A little spring round-up…

Gosh, I can’t believe that the end of March is upon us already and tomorrow we welcome another month! I do so love this time of year…


…the daffodils have been spectacular and although they are beginning to wilt we can still enjoy them for just a little longer. We’ve been enjoying some wonderful spring weather too over the last week or so which really does lift my spirits.


As for crochet- well I’ve started a new project using ‘Stylecraft Life dk’. I got a huge free bundle of this yarn for subscribing to Crochet Now magazine…


It was a pretty fantastic parcel to receive in the post!

I’m following a Stylecraft pattern for the blanket and it’s so nice to be following someone else’s design. It’s an easy repetitive pattern which is gradually introducing colours in a rainbow effect… a real joy to crochet!



And progress is quicker than I expected. We’re off on our first camping trip of the year soon and this will be the perfect project to take with me. Crochet at its simplest that I don’t have to think too much about…


For mother’s day (which was last Sunday here in the UK) I visited my mother and she showed me these three cactuses that she has just finished crocheting…


Aren’t they fabulous!? I’m so glad she has picked up her crochet hook again. She saw these crocheted cactuses in a yarn shop in The Netherlands at Christmas that I showed in a blog post here and was totally inspired to try and make them herself! I managed to find the free pattern online from ‘Yarn Plaza’ http://www.yarnplaza.com/patterns/crochet-pattern-cactus

and now there’s no stopping her… 🙂 🙂


And finally, I wanted to show you this fabulous stone which I found on the beach this morning…


The name I go by in the crochet world as you all know is ‘Coastal Crochet’ and it was born from the idea of ‘all things crochet inspired by coastal living…’ Well as I picked up this stone this morning I was inspired to do something crochet with it… I hope it will work and that I can share it with you in time for Easter! 😉

Thanks so much for reading and Happy Crocheting… 🙂 🙂


  1. I just love all of your pictures!! I can’t wait to see what you’re going to make using that unusual but beautiful stone as inspiration for! 😀

  2. I sure love all the photo’s and your Mom’s crochet cacti are fabulous! I love the blanket pattern, the way the colors are popping on the ridges and the neutral beneath! Free yarn….how Fantastic 🙂 Te coastal treasure you found is so unique too! xx

  3. I love all the spring photos, such lovely colours. Have fun with e free yarn and I might just have to crochet a cactus now!

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