How To: Crochet The Silt Stitch - Easy Tutorial


A love for travelling is one thing I'd like to cling onto for the rest of my life... Exploring secluded towns and beaches close by, or flying across the ocean to visit some far-off country, either option always leaves me feeling reinvigorated and ready to embark on a new stage of my life.

Whilst wandering throughout New Zealand some years ago, I came across fields upon fields of lupins, blooming in the most beautiful and vibrant pinks, blues and purples. They quickly became my new favourite flower, and have remained so till this day!

Recently some lovely skeins of Berroco yarn arrived at my doorstep, and when I opened the parcel and spied this shades I knew I had to invest into creating a stitch tutorial reminiscent of my time spent dancing through a fragrant fields of lupins.

The Silt Stitch is a whimsical stitch, featuring a unique texture and design… Perfect for when crocheting those cosy sweaters, scarves and chunky afghans, as this stitch quickly works up into a delightfully sturdy fabric.


Learning a new crochet stitch or technique is always such fun, don't you agree? If you're keen to challenge yourself this weekend, you're in luck as this helpful step-by-step video tutorial will guide you through all the necessary steps needed to learn the "Silt Stitch"; In an easy to follow speed!


+MATERIALS
Yarn - Berroco Ultra Alpaca - Aran (10ply)
Crochet Hook - 5.00mm (H)

+ STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
st - stitch
ch – chain stitch

+ FOUNDATION
Chain in multiples of 3 + 3.

+ PATTERN
Row 1- Skip 3 ch (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. 1 dc in every ch. Turn your work.
Row 2- Ch1 (counts as 1st sc), 2 dc in same st, skip 2 sts. *(1 sc, 2 dc) in next st, skip 2 sts. Repeat from the * all across. 1 sc in turning ch. Turn your work.
Row 3- Ch2 (counts as 1st dc), 1 dc in every st. Turn your work.

+ REPEAT
Row 2 - 3 until you reach your desired length.


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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!