10-Minute Pumpkins - Free Crochet PatternOctober's free crochet pattern is here Did someone say pumpkin spiced latte? I love a seasonal craft, especially one that's quick and chunky! Th...
The Traveling Crochet Afghan - Square 4 - free pattern
The Traveling Crochet AfghanWelcome to the Lottie and Albert blog, and to the free pattern for square number 4 in the Traveling Crochet Afghan!If you haven’t heard of the Afghan before, it is a year-long crochet along in conjunction with Lion Brand Yarn and the ‘My Life in Yarn’ campaign, and it is bringing together over 49 knit and crochet designers from 7 different countries! Each designer will...
Meet the Makers - 48 hours in Bath
A crafty trip to Bath, UK
This post contains gifted experiences marked by a *, although I was under no obligation to include them in this guide and all opinions are my own!Fancy a trip to Bath's Indies, craft spots and best gelato? Beautiful Bath is well known for is gorgeous Georgian architecture, links to Jane Austen and (bonus) being only 1.5hrs from London by train, it's long been a heritage...
Crochet ‘macrame’ footstool pattern for Knitcraft
Crochet ‘macrame’ footstool pattern for KnitcraftIf there’s one thing I love, it’s trying to make crochet look like something else - knitting, weaving, macrame..! I don’t know why, partly it’s because I love texture and unusual stitches, and partly because I love the challenge! So when Knitcraft, the yarn arm of crafty superstore Hobbycraft, asked me to create a crochet footstool that looked like...
Raffia Bunny Baskets - Free Crochet Tutorial
Raffia Bunny Baskets - Free Crochet TutorialWhen I was contacted by the lovely people at Creative Rox to create a crochet tutorial for Easter I jumped at the chance! These cute bunny baskets are perfect for storing Easter treats or even your crafting essentials. Crochet them in just a couple of hours using raffia for a sturdy and quick make! The baskets also nestle inside each other when they...
Easy Potato Print Scandi Playtent Tutorial
Potato print Scandi playtent tutorial
Ahh the mighty potato, father of chips, crisps, vodka and ