Freeform Crochet

Two years or so ago I bought a copy of Renate Kirkpatrick’s Freeform Crochet and Beyond. I was at the very beginning of my crochet journey and I think I’d read an article somewhere about freeform crochet, or ‘scrumbling’ as it is also known, that piqued my interest. It’s a fascinating book and I made a […]
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Finished Project Friday – Beanie for Brain Cancer 

This afternoon I finished my very first beanie! I used a simple and satisfying pattern that I found here on Ravelry. It’s called Jules’ Slouch Hat and it is entirely hdc (US) , which is my favourite stitch. I don’t know why, I just find something soothing about it, yarn over and loop up, then simple slide […]
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Wip Wednesday – Sophie, Willow & a Beanie

It’s the first week of the school hols and so far we have a good mix of home days and excursions going on – and there has been crochet, hurrah! First up, a Sophie’s Universe update. I’m into part five now and still loving her soooooooo much! I’m really glad I bought the book (from Wool Warehouse – for […]
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Hills and Hooks

When not crocheting, I like to spend my free time running up and down the hills to which my blog title refers 🙂 At the moment I’m training for my third half marathon (21k), in September – it’s becoming an annual challenge. Sundays I do my long runs, and now in week five of my […]
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Finished Project Friday – Little Owl

I’m loving the big wips I have going on at the moment – Sophie and Willow – but today I just felt an urge to start and actually finish something! I browsed happily through Edie Eckman’s lovely Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, but nothing spoke to me on this occasion and in search of a heart online, I fell upon […]
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Wip Wednesday – (Another) Willow Baby Blanket

I’ve decided to make another baby blanket, this time as a new baby gift. It was a tough choice as I browsed through 200 Crochet Blocks, but I finally settled on the Willow square again. It’s just such a great pattern! My other Willow blanket was for a girl and this one is for a boy – I thought it would […]
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Happy Mail!

I ordered a copy of Dedri Uys’ book of her 2015 CAL, Sophie’s Universe, from Wool Warehouse on the 18th of this month. I was so surprised and excited when it arrived this morning – only 8 days, from England! It’s my first order from this company, and based on this experience there will most certainly be another!  […]
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Octopus for a Preemie 

I’ve shied away from amigurumi in the past because I find tiny hooks and finer yarn difficult. However, when I heard about Octopus for a Preemie, I decided it was time to leave my comfort zone! It has been shown that premature babies can benefit from being able to grasp the tentacles of these tiny crocheted […]
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Sophie’s Irresistible Universe

I finished Sophie’s Mandala a couple of days ago and couldn’t wait to start Sophie’s Universe. So I did!  I first became aware of this beautiful pattern a couple of years ago but only plucked up the courage to get stuck in last month. Parts 1-3 can stand alone as a mandala, and completing it was a great […]
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Corner to Corner Crochet Bag

I am finding being a mum somewhat challenging at present and am intensely grateful for my chosen forms of therapy: running – my half marathon training is on track – and of course, crochet 🙂 My girls are almost five and almost seven, and my joyous relief at being beyond the baby and toddler years […]
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