Keep Calm and Crochet On UK is 3!!! Let’s Celebrate!!!


Wow, its hard to believe that Keep Calm and Crochet On UK has been around for 3 years!! (Yes I did originally post on my page that it was 4 years old but I obviously can’t count very well lol!) – June 6 2012 my page on Facebook was founded!

I picked up crochet as I was finishing  up my degree in 2012 and my love of it soon grew into something that I’d never imagined!  I published my first pattern to Ravelry in July that year and the rest, as they say, is history!  So much has happened since then life wise and with Keep Calm and Crochet On UK; much more than I ever thought or hoped for!  

I am so appreciative of all the support I’ve had from friends, my family, Facebook friends, fabulous customers and supportive crochet testers and designers I have met on my journey so far – I certainly wouldn’t be here without them!  When I consider it all I feel so blessed and so grateful!

I wanted to show my appreciation for the support I’ve had from everyone so I’m going to give away prizes throughout the week (6 – 13 June) with something to hopefully suit everyone.  Today’s prize up for grabs are THREE gift certificates (1 each for 3 people) with 30% discount off a next custom order (expires Dec 2015) – what item would you like a discount on?  


For inspiration on what you could spend your gift certificate on here are a couple of things that I recently enjoyed making!


Winners of this prize will be drawn on Tuesday 9 June at 7.30pm (GMT), you can enter via Rafflecopter at the following link: a Rafflecopter giveaway

It’s P-P-P-Party Time!

So this weekend was taken over with party planning / partying at my daughter’s ‘Little G’s’ 3rd birthday party.   This was really her first ‘proper’ party with her friends (limited to 15!) in a local village hall.  We booked the hall for 2 hours (which seemed long enough) and turned our thoughts to how we were going to fill this 2 hours…that’s when the party slowly evolved into the party of the ‘P’s!

My husband first hit upon the idea of hiring a puppet show and we were really lucky to find just such an entertainer living down the road from the village hall who could do a teddy show.  P number 1 sorted!


P number 2 had to be the classic ‘Pass the Parcel’.  This is when I discovered that stitch counters are not only useful for counting crocheted rows but also fabulous for noting how many layers you’ve made on pass the parcel!

Around and Around it goes!

P number 3 I borrowed.  A wonderful multi-coloured play parachute for games for the children and mummy and daddies to join in with. Brilliant fun and I found loads of fabulous games to play from


The cake! Well it had to be Peppa Pig of course – I swear we weren’t planning on all these P’s it just happened!

 The Cake

The last P I fell in love with!  A beautiful multicoloured Piñata; but a non-violent one with pull strings for  little ones!  Little G and I had great fun filling it with streamers, gold coins and party blowers and it was a big hit with the kids when it opened and all the goodies fell out!


It was a fabulous party and we all definitely had lots of fun! But when the party was over and we’d taken all the decorations down; Little G didn’t want to leave!