I had been threatening to start knitting for ages and so at Christmas I received many knitting related presents, a full set of needles included. I made a few simple starter projects (mostly squares of knitting and a simple envelope sleeve for my kindle), but I thought I would show you my first official knitting … Continue reading Simple finglerless gloves
I would like to tell you about my first "proper" sewing project. My starry pajamas! Last year my mum gave me her old sewing machine, which was rather limited in its capabilities with only 2 stitches in its repertoire. However, it was enough for me to try a few things out. I even made a … Continue reading Starry Pajamas
After sharing with you my geometric crochet cowl I thought it might be quite nice to include a tutorial on how to do front- and back- post double crochets (abbreviated to fpdc/bpdc in patterns). These stitches are great ones for adding texture to crochet projects and can add a lot of depth to the finished … Continue reading Front post double crochet (fpdc) and back post double crochet (bpdc)
So I thought I would introduce you to the geometric cowl I crocheted just before Christmas. After a trip to Hobbycraft to purchase some Christmassy wool I returned with two 400g balls of aran-wool blend for just £6 each and only because the paper band was missing. However, there were other balls on the shelf … Continue reading Geometric Crochet Cowl
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Hello and welcome to H's Handcrafts, a blog about crafting, crochet, knitting and sewing. I started crafting only 1 year ago when I decided to learn crochet. Since then I have acquired a set of knitting needles and some minimal skills to go with them. However, my most recent purchase of a new sewing machine … Continue reading Welcome