Hi there! Thank you for landing on this blog! Everyone is welcome here, whether they are a UK crocheter or not.
Please note: we’re not a pattern sharing website! We strongly believe that sharing bought patterns is piracy and stealing. Patterns are someone’s work. We wouldn’t steal a printed pattern from a shop so it shouldn’t be done online either. The patterns actually on this blog were written by us, but we link, properly credited, to the others we promote.
We also don’t steal anyone’s photos. That’s not cool. We only link back to original photos. Your work is your work and we would never steal anything from anyone! If we’ve made a mistake somewhere, please let us know.
The aim of this blog is to link to as many crochet patterns as possible that use UK terms. Not that we don’t love us some USA, but when we started to crochet we couldn’t find a directory of UK patterns – so we made one!
We love crochet quite a lot. Even more than Farmville! Le gasp! We adore the creativity it sets off in our brains. We spend hours and hours every week searching the Interwebs for new patterns and we’ve noticed that most of them are in US terms.
When we were first learning to crochet, it took us a while to realise that the UK and the US use different terms for crochet. We worked it out eventually, but it meant we made a mess of a few projects first!
The aim of this blog is to provide you with crochet patterns in UK terms. Each post will contain just one pattern, properly linked and credited. We will look for patterns already in UK terms but we’ll also “translate” too. We’ll gladly take suggestions as well.
There are two of us, one posting more than the other, plus our Independent Fat Fluffy Ginger Adjudicator who really doesn’t care much about crochet or blogging, unless his favourite human has made him a cat cave.
We do hope this blog does for you what we’re aiming for! We’d love to get your feedback too! Perhaps you have some patterns you’d like to share?
Update: post from 2013 will show “Pattern translation” in their subject lines. As this was a bit of a faff, posts from 2014 onwards will show numbers. Anything without either of the above is a reblog – that is, not our pattern but someone else’s that we’re sharing for their and your benefit, usually without a stitch translation. You can always click the Stitch Translation Guide at the top of each page if you need any help.