Category Archives: Knitting & Crochet

Knotted scarf

Knotted scarf

Knotted scarfs will always be fashionable items. Tempted by the balls of soft, luxurious wool in your local haberdashery shop? You can make a cosy knotted scarf without knowing how to knit; simply knot strands of wool together to make this pretty macramé criss-cross design. You can use any type of thick wool, but the scarf will look the best if your chosen yarn is soft and fluffy.

Polar Bear Hat

Polar Bear Hat

This knitted friendly polar bear hat will keep you warm and cosy – and make you smile, too. Animal knit is so popular at Christmas time, but this hat is really special. It is very gentle and fluffy, and so cute, that everybody will want one. It is a perfect Christmas gift! This pattern is in one size to fit an average adult head.

Magda Sayeg, The Yarn Bomber

Magda Sayeg, The Yarn Bomber

Considered to be the mother of yarn bombing, Magda Sayeg’s work has evolved to include the knitted/crocheted covered bus in Mexico City, as well as her first solo exhibit in Rome at La Museo des Esposizione in the summer of 2010 . What is ‘yarn bombing’ anyway? It has many other names such as guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting is a type of street art similar to graffiti, but instead of paints and spray cans uses yarn and textile materials. 

Crocheted coasters

Crocheted coasters

These crocheted coasters are simple to make and will jazz up your coffee table. Make matching sets in a range of shades to suit your home decor or make them as a gift to dear friend. These colourful coasters are an ideal present for any occasion – birthday, Christmas, happy retirement… It is small, unique and house-warming gift. Pretty and practical, these coasters take less than an hour to make and even include a useful crochet holder to keep them tidy.

Making of Retro Crochet Lampshade

Making of Retro Crochet Lampshade

Rescue an unloved lampshade today! Choose your own favourite colour combination, or keep it simple, clean and white. Crochet lampshades are one of the easiest ways to update a room – and there always seems to be one lurking at the back of a charity shop, ready for revamp. With a stash of yarn they’re easy to adapt in a natty, granny-chic way. Choose your colours and let’s start.

Crocheted Afghan Covers: Design and Ideas

Crocheted Afghan Covers: Design and Ideas

Crochet afghan cover patterns are one of the favored crochet projects enjoyed by both beginners and advanced crocheters. A crocheted afghan cover is a grand giveaway for relatives and friends. It can serve as a wrap or shawl as nicely as a blanket during cold nights. The title afghan was derived from the textiles that are produced in Afghanistan whereas they are comparable to the shawls and wraps worn in the region.

Amigurumi, A New Doll for Your Child

Amigurumi, A New Doll for Your Child

These Japanese-inspired dolls have motivated crocheters everywhere to grab their hooks and create collections of irresistibly funky-cute creatures. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small animals or toys. The dolls are done in single crochet in the round. The rounds are never joined, instead being worked in a spiral.

Join Mandy Besek’s Tribe

Join Mandy Besek’s Tribe

Mandy Besek is a young textile jewelry designer and she creates crazy things that people fall in love with. She love big, crazy tribal jewelry that makes you feel like a super hero.

Moxy – Crochet With a Mission

Moxy – Crochet With a Mission

Moxy crochet is the manifestation of a desire to create beautiful, innovative crochet, and to provide employment for special people with creative hands.

Deryn Relph’s Retro Design

Deryn Relph’s  Retro Design

Deryn Relph is a textile designer, with a love of colour, pattern and texture, who likes to think creatively about the use of textiles she designs and constructs.

“Although I specialised in knitted textiles for Interior use during my BA(Hons) Textile Design at Winchester School of Art, I merge this with previous upholstery and furnishing skills to create unique and contemporary solutions to an idea.”