Thursday 24 March 2022

New crochet website

Hello! This week I was so pleased to be able to send my first ever website live! It had been a goal of mine for quite a while but with my tech challenged brain it's something I kept putting off doing!  I did need my hubby's help to set up a domain name for me - he's a software developer so this kind of thing was a breeze for him. However, after this I did everything myself. I wanted the website to be my own creation, something I had built and I also wanted the ability to make changes whenever I wanted to, not just at the weekends when my husband was free.

My website is still very much a work in progress (there are a few images missing for example), but I could spend forever tweaking it here and there getting it absolutely perfect and being scared to make it public. I made the decision to send it out there and work on it as and when I can. You'll see that all my most recent patterns are up there and that there is a "coming soon" for my Pattern Plus collection. I plan to work on that next week with a view to publishing my first pattern bundle by the end of the week - look out for my next blog post!

Until then, happy crocheting,

Marta xx

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Teenie, Tiny Bunting crochet pattern release!


Hello! I have a lovely crochet pattern for you to work up and add to your Spring decorations! If you've been following me for a while, you may remember my Teenie, Tiny Bunting from this time last year when it was my free pattern - maybe you got it as a 'thank you' for being on my mailing list? Anyway, since then it's been sitting in my "no longer published" folder until I dug it out the other day, gave it a bit of a dust down, added a sprinkling of Spring freshness and it's now been uploaded to LoveCrafts and Ravelry! So if you missed it last year, here's your chance to get your hands on the pattern. 

My Teenie, Tiny Bunting is perfect for hanging on an Easter tree, across a vase of flowers or draped over a photo frame to add a pop of colour to your home! This is a super simple crochet design that’s also quick to make up, crocheted using embroidery thread and a 2.5mm hook. It's a beginner level pattern, written in both UK & US terms with charts and a video tutorial demonstrating the invisible join.

I love that It's a great way to use up scraps of embroidery thread you may have, you know how much I love to stash bust! 

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Until next time, happy crocheting,

Marta xx

Thursday 3 March 2022

Pattern of the month for March - Printer Ink Scarf


Hello! A new month has begun! It feels so good to be into March, the start of warmer weather and longer days here in Scotland. I've been regaining my strength after having Covid and have managed some longer walks in the countryside with Jazz this week which has been absolutely wonderful.

This month I have a light-weight crochet scarf pattern for you as my pattern of the month. If you've been following me for a while you'll recognise it as my Printer Ink Scarf which I released last October. I love the way this scarf crocheted up - the colours worked out just as I hoped they would and the open stitch combination makes the scarf light and airy.

Here are all the details you'll want to know ...
  • the design calls for a set of 12x 10g mini skeins. I used Printer Ink Shades from The Knitting Goddess but it would work well in scrap yarn or perhaps an advent calendar mix if you have one of those?
  • this yarn is fingering/ 4ply weight (480m/ 120g, 40% British Blue Faced Leicester/ 20% British Wensleydale/ 20% British Alpaca/ 20% nylon) 
  • it's an intermediate level pattern, written in UK & US terms.
  • when you reach the border the colours are worked until they run out, making the most of your pretty yarn.
  • the finished scarf is 15cm x 200cm
  • the pattern includes a few ideas for taking the design and adding your own twist.
  • 4mm hook required.
  • there's a chart for the main scarf pattern.
  • I'm here to help if you ever have any questions, no matter how big or small.
  • you can buy the pattern on Ravelry here.
  • you can buy the pattern on LoveCrafts here.
Did I miss anything? You can leave me a comment if you need more info.

You can receive 15% off my Printer Ink Scarf throughout the month of March with the code MAR22.
This code is only valid on Ravelry so please let me know if you can't access this site but would like to take advantage of this offer, I can make other arrangements.

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Until next time, happy crocheting,

Marta xx

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