Category Archives: Knitting and Crochet

Stitch of the Week: Extended Half-Double Crochet

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

This week’s stitch of the week is the Extended Half-Double Crochet (exhdc).

This stitch makes a comfy looking fabric, ideal for blankets, scarves, cowls, and hats.  It also works up in any type of yarn weight and color.

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Polymer Clay DIY Crochet Hook Handles

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

We all have those plain metal, boring and VERY uncomfortable to use hooks from when we first started crocheting.  The smaller hooks can be difficult to hold and spin around in your hand while you try to work with it.

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Jorja Collection: Table Runner Crochet Pattern

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet

I had my coasters, placemats and napkin rings. They looked so pretty on the table.

When they weren’t being used the table looked bare and boring. It needed something for everyday when the mats were not being used as its impractical with two large dogs, kids and of course the biggest kid of all, sometimes referred to as ‘husband’.
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Jorja Collection: Placemat Crochet Pattern

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Crochet Cottage.

I’ve been wanting to make myself some new placemats for what seems like forever. We had the covered corkboard ones that you can get in any homewares shop, and they bare the scars of a well-used life. There is paint that will not come off, patches where the top has rubbed away when I have cleaned them, some are sunlight faded because our kitchen table is next to our French doors. You know the drill – old and tired but perfect for the kids doing arts and crafts or slopping food all over them while being daft at dinner. My daughter is almost 8 and so I am getting to the point where I would like my home to look less like a creche and have nice things again.

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Jorja Collection: Coaster Crochet Pattern

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Crochet Cottage.

We are excited to share with a piece of our new Jorja Table Set Collection. The Jorja Collection is simple (both to make and in design) but stylish, a collection that could be easily worked up to suit any taste and décor around the home just by the choice of colors.

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