Monday, 25 April 2011


Well there are just no words to explain how pleased I am with the response to the survey. You are all so amazing for taking the time to fill it out. The answers you have given me will really help in making a pattern book that crocheters actually want and I love that a lot of you think the same as myself about book that are around at the moment.

I've been crocheting odd little things recently and will post the patterns in the future for you all. Here is an especially cute pattern for to say thank you again:

Itty Bitty Owl Pattern

You Will need:
Small amounts of DK or WW yarn
3.5mm hook
10mm eyes
Small triangle of yellow felt
Stitch marker
Fiber fill
Embroidery needle

R1: 6sc in ring
R2: inc in every st around (12sc)
R3: sc in first, inc in next, rep around, (18sc)
R4: sc in first 2, inc in next, rep around (24sc)
R5-8 sc around
change colour
R9-14: sc around FO leaving tail to sew

Eye patch (make 2)
R1: 6sc in ring
R2: inc in every stitch around
ss in next, FO leaving tail to sew

Wings (make 2)
R1: 6sc in ring
R2: sc in first, inc in next, rep around (9sc)
R3-5: sc around, ss into next, FO leaving tail to sew

after adding all the face detail and embroidering the v marks of the tummy, stuff and sew the top closed, sew diagonally for 1cm down the corners to make the ears stand out.

Enjoy your itty bitty owl

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Book Book Book

So I have started work on my Amigurumi book. I'm currently trying to write a proposal to see how publishers will like it. A part of the process is market research, seeing what kind of people would want to purchase a book written by me and this is where I need your help. I want to know all about you. Copy the questions, click on comments and past the questions in and fill in your answers. This is your chance to tell me exactly what you want. I will be eternally grateful for your help.


How old are you?

Are you Male/Female?

Where in the world are you?

How long have you been crocheting?

Do you consider yourself beginner/ intermediate / skilled or highly skilled?

What do you like to see in an Amigurumi/Crochet book?

What is your favorite crochet book out at the moment?

Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out :)


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Crochet Every Day!

Hello Everybody,

Wow, well it's been busy in the crochet ninja world. I've suddenly jumped to over 300 followers thanks to the lovely people at All Free Crochet who linked Elmo and Cookie Monster in the news letter that goes out to thousands of crocheters every month. Thank you and welcome to all the newbies!

The hooks haven't stopped recently, I discovered Must Have Cute, that is a part of lol cats and it is full of cute inspiration. I thought I had to make some amigurumi clouds and it took me a while to figure out how I could make a cloud 3D but gosh darn it I did it and aren't they just adorable:

I'm also working on a rainbow to go with it but that is still a work in progress.

Yesterday I was working on this cute owl coin purse. I seem to be making lots of purses at the moment. I love lining them with funky fabric, it give the project a nice professional looking finish. I think I'm going to make a little amigurumi buddy for this owl in blue and grey.

I can't say how pleased I am with the cover for Inside Crochet Issue 16:
He looks cute as a button. We have been joking about framing the magazine, its like being on the cover of the crochet version of rolling stones. This is something I never get tired of showing off, he he!

And finally, last year I was interviewed by a lovely girl who was recording a documentary about Knitting and Crochet for University. We were talking about Yarn Bombing and together we tagged a tree in the city centre in Plymouth.  A few days ago I went to see if it was still there, and what do you know...

Its a bit tatty and dirty now but still there and contributing to a more friendly kind of global warming :)