Sunday, 8 July 2012

500 youtube subscriber give-away!

The give-away item will be a crochet bag ('purse' in american terms). Details of the bags can be found on my youtube channel here

To enter comment on the youtube video in the description box. 

For an extra entry please leave a comment below in the comments box with your youtube channel name.

 I will announce the winner in two weeks time.

If you comment on both youtube and this blog you will gain 2 entries.

Good luck!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Cotton Rose ring 
Pattern by Haylees Hats 

My crochet rose ring

 2 shades of 100% cotton 4 ply. 1 shade green and other shade rose colour of your choice.
Tapestry needle
3.00mm Hook
(Written in american terms)
HDC - Half double crochet
Ch - Chain
st - Stitch
Step 1
Starting with a slip knot Ch12 (to make a larger band Ch15)
Step 2
HDC in 2nd ch from hook and each st to end. ( 11HDC) for larger size (14HDC) fasten off leaving a long tail end to sew together the two ends to create a band. Insure you weave in your beginning tail end first.Weave in tail end and break away.
Step 3 (making the rose)
Start with a slip knot CH11
2HDC in 2nd ch from hook and each st to end (20HDC)
coil to make a rose shape and sew together to prevent it from uncoiling. Next sew the rose onto the band at the join (this is where you joined the two band ends together) Once your rose is secured to the band, weave in the end and break away.
Congratulations you have made your beautiful cotton rose ring. Enjoy!
Top Tip!
Keep your tail ends and use this to tie your ring to a card. This will look great as a gift or will look presentable for your customers.
You may sell the rings you make from this pattern. Please put a link with any photos of your ring to this blog pattern. This will help fellow crocheters to find this pattern and any other free patterns I create. This pattern may not be reproduced or sold. It is free and designed and written by Haylee Hibbert of Haylees Hats. 
Thank you.
Photo Tutorial




weave in beginning tail end.


Join the two ends sew together to form a ring.


Weave in end and break away.



Coil together to make a rose shape and sew together to prevent it from uncoiling.

sew the rose to the band, weave in end and break away.

Top Tip!

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Thank you to all my pattern testers.Thank you Michelle Jones for your quick response. Your ring turned out Lovely. xx

You can also watch a video tutorial by clicking here.
Cotton Rose ring pattern 

This pattern is being tested as of today 12th May 2012 and will be available for free on this blog very soon. 

Kind regards Haylee 

My crochet rose ring

Thursday, 10 May 2012

My crochet Amigurumi  Hello kitty creations

I purchased the pattern for these cute dolls here by KandJdolls on etsy. I just change the face to make it look like hello kitty.
I cant wait to make the rest of the gang, they are so cute.

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I love them. Let me know what you think? xx
My crochet cotton creations

I love working with cotton. The stitches I feel look different, more textured. I love everything I have made this week using cotton. If you would like me to write up the patterns for the face cloths and the ring please leave a comment. 

To start I made these lovely face cloths. I love how they look. The are beautiful. 

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This placemat was made using the v-stitch and single crochet boarder.

Here is this weeks 'fresh off tha hook' video. Enjoy! x

Crochet hats

I have been away for what seems like an eternity. I have been very busy crocheting you will be happy to hear. I have been busy making hats and lovely cotton creations. I have also managed one 'fresh off tha hook ' video too. I will post the photos below of the lovely things I have been busy making. I hope you like them as much as I like making them. I love how crochet can brighten ones day and how there is no end to what you can make with crochet. Please feel free to leave comments below. I would love to hear from you all.

First up is this beautiful primrose flower fairy hat. Pattern is written by the lovely Janet Taylor.

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 I love Janets Patterns, she has a huge range and they are all beautifully written and thought out. I will definitely be buying more in the future. You can purchase this pattern  Here

Next up is this lovely Zebra beanie. I love the way the stripes get thicker and thiner. 

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You can purchase this pattern here . The pattern was easy to follow and well written.

Dinosaur ear flap beanie

I got the main body of the hat pattern from Teresa Richardson found here I free-styled the dino details. It is for a little girl. I added the head and flower embellishment to make it look a little more feminine.


I love this hat, the colours are hot pink and purple.

Giraffe ear flap beanie 

This has got to be one of my favourite animal hats to date. I love the colours and the way it came out was perfect. Its fantastic and amazing! I LOVE it with a capital L.

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The pattern can be purchased  here written  by speckled frog creations. The pattern was easy to read and well written.

Elephant beanie

I made this using the same hat pattern as above for the main body. I then free-styled the elephant features and added an apple button. I love the colours. 


Next up is my 'fresh off tha hook' video. I show you the items  featured above. Enjoy

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Boys cotton crochet sun hat

I really enjoyed making this sun hat. It is made from 100% cotton. I made this pattern up as I went along, I am thrilled with the way it turned out. It came out perfect and just how I visualised it. Its made using single crochet and double crochet (american terms). It reminds me of a fisherman's  style sun hat. It is traditional style. I love the colours. My son loves his new sun hat as do I. I will try and write up the pattern. I would like to start posting free patterns on this blog. Please feel free to leave a comment below. Here are photos of my handsome prince wearing his new sun hat.

Crochet cotton sun hat
Crochet cotton sun hat
Crochet cotton sun hat

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Crochet hats galore


Liz McQueen patterns from

I have been having lots of fun creating and crocheting up a storm. My hooks have been on fire!  I have the crochet bug.....why? pattern reading skills are really coming on. This week I have had much fun crocheting following Liz McQueens Patterns from  Liz is a crochet designer and has a wide range of crochet patterns available for sale.  She also has free patterns like her brainwaves beanie which has been a big hit on craftsy. It is in fact at the top of Craftsy's Trending Free Crochet Pattern Leader board at this moment in time! Well done Liz.
 will post the photos below for the Ziggy Beanie and  the houndstooth beanie.
Rainbow ziggy crochet hat
Side 2

I love how these are reversible. You can really make a fashion statement with this hat. I found Liz's patterns easy to follow and I would recommend her patterns to all.

100% cotton crochet  sun hat

I made this gorgeous cotton sun hat for my daughter. I made the pattern up as I went along. I love the spring colours that I used.


To finish, here is my latest 'Fresh Off Tha Hook' video