How To: Crochet The Lemon Peel Stitch - Easy Tutorial

Currently I'm in the process of designing a few new projects, and one of the stitches I've been using recently is the Lemon Peel Stitch. It's a fairly simple stitch to learn and follow, but never ceases to work up into a lovely design!

The Lemon Peel Stitch creates a sturdy crocheted fabric and beautiful texture, which I'm sure is why you'll be eager to use this stitch when crocheting cosy blankets and cute scarves!

If you're excited to learn how to crochet the "Lemon Peel 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!

Are there any other crochet stitches or techniques you'd love to learn?
I'm always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to 
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Autumn Oak Baby Booties - Free Crochet Pattern

A couple of weeks ago Love Crochet sent me a bundle of crochet goodness, and it wasn't long before I excitedly dug into it and started working with their latest yarn, Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK

The entire colour range is incredibly scrumptious, and once I spotted this combo of warm colours I immediately knew it was about time I designed a pair of baby booties inspired by the bold reds, chocolate-y browns and beautiful mustards that Autumn has on display every year!

When I shared my finished design for this Autumn Oak Baby Booties with the creative people over at Love Crochet they even said that the colours and design resembled Pocahontas... And at a second glance I realised the exact same thing!

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I'm enthusiastic to keep creating all sorts of booties with their Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in the future, as not only are the colours so diverse and unique, but the soft cotton yarn was such a joy to work with!

If you're an avid bootie crocheter like myself, then one bootie pattern will just never be enough... Luckily for you, I also have a pattern for a pair of darling Rosebud Mary Janes and Little Lady Baby Booties!

What You'll Need
3.00mm (11) Crochet Hook
3.50mm (E) Crochet Hook
70 - 90yds DK Yarn (8ply) - Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK
Tapestry Needle

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

4 rows & 5 stitches in hdc  = 1 Inch

Stitches & Abbreviations
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain stitch
sl st - slip stitch
dc2tog - double crochet 2 together

Click here to Download the "Autumn Oak Baby Booties Pattern"!

Hope you all enjoyed the pattern for these delightful baby booties!
If you did crochet this, please tag me in a photo on InstagramI'd love to see it.
Have a lovely day crocheting,


Himalayan Mist Chunky Ribbed Scarf - Giveaway + Crochet Pattern

Years ago, (when I was still quite new on the crochet scene) I would never have guessed just how many beautiful stitches there are to learn! Since the beginning of my crochet journey I vowed to continue learning as many new stitches as possible, which has never ceased to inspire me to keep creating and designing! 

A couple of weeks ago I had a "light bulb" moment and knew I had to design a scarf which would not only be extremely chunky and cosy to wear, but also resemble knitting. This moment of inspiration led to the creation of this Himalayan Mist Ribbed Scarf!

During Winter as the mist and snow appears, and the weather rapidly turns cooler, having a cosy and beautifully textured scarf on hand would not only be practical, but also enjoyable to wear! So for all the chunky yarn lovers out there, it's your lucky day as I've just added the pattern for this scarf to my Craftsy and Etsy Shop

Love chunky scarves as much as I do? Why not give this Wisteria Vine Scarf a whirl on your hook, or even try crocheting my Popcorn Tassel Scarf!

You can find the pattern HERE!

Toddler to Adult Sizes Available

12.00mm (O/17) Crochet Hook
430 - 515 Super Chunky Yarn (14ply) Debbie Bliss Roma
Large Clover Pom-Pom Maker
Tapestry Needle

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