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I love to knit - and crochet - and have designed knitting patterns for more than 40 years now...... As my partner is disabled I had to leave work and become a full time stay at home carer - this left ...
I love to knit - and crochet - and have designed knitting patterns for more than 40 years now...... As my partner is disabled I had to leave work and become a full time stay at home carer - this left me extra time to work on my knitting and crochet designs and for the last few years I have been introducing new patterns on a regular basis.
My first published book - 100 Tea Cosy Designs - is now available to buy from my craftsy store as a pdf. download and features a great range of tea cosies, phone covers, mug hugs, egg cosies etc. Everything from a Frozen theme Christmas Tree to my first ever cosy design, Ellie the Elephant.... all with simple row by row instructions -which is a feature of all my knitting and crochet patterns as I like to make them suitable even for those who have little or no experience.
As ive said I am a full time carer to my OH, a mum to 4 grown up children and Nanna to a rather large brood (see my profile photo lol) so no shortage of those to try out my patterns on.
Hope you will enjoy wandering through the designs in my store.
Customers who have seen my tea cosies asked did I have similar hat patterns, this led me to design several baby hats - and more recently the facebook and ebay markets have been swamped by baby outfits (crochet) which are very similar in style but which are sent direct from China - seems they last long enough to take the photo! So after many requests I set about creating a set of knitted photo prop outfits for our babies that will not fall apart on first use and which we can knit from safe UK yarns which can also be machine washed (woolcraft is a personal favourite as I find it washes well). My designs can also be used as fun everyday items - in this pattern there is a fun dragon hat and a baby nappy/diaper cover. I have not put yarn quantities etc. into the pattern since it may well depend on the yarn yardage but I got the first size out of a single ball of 100g acrylic double knitting yarn (which is used double) plus oddments of the contrast shade and you will need 2 buttons of choice to complete the nappy soaker. All knitted on nice large needles so quick to make.
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