How To: Crochet The Double Crochet V Stitch - Easy Tutorial


A stitch that I've recently become obsessed with is the Double Crochet V Stitch... It's such a simple yet pretty stitch which makes it extremely easy to work into almost any design.

The Double Crochet V Stitch looks great when featured in most crochet projects where vibrant colours are fun to incorporate... Such as multicoloured scarves and eye-catching blankets!


If you'd like to learn how to crochet the "Double Crochet V Stitch", this helpful video will guide you through all the steps (in an easy to follow speed) as you continue on your ever-growing crochet journey!


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English Violet Baby Sandals - Giveaway + Crochet Pattern


Gardening has always been a hobby of mine. I still remember how as a little girl I collected an array of colourful African violets and took so much joy in watching them grow and bloom!.. The other day I spotted some violets and instantly knew I had to create a sweet pair of sandals featuring these beautiful flowers, which is exactly how these English Violet Baby Sandals came to be!

With their feminine and whimsical design it's no wonder I was excited to add the pattern for these sandals to my Etsy and Craftsy shops!

If one pair of baby sandals isn't quite enough, I'm happy to say that I also have patterns for a pair of Honeysuckle Sandals and a darling pair of Daisy Delight Sandals!

You can find the pattern HERE!

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 
6 - 12 month old – 10cm

Materials:
3.00mm (11) Crochet Hook
3.50mm (E) Crochet Hook
80yds 8ply Yarn (DK) - Sirdar Cotton DK (Black Violet, Dusted Lilac, Larkin)
Tapestry Needle
4 Buttons (0.4"); 6 Pearls (0.25")



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Ivory Ocean Beanie - Free Crochet Pattern & Yarn Review


Weeks ago Wool And The Gang sent me some skeins of their Shiny Happy Cotton yarn, and it was love it first sight, touch and stitch!

Frequently I've worked with cotton yarn when designing (especially hats and booties!), which made me extra keen to see how this yarn stacked up against some of my usual favourites. 


These are only some of the colours available  but as you can already see, the colours are very elegant and rich which would make any project pop!


Here are some of my thoughts about this yarn in particular:
  • Without a doubt in my mind, this yarn is by far the softest and smoothest cotton yarn I have ever worked with. The stitch definition I achieved while working with this (100% Peruvian pima) cotton is incredible. I would highly recommend you try it out at least once if you're a 'cotton' junkie like myself... Trust me, you'll never want to go back!
  • Despite being as soft as marshmallow, this yarn has a luxurious thickness and warmth to it. I'd be extremely keen to try crocheting a scarf with this Shiny Happy Cotton. Just imagine how cosy that would be?
  • Each skein is over a 150 yards in length, meaning you can easily crochet a headband or hat and still have some yarn left over!
So without further ado, here is my latest pattern for an adorable beanie which features this lovely yarn seen above!


What You'll Need
4.50mm (G) Crochet Hook
170yds Aran Yarn - Shiny Happy Cotton
Tapestry Needle

Size
Child to Adult

Gauge
2 rows x 4 stitches in dc = 1 inch

Stitches Used:
st(s) - stitch(es)
sl st - slip stitch
dc – double crochet
V-st - V stitch
camel dc – camel double crochet

Pattern
Click here for the "Ivory Ocean Beanie Crochet Pattern"!




Hope you all enjoyed this adorable and feminine pattern!
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