Chameleon cardi

Wow! Just look at this – super cool! This is my Chameleon Cardi from the Scheepjes Yarn 10 bookazine, and yes, you guessed it, it’s the colour issue.

I particularly love the way the yellow version turned out, with thanks to my pattern tester, Lucy Croft. The yarn is Scheepjes Secret Garden, which is a luxurious silk blend, in shade 707 Summer House for the yellow, or 733 Wisteria Arch for the purple.

This cardi is such a relaxed, oversized, slouchy, comfortable, mooch around-able in thing that its sure to become your lazy day favourite. It’s simple to make, with enough of a stitch pattern to keep you from getting bored, ha ha! And it’s got pockets! I love pockets! These are deep, roomy pockets that will keep your hands nice and toasty.

Big up to Scheepjes, for making this design, and the whole book, look so amazing yet again. Good job!

“Adorable!”

Getting some wonderful feedback about Amigurumi Style Crochet! This reviewer on Waterstones has described it as an ‘amazing crochet pattern book’. It makes all the hard work worthwhile to see that people are enjoying Betty and Bert!

One of my school friends contacted me the other day to say that she had been to the hairdresser, and the hairdresser saw a post about the book on my friends’ phone. She liked it so much that she went and bought the book, even though she couldn’t (yet) crochet!

Changing the world, one crochet stitch at a time, ha ha!

Making Betty 4: hair in a bun

This is the fourth in a series of tutorials to help with crocheting Betty, the star of my book Amigurumi Style Crochet. Betty is a super-stylish lady with a wardrobe of vintage-style outfits and accessories to crochet. There are also patterns for her cute companion Bert, who has his a few things of his own to wear!

In this tutorial we’ll be looking at how to make her ‘hair in a bun’ hairstyle. You can make this removable if you wish, but remember that if you sew it in place you won’t be able to take advantage of the other fantastic hairstyles in the book – or just make more than one Betty!

For further tutorials in the Betty series, see the playlist.

Buy the book:
From Amazon
Direct from the publisher, White Owl Books

Making Betty 3: arms

This is the third in a series of tutorials to help with crocheting Betty, the star of my book Amigurumi Style Crochet. Betty is a super-stylish lady with a wardrobe of vintage-style outfits and accessories to crochet. There are also patterns for her cute companion Bert, who has his a few things of his own to wear!

In this tutorial we’ll be looking at how to make the Arms, and how to join the Arms into the Body.

For further tutorials in the Betty series, see the playlist.

Buy the book:
From Amazon
Direct from the publisher, White Owl Books

Making Betty 2: leg wires & Joining

This is the second in a series of tutorials to help with crocheting Betty, the star of my book Amigurumi Style Crochet. Betty is a super-stylish lady with a wardrobe of vintage-style outfits and accessories to crochet. There are also patterns for her cute companion Bert, who has his a few things of his own to wear!

In this tutorial we’ll be looking at how to make the support wires for the Legs, and how to join the Legs into the Body.

For further tutorials in the Betty series, see the playlist.

Buy the book:
From Amazon
Direct from the publisher, White Owl Books