Pre-Advent CAL – Part 5

I can’t believe we are on Part 5 already! The last couple of weeks have flown by!

I saved the best til last, this is my absolute favourite – Gentle Ripple Cowl

This is made like a scarf and joined to form the cowl using a feature join. The one above has repeated the feature join on every colour change. It can be varied so much using just one feature join and one colour to lots of colours and joins. It would be perfect as stash buster using up those leftovers which you do not want to waste, or even as a rainbow!

The pattern can be found on Ravelry here and is included in the ebook here.

If you’ve been following the CAL you should have stocked up on some small hooked gifts by now

I have thoroughly enjoyed following all the projects, keep sharing them on Ravelry and Facebook.

The next CAL is the Twixmas Mandala – more on that in a couple of weeks.

Happy crocheting xxx

Pre-Advent CAL – Part 4

Are you ready for Part 4? This one has some lovely seasonal sparkle! It is called Advent Bag. It could be used as a gift bag, fill with soaps (and maybe a Christmas Washcloth) for a lovely present, or even jewellery and trinkets.

It is published on Ravelry here and is available in the ebook bundle here.

Please note that this pattern has some beaded stitches and some back post stitches.

Please share your makes on Ravelry and Facebook

On Saturday the last pattern in the CAL will be published – I’ve saved my favourite until last!

Happy crocheting xxx

Pre-Advent CAL – Part 3

How’s your gift hooking coming along? Are you ready for Part 3?

There are 3 designs in the pattern for Part 3 – Christmas Washcloths.

The washcloths have a seasonal theme and would be fabulous in Christmas colours. Find the pattern here or in the ebook bundle here. As usual the pattern is written in UK and US crochet terms and includes charts. Once you have made a few you could easily adapt them to other seasonal designs – how about a bell, a reindeer or a stocking? I would love to see adaptations!

Please share your makes on Ravelry and Facebook.

Until part 4 on Tuesday….. Happy crocheting xxx

Pre-Advent CAL – Part 2

It’s been lovely seeing the flurry of snowflakes from part 1, I hope you have enjoyed making them as much as I have enjoyed seeing them!

Today the second pattern in the CAL is published, the Advent Coasters

These are pretty coasters and a set of 6 would make a perfect present, or look great adorning your festive table.

The pattern can be found here and is also in the Advent CAL ebook bundle here. If you purchased the ebook then you should be able to find the pattern there.

Please share your makes on Ravelry and Facebook.

Until Saturday!

Happy crocheting xxx

Pre-Advent CAL – Part 1

The pre-Advent CAL 2020 starts today!

Just a reminder of what to expect:

The CAL includes 5 patterns – snowflake, coasters, washcloths, gift bag and cowl. These are all quick projects, ideal as small seasonal gifts. They will be published individually but will also be part of a collection/ebook called Advent CAL 2020 which will be on sale for a short time at the bargain price of £1.

Today the first pattern is published 2020 Snowflake

You know I love snowflakes, they are all unique and the hexagonal shape appeals to my mathematical mind! They are key decorations in my home but can be used in so many other ways

The pattern costs £2 and is available here, it includes UK and US crochet terms, a chart and photos of each completed round.

The ebook is available here and normally costs £5, but until midnight tomorrow (GMT) use coupon code CAL to get an 80% discount – that’s £1 for the 5 patterns.

The other 4 patterns will be added to the ebook as they are published on 17th, 21st, 24th and 28th November.

Please share your progress on Ravelry and Facebook – I really want to see a flurry of snowflakes!

Finally I must send out huge thanks to my small army of testers on this project – Tania, Louise, Sally, Maria and Helene. They have been fabulous and CALs like this would not happen without their testing skills – huge thanks to them all 🙂

Happy crocheting xxx

7 days to go!

The first pattern of the 2020 (pre) Advent CAL will be published in 7 days. I hope your hooks are ready!

As I mentioned last week, the first pattern of the 5 in the CAL will be the 2020 Snowflake. To whet you appetite here are the snowflakes from the last 2 years

2019 Snowflake
2018 Snowflake

If you fancy a flurry of snowflakes before the CAL starts, these 2 are on sale on Ravelry at a discount of 50% until midnight GMT tomorrow (Sunday 8th November) if you use coupon code SNOWFLAKE on checkout, you can find them here: 2019 Snowflake and 2018 Snowflake

Happy crocheting xxx