Saturday, September 15, 2012

Crochet Scarf...with fading yarn

Just finished this scarf for one of my best friends :) It's basically just double crochets with a 3 chain gap in between each dc. Made with cool multi-coloured wool :D

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Love Tea

I made up this pattern and gave the final product to a friend recently. Sally loves making tea for us at Crochet Club and it made a great gift for a great gal! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Baby buntings...(Not crochet :P)

These are the cutest little baby buntings - I made these from fabric samples I found around the place.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our Newest Rescue Rug! (courtesy of the Shoebies)

I'm so excited about our newest rescue rug! It's adorable, impecably made and joined in such a gorgeous way! A special thank you to Sally and Lydia Shoebridge, gorgeous gals!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lacey Webs

Spiders aren't the only ones who can make webs! Check these out:

I'll bet this project took longer than a spider takes to make its web!

Monday, April 4, 2011


Crochet Club is coming to the rescue! We've decided that there are FAR too many crocheted blankets for sale for SO VERY LITTLE. Think of them all, sitting sad and lonely in a sceond hand shop, or even hiding away in a cupboard in someone's house. So we have a new venture: to rescue cheap crocheted rugs! To be honest, it's not benefitting anyone but us - but at least WE know that they'll be appreciated for how much work went into them...because we know how long they take to make!!

So. To begin our rug rescuing campaign, I purchased a massive blanket off Trademe (120 squares, fits a king sized bed!!!). It was made in the 70s, and is in perfect condition. And guess what. It only cost $48NZD. It's a disgrace! I couldn't bear the thought of slaving away over this ginormous thing for my efforts to be sold for a mere $48. I feel so sorry for the person who made it. BUT ANYWAY, it's in a good home now, safe and sound and dearly loved. We'll post them up as we find and buy them.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Heart

Be creative this Valentine's! I've just finished making this heart cushion for my boyfriend (I'm so lucky! I found a boy who likes the random little cushions I make that have absolutely no purpose...) It took a while to make a perfect heart, but I finally did it! To give it a bit of personality I cut out felt letters and sewed them on...

To make one yourself, the pattern is free on the CrochetClub website! But quick! It's almost Valentine's Day!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Squares & Blankets

One of the most simple things you can crochet is a peggy square (or granny square to American readers), and one of the most simple things you can do with a peggy square is make a blanket, rug or throw. It takes a lot of perseverance though! You’ll be making square after square thinking, “when will I have enough?” and realise that it will be quite a while until you really have enough to make a decent sized blanket. Or you could give up, like me, and settle for a miniature-dog sized blanket just to feel the anticipated sense of satisfaction of finishing a project...but not quite getting there.

 Now, i’m talking about making A LOT of the same sized peggy squares and joining them up. But there is another way to make a blanket, which is to work in continual rounds of one giant peggy square, like the ones below. You get a very different look, but there is no joining involved. I personally like the multiple peggy square blanket better.


For advanced crochet-ers, don’t feel you need to be constrained by the standard peggy square. There are so many motifs you can use in the same way, and there are some fabulous books you can get to help you out with patterns etc. I personally have used some of the square motifs in Erika Knight’s ‘Crochet Stitch Motifs – 250 to Crochet’. But I have heard, and haven’t got around to buying, of some other really good ones. If you’ve crocheted things from these books, let me know how you found it please!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Lately I have begun to notice bunting. I don’t know if its always been around or whether there has been a sudden revival – but I like it. Bunting flags are as old as the 18th century. Typically used as festive decorations, bunting is a string of coloured flags representing the national flag or a festive holiday. Originally displayed on ships they then crept onto land, particularly in England.  These days bunting can be as creative and individual as you are and they’re certainly not limited to being displayed only on holidays.  The original fabric, known as ‘bunting’ was a sack like cloth that absorbed and held colour well and was also very hardy (important on a ship). Each individual flag is known as a ‘bunt’ – these days bunting can be made out of anything – even crochet.  They don’t need to be triangle flags either as these images show. Squares, letters and words and any shape you can stitch to your ribbon.
They're so cool, we're making our own buntings at the moment! If you've made buntings, or want to start making some, let us know and show us!
xx CrochetClub


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