Archive for the Crochet Category

Holly & Snowflake swap their winter dresses for Halloween Costumes

                Halloween is almost here and Holly and Snowflake are getting ready to go out trick or treating.  They’ve decided that their Holly and Snowflake dresses aren’t quite right for the occasion and have asked me to make them some

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Half Price patterns for May Day 2017!

Half Price patterns for May Day 2017!

Just for today we are offering HALF PRICE on all our knitting, sewing and crochet patterns so if you’d like to create a little woolly DubLuv and make your own Campervan or Beetle inspired goodies, please come and have a browse around our store: www.slightly-sheepish.com/shop and then enter the

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Easter Egg Hunt Crochet Along ( CAL )

My friend Emma and I have been working on a crochet along for Thomas B. Ramsden, the name behind Wendy, Robin and Peter Pan yarns.  Our theme is based around an Easter Egg Hunt.  Between us we’ve come up with patterns to make Chick, Rabbit and Flower

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Snowflake and Holly, The Winter Fairies

Snowflake and Holly, The Winter Fairies

So, we’re on the run up to Christmas and the Winter Fairies are very excited about it!  They are both hoping to find new Christmas Trees to live in this winter, preferably in a warm and cosy home.  If you’d like Snowflake or Holly to come and

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Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat?

I wanted to crochet something for Halloween but like the idea of making it useful as well as decorative. Here is the result…..looks pretty straightforward doesn’t it?  Just a pretty ordinary Witch’s hat? Aha! But it has a secret! Just lift up the top and you have a crocheted bowl,

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Thomas B Ramsden and the Advent Christmas Tree Crochet Along CAL

I spent a slightly surreal July in a very hot conservatory crocheting Christmas Decorations!  Why would you do that I hear you ask?!  I was actually working on a design for a company local to me (Thomas B Ramsden).  They wanted to create a crochet along (CAL),

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Who’s hoping for minions of Easter eggs? (Day 4)

Who’s hoping for minions of Easter eggs? (Day 4)

This is the final post on making a crocheted Minion to hide your secret Easter Egg chocolate stash in! Today we’re making his arms and finishing off. If you’d like to catch up, Day 1 tells you everything you need to know about materials and abbreviations. The posts

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Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 3)

Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 3)

This is part 3 of the instructions on how to make this little blue and yellow guy. He’s very well trained in helping you hide your secret Easter Egg chocolate stash. Here are the links if you’ve missed the previous posts, Day 1 (Lower Body), Day 2

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Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 2)

Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 2)

This little chap is highly trained in subterfuge and able to cunningly disguise the fact that he is on a secret mission to keep my teenagers from finding my (did I say it’s MY?) chocolate Easter Egg! Continuing on from my previous post this is the second

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Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 1)

Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 1)

Me?  Personally I don’t find chocolate remotely despicable but neither do my teenagers so I have to resort to hiding what I consider to be “mine”.  This Minion is helping me out.  I’ve told the teens that he’s a crochet hook holder but actually he’s hiding my chocolate

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Sheep Dip Island Resort – crocheted happy place!

Sheep Dip Island Resort – crocheted happy place!

I’ve had so much fun creating this! The Sheep first made an appearance at Yarndale last year and they seem to have been well loved.  They’ve had a busy year and I thought that they might appreciate a break.  So, here it is – Sheep Dip Island!

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Yan, Tan and Tethera, the dangly crocheted sheep from Yarndale

Yan, Tan and Tethera, the dangly crocheted sheep from Yarndale

Yarndale 2015 was a very busy occasion!  These little sheep made their first public appearance there and seemed to enjoy themselves immensely (though they get a little boisterous when excited!).  I’d made some extras which sold out almost straight away so I thought I’d share the pattern

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