Red poppy crochet patterns

Red poppy crochet patterns

(updated April 2021)   With ANZAC Day coming up it’s a good time to revisit some red poppy patterns. I know they’re traditionally worn as a symbol on Remembrance Day, but this striking red flower is increasingly being used as part of Anzac Day observances too....
star stitch crochet tutorial

star stitch crochet tutorial

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ll have seen the cotton face cloths I’ve been making for my friend Anna’s business Salamanca Skincare Co. She commissioned two designs, one of which uses star stitch (to great effect if I do say so myself!). Star stitch is...
Crochet ear savers

Crochet ear savers

When I first travelled overseas in my previous work with an aid organisation, one of the cultural differences that was immediately noticeable was how it’s common practice in many South-East Asian countries for people to wear a face mask. Donors and volunteers who had...
Crochet colour change trick

Crochet colour change trick

How to change colours neatly in the middle of a row There are a few different ways to change colour in crochet, depending on the location of the new colour and its purpose, and whether you’re working in rows or in the round. Here’s a little trick for when you need to...
Iso-crafting for Anzac Day

Iso-crafting for Anzac Day

Red poppy pattern round-up   With ANZAC Day coming up I thought it’s a good time to take a look at red poppy crochet patterns. I know they’re probably more appropriate for Remembrance Day but since there won’t be any public dawn services or veterans marches this...
crochet washcloths

crochet washcloths

It’s great to see eco-friendly beauty products becoming mainstream and more readily available. I don’t use many products myself, but we do use a lot of facewashers in our house. I mean, a LOT. Sometimes it feels like half the laundry pile is just made up...