Mermaid tail patterns

Mermaid tail patterns are getting their five minutes of fame at the moment so I thought I’d curate some of the most magical free patterns.

Since some of you like to crochet, others love to knit, and some just want to buy a finished product, I’d thought I’d curate a couple of options for everyone. Continue reading

Pokémon GO: top 3 amigurumi patterns

What’s the go-to pal for Pokemon GO trainers in need of a real life buddy to take on their Pokejaunts? A cute and cuddly amigurumi plushie, of course. In my quest to catch ’em all, I rounded up three of the best free Pokemon crochet patterns – an Espeon, an Umbreon, a Charmander, and a rotund Jigglypuff.

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The best Ponyo makes: free patterns

Who doesn’t love a bit of Ponyo? The 2008 animated classic about a little goldfish who wants to become human has inspired the craft world to create a plethora of Ponyo patterns and tutorials.

I’ve gathered together three of the best free Ponyo patterns so you can take your very own Japanese princess wherever you go. Continue reading

Labyrinth Crochet Patterns

Labyrinth is one of my favourite films, and you will often hear my sister and I quoting random lines or acting out a scene in the middle of a shop. I’ve been meaning to curate some Labyrinth crochet critters for a while now, so this is a sort of ‘make queue’ for me, and a selection of Labyrinth crochet patterns for you.

Enjoy these curated Labyrinth patterns, and do let me know how they turned out.

The Labyrinth Worm by FoxyBlue

labyrinth crochet patterns - the worm
“Come inside and meet the Mrs!”. Fancy crocheting up this little Labyrinth cutie? You’re in luck as FoxyBlue from Craftster has posted a free crochet pattern on the Craftster forums. Complete with step-by-step photos on how to crochet the worm from Labyrinth, FoxyBlue’s pattern is so easy to follow.
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Game of Thrones Handmade Selection

Game of Thrones season 5 starts in the UK in less than two weeks and to celebrate (and to fill some of that that God-awful time in between now and then), I’ve curated a handmade GoT gallery of must-haves.

Some you can make yourself, some you can buy ready-made so there’s no excuse for not adorning your décolletage with a Daenerys dragon egg, or sending a Jon Snow birthday card to your Granny for Easter.

Original art print - Tyrion Game of Thrones
£20.70 Tyron picture in frame by thedesignersnursery on Etsy

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Crochet Basket Pattern with Hoooked Zpagetti

I picked up some more Hoooked Zpagetti yarn whilst on my lunch break from work, can you believe I only paid £4.99 each for two balls of 850g (233 yards)?
hooked zpagetti yarn basket pattern

So, I thought I’d get to work on making some crocheted tubs (or baskets, I you prefer), and here’s the VERY easy crochet pattern:

Hook: 12mm
Yarn: DMC Hoooked Zpagetti in PINKRED
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How to make t-shirt yarn

T-shirt yarn is a fabulous choice for crocheting or knitting containers and tubs for around the house, handbags, gadget cases, or slippers. However, it can be quite expensive to buy, so why not have a go at making it?

As featured in the Mollie Makes newsletter this month, Meredith Crawford (@sheepishknit) gives us the low-down on how to make t-shirt yarn – so you can make this Hoooked Zpagetti bag without spending a penny (other than on the handle, should you wish to buy one).
You will need:
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Hoooked Zpagetti Rimini Handbag

I bought a couple of Hoooked Zpagetti bag kits a while ago and was determined to work at least one of them up by summer! My determination has paid off as I’ve nearly finished the Rimini crochet handbag:

zpagetti hoookd yarn pattern
This handbag is crocheted using a 12mm hook (supplied) and uses 1.5 to 2 balls of the included grey Zpagetti yarn depending on how much you stick to the pattern.
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