Saturday, October 5, 2013

Perth Royal Show Creative Crafts 2013

Every year in the October school holidays the Perth Royal Show happens. Last year for fun I entered a couple of my crocheted items into the Creative Crafts competition. This year I entered again, the exhibits I chose were a toy cow and a traditional crocheted baby layette. The coveted award is an RAS sash that I really would love to win. It didn't happen this year (my toy cow got a highly commended and was beaten by the beautiful cow filet crochet piece pictured below), so next year I must up the ante, and I hope to come home with the sash!

Here are the results of the creative crafts competition for 2013.

My toy cow "Daisy". She was awarded a highly commended
Daisy and Granny Cow, also awarded a highly commended

And the winning entry was this lovely cow filet crochet piece

This is the baby outfit that I entered (minus the booties which I did not finish in time)

Some of the cute baby outfit entries

Tuesday, January 29, 2013



This capelet is fast to make. You can crochet a tie or use a ribbon of choice!
You will need:
Super Bulky Yarn (such as Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick)
10 mm hook
optional: ribbon

Row 1. chain 20 loosely, turn, dtr into 5th ch fron hook, dtr into each st to end of chain, turn.
Row 2-17. ch 4, dtr into each st to end of row, turn.
Row 18. ch 4, dtr into each st to end of row, finish off and weave in ends.

Tie: ch 45, weave in ends or know and cut yarn and tease out yarn for a tassel effect.

Adding tie/ribbon: Weave through one long side if stitches.

Feel free to use this pattern to make as many as you like. But please reference me as the designer. Thanks!

Free Super Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern

I have notebook full of patterns from things I have designed over the years that I would like to share. I will gradually be adding many free patterns that you can make for yourself at home.


This cowl is very thick and warm and is made with a twist.

You will need:
super bulky yarn (such as Lion Brand Thick 'n' Quick)
10mm hook
large tapestry needle

Row 1. Chain 20, double treble into 5th chain from hook, double treble into each chain until end of of row, turn.
Row 2-11. ch 4, double treble into each st to end of row.
Row 12. ch 4, double treble into each st to end of row, working the last stitch into the 4th ch of the ch 4 that was at the start of the previous row.
Finish off leaving long end for sewing.

Twist scarf once then sew short edges together.

Feel free to make and sell as many as you like!