Inspiration

Here are just a few of the many thousands of awesome articles made by our customers. We aim to change the photos regularly so check back to see what’s new.  For more inspiration you can go to Ravelry, Lion brand, Garn studio and Pinterest. But be warned, trying to spend just a short time looking at these sites is like trying to eat just one peanut.

Blankets

The corner to corner (or diagonal block) blanket is one of those patterns that you don’t need to think too much about once you know how. It is so addictive that this customer made one for each of her grandchildren in just a few months.

This heart blanket is made from Pure Gold using a pattern from the Elle Winter Warmers book. The original colours used for the blanket are stunning and we put together a second combination for a baby. Or you can combine your own.

Wendy, our crochet teacher found this pattern on the Lion Brand website. It was originally designed for Aran yarn but Wendy made it in the Stylecraft Special double knit. If you use a pattern from the Lion Brand site remember they use American terms.

Home decor

Cushions are very rewarding projects. Use colours to coordinate with your decor or choose bright colours to liven up a lounge or bedroom.

Not all projects need to be big ones. Place mats, coasters and pot holders make great gifts and are small enough to carry in your bag so that you always have some hand work with you. Kits for pot holder available.

Tea cosies, tissue box covers, mug warmers, place mats, coasters, pot holders …. the list of small projects for the home is very long.

Baby love

Nothing says I love you more than spending time putting together a special gift for that special person.

Babies are adorable and baby bootees and socks are just too cute.

Samantha and Sam are our models for the beautiful baby jerseys that we sell in the shop. If you are looking for a small project a baby garment will fit the bill.

Just for fun

Yarn bombing became all the rage a few years ago and everything from a tea cup to a bus has been bombed. After completing the stool someone asked me if it counts as bombing if you own the article. Interesting question.

Tree decorations are such fun to make. Lovely coloured baubles, tiny wreaths, stockings and snowflakes are just a few examples. If you want to make lots you can buy lots of balls of Premier. If you want to make just a few we have kits available.

This cute little monster was a big hit during his visit to the shop. He was last seen being lovingly cuddled on his way to a very good home.

Where to find inspiration

The best place to find inspiration is your local yarn shop. Nothing beats looking at the yarn and having it speak to you. Sometimes it is just a general idea of what you want to make but the colours and textures are what inspire the most.

There is an endless supply of yarns and colours to make squares for blankets. These squares were made in Nikkim cotton  using the patterns in the book “200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Blocks and Afghans”. Available in store.

There are many crochet and knit alongs on the internet. From Sophie’s Garden to Sunshine Owl, it is difficult to keep up. Patterns are published in instalments at regular intervals.