Apple Orchard Baby Sandals - Crochet Pattern + Giveaway


Is there anything quite as nostalgic as the smell of a freshly baked apple and cinnamon pie, fresh out of the oven? As your little one steps outside this summer to enjoy their very first fruit-picking experience, slip the Apple Orchard Baby Sandals onto those chubby little feet for an effortless and stylish look.

While the multi-colored fabric gives them personality, the simplicity of the stitch and pattern makes them modern and understated enough for both boys and girls. Sturdy soles and vintage t-straps add a touch of whimsical charm to these snug-fitting sandals, making them a classic staple for any bub's wardrobe!


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+ SIZE
Pattern is made for 0 - 6 months old. Changes for size 6- 12 months are in [ ].

Finished Measurements (Sole Length)
0 - 6 month old – 9cm (3.5”)
6 - 12 month old – 10cm (4”)

+ MATERIALS
3.50mm (E/4) Crochet Hook
90 - 110yds DK Yarn (8ply) - Drops Belle
Tapestry Needle; 2x Buttons (0.4");


To enter this giveaway to win a copy of this pattern (I'm giving 10 copies away)...

  • Follow Hopeful Honey's Instagram (@hopefulhoney).
  • "Like" THIS Instagram photo and leave a quick comment telling me what you love about these sandals.

If you don’t have Instagram but would still love to enter, consider starting an Instagram account as it’s a great way to discover crafty inspiration and share your own work!

There are no country restrictions, ANYONE can enter. 
The giveaway closes Saturday May 27th at 12:00am AEST, 
Good luck everyone!

Cinnamon Roll Pullover Sweater - Crochet Pattern + Giveaway


Envelope yourself in the Cinnamon Roll Pullover Sweater, as it transports you to a quint little café in the French countryside; The friendly smell of golden, fluffy pastries wafting to and fro from every shop corner.

Due to the light, airy fabric and loose-fitting style, it's easy to see how this sweater will quickly become your new favourite layering piece to drape over any ensemble. With a variety of textures on display, there's no doubt that this effortlessly chic sweater will add a touch of modern elegance to your outfits as you wander throughout Europe this spring...

Some weeks ago, when a bundle full of scrumptious yarn arrived promptly at my front door from Lion Brand, I instantly knew it was the right fit for this design. "Jeans" is from one of the their latest collections, which (as the name suggests) comes in all those versatile colours that we all enjoy wearing on a day to day basis...


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+ SIZE
Changes for “Medium - Large” size are in [ ].

Teen/Women's Small - Medium
Width: 28.5" (72cm)
Length: 21.5” (55cm)

Women's Medium - Large
Width: 31" (79cm)
Length: 24.5” (62cm)

+ MATERIALS
5.00mm (H/8) Crochet Hook
1350 - 1650yds Worsted Yarn (10ply) - Lion Brand Jeans
Tapestry Needle


To enter this giveaway to win a copy of this pattern (I'm giving 10 copies away)...

  • Follow Hopeful Honey's Instagram (@hopefulhoney).
  • "Like" THIS Instagram photo and leave a quick comment telling me what you love about sweaters.

If you don’t have Instagram but would still love to enter, consider starting an Instagram account as it’s a great way to discover crafty inspiration and share your own work!

There are no country restrictions, ANYONE can enter. 
The giveaway closes Thursday May 25th at 12:00am AEST, 
Good luck everyone!

Wool And The Gang: Wild Thing Rug + Yarn Giveaway


Many of you have probably already heard about the Hygge trend as it has swiftly made its way to every nook and cranny of the web. If you haven't, I'll quickly try to sum it up for you... Though there are many ways to describe "Hygge", it's simply a short word to describe the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Friends, family, cosiness, chunky throws, warm glowing fireplaces; The list goes on and on.

I am a big fan of Wool And The Gang as all their yarns and projects are absolutely breath-taking thanks to their lovely colour palettes and unique textures! When they released their "Hygge" collection a couple of months ago, I was over the moon when they reached out to me once again to see if I'd be interested in trying out one of their newest kits.


