Girl ♥s Crochet

Not your average doily

Archive for February, 2010

us/uk/aust terms

If you’re an Aussie like me, you might find yourself getting confused over different terms from different countries for yarn sizes, hook sizes, stitches, etc. This site can help you avoid too much confusion. There you’ll find a lot of definitions and conversion tables.


what not to crochet

If you haven’t already seen this site, please oh please do go visit it.

Not to put you off entirely, but you can find such lovely items there like this:

Octopus hat. Oh yes. You need one.


I’m just completely in love with the crochet work of Lucy on her blog, Attic24. Just looking through her photos of bright colourful bits and pieces makes me want to start a huge happy… something!

What I also love on her blog is the regular appearance of her yarn bag – crocheted, of course.

photos by Lucy of Attic24

sandra juto blanket

Alpaca granny square blanket by Sandra Juto of Sweden

I’ve just fallen in love with this crochet blanket by Sandra Juto of Sweden. This is the fifth and final of these blankets that she’s made, and you can find it for sale in her shop.

Curious to discover how the squares were made, I found Melbourne-based Tamara’s blog and her idea of what the pattern might be. So I’m using this pattern to create the cream & green baby blanket. I love it so much more than a standard granny square, and it’s a lot more interesting to crochet.

granny square tutorials

In case you haven’t already noticed, I’ve uploaded a couple of tutorial videos to the tutorials page: how to make a granny square.

Keep an eye on this page, as I’ll be uploading more tutorials on basic crochet stitches, how to change colours, etc very soon!

baby blanket WIP

I’ve just started my first baby blanket for a girl I know. I debated whether to try a funky stitch or pattern, but decided that it would be more statisfying to use granny squares. I found a soft 8 ply in cream and a calming green. Here are the first of the squares. I think I worked out that I need to make 48 in all for a small cot blanket.

brain slug

Now this kind of crochet I like! Just goes to show it doesn’t have to be boring.

I bought this pattern from CatzillaCrafts on etsy the other day. Just can’t find anywhere that sells lime green wool…!

Brainslug by CatzillaCrafts