Monthly archive for November 2014

Black Friday or Happy Friday?

splitty campervan cushion knitting pattern

It’s not BlackFriday here at Slightly-Sheepish, it’s Happy Friday! We’re giving you a 50% discount on our knitting, sewing and crochet patterns until 9am (GMT) tomorrow! Come and browse the website. Once decided just enter “Happy Friday” in the “apply coupon” box at checkout.
Happy shopping and don’t forget to tell your friends! 🙂
(Excludes Wendy Patterns).

Hug-a-Bug, the crocheted Beetle

Who can resist the classic VW Beetle? My Husband had an orange Beetle as his first car.  My eldest son, now 17, wants a Beetle as his first car too!

With it’s friendly shape, the VW Beetle was the inspiration for my latest crochet pattern, the Hug-a-Bug.  As with most classic cars, he has been a labour of love.  It took some working out but I’m quite pleased with the result and I really hope you like him too.

You can make your own Hug-a-Bug using our instantly downloadable PDF crochet pattern so you don’t even need to wait for the postman!

To make your Hug-a-Bug you’ll need Chunky Yarn (I used Wendy Merino Chunky and Wendy Serenity Chunky), oddments of double knitting yarn, a 3.5 and 4.5mm hook and some toy stuffing.
I used 130g/182 metres of red, 100g/140 metres of purple, 10g/14 metres of cream and 20g/28 metres of grey in Chunky and oddments of orange, silver grey, red and cream in Double Knit.

I’m based in the UK so my patterns are all written in UK terms.

We love seeing photos of things you’ve made using our patterns so please feel free to share them on our Facebook and Pinterest Pages!


Surf Bus Campervan Tapestry Pattern and Kit

This “Surf Bus” is one three campervan designs which my very clever Dad has created (he’s also done a Bay and a T25 but I’m leaving those as a surprise for another day!).

We thought this design would look great as a cushion front so we’ve created a chart for you to follow and make up into a tapestry. We also have a few cushion front tapestry kits available on the website.

This is our finished cushion.

Well done Dad, I think it looks brilliant!  Hope you guys like it too!