Crochet Tutorials

Free Sunflower pattern

Pattern UK terms

Slip stitch

Sc – single crochet

Dc – double crochet

Htr – half treble

Dtr- double treble

Eleonora at Coastal Crochet has a great tutorial for these stitches here – She used them to create one of my favourite rows of the SeasideStashbusting blanket, the Long waves.

You will need :

Grey yarn (Super Chunky)

Yellow yarn (Aran)

8mm hook and 6mm hook

Scissors and wool needle/darning needle.

This sunflower pattern has been inspired by Sunflowers , a charity that My cousins have set up in Memory of Pete Morris, which supports families who have lost loved ones to suicide. If you’d like to visit their website or even make some sunflowers and send them To Suite 4 The Counting House. Bonds Mill, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. I know they’d been incredibly grateful for these crocheted donations (with a safety pin sewn to turn into a brooch) for them to sell and raise funds, Thank you. 🌻

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Teeny Tiny Crochet Bedding Tutorial

Hello! Welcome to my cutest project yet 🙂 don’t these little bunnies look ever so snuggly in their Granny Square beds?!

I love a quick project that works up fast and uses up little odd balls of yarn. Alternatively this might be a great introduction to crochet for you! I would recommend Bella Coco, Happy Berry Crochet and Coastal Crochet tutorials to learn new stitches, and grow your confidence. All of these ladies explain things so well, and you can pause, rewind and actually concentrate in peace and quiet in your own time, what a bonus!

This is what you’ll need to make your very own set of Crochet bedding that is perfect for little hands and also Sylvanian Families, Happy Land, playmobile, or other small toy friends to enjoy.

YOU WILL NEED

* Three colours of Yarn (a great scrap/stashbusting project)

*3mm hook

* Scissors

* wool needle / darning needle

ABBREVIATIONS

CH- chain

HTR – half treble

CH SP – Chain Space

SS – slipstitch

ST – stitch

Y1 – Yarn Choice One

Y2 – Yarn Choice Two

Y3 – Yarn Choice Three

TINY GRANNY BLANKET

This pattern is written in UK terminology – the little Granny square makes the perfect quilt for a tiny toy (Sylvanian, Happy Land, Playmobile) it has small (Half treble -htr- UK) stitches and a CHAIN ONE to make the corners, this is to reduce the “holey” appearance.

ROUND ONE

1. Use Y1 to make a Magic circle (a great tutorial here)

2. Chain 3

3. 2 half Trebles (Great tutorials here and here)

4. Chain 1

5. 3htr

6. ch 1

7. 3htr

8. Ch 1

9. 3htr

10. Ch 1

11. SS to join – pull magic circle tail tight.

12. Knot and sew in the ends using the wool needle.

ROUND TWO

13. Attach Y2 in a ch1 corner chain space

14. Ch 3

15. 3htr

16. Ch 1

17. 3 htr in the same ch sp

18. 3htr in NEXT ch sp.

19.Ch 1

REPEAT steps 15-19 x 3 to complete round 2.

To finish – repeat steps 11-12

ROUND 3

Start R3 by Attaching Y3 in a ch1 corner chain space.

Repeat steps 14-17.

21. 3htr In NEXT ch sp.

22. 3htr In Next ch sp.

23. ch 1

24. 3htr in SAME ch sp

Repeat 21-24

To finish – repeat steps 11-12

ROUND 4

25. Start R4 by Attaching Y1 in a ch1 corner chain space.

Repeat steps 14-17.

26. 3htr In NEXT ch sp.

27. 3htr In Next ch sp.

28. 3htr In Next ch sp.

29. ch 1

30. 3htr in SAME ch sp

Repeat 26-30 x3 to complete round 4

To finish – repeat steps 11-12

ROUND 5

31. Start R5 by ch 3

32. 2htr in next 2 st.

33. 1htr In ch1 chain space.

34. 11 more htr in each stitch. (12 stitches down each side.)

Repeat 31- 34 x3 to complete round 4

To finish – repeat steps 11-12

Congratulations Your tiny Granny Square is finished!

TINY CROCHET PILLOW

YOU WILL NEED

* Yarn

* Scrap offcuts

*3mm hook

* Scissors

* wool needle / darning needle

1. Slip knot to start.

2. Chain 15

3. 1 half treble (htr) in 3rd loop from the hook.

4. 12 htr in each stitch (13 stitches in total) TURN

5. Chain 2

6. 13 htr (13 stitches in total)

***repeat 5 and 6 eight times***

(10 stitches in total)

Knot and tie in the ends using the wool needle.

7. Fold the square you have crocheted Start in the bottom right corner and stitch both sides together, sew up the edges but leave the third side open.

8. Stuff with yarn scraps.

9. Sew the final edge together

10. Knot and sew in the ends.

Please tag me if you share your makes, I would just love to see your #jljteenygrannybeds in action!

cards

 Extraordinary Cards.

Commissioning a card can make for a truly beautiful keepsake for an extra special occasion.

A New Arrival to celebrate.

A new life adventure starting together.

A special birthday.

A Christening, blessing or naming day.

A personalised card can make these occasions even more special.

Colours can be discussed to match a wedding theme…

Animals, princesses, cars… almost any theme can be created to suit your requirements.Christening Cards can be personalised with names, dates, and special messages to mark such an important day. 

Welcome to the world cards and sibling cards celebrate a brand new arrival. 

I love making extraordinary cards. My price for a single one off card starts at just £3 (&p+p)

I’m always happy to discuss ideas and designs. Please Contact me here.

See some of my cards for sale here

nappy bags

Nappy Bags and beyond! 

One of my favourite makes are my nappy bags.
These gorgeous cow herd bags are hot off the sewing machine tonight
(Just in time to raise awareness of the cows being released onto Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons on Saturday 13th of May – steady driving lovely locals!)
Each one is different and is Handmade with love, and I can honestly say, It has made life with a Toddler much easier for us as a family!
I only choose fabrics that make me squeak with happiness and that I could see myself using.
The idea for these little bags of happiness came to me after lugging a huge bag to cater to my gorgeous brand new baby boy’s every need.
This inevitably meant that every trip to the bathroom meant carrying (what felt like) the kitchen sink!
I made a few prototypes for us to use, big enough for larger nappies/pants and wipes.
I then gave some to friends and family.
Everyone was very happy with them and we couldn’t believe how much easier the toilet trips were!

My tiny little Newborn boy is now a 3 year old string bean – something I cant quite believe! He has an active role in helping his mama with all things crafting. He just loves setting up things for Flatlays and he chooses EVERY single button that ends up on any of my nappy bags.
He is a stickler for perfection and a great quality controller 🙂

So if you are looking for a little Baby Shower, welcome to the world, or just something to make life as a new mama easier, I can fully recommend one of these bags.
Obviously, the bags can be used for many other things… we use them for spare clothes, small holiday activity packs, Mummy’s crochet work in progress project bags, keeping track of diaries and important paperwork to name but a few alternative uses. (See below!)
I am always adding them to my Etsy shop.