It’s okay to take a break

When you see me posting on Instagram or Facebook, the first thing that probably comes to your head is obviously ‘crochet’! Well yes, that’s so true because I use ‘The Loopy Stitch’ as my platform/account to reach you. But did you know I also like to do other things? Seriously! haha crochet is such a big part of my life that does define a part of me, but not all of me. And it’s okay to take a break… I was listening to episode 3 of The Goal Digger Podcast yesterday and… Read More

Mindless Crochet: How to crochet an easy cowl without really thinking

Lately I’ve been finding it impossible to switch off at night time especially at bedtime. Ideas floating around in my head of what I could be making, or things that I need to get done around the house. It just doesn’t stop. I recently put up a post on my Instagram and Facebook page stating this problem and asking for advice and strategies that could help. The response was overwhelming. So many other women feeling just like myself. Why do we struggle to switch off? Why can’t we sleep and why do… Read More

A bit about what I’ve been doing…

Howdy doody! It’s me again… well obviously. I have this goal to post more often and if possible even regularly. But most of the time I feel as though I have nothing to say. And then as it turns out, once I get on a roll, I sometimes can’t shut myself up lol. (This could be due to the lack of adult interaction I have haha). So in saying all of this… I’m going to take baby steps to try and be more interactive and post more. Even if it it’s once… Read More

Yarn that I’m loving at the moment!

Some time last year, I purchased my first ever supply of DMC yarns. I have the DMC Natura Just Cotton (4 ply / fingering weight) and DMC Natura Just CHUNKY!! Since then, it’s been the main yarn on my hook. I love working with cotton, it would have to be my favourite type of yarn to work with without a doubt. The chunky yarn works up so quick and we all know that’s an added bonus, sometimes crocheting anything feels like it takes an eternity to do. But with this yarn it’s… Read More

Crochet Mandala A Day

Spring is here (in the Southern Hemisphere anyway) ๐Ÿ˜€ and what better way to celebrate than crochet a mandala every day for the month of September. This idea is the brainchild from Leah from Snakewood Designs. ย She asked me the other day if I would like to join in and play as well. It’s like asking a chocaholic if they would like a piece of chocolate? Do they really need to give you an answer? So here we find ourselves making something beautiful from a simple idea. Which I would love to… Read More

Starting Stitch / Foundation Stitch

Joining Without Slip Stitch

Spinosa Square

I have a plan, a dream, a desire.ย  Call it what you will but I want to see this through till the end… if there ever is an end. I want to design different granny squares and then make one awesome blanket (or more) from all of them. So in saying that, here is the first one the ‘Spinosa Square’. I just have to make sure that I don’t run out of creativity juice, wishful thinking and I’m going to be positive. The squares will most likely be suited to different crochet… Read More

Kaleidoscope Granny Square

As promised I’m trying to catch up with writing out my patterns in order to share them with you. Here is one I did today and I hope you like it, I really look forward to seeing the creations you come up with, all the different colour combinations, colours etc and what you actually make with the squares ๐Ÿ˜€ So here is the pattern: Materials: Yarn of your choosing (I used 8ply aka dk yarn and a 5mm hook) Corresponding hook size Scissors Yarn needle Notes: This pattern is written in US… Read More

November, you flew by…

As we step into December steadily, please not too fast, I’d like to share with you what I got up to in November. I’m still so very new to this blog thing and quite frankly I do neglect it a bit, and still have no idea what I’m doing lol. As I prefer photos over my words, I will let the images do most of the talking. If you want to follow me more frequently than what I post here, you can do so on Instagram @theloopystitch is my account. So without… Read More