Friendly Monster Baby Booties - Crochet Pattern + Giveaway

As a child (and even as an adult), I always had a very overactive imagination and would dream up stories of princesses, talking animals and toys and even the occasional monster!
It's always fun to channel your inner child and re-live those fun memories, which is exactly the reason I decided to design these cute (and friendly) little monster baby booties! And the best part, you can make them too as I've just gone ahead and added the pattern to my Etsy Shop

If monsters aren't exactly your thing, fear not, as I also have a patterns for a cute pair of festive Santa booties as well as a fun pair of teddy bear booties!

You can find the pattern HERE!

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 
6 - 12 month old – 10cm

3.50mm Crochet Hook
80yds 8ply Yarn (DK) - Patons Cotton Blend
Tapestry Needle

If you'd like the chance to win 1 of these 10 patterns, all you need to do is follow the prompts  in the rafflecopter widget below and you'll be entered to win! 
(If you are reading this in your email, please click over to enter.)

There are no country restrictions, ANYONE can enter. 
Good luck everyone, the giveaway closes Friday May 6th at 12:00am AEST.
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How To: Crochet The Shell Stitch - Easy Tutorial

I always enjoy learning new stitches, but (confession time) I don't always like having to sit through a 30 minute tutorial on a complicated stitch. Life is far too busy sometimes to devote that much time to trying out a new technique. 
Which would explain why when a couple of years ago I learned how to crochet The Shell Stitch I was in awe of it's simplicity, and how you quickly I could learn it. Another perk is that you could use the Shell Stitch to literally create almost any project, from a hat to a blanket all the way to a jar cosy! 

If an open shell is not quite your thing, maybe try your hand at the Solid Shell Stitch? Or, if you've got extra free time today, why not challenge yourself with learning the Catherine Wheel Stitch?

If you'd like to learn how to create the "Shell Stitch", this helpful video will guide you through all the steps as you continue on your ever-growing crochet journey!

What are some other crochet stitches you'd like to learn? 
I'm always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to sharing
crochet with the world!

24 Skeins Of MillaMia Yarn Giveaway with LoveCrochet!

For almost a year, LoveCrochet and I have partnered together on many fun projects, exclusive discounts and exciting giveaways to bring to you all!
This week we've teamed up to give away 24 (yes, you read right! *gasp*) skeins of the newest MillaMia shades! Not only does MillaMia come in a Soft Merino Sport Weight, but also a chunkier version for those who like to work with Aran weight yarn (such as myself).

LoveCrochet were lovely enough to send me some extra skeins of MillaMia so I could try it out for myself, and trust me, it's one of my new favourites (Expect a full review in the coming weeks)! The colours are simply stunning, whilst the beautiful merino Scandinavian yarn offers extra softness, which would result in a luxurious and beautifully finished project.

Be sure to take a look around their lovely site, though I'll warn you, it won't be long before you're drooling over your computer and filling up your shopping cart!

All Images by LoveCrochet

There are no country restrictions, ANYONE can enter. 
Good luck everyone, the giveaway closes Tuesday May 3rd at 12:00am AEST.