Stylecraft Blogstars’ Garden Party

Welcome to my turn to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with a Garden Party. Fellow Stylecraft Blogstars are taking part in this event throughout May, where we share a pattern we designed for this special occasion. Our brief: use pastel colours and think ‘garden party’. Well, for this Aussie, living so far away from the other Blogstars (Stylecraft is based in the UK for those that do not know) and never ever been to a garden party or really heard of one, it stumped me on what to make at first. Obviously (for… Read More

Come Together Crochet Retreat 2022

Come Together Crochet Retreat 2022 Create ~ Connect ~ Chillax Get away from the daily grind with some quality crochet time. 27-28 August 2022 I am super excited and proud to be a part of this amazing event run by Lynda from Crochet Australia, for the third year in a row! This year we are focusing on two different styles of crochet: Traditional Irish Lace and modern boho crochet. If you’re interested in attending this event (yes, yes, yes, you must) click the link to Lynda’s website for more information. Don’t leave… Read More

Goodbye 2020

Finally! It is the last day of 2020. What a year it has been. I could go on and on about it, but I won’t. I want to focus on how productive it has been on the design front and reminisce over the patterns I have created aka being grateful for the good to come out of 2020. 😆🤩 I don’t want to ramble on so I will let the photos do most the talking and I’ll try my best to keep it in chronological order for you. It’s nice to see… Read More

Resilience in Bloom Information

Good morning everyone! I’m happy to report that I finished weaving in all the ends last night. I highly recommend that when you make your own blanket, you weave in as you go. (As a designer, you never know when you’re going to frog, so I like to leave my ends out ‘just in case’, because we all know how hard it us to find the ends after we’ve woven them in 😅). I have loved seeing how excited you all are. It makes my heart sing. It really does! So thank… Read More

The Reveal….

Happy Monday! I know you have all been patiently waiting for the exciting news of what this project is. Well… I’m beyond thrilled to announce that this design is turning into a blanket and will be Stylecraft Yarns January MAL!! Wooo hooo! I cannot wait for January! Plus that means we can all say goodbye to 2020. Who else is looking forward to 2021 and what that holds? If you’ve been following the journey of this design, you will know that I couldn’t come up and ran a competition. The winner to… Read More

Win this pattern!

Help me name my latest pattern. Click on the link below (I’ve shared it from Instagram, so I’m a little unsure how it looks and really hope it works), find my latest post of the flowers and follow the rules. Okay, no rules but read it to see what you need to do 🤣. Follow me on Instagram! Username: theloopystitch This is a photo of my post you need to find… Good luck!!!

I wish I were an octopus

Four years ago I wrote a poem. A poem about being a crocheter… and how handy it would be to have more limbs… I thought I should share it here too. I hope you enjoy it. I wish I were an octopus. I wish I were an octopuswith 2 feet and 6 arms..Everything on my to do listI’d do it with sweet charm..That wip that has sat thereIn the corner collecting dust..Well I’d take my hook and all my yarnand finish it no fuss..Dc in the next stitch, chain twoand skip another..I’d… Read More

I’m sort of back…

So it’s been 6 weeks since I began my break. And if I’m being honest, which you know I am…I have really found myself again, or at least started to. I have had a few little health issues, which the majority have been resovled and tomorrow I hope I will get the all clear tomorrow from my cardiologist. Physically (apart from the heart issue) and mentally I feel like I’m much more ‘me’ and I have improved on a daily basis or maybe if I really think about it, found peace within…. Read More

It’s time to take a break

It’s time for me to take a break. I think my body is telling me I’m doing too much and it’s starting to take a toll on my health. I’m a ‘yes’ person, a people-pleaser, and I’ll always put you first. That’s not working out so well for me at the moment, so it’s time to take a step back, evaluate and prioritise what’s important and needs my attention first and foremost. Right now, that’s my health. I’ll still pop in occassionally and check-in. I don’t know about you, but I’ve mentioned… Read More

Crochet Tournament 2020

The very first Crochet Tournament in Australia came to an end on Monday night. I probably should have spoken about it prior to this, but you know, life gets in the way, throw in everything else that’s going on in 2020 and well….that’s why I’m writing about it now lol. Earlier in the year, I was approached by Lynda from Crochet Australia to see if I wanted to design a 50cm and 15cm square of for this special event. The idea arose after the cancellation of the 2020 Olympics, and with most… Read More