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Archive | October, 2015

Get 'Hooked' this Halloween....


I love a good excuse to create something new for my kids, so when my 8yr old suggested having a halloween party this year, I couldn't resist the urge to get making some creepy, 'oh so crucial' accessories!

Having recently come across a lovely 'youtube' channel called 'HappyBerry Crochet', by Laura Eccleston (if you haven't already seen some of her tutorials, I would definitely recommend it), I knew it was just the place to get some crochet inspiration for the party!

Laura of HappyBerry Crochet gives incredibly clear, concise and easy to follow instructions for all the projects that she features on the channel.

The channel is also ideal if you're a complete beginner, as there are tutorials to walk you slowly through all of the basic stitches, even showing you how to start with a slip knot. So, if you are thinking of learning to crochet, then I'd absolutely recommend checking this out.

Each week a new tutorial and pattern designed by Laura is released and from what I can tell so far, they are often quite small easy manageable projects, which can be finished pretty quickly.

Ideal if you're quite new to crochet or if you'd just like a quick crochet fix or would like to make a little gift for someone - there are some great ideas.

Her projects are often themed for the time of year, so if you check out the channel at the moment, you will see a few recently added Halloween projects, which is of course where I got the pattern for the pumpkins and ghosts featured here. I love the halloween bunting and intend hanging it on our front door for when our 'party guests' arrive on the 31st October! Plus the cute little pumpkins will make great table decorations as well as fab little party gifts for the guests - when I add a keyring fob to the stalks!

If you'd like to watch the tutorial for making the amigurumi pumpkins click here

Amigurumi Pumpkins - Halloween Crochet


Or if you fancy the bunting, then click here

Halloween Bunting - CrochetAs well as the youtube channel, HappyBerry Crochet also has a website, where you can download all of the patterns for free as well as lots of other useful 'crochet' information - including a conversion chart for US to UK terminology, yarn weights and hook sizes.

So, if you're looking for some inspiration for some 'spooky' halloween crochet ideas, then I'd definitely recommend that you head over to HappyBerry Crochet...... enjoy x