#crochetwreath #madewithloops

Hello friends!

Today I want to show you what you can do with some old curtain rings, some left over yarn and a crochet hook. If you are after a pretty hand made decoration for your Christmas tree or a quick festive little gift for a friend, these cute wreath’s are just the thing.

#crochet wreath, #madewithloops

Let’s start: (UK Terms)

1 – Using Yarn A (green), work 54 dc’s around the curtain ring.

2 – *Ch2, skip 2 dc’s, 1 dc in next dc; repeat from * around (you will have 18 2ch-spaces).

3 – *5 tr’s in first 2ch-sp, skip next 2ch-sp, slip stitch in next 2ch-sp; repeat from * around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

4 – Using Yarn B (red) thread through the 2ch-spaces and tie a bow.

#crochet wreath, #madewithloops

You are all done! Make a few and then…

5 – Hang on your tree or give away as gifts.

#crochet wreath, #madewithloops



Scheepjes festive blog hop buttonA little while ago I was invited by the lovely peeps at Scheepjeswol to participate in their advent calendar blog hop. Coming up with an idea using some beautiful Scheepjeswol what was not to like and I set to work right away. Today is my day to share my idea with you.

Before I start I would like to introduce you to yesterday’s contributor, Annelies Baes and her blog here Go and check out her cute little crochet snow man ornament, I dare you not to find it irresistible and make a few. All other previous contributors can be found via the Scheepjeswol link here. There are some truly amazing creations there which should keep you busy during the festive season.


So, a few weeks ago I received my happy mail of yarn from Scheepjeswol and set to work. My idea was to produce a small gift bag using the above colours in a stranded colourwork pattern. I love colourwork in knitting and crochet and have always been inspired by Scandinavian, Estonian and Fair Isle patterns.

What do you think…?


…I am quietly chuffed with the way it’s turned out. The Scheepjeswol Stone Washed yarn is not only fast becoming one of my favourite yarns to work with, but is also absolutely perfect for this kind of work.

The bag measures 22 cm high x 18 cm wide and is perfect transportation for a small knitting/crochet project, as a gift bag instead of wrapping paper, or simply a gift for someone special.

The pattern is available totally free in three languages. You can download your own PDF version by clicking English, German or Dutch versions.


I hope you enjoy making this bag as much as I have designing it.  Why not share your version of the bag with us on the Scheepjeswol facebook page or by emailing a photo to me (my email address is on the right).

Tomorrow will be Nerissa’s turn to share another beautiful blog hop advent creation with us. Make sure you visit her blog MissNeriss and see what she has in store for us.

Happy Knitting!



A big thank you to all of you who have supported me this year, have left lovely comments (I love reading them), purchased my patterns (watch out for many more), joined me in my ‘homely blanket quest’ (I hope you have loved it as much as I have) and generally made my inspirational journey more fun.


Sing hey! Sing hey!
For Christmas Day;
Twine mistletoe and holly,
For friendship glows
In winter snows,
And so let’s all be jolly.


Christmas Wish

I hope you visit and share more inspirational colour, knitting and crochet with me in 2014!


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