12 different colours and at least 2100g / 6300m though I’ll be going into more detail about colours and yarn amounts in my next post (Friday 26 February).

Filet Fantastic Blanket in Scheepjes River Washed

Hook Size:

I used a 3.5mm (US size E/4). If you were on the look out for a simple aluminium crochet hook (the kind I learnt to crochet with) then I have some in my Yarnybobs store or I also have other hooks and useful crochet tools linked in my Amazon Store.

CAL Accessories:

I’m delighted to say I have set up some some special collaborations for this CAL for you. CAL lovers can now buy directly from small businesses that have created something special, specifically for the crochet along, which they will be sure to love! 

  • Exclusive Filet Fantastic blanket ‘progress keepers’ have been designed for the CAL by the wonderful MrsGMakes. The gorgeous stitch markers are available in two colourways (pink or purple) and are adorned with a beautiful Austrian Crystal and Tibetan silver star charms!
  • You can get 25% discount off Dear Ewe stationery (WIP project cards and CAL yarn sample cards) and Dear Ewe project bags on the website with coupon code: FILET to assist with all your CAL endeavours!
  • Beautiful bespoke CAL cards have also been created by Simply Shade Cards with the list of the all the yarns used, for Riverwashed and Colour Crafter, as a perfect way to keep track of colours for the project.
Filet Fantastic Blanket in Scheepjes Colour Crafter

CAL Details:

  1. There is no charge to join the CAL; anyone can join in as long as they have some yarn and a hook. 
  2. You can favourite / add this project to your Ravelry library here.
  3. All featured pattern elements in the CAL will be FREE of charge pattern on this blog
  4. I will also be offering a downloadable PDF e-book for sale containing the full pattern in one printable file (without advertisements) on Ravelry for a small charge. During the duration of the CAL this pattern will be released part by part, via Ravelry updates, so as not to spoilt anyone’s fun.
  5. For those that like a deadline I will be adding new details about each square every weeks on a Friday – see below for full schedule. For those that want to hook when they have the time then that’s fine too; there’s no pressure to this CAL it’s all about having fun!
  6. I will be using both UK and US crochet terminology in the pattern (UK/US) so you can pick your preference. I will also always include any helpful information about each element including links about special stitches with the release of each new section.
Filet Fantastic Blanket in Scheepjes River Washed

The Schedule:

Wednesday 17 February 2021CAL Details – including start date, schedule, yarn amounts and hook size
Friday 26 February 2021CAL Planning – more about the design, colours, yarn and support available
Friday 5 March 2021Part 1 – The Star
Friday 12 March 2021Part 2 – Little Boxes
Friday 19 March 2021Part 3 – Arrows 1
Friday 26 March 2021Part 4 – Arrows 2
Friday 2 April 2021Part 5 – Kisses
Friday 9 April 2021Part 6 – Hugs
Friday 16 April 2021Part 7 – Diagonal Stripes
Friday 23 April 2021Part 8 – Dashes
Friday 30 April 2021Part 9 – Bobble Flowers
Friday 7 May 2021Part 10 – Bobble Grid
Friday 14 May 2021Part 11 – Fancy Filet
Friday 21 May 2021Border
Friday 28 May 2021Tah Dah!

Updates and Support:

Keep up to date with the details via the following links:

The hashtag for this years CAL is #KCACOUKCAL21 for Twitter and Instagram. Though you you can join in with any progress photos by linking your projects on your favourite social media sites: RavelryFacebook page or Facebook group and Pinterest.

Ooo I’m excited and so looking forward to seeing everyone’s blankets develop over time! 

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Olin the Ox Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

I really like the idea of Chinese New Year, I like the idea that the festival signals the beginning of Spring and that it’s seen as a time to spend with family.

I also find the mythology of the Chinese zodiac animals fascinating, I remember learning about it in primary school, and it’s just something that has always stuck with me – I’m a horse by the way, if you share a similar fascination I’ll bet you know what animal you are too.

