Giant Bertie the Bear

I decided to try the Bertie pattern using chunky wool so he’d be big and it worked a treat!  I love them 🙂

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I really do love this pattern by Ilaria Caliri!  You can check out all her patterns on Ravelry here

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Mandala blanket

I’m currently working on the Mandala Blanket from the simply crochet magazine – designed by Hannah Cross ( the Ravelry link is here ) and am loving it – I’m enjoying the way each round is different.

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I’ve tried something a bit different with the colours. Still not sure about the gold next to the burgundy but overall I’m likeing it!

I still have over 20 rounds to go – this blanket is going to be big!

Bertie the Bear

I LOVE this pattern by Ilaria Caliri!  It was available in issue 31 of Simply Crochet Magazine and I couldn’t wait to make one!  It is also available to buy on Ravelry here

So here is my Bertie…

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Of course,  I thought he might be lonely so I made him a friend…

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I named her Bernadette.   I’m not sure about her dress – it didn’t turn out quite as imagined but I still think she’s cute.

I have the feeling I will be making many, many more of these!

Hello My Name is Amineko: The Story of a Crafty Crochet Cat by Nekoyama

It’s official!  I love Hello My Name is Amineko: The Story of a Crafty Crochet Cat by Nekoyama and I adore making sleepy kitties 🙂

Here are some that I’ve made.

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Big kitty!  See picture below for size difference.  I didn’t realise he’d be that big lol

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See?  I’m completely addicted. 

It’s a great pattern and I love the book. It gives you great ideas for different facial expressions / how to make the kitties have different personalities!  It made me want to make a whole bunch.

Plus I’ve found they go down a treat as gifts!