All Posts by Babs

A Fun Crochet Flat Braid Join

​​​This is the top down rope join or braid join, my goto joining technique for motifs, granny squares and cowls. I find the method quite relaxing as I work my way through completing a blanket and a speedy way to fiish up the join for a cowl. Note:  Links in the ‘What I Used’ box below are […]

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How to Crochet Crocodile Stitch | Scales

​​This is the ​second of two tutorials to create the stunning crocodile stitch in crochet.  ​This is where the beauty of the stitch becomes apparent.  Once he first set of scales have been created the rest becomes much easier to work on with the scales overlapping to build up a beautiful finish. It’s also a great […]

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How to Crochet Crocodile Stitch | V Stitch

​​This is the first of two tutorials to create the stunning crocodile stitch in crochet.  This is one of the first  stitches I learned, after basics as I adored the texture and of course dragons.  I instantly had visions of dragon scale garments running through my head, which have yet to fully arrive but they’re […]

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How to Crochet a Simple Star

​A fun and fast make for applique, wizards robes, witches wands, Fairy Godmother’s wands and of course our very own Winter Fir Teacosy. This  video tutorial shows how to create a simple 5 pointed star, starfish or sunburst.  The patterns is written below and the video walks you through the process with both US and UK […]

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Crochet a Christmas Tea Cosy

As we spend more time closeup and personal with friends and family there is ever more opportunity to spill the tea 😉 Now you can ensure you are ready with a winter fir tea cozy topped off with a gold star. Its great for using left over yarn, or if you prefer to match the sample […]

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How To Crochet Ribbed Cuffs

A simple to follow video tutorial for  ribbed cuff effect today with both UK and US terms used throughout.  This is the first of two ways I regularly use to create ribbed cuffs for sleeves, cardigans, sweaters, mitts or hats. This example is worked in the round for a sleeve, from the upcoming design Cascade […]

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Holiday Chains – FREE Crochet Pattern

Yes it is the season to be jolly, or maybe you are more of a humbug type…. or maybe its not even a season you recognise.  If you are on the lookout for a fun and speedy crochet project this may the one for you. Perfect for scraps these chains are inspired by the paper […]

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episode 1 | What’s it all about? – Show Notes

Hello friends, Welcome to episode one of my knitting and crochet podcast or vlog! Join me as I chat about the projects I’ve been working on  this week. If you’re interested to learn more about any of the pieces I shared in this episode you can find all the details below. Susanna Biaye is the designer […]

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How To Catch Strands

This photo tutorial is in support of the Blanquefort Shawl designed by Mathieu Arnold for Issue 4 | Texture. Before you begin the Catch Strands technique your work should look like the image below, with long strands of the yellow and black in the body of the fabric: ♥ Step 1: Pass the right needle […]

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