When my "Wild Thing Rug" kit came in the mail, I eagerly opened the box and couldn’t wait to get started! I've never crocheted with either their chunky wool or mixtape yarns before so there was an added element of excitement to finally be able to see, touch and work with them in person for the very first time.

I chose the "Ivory White" in the Crazy Sexy Wool and "Sahara Dust" in the Mixtape yarn, but there really was such a range of colours to mix and match. Crazy Sexy Wool has a very unique, plushy-like texture to it (making those loops extra fluffy), combined with the sturdier Mixtape yarn resulted in the perfect rug!


+ THE WILD THING RUG KIT CONTAINS
  • 5 gigantic balls of WATG's Crazy Sexy Wool (100% Peruvian Wool,  I'm sure that makes your crocheting fingers tingle in excitement just as much as mine!)
  • 5 balls of WATG's scrumptious and sturdy Mixtape Yarn (Made from upcycled t-shirt scraps; So you can crochet with a clear conscience)
  • 10mm Rosewood Crochet Hook
  • The detailed "Wild Thing Rug" crochet pattern (In the form of a cute little booklet)
  • A large sewing needle - To sew in all those pesky ends!

+ DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Intermediate (detailed sketches of steps/stitches included)


I couldn't wait to get started on my rug, as I've never attempted to crochet a rug as it's always seemed a very daunting project. It was a welcome challenge! I had assumed it would take an eternity to crochet such a large project, but I was pleasantly surprised how quickly it worked up thanks to the combination of the chunkier hook and wool/yarn.

Often I've found when working on such bulky patterns in the past how quickly it can become cumbersome and feel unnatural to crochet... The same cannot be said about this lovely design! I was very pleased with how their wool and mixtape yarn stacked up against some of my usual favourites. The wool is as soft as a marshmallow, while the mixtape yarn's stitch definition is wonderful! 

Learning new crochet stitches and techniques has been an ongoing hobby of mine for a while now (don't believe me, just check out my YouTube channel), which is probably why I was drawn to the Wild Thing Rug as I've never tried my hand at incorporating loops into a crocheted design before. This technique added such a fun element to the pattern, while the loops really added a beautiful boho vibe to the finished piece!


The Wild Thing Rug is such a statement piece with its luxurious and stunning texture! The moment the loose ends were weaved in, I excitedly found the perfect place for it in my home... I can see myself spending many an hour snuggling on this rug with a good book! 

I feel so accomplished that I finished this rug (despite battling off a bout of the flu) and learned some fun, new techniques along the way! 

If you've never heard of Wool And The Gang, you've been missing out! Their website is overflowing with beautiful yarns and modern knitting and crochet pattern kits, with each project featuring a unique and creative twist!.. I also love the fact that they have something for everyone - from the most experienced crocheters to absolute beginners.

There really were so many great kits to choose from!.. Some of my other favourites included the Stuck On You Shawl and the Carrie On Tote... In saying that, I might just have to crochet the Copacabana Espadrilles next time!


If you have been wanting to try out one of Wool And The Gang's kits or balls of yarn for some while, I have some exciting news for you... They've provided my readers with a special code "HOPEFULHONEY15” to get 15% off your order! (This discount is only valid till the 20th of May)

Due to all this creativity, I’ve partnered with Wool And The Gang to give YOU the chance to win 4 skeins of Mixtape Yarn to try out yourself!

Not only is this scrumptious and sturdy yarn available in more than 10 different colours to pick and choose from, but since it is made from upcycled t-shirt scraps you can crochet with a clear conscience!.. Making this is a great opportunity to get your hands on some!


This giveaway is open Worldwide (excluding Russia).
Good luck everyone, the giveaway closes Friday May 19th at 12:00am AEST.
Thank you to Wool And The Gang for sponsoring this giveaway!

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