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Bouquet of Flowers Afghan

Bouquet of Flowers Afghan

The Bouquet of Flowers Afghan CAL is here! Last year lots of you loved the Friendship blanket so much. This year the designers were asking me to organise another one! So I did. Why call it the Bouquet of Flowers Afghan? It’s been a long 

Easy Afghan Pattern: Prairie Fields Afghan

Easy Afghan Pattern: Prairie Fields Afghan

The Prairie Fields Afghan really does remind me of Kansas fields with the tall native grasses swaying, which I feel is represented in the offset fans in the blanket.  The straight columns represent the corn fields, in my mind. That Feeling I really wanted something 

Week 2 – Stash Busting Challenge

Week 2 – Stash Busting Challenge

Welcome to Week 2 of the Stash Busting Challenge 2021! Below you will find a great collection of patterns that have been donated free, with the special coupon code, by some fantastic designers for this week only!


How it works:

  • Participating designers will be offering you a free pdf version of one of their patterns for one week. They will be available from midnight EST on Wednesday until 11:59pm EST on the following Tuesday.
  • Make a note of the coupon code below – it is the same for all of the patterns that are available this week.
  • Click on the photo of the pattern you would like from our round up post below. This will take you to the designers blog post about the pattern or directly to their shop.
  • Use the code to get the free pdf download.
  • Don’t forget to show the patterns some love on Ravelry as thanks for the freebie!
  • Come back to this round up post and click on the next pattern you would like and repeat!

The code you will need for this week’s patterns is SBCHALLENGE



Patterns available from 16th-22nd June 2021:


1. Hydrangea Square by Knitting with Chopsticks

This square was one of a collection used as part of a CAL not so long ago. It is perfect for using those part skeins of those gorgeous leftover yarns you have!

2. Classic Striped Dish Towel by Joy of Motion

Dish Towels are a necessity in any kitchen, and also make a great housewarming gift! This one is no exception…

3. Jorja Napkin Rings by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

These napkin rings are part of our larger Jorja Collection for your table! Named after my daughter they were one of my first published designs so they have a special place in my heart. With 3 different versions included, these napkin rings really will help you use those smaller scraps you kept because they were going to be useful for something!


4. Fruit slices keychains by Raffamusa Designs

Don’t these look almost edible? Rafaella has such a talent for these sorts of patterns!

5. Flower Face Scrubbies by Made by Gootie

I have made many scrubbier before and teamed them up with lotions and make up as part of a gift basket for Christmas and birthdays, and they go down a treat! Check out these pretty ones designed by Agat.

6. Crochet Oval Placemat Pattern by Crafting Each Day

I just love the clean and simple look of these placemats. They would look great on any table!

7. Cottage Blanket by Blue Star Crochet

This blanket is giving me all of the cozy feels! Perfect for watching movies under, or using as the children’s ‘poorly’ blanket! Do you have a ‘poorly blanket’?





8. Stash Buster Sweater by Two Brothers Blankets

Michelle is know for her fabulous garments. This one would be a great introduction to garment making!

9. Amigurumi Cupcakes by Loops and Love Crochet

I am loving these! My daughter’s birthday is in July and these would be perfect party favours!

10. Cable Cafetiere Cosy by Crochet Cloudberry

I just love cables! If you can front post and back post then this is a great pattern to try cabling out on!

11. Candy Swirl Spiral Coasters by Hooked on Patterns

Can you ever have too many coasters? I’m in the ‘No’ Camp. Check out these sweet coasters.



12. Minimalist Wall Hanging by Noors Knits

Do you love wall hangings? This pattern is a cute one and the fringe sets it off perfectly! They remind me of 1920’s fashion. I am quite taken with these.

13. Square Woven Basket by Knitz n Purlz

Knitz n Purlz has some fantastic patterns. For me these baskets are a must have!! What will you keep in yours?

14. Dad’s Soap on a Rope by Through the Loop Yarn Craft

If you have not seen or do not already have this one in your pattern library where have you been hiding? We have featured this pattern a few times in other events and round ups. Maybe this time you should download it whilst the pdf is free!

15. Happily Ever After Shawl by EClaire Makery

Claire is known for her colour work. This shawl is just stunning.


16. Kitchen Tea Towel by My Crochet Space

This is a perfect unisex gift and a super housewarming gift. Use 2 colours or make every section a completely different colour and use those scraps!

17. Rainbow Fringe Bralette by Carroway Crochet

Pam has some fantastic boho summer patterns in her designs! What about adding this one to your collection?

