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    Ergonomic Crochet Hook Set from Amazon Review

    This article is a full and detailed review of the ergonomic crochet hook set available on Amazon.com. It is branded differently in different countries but it is still the same set. I bought mine over 12 months ago so I have some experience of using it with different projects and yarns. It is a great starter kit and also suitable for more experienced crocheters. Fabulous gift idea for the crocheter in your life! This is a completely unbiased review and I am not being paid to write it. The only connection between myself and Amazon is that I am an affiliate so if you click on the links in this…

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    Crocheting a Blanket as a beginner

    This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. Crocheting a blanket may seem ambitious as a beginner but in an earlier post, Crochet blanket – Apres-ski design,  I told you about a kit I had bought at a craft show to have a go at crocheting. That was back in March. Well, I have finally finished it! I am really pleased with it even though it is far from perfect. It looks really good if you do not look too closely. As a first crochet project I am really pleased with…

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    Crochet bunny plant pot cover and blanket update

    Crocheting is a very new skill to me and I am enjoying it. I saw a great idea on the hobbycraft blog and I went for it. It is a bunny plant pot cover, brilliant for Easter but gorgeous at any time. Full instructions are available on the blog that I have linked to for you. This is a picture of my bunny cover. Bunny Plant Pot Cover I am really pleased with it despite the ears not being quite how they are on the hobbycraft pictures! I am not brilliant at increasing or decreasing yet so I suspect that is where mine ended up a little curved. It adds…

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    5 Top Tips for having a go at crafts

    As you know, I love having a go at different crafts so I thought that I would share my top tips for ‘having a go’. 1) Research Do your research. Make sure you know what you want to achieve and how you might do that. It is really tempting to stand in a shop and just decide that you want to do something and buy everything you need. We have all done it! However, if you can restrain yourself it is much better to think about the craft, research it a little and then decide on the best way forward. Maybe you will go back to the shop and buy…

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    Crochet Blanket – Apres Ski Design

    I have had it in my mind for some time that I would like to learn to crochet. I have had a go in the past but never really progressed beyond absolute basics. This time I was determined. I bought myself a book to teach myself from. It is called ‘A little course in Crochet’ and is by Dorling Kindersley. It is really good and really is a step by step guide. I must say that I paid considerably less than £9.99 so shop around. If you prefer being shown how to do things there are lots of tutorials on Youtube that show you the basics. I also bought a…

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    ICHF Craft Show – February 2018

    Ever been to an ICHF Craft Show? It is really rather exciting! On Thursday 1st February I went to the ICHF Craft Show at Event City, Manchester. I got there early and queued to get in (only about 15 minutes). It was then possible to book a workshop or two that I wanted to do. For a few pounds you can have a go at many different crafts. I had a go at glitter crafts and needle felting. The picture above is the picture I made needle felting. It cost me £5 to have a go and I was really pleased with the results. Naturally I produced a strict pattern…

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