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September 3, 2019

The fabulous challenge is back and this year it's bigger and better. Not only is there a hat making challenge and charities to raise money for but we also have a card making challenge too.

Hop over to Facebook and join the Ben's Beanies group and find out everything you need to know to get involved.

The Ben's Beanies official 2019 Crocheted Beanie is ready using fab Marriner Yarns and the pattern is ready to download or purchase from the Crafty Little Things UK Store. Get the download free using Discount Code BB2019.


February 22, 2019

There has been tons of progress with the Big and Little Crochet throw making. I've managed to work together my first 13 hexagons and have completed all of the hexagons and half hexagons to date. I'm pretty sure we'll be getting some instruction on how to piece more together and we should have a good third of the throw completed. It's going to be a beautiful piece when it's done and I've thoroughly enjoyed working on it so far.

I've really returned to crochet as my first love in terms of crafting. Papercraft took over fo...

September 21, 2018

It's Friday so our haul video is live on our You Tube channel and this week we're looking at some fabulous yarns from Marriner.  Marriner were the only company which agreed to share the Ben's Beanies project on their Facebook wall and were super supportive of the campaign which is now flying away as a roaring success with over 300 hats made in the first week!

Crafty Little Things UK is sponsoring the challenge by providing administrative support but also hand made gifts and yarn gifts for people taking part. We also org...

September 13, 2018

As you may know I'm involved in my nephew Ben's charity and have been helping to arrange the Ben's Beanies challenge. Well the challenge has smashed its 3 month target in just 2 days and has moved on to more items besides beanies but is also aiming to make tons more than anticipated. Go check it out on Facebook, Ben's Beanies to find out more or get involved.

One of the things we're doing this weekend is having a speed challenge for both knitters and crocheters. Both are using a pattern for a simple beanie and are being...

September 10, 2018

This shopping bag is so easy to make, it's a pretty simple mesh and can be made smaller or bigger quite easily. It can also have the handles adapted easily to be a hand held, shoulder or across body strap if you wish. 

It folds up really small to fit in a pocket or handbag and yet once you start filling it up it grows and holds lots of good stuff, whether that's shopping or beach stuff for holidays.

This used Marriner Yarns 100% craft cotton in cream which costs just £1.25 for 100gms. I used less than a ball for this who...

September 3, 2018

This gorgeous throw was from a pattern in Big and Little Crochet book 2 but the recommended yarn wasn't available anymore so I improvised with some fab chunky acrylic from Marriner Yarns and I was not disappointed with the result or the price. Marriner Chunky is just £1.25 for 100gms and I doubt that can be beaten. 

Besides being the best value for yarn around, the lovely people at Marriner allowed us to post on their Facebook wall to share the Ben's Beanies project. We were super happy about that as we'd not been havin...

September 3, 2018

I've decided to take control of my You Tube channel and do a little bit of scheduling.  From now on my channel will feature crochet projects every Monday which will be uploaded at 7am.  So if you are a crochet lover and want to only watch crochet related videos then you know when to tune in. Better still subscribe to my channel (linked at the end of this post) and you'll never miss a thing.

My first Monday was a double whammy for you where I made both Big and Little Crochet hexagons from books 12 and 13.  So why no...

August 14, 2018

Take a look at my video where I browse books 10 and 11 in the fabulous Big and Little Crochet series.

August 14, 2018

Two lucky ladies were gifted three balls of chunky yarn from Marriner Yarns and a customised Ben's Beanie mug in our recent 50 member giveaway which we organised for Make That Change the Ben Glean Trust. 

These gifts are on their way to the lucky members now and we will be holding another giveaway really soon for Ben's Beanies as well as sharing another tutorial showing a gorgeous simple beanie hat being made. If you've not joined in with the Ben's Beanie 100 hat challenge please do so by searching Ben's Beanies on Face...

August 4, 2018

I really did enjoy making this cushion which was based on a  pattern in Big and Little Crochet book 8. The one in the book was very colourful and I decided to go with a theme that would fit my lounge better. 

Now the pattern was frustrating at times just because it wasn't very clear and almost each row was different so it was pretty intense as the tutorial video shows. However, it was fun to do and it resulted in a fabulous item.

The front is complete, the back is almost complete and the whole design is hugely tacti...

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