A quick sharesies!

This one is less a tutorial and more a picture I found on pinterest that looked cool.

Really love the crochet artwork! And I’m fairly certain we’ve shared some free patterns for coasters, granny shapes, and other designs which you could use to make your own one of these. You could use white circle shapes for dandelion heads, with a thin green chain for the stem and make a picture of flowers and dandelions, or maybe an image of the night sky, or a Christmas tableau…

Have you done something similar? Got any ideas? Tell us in the comments!

Don’t forget about our competition to share your free patterns!

– Leeloo the Tall

2014/73 – charger-thief protection


Nowadays, most phone chargers look the same, especially the ones with a detachable USB cable for your computer. This can result in people losing theirs and thinking that someone else has taken it, with arguments to follow. Well Through The Loops has a solution: decorate the cables in different colours to avoid confusion!

She posted a picture tutorial seen here —->

It’s really simple, perfect for beginners, and a really useful idea for preventing family arguments! Find some spare yarn, assign everyone a colour and get crocheting!

Find the author’s blog here:


– Leeloo the Tall

2014/51 – Star dishcloth

Here’s one which is a bit more practical – it’s an adorable dishcloth in the shape of a star!

It looks fairly easy, and with make for a cuter kitchen area. (Plus you could probably use this as a decoration if you scaled it up).

This is in US terms so just keep in mind the following:

US single crochet = UK double crochet

US half double crochet = UK half treble crochet

US double crochet = UK treble crochet.

See it here:


Happy crafting!

– Leeloo the Tall

Flower Cushion

Popular crochet blogger Lucy from Attic24 posted this lovely tutorial, already in UK crochet terms.

The colours she uses are bright and cheerful, but of course you could use any colours you like – even themed pallettes would work … eg Christmas.

There is an absolute wealth of inspiration on her blog so do take a look, even if the cushion isn’t your cup of tea.


Pattern translation – beautiful Afghan blanket

This pattern may seem daunting at first but it’s really worth a shot.  It’s in US terms so sc = UK DC, hdc = UK HTR, dc = UK TR, dtr = UK Triple Treble. It’s a project that’ll take you a while but as it grows it’ll keep your legs warm!

Click here for this beautiful blanket pattern from AllFreeCrochet.com and Lion Brand.

Best Crochet Tutorial ever. EVER!!!!!!!

This is quite amazing. It’s the best crochet item I HAVE EVER SEEN! 

Have you ever seen anything like it?! It’s from accordingtomatt.blogspot.de, and Matt is that rare thing in the crochet world: a man! Of course, as he says, his aim is to inspire so you can make this in colours of your choice. I’m thinking a Steampunk theme for my daughter, The Tall One.

He has posted a gorgeous and thorough photo tutorial, with the most beautiful detail shots. It’s in US terms so crochet a UK DC when it asks for an SC; a UK HTR when it asks for an hdc, a UK TR when it asks for a dc.

Once you’re done, both he and we would love to see photos! Have any of you tried this tutorial already? Let’s see!

DO visit his blog for some other lovely ideas. It’s gorgjois and not just all about crochet!

Pattern translation – Basket with handles

This is a very easy pattern for a very adaptable project. It’s entirely in UK DC. From Bernat, they’ve called it a “spa basket”, but personally I think you could make it to suit a million purposes in a variety of sizes. The double crochet makes it nice and sturdy, but I’m thinking string would make it indestructible – and a nifty Christmas pressie.

Click here for the pattern.

From Bernat via allfreecrochet.om.