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Friday, 31 July 2015

Free Pattern Friday - July

Happy Friday everyone! I've decided to dedicate the last Friday of every month on my blog to free patterns and tutorials! I'm very active on Pinterest and admittedly spend hours searching for and pinning the best free content I can find. I have built up quite a collection of free amigurumi patterns, sewing patterns and thousands more miscellaneous free craft tutorials over the last year. Here are my top 10 favourite patterns I've pinned this month.  July's theme is (of course) amigurumi!

Friday, 24 July 2015

Milkshakes, Geckos & Feeling Like a Designer...


It's been a week since I released my first amigurumi pattern (Cheeky Little Monkey) here on my blog and on Ravelry. I really wasn't quite sure what to expect but I've had such a positive response from the online crochet community. One Raveler kindly reported a minor typing error to me which was quickly amended, but other than that it's been smooth sailing so far. A few of my lovely Instagram friends even starting making him, which was massively exciting for me as an aspiring designer! In fact, the day after I posted my monkey pattern I was out for dinner at Five Guys (the BEST burger place in the UK) with my boyfriend Tom and our friend Lewis. We were in the middle of discussing wall paper options for Lewis' future game room and whether his pet gecko Paolo really was a Paolo and not a Paula, when my phone buzzed. My eyes widened and I jumped up shouting "SOMEONE'S MAKING MY MONKEY!" nearly spilling my strawberry milkshake all down me in the process. It was a great moment for me, someone was using my pattern! I felt like a designer for the first time ever and it was a wonderful feeling...

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Cheeky Little Monkey - Free Crochet / Amigurumi Pattern


This cheeky little monkey will steal your heart! He wears a little red fez with a yellow tassle, and has a pose-able wire tail that you can bend to suit your monkey's mood. Upright when he's up to mischief and down when he's chilling out? The choice is up to you...