Last January I released Reginald the Royal Rat for the year of the rat which is the first animal in the Chinese zodiac. I enjoyed trying to think of a different way to create a rat and so I thought I would create a new design for the year of the Ox – allow me to introduce Olin the Ox!

Olin the Ox is a calm and patient fellow that can always be trusted for a cuddle. He loves lily of the valley and to run freely in the fields! His horns radiate with some rainbow positivity and who can’t help fall in love with his big soulful eyes! Olin’s a perfect pal!

I had sketched an idea I had for an Ox last September, and the main feature I knew I wanted was his rainbow horns! I do so love a rainbow, but you could easily replace the rainbow colours for white or cream for a more ‘natural’ looking ox.

Did you know that the Ox is the second of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party, Ox could have arrived the first but it kindly gave a ride to Rat, who hopped out first. However the diligent ox did not mind and simply continued on to arrive second.

Olin is made from a mixture of Scheepjes Stonewashed XL, Scheepjes Stonewashed (both in Boulder Opal) that I’ve had in my stash for ages, that I was glad to fit to a project, and some Scheepjes Catona and a bit of Gold thread for the ring in his nose. I used some 12mm orange glitter eyes (that I’d been desperate to use!), a 4.5mm and a 3mm hook and for the finishing touch I added a lovely large 38mm bell on a thin piece of red ribbon around his neck.

This would make a fun design for anyone born in the year of the Ox, or for ox and cow lovers everywhere!! The 4 page PDF pattern is available in either UK or US terms and includes explanations of all stitches and abbreviations.

To celebrate the new release I’m offering 20% discount from today until 17 February 2021 on Ravelry and Etsy. Just use coupon code: OX21

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After a year of much anxiety let’s hope that 12 February brings with it some characteristics of the Ox for all – the time to take things slowly, some stability and some strength for those that need it.

I don’t know if I’ll create designs for every Chinese new year, but that would certainly be something fun to do – and next year is the tiger!

I hope you’ll tag @kcaco.uk on Instagram or share your projects on my Facebook page as I love to see your finished work! Happy Crocheting!

Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Deramores | Unicorns and Elephants

Are you a unicorn fan? There’s a new unicorn in my Deramores Designer Shop if you were after a pattern.

If you follow me in other places then you may have had a sneek peep at these guys – my plan was to write up a blog post back in January but having everyone home (due to the UK being back in lockdown at the moment) is kicking my behind in terms of productivity! So whilst the kids are amused I’ve snuck into the other room to write this up.

❤️ SHOP UNICORN PATTERN FROM DERAMORES ❤️

The patterns is available as a kit in two different colourways pastel pink or rainbow, my youngest daughter particularly likes the pink unicorn, or as just a digital pattern download.

For both unicorns I used Deramores Studio DK and a 3mm hook. If you are a follower of this blog you’ll know that I’ve used Deramores Studio DK for several designs and projects and I really enjoy working with it, it’s a lovely soft and squishy yarn.

© Deramores 2021

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I also used Deramores Studio DK for another design that’s also available in my Deramores Shop. It’s a mummy and baby elephant, which I wanted to have a bit of a vintage feel.

© Deramores 2021

❤️ SHOP ELEPHANTS PATTERN FROM DERAMORES ❤️

The elephants are actually designed to be worked in one piece, so the only parts you sew on are the ears and the tail! The legs and trunk are worked directly onto the body for a seam free look.

I think these amigurumi toys are perfect for your little ones to use in safari play, or as some friends for them to snuggle up to.

Like the unicorns you can pick up the elephant family as either a single pattern, for £1 / $1.30, or as a kit with everything you need (pattern, yarn, safety eyes and stuffing).

❤️ SAVE ELEPHANTS ON RAVELRY ❤️

If you are looking for more cute crochet projects to hook up there are bears, bunny’s, dogs, cats, donkey’s and horses and poppies all available in my Deramores Designer Shop

As always if you hook up the Unicorns or Elephants I hope you’ll tag kcaco.uk and Deramores on Instagram or share your projects in my Facebook group as I love to see your finished work! 