18. Moss Stitch Bow Headband by Desert Blossom Crafts

This is a great project to take to your child’s dance lesson or soccer session and work on while you wait.

19. Cotton Face Scrubbie by Remington Lane

Last but not least this week is the PDF Pattern for these pretty face scrubbies. Perfect quick items if you like to sell at craft fairs, or want a quick gift for someone!


That is week 2 of the Stash Busting Challenge!

That is all for week 2 of the Stash Busting Challenge! 19 fabulous stash busting patterns by 19 fantastic designers. Pick your favourites or collect them all!

The third and final instalment will be posted on Wednesday 23rd June so be sure to come back and check them out!

Don’t forget:

Join our Facebook Community Group and share all the makes from this event with us! It’s a lovely supportive group. Just remember to answer the three quick joining questions.

The Bee Afghan

The Bee Afghan

As soon as I designed the Bee Pillow I knew that I had to make a matching Bee Afghan. I also knew that I wanted it to be a corner to corner project. Isn’t it great? My throw measures approximately 50″ wide and 62″ high. 

Round up of Patterns for Him!

Round up of Patterns for Him!

Did you know that April 17th is Husband Appreciation Day? So let’s celebrate the men in our lives with a roundup of patterns especially designed for him! Husbands, we love them dearly don’t we? And when we have sons we hope (most of the time) 

International Talk like a Pirate Day!

International Talk like a Pirate Day!

Yes, its true – there really is an International Talk like a Pirate Day! And it’s today.

So we wanted to do something to mark September 19th. Pirates have been a big deal in our house. Instead of a Wendy house in our garden my daughter had a big pirate ship. This is her a couple of years ago and she is standing next to her gangplank used to enter the pirate ship. Boy, that thing got a LOT of use!!


We do not have any pirate patterns ourselves as yet, so some designer friends are allowing me to share their patterns with you. But we have lots of ideas for patterns for next year to mark the day! One thing I didn’t realise was how few crochet pirate related patterns there are!


Are you Ready Matey?

The Jolly Little Pirate pattern by Thoresby Cottage

Free on the blog. This pattern is so sweet! If you love quick amigurumi projects this little fella is only 14cm tall so shouldn’t take long at all to create! Check him out here or click on the pic.

The Jolly Little Pirate


Skeleton Throw Blanket (C2C) by Loveable Loops Crochet Designs

Free on the blog. I have been missing creating some C2C pieces and this one is lovely! I like the pale grey instead of the white which softens up the scary skeleton quite considerably! Find this pattern here.

Skeleton Throw Blanket


Pirate Gonk Clothes by Hooked on Patterns

The pirate outfit is a free pattern to fit the paid Santa Gonk (linked in the post). There is just something about this little chap that I love! You can find the pattern and the link to the body here.

Pirate Gonk Clothes


Cross Stitch Alien Coasters by Eye Love Knots

Free on the blog post. I know technically this one is an alien face, but doesn’t it look like a skull too? If you were inclined I am sure you could add the crossbones to the bottom of this one! Find it here.





Skull by Handmade by Raine

Free on the blog and a video is included int he post also. This skull appliqué can be used in so many ways! Add it to a hat or beanie, use it as an appliqué on a swag bag, create a pirate flag! The possibilities are certainly not limited with this one. Check it out here.

skull applique

Baby Pirate Cocoon Pattern by Heidi Yates

Paid pattern. Oh my goodness! This one is just so cute to not include!! Find the paid pattern here.

Baby Pirate Cocoon


Pirate Khyler’s hooded blanket by Heidi Yates

Heidi also has this awesome hooded blanket for that special little pirate in your life! Check it out Here.

Pirate Khyler’s hooded blanket


As I have mentioned above, we have patterns that we want to make that are pirate themed! Keep your eyes peeled for some awesome patterns coming your way in the not too distant future! The first one is busy being designed right now …. So next year the International Talk like a Pirate Day roundup post will be even bigger!





Shades of Spring Afghan

Shades of Spring Afghan

Shades of Spring Sampler Afghan Pattern The Shades of Spring Afghan was released yesterday and already it has been one of our best-sellers! Fun to Design It was such fun to design. Don’t get me wrong, there was some pull of my hair moments, some 

Robin Richard Farmhouse Christmas Collection of Crochet Patterns

Robin Richard Farmhouse Christmas Collection of Crochet Patterns

T’is the Season …. For the Robin Richard Farmhouse Christmas Collection! Here in the UK we seem to have made quite a sharp turn from a mild autumn to what is promising to be a cold winter! The days are most definitely shorter but as