We Are Knitters Giveaway - Sphinx Blanket Crochet Kit

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When We Are Knitters reached out to me to see if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway with them I was especially excited as I've been a massive fan of their website for the longest time.

If you haven't heard of them yet you might just be living under a rock, as their beautiful site is overflowing with trendy crochet and knitting patterns, lovely soft yarns and great beginner tutorials! I also love the fact that they have something for everyone - from the most experienced crocheters to absolute beginners!

So when the lovely people over at We Are Knitters asked me which kit I'd like to give away I immediately said "The Sphinx Blanket!" as I truly felt that it was a pattern each and every single one of your would enjoy.

We Are Knitters even asked me if there was any kit in particular that I would like to receive for my own personal use, and I immediately jumped at the opportunity to crochet my own chunky Samasana Blanket!

About a week ago I heard a knock at the door, and I was greeted with a large parcel. I excitedly opened it to find this brown paper bag inside, stocked to the brim with everything needed to crochet this blanket.

Inside were 8 of the softest balls of wool I had ever felt, cleverly named "The Wool", and 100% Peruvian! Included also were a chunky handmade beechwood hook (15mm), tapestry needle, adorable "We Are Knitters" tag (to sew onto your finished project) and crochet pattern.

I couldn't wait to get started on my blanket, as other than a baby blanket I made years ago, I haven't crocheted a single other blanket in my entire crochet journey (The horror, I know!).
I've always loved working with chunkier hooks and wools, and I was also tempted by the possibility of a project that wouldn't take weeks to finish, as we're currently experiencing winter now in Australia and I crave something soft to keep me nice and warm!

I've often found when working with larger hooks in the past, that it feels bulky and unnatural to work with... The same cannot be said about this lovely hook! It became an extension of my hand, and I loved that fact that it was varnished so the wool glided smoothly while I worked away.

I was also very impressed by how large each “The Wool” ball was (200g to be exact!), and how luxurious it felt and looked! The colours I went with were Salmon and Natural, which I think creates a very pleasant and feminine appearance.

This is my beautiful Samasana Banket (almost finished!)... I am delighted with how it turned out and am so proud to have finally finished *almost* crocheting a blanket!
Since this blanket is so chunky and made of 100% Peruvian wool, it is extremely warm and cosy.

If you have been wanting to try out one of "We Are Knitters" kits for some while, I have some exciting news for you... They've provided my readers with a special code "HONEY4WAK” to get 20% off your order!

There really were so many great kits to choose from!.. Some of my other favourites included the Iriri Poncho and the Walnut Blanket... But in the end, I just couldn't resist not going with the Sphinx Blanket Kit for the giveaway!

The Sphinx Blanket Kit Contains:

  • 5 balls of 100% Peruvian wool (How can you not get excited at the sound of that?)
  • 15mm (E/19) wooden crochet hook
  • The Sphinx Blanket pattern
  • A small knitter's sewing needle (To sew in all those ends!)
  • An embroidered label
  • "We Are Knitters" packaging (To keep all your crochet goodies together)
Level: Intermediate

This giveaway is open to the US, Canada and European countries.
Good luck everyone, the giveaway closes Friday July 15th at 12:00am AEST.

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Daisy Delight Baby Sandals - Crochet Pattern + Giveaway

Who here remembers creating daisy chains and headbands as a little girl? *raises hand*
It feels like only yesterday when I would sit on our lawn with a lap full of freshly picked daisies, eager to create something beautiful with them!
These days I'm equally eager to create pretty things, just instead with yarn, which is why I couldn't resist creating these darling daisy delight baby sandals!.. Which I just so happen to have added the crochet pattern for to my Etsy and Craftsy Shops! 

If your prefer baby booties to sandals, do not fret as I also have a patterns for a cute pair of mary jane rosebud baby booties as well as a fun pair of Princess Charlotte 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

3.00mm (11) Crochet Hook
3.50mm (E) Crochet Hook
80yds 8ply Yarn (DK) - Stylecraft Classique Cotton
Tapestry Needle
2x Buttons

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 Tuesday July 5th at 12:00am AEST.
Good luck!

Little Lady Baby Booties - Free Crochet Pattern

One of the best things about having a little girl is being able to crochet the sweetest little hats, sweaters and booties, which (if you're being 100% honest) you kinda secretly wish was socially acceptable for you to wear too!

Being inspired by all the little ladies in our lives, I decided to design these adorable booties you see above... and I love how I was able to incorporate a bit of vintage charm into them as well!

If after crocheting these tiny shoes you're excited to crochet even more baby accessories, I'd suggest trying your hand at my Princess Charlotte baby booties or even my Mary Jane rosebud booties pattern!

What You'll Need
4.00mm (G/6) Crochet Hook
80yds DK Yarn (8ply) - I used Debbie Bliss Rialto (Blush, Mint)
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

Click here to Download the "Little Lady Baby Booties Pattern"!

I always find little vintage shoes to be extremely adorable, so when I discovered these Double Strapped Baby Mary Janes over at AllFreeCrochet, it was love at first sight!

Hope you all enjoyed the pattern for these feminine little booties!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,