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Pōhutukawa square

Pōhutukawa square
This week I'm releasing a new pattern - Pōhutukawa square. This pattern is for a 10" square inspired by the native pōhutukawa tree flowers. There a...

Kōwhai square pattern

Kōwhai square pattern
A couple of years ago, I was asked to design a square (or squares) for the Friends Around the World CAL celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of the CAL...

Yarn scrap challenge #7 - Kōwhai flower pattern

Yarn scrap challenge #7 - Kōwhai flower pattern
Introduction Today I am releasing two new patterns. The first is a paid pattern (my kōwhai square which you can purchase here) and the second is...

Serendipitous Strawberry Pattern is live

Serendipitous Strawberry Pattern is live
As we come in to spring here in Aotearoa, there are many flowers starting to bloom. However, it's still a little early for the strawberry plants in...

Finished FATW3 blankets

Finished FATW3 blankets
I finally finished off all of my FATW3 blankets a little while ago but it has taken a little while to get round to remembering to share the photos...

Crochet stitch challenge #7 - Primrose stitch

Crochet stitch challenge #7 - Primrose stitch
Introduction Welcome to my 7th self-imposed "stitch challenge". Since this stitch pattern requires 2 rows to create the "Primrose stitch", I though...

Crochet Primrose stitch

Crochet Primrose stitch
The primrose stitch is a stitch pattern that requires 2 rows in order to see the "stitch" as it is really a combination of stitches. The convention...

Granny Square day 2019 - Serendipitous Strawberries

Granny Square day 2019 - Serendipitous Strawberries
The last few weeks I've been posting about the strawberry stitch (technically I should say, "strawberry stitches" since there is more than one way ...

Crochet stitch challenge #6 - Strawberry stitch

Crochet stitch challenge #6 - Strawberry stitch
Introduction Welcome to my 6th self-imposed "stitch challenge". As I mentioned last time with my post on the strawberry stitch, there is not really...

Crochet Strawberry stitch

Crochet Strawberry stitch
This "stitch" is actually a pattern of stitches rather than a single stitch and uses at least 2 different colours. I was inspired to try out this s...

Trying something a little different - Tunisian crochet

Trying something a little different - Tunisian crochet
Recently I've been playing around with one of the Tunisian crochet hooks that belonged to one of my grandmothers. There seem to be a few different ...

Ponga tree pattern

Ponga tree pattern
I designed this square for the Friends Around The World 3rd Anniversary CAL. It represents a native New Zealand fern tree known as the Ponga fern (Cyathea dealbata). The underside of the leaves is white or silver in colour so it is sometimes known as the silver fern and has often been used as an emblem of New Zealand. This square was designed to show a bird’s eye view of a Ponga tree from the top or the view from looking up at the tree from underneath (if you choose a silver or white colour for the fern fronds).