Until next time folks! Happy hooking, keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Crochet Now Magazine | Petrok the Puffin

Hi folks! I hope you are all safe, well and happy. We are still in lockdown 3 here in the UK – but as I write this, the use of the first vaccines are being rolled out so we can feel that glimmer of hope and optimism. But in the meantime we can just hope to find some time to settle down with some crochet – and if you are looking for something new then you might want to check out the latest issue of Crochet Now magazine.

© Crochet NOW magazine – Issue 64

Issue 64 is out now with a range of ‘windswept’ themed projects including blankets, wall hangings and a new little amigurumi from me.

Meet Petrok the Puffin! He’s a short and stocky little fellow with a fondness for herring and playtime. His bright beak and pretty spearmint plumage always turn the heads of his other puffin pals.

© Crochet NOW magazine – Issue 64

The spearmint plumage was actually made with Paintbox Cotton DK, which is lovely yarn to work with, and a 3.25mm hook. I used six colours of Paintbox Cotton DK in total to create Petrok, but there was a fair bit left of the 50g balls so there would be enough to make a couple of puffins if you wished to.

I love the opportunity to create something new and a puffin was actually a creature that I had on my list that I wanted to make at some point. It’s also a bird I’ve always wanted to see in real life, they just have such a cute appearance.

The beautiful Isles of Scilly is one of only a handful of sites in the UK where you can go puffin spotting. Back in 2005 we had a holiday there which turned into rather a momentous trip as Mr KCACO.UK asked me to marry him.

Whilst we were there we went on a sea safari boat trip, from St Mary’s, to see if we could spot a glimpse of the elusive bird. Unfortunately we didn’t! We saw seals and gannets, but no puffins – so it’s still on the bucket list!

© Crochet NOW magazine – Issue 64

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Issue 64 of Crochet Now magazine is available to buy from your local supermarket or you can grab a digital version from www.craftstash.co.uk/books-magazines

If you hook up Petrok the Puffin I hope you’ll share your photos with me on social media (facebooktwitter or instagram) or as a project on Ravelry – I love to see what you make! 

Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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I Like Crochet Magazine | Sweeping Swirls Scarf

Here in the UK it’s definitely the time of year for wrapping up warmly and if you are looking for a bright way to start the new year then you might want to check out the latest issue of I Like Crochet magazine.

© I Like Crochet – February 2021

I’m excited to share with you my first design of 2021! The Sweeping Swirls scarf is out now in the February 2021 edition of I Like Crochet and what better way to wrap up is there than with a warm and woollen scarf. It’s inspired by the comeback of swirling tie dye patterns which have seen a resurgence during the pandemic.

To wanted to try and pull in the mixture of colours you can find in tie dye patterns so I used a Lion Brand Mandala yarn cake, (100% Acrylic); [540 meters] / 150 grams) in Chimera (Shade 204, 1 ball), which is made of blended colours which change as you crochet. The shade I used (Chimera) is actually a range of muted jewel tones which I love; though Lion Brand Mandala‘s are available in a wide range of ‘enchanting’ colours.

Lion Brand Mandala is a double knit yarn which I used previously on my Shades of Grey Scarf. It’s actually really nice and soft to work with and I do like to create patterns that just use a single yarn cake, which this one does. I decided to edge the scarf with a cute turquoise bobble trim, picking up on one of the shades in the yarn cake, and I love the final look.

© I Like Crochet – February 2021

This scarf utilises filet crochet to create swirls on a backdrop of colour; if you are new to crochet then a filet scarf might seem a bit far out of the range of your talent, but filet crochet is made up of two simple stitches: the chain and treble (US double crochet). This is also a great beginner project as once you get started you will just work back and forth in rows.

This scarf was actually designed with a beginner in mind, though I’m sure a more accomplished crocheter would enjoy it as an enjoyable project too. The pattern is very easy and repetitive, perfect for crocheting on the go or in front of the TV.

© I Like Crochet – February 2021

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As well as my scarf the February 2021 October edition features loads of seasonal patterns and a range of interesting articles. If you SUBSCRIBE you can get the magazine straight to your desktop or iPad as well as access to lots of other extra crochet bonus material.

© I Like Crochet – February 2021

If you hook up the Sweeping Swirls scarf I hope you’ll share your projects with me on social media as I’d I love to see them.

Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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Looking back at 2020 | Hooky Mahoosive!

Hooky New Year everyone! I’m going to start of with a positive greeting to everyone – and I do hope you are all well. 2020 for me and my family has been rather a horror, but I’m not going to dwell on that here, I’m going to talk about what you are all here for – the crochet!

Somehow amidst home-schooling and lockdowns I managed to do ALOT of crochet in 2020. But like so many of you I’m sure, crocheting was just one of those things that helped to calm me, kept me sane and helped me to get through the year.

So let’s have a quick look back at this amass of crochet shall we…you might want to grab a cuppa first, it’s rather a long post.

January 2020

I can’t believe how long ago last January seems now (what a long year 2020 has been!). I created eight patterns in January, which is quite a lot! There were unicorns and a fairy with a toadstool and a pool that I designed for Let’s Get Crafting Knitting and Crochet magazine, and donkeys, horses, and dogs galore for my Deramores Designer Shop.

There was also little Reginald Rat to celebrate 2020 as the Year of the Rat. I’d actually set myself a mini challenge to try to release 12 new independent designs in 2020, I only managed 9, but I’m not going to beat myself up about it, I can always try again this year…

February 2020

February started off quite exciting with the Waverly Kisses scarf shortlisted in the Unravel a Festival of Yarn 2020 design competition! I still love how the design and the hand dyed yarn work together on this scarf – I really want to make myself another one of these one day in a different hand dyed colourway to see how it comes out.

There were bunny bonnets and lambs for Let’s Get Crafting Knitting and Crochet magazine and another new release from me the Bramble Saddle Bag, I still love how that one turned out, it just worked out just how I envisioned – I love it when designs work like that.

© keepcalmandcrochetonuk.com 2020

March & April 2020

March and April’s colour scheme seemed to be filled with oranges, reds, yellows and pinks. It was filled with bunnies, which are actually one of my favourite animals to make, such as my Battenburg Bunny and my Deramores Bunny which I think is my first creature to sport a snazzy pair of dungarees.

© keepcalmandcrochetonuk.com 2020

There were also monster bags and flamingos for Let’s Get Crafting Knitting and Crochet magazine and another of my favourite designs of 2020 which was my Pomtastic Tassel Basket which appeared inside issue 55 of Crochet Now magazine.

There was also the Nessa Cowl and a blanket called Don’t Box Me In (which is available for free) that I designed especially for Dear Ewe as sometimes I sneak in some new crochet designs over there too!

© Dear Ewe Designs (2020)

May & June 2020

It’s hard to make a designer choose a favourite design but if you twisted my arm some of my favourite designs of 2020 were created in May and June; including Timmy the Tribal Cactus, and possibly one of my most favourite shawl designs ever, the Pelagia Shawl which was inside issue 56 of Crochet Now magazine

© Crochet Now Issue 56 (2020)

The rest of the month was filled with amigurumi’s like the caterpillar for Let’s Get Crafting Knitting and Crochet magazine and a Teddy Bear for Deramores, and blankets like the Boxing Rainbows (which is free here on the blog) and the XOXO Anchor baby blanket (that one’s free on the Anchor website).

July / August 2020

There was a mammoth twelve new designs released in July and August – sometimes I find that things you are working on do come together all at once!

There was an amigurumi surfer girl, a unicorn, a bag and a bottle holder for Let’s Get Crafting Knitting and Crochet magazine, there was the Chevron Flair Cowl (which I really LOVE) and a mug cozy in the U.S I Like Crochet Magazine and the Summer Wrapsody Shawl in issue 58 of Crochet Now magazine.

There were also three crochet square motifs for the 100th Issue of Simply Crochet Magazine, a giant amgiurumi pencil in issue 77 of U.S Happily Hooked magazine, and finally the Perfect Puff Pillow which is free over on the Anchor Yarn website – phew!

September / October 2020

As the the weather turned cooler and our thoughts perhaps turned towards Christmas there were some more autumnal makes for September and October – another twelve designs in total, and one for Dear Ewe for luck!

The one that I was really honoured to be part of was creating the pattern for the Remembrance Day poppy for The Royal British Legion and Deramores.

Then there was the Granny Squared brimmed hat for U.S I Like Crochet Magazine, the Come Bye Cowl for Dear Ewe, and another cowl, the Flourite Filet cowl, which is a great quick and easy stash buster. Then there were the Pastel Pandas and the start of the free Festive Skittles crochet along for Let’s Get Crafting Knitting and Crochet magazine in which an angel and a solider also appeared.

Then there were parrots and pumpkins for my Deramores Designer Shop and the Sweet Sighs Shawl and mini hanging Haus decorations in Issues 60 and 61 of Crochet Now magazine.

November / December 2020

And that brings us nearly up to date with some more recent pattern releases (in fact I’m sure some of the later magazines designs are still available in the shops). There was actually 17 patterns that came out in November and December – though I’ll hasten to add that they were spread out a bit through the year when I was actually making them!

There was the end of the free Festive Skittles crochet along for Let’s Get Crafting Knitting and Crochet magazine along with a sweet camel and a kitten. Another cat, one of my favourite designs of 2020, it’s Pusheen! Then there were also stockings, wreaths and the whole Wonderland Gang also in issues of Crochet Now magazine.

Then there was the fabulous collaboration with the wonderful Yarn Whisperer for the Solstice Garden MAL! It was so wonderful to see the projects you crafted along with us for that. Then there was the Iska Mitts in the Wool on the Exe book (available here), the free Anchor Angel amigurumi, a Polar Bear and two types of Christmas tree designs for my Deramores Designer Shop and finally my free Christmas Mushroom tree decoration.

As well as that lot I also managed to some how squeeze in hooking up some patterns by some other designers including a Faberge Egg, the Positivity Spiral Cowl, Disney Princesses Aurora and Belle, a Forest Valley Shawl, a Ricorumi Lion and a It’s Not Knitted Beanie.

Woah when you look at it like that, that seems like a crazy amount of crocheting! Who knows how many items I’ve actually crocheted this year but counting multiples of things both large and small I’d have to say my output much be reaching the over 100 mark, what do you recon?

It’s been a busy ole year! I’m not sure I’ve ever had a year where I’ve crocheted so much! But I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you, my design work goes to support my family, so when you buy a pattern or a magazine, no matter how big or small, it really does mean the world to us.

What’s in store for 2021?

Well I’m delighted to say that I’ve got some new patterns coming to you soon from some of my favourite crochet magazines, there are a couple of new designs planned for my Deramores Designer Shop, a new exciting summer collaboration with the wonderful Yarn Whisperer, more collaborations with the lovely folks at Anchor Yarn and of course (finally) a BRAND NEW Crochet Along!!! More on that soon soon!! I can’t wait to share it all with you!

I’m not going to set any resolutions specifically for 2021, but what I want to work on is to try and making sure my patterns are more accessible. This will including updating old patterns, releasing patterns that once appeared only in magazines, and making sure that my patterns are available on different platforms like Ravelry, LoveCrafts and Etsy to give people the choice of where to purchase from. As you can imagine it’s quite a feat to get all my patterns in order – and it won’t be quick, as if I’m honest they do get pushed to the bottom of the list more often than not, but it is on the list!

I’m also looking forward to bringing you some new free patterns here on the blog for you to enjoy too, I’d love to hear what you’d like to see, more amigurumi? Blankets? Things for the home? Let me know below!

Here’s to a thoroughly hooky 2021!

Until next time folks! Happy hooking, keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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