Friday, 30 October 2015

Free Pattern Friday - October (10 Free Bear Patterns)

It's the last Friday of the month my friends - and that can only mean it's Free Pattern Friday! Hundreds of talented, budding designers are adding wonderful free patterns to the amigurumi world each day and I've made it my monthly mission to track the best ones down. In honour of the release of my free Three Bears pattern, this month it's all about bears! It was insanely difficult to find 10 bear patterns that were both decent and free but I think I got a pretty nice round up in the end! Here are my top 10 favourite FREE bear patterns that I've ever pinned on my amigurumi Pinterest board.


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Home-Start Snowflake Appeal



Would you like to crochet this beautiful snowflake and help a good cause at the same time? My friends at Three Bears Yarn have teamed up with LoveCrochet.com and Kirstie Allsopp to support Home-Start - a charity that supports underprivileged families all across the UK. Last Christmas Home-Start were unable to help around 2000 families because they simply did not have the funds. This year they want to be able to support every family that needs them and have reached out to the crochet community for help. Read on to find out how you can get involved with this wonderful cause!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

How To Easily Enlarge Any Amigurumi


Ever spent hours on a project that's come out, well, disappointingly small? I have. Sometimes smaller looks cheaper (even though we, the creator, know it's not!) and if you're giving your finished project as a gift you want to make it look as impressive as possible. Today I'm going to show you how to easily enlarge any amigurumi - without changing the pattern at all!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Art of Crochet Magazine Review


It's no secret that I love craft magazines (that is, if you follow me on Instagram!) Mr Heart & Sew works from home and his job is very demanding. Sometimes when he's crazy busy working on something I'll head to the local shop and buy myself something crafty to read. It gives me some "me time" and there's nothing I love more than a crafty read, a glass of wine and a bubbly bath! So when The Art Of Crochet got in touch and offered me a free subscription in exchange for my honest thoughts I naturally said yes!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Three Bears - Free Crochet / Amigurumi Pattern

What could be more fitting than 3 bears made with Three Bears Yarn? Meet Baby Bear, Little Bear & Mama Bear! This lovely little family share the exact same pattern (believe it or not!) and are a perfect example of how experimenting with various yarn weights and hook sizes can produce very different amigurumi!