Juliette Bolero

I've just finished this bolero style cardigan in time for the warmer weather which has finally arrived in Melbourne. The Jules cardigan by Phanessa Fong was the inspiration for this, but since my version is much more petite I thought Juliette is a good name for mine 🙂 In this post I'll take you through... Continue Reading →

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Mini Mavis String Bag

This bag is a bit bigger than the Mini French Market Bag, so it's a good size for children to play with or for larger dolls. (It's probably a bit too big for a doll like Barbie or Bratz as it would be about half their height.) The finished size is about 9 x 12... Continue Reading →

Mini French Market Bag

This bag is a good size for a doll like Barbie or Bratz. The finished size is about 9 x 9 cm (including the handles). It only took me 30 minutes to make. If you're collecting the Coles mini's, you'll fit about 3-4 of them in this bag. Materials needed: 3-5 g of 4 ply... Continue Reading →

Lola String Bag – UK pattern

Notes This pattern is written in UK crochet terms (see here for US version) I’d recommend this pattern for beginner to intermediate crocheters. I’ve written this pattern with step by step instructions with the intention that beginners could complete it. It does include some techniques that are more advanced, eg the foundation double crochet stitch,... Continue Reading →

Lola String Bag

Notes This pattern is written in US crochet terms (see here for UK version) I’d recommend this pattern for beginner to intermediate crocheters. I’ve written this pattern with step by step instructions with the intention that beginners could complete it. It does include some techniques that are more advanced, eg the foundation single crochet stitch,... Continue Reading →

Lois Shopping Bag Pattern – UK version

This pattern is written in UK crochet terms - see here for US instructions It is suitable for beginner to intermediate hookers. It does include some techniques that are more advanced, eg the foundation single crochet stitch, but there are alternative stitches suggested for beginners You can add this pattern to your Ravelry queue here... Continue Reading →

Crochet bags – yarn stretch test

UPDATED 20/7/18 - results for Flinders cotton, 1.5 mm Industrial Yarns, and cost per bag added With both major Australian supermarkets removing single use plastic bags nation-wide¹ this June/July there has been lots of interest in crochet shopping bags. I'm a member of a crochet market bag group on Facebook which has seen a huge... Continue Reading →

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