How to: Stop your neighbours from stealing your bin

Crochet Yarn Bomb Bin - Chelsey Crafts

Today I’m sharing how I stop my neighbours from stealing our bin, an exercise in yarn-bombing. As you know, I’ve recently moved house and with moving house comes a new street, new neighbours and a new bin night routine. Unfortunately for us our new bin night routine goes something like this.. Tuesday: Tie up rubbish […]

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How-to Crochet Scissor Grips

Sometimes a plain, undecorated pair of scissors just won’t cut it (sorry, couldn’t help myself). I’ve made myself a mini, foldable pair of scissors for my craft bag and have made a few as gifts for friends in their favorite colours. They’re kind of adorable and actually really useful. Make some for Christmas gifts, birthdays […]

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Crochet car tissue box cover

Colourful crochet polka dots have been popping up on my blog a couple of times over the last month (here and here). Now I finally get to share with you what I was making them for – The Polka Dot Car Tissue Box Cover! Since I bought my first car way back in January 2012 I […]

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Allys Custom Blanket – Ta-da!

  Ta-da!!!!!!!!!! If you have visited my blog in the last few months you might have seen the very beginning of this colourful granny square blanket. Ally was inspired by this image and came to me to create her own custom design. I have loved every minute of making it. I’m usually a sort of matchy-matchy […]

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How to Crochet a Chain Stitch

Along with the Slipknot the Chain Stitch (ch for short) is the most common way to begin crochet patterns. It is also used throughout patterns – without the chain stitch Granny Squares would just be Granny Circles or Granny Blobs. So it’s fair to say the Chain Stitch is an essential stitch for all crochet […]

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How to make a Slipknot for Crochet

Hold the yarn with the tail end in your right hand. (Leave enough tail to sew in later) Make a loop by taking your left index finger under the yarn… …then holding the loop in place with your left thumb (make sure the tail end of the yarn is on the bottom)  Insert your hook […]

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A Custom Blanket for Ally

I am very excited to start on my next project – a custom, king size, crochet granny square blanket for Ally Kay. Ally found the image below while searching the net and has asked me to recreate it for her. For me, projects like this are the most rewarding. I get to create colourful, hooky […]

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A First Birthday Celebration

I did it! I finished the blanket! I finished it just in time. Once I put my hook down it was time to wrap Elyssa’s presents. We gave her this blanket and a book called ‘Good Night, Little Mouse‘ which is a lovely little bedtime story and is full of different textures. When I was young […]

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A blanket for Summer Skye Fox

Primary coloured granny square blanket by LuckyNumberEight This long weekend I added the finishing touches to this brightly coloured blanket I designed for my cousin’s baby. It was perfect timing as Summer Skye Fox decided to enter the world a little earlier than expected on Friday the 29th of March, weighing a tiny 2100grams. I […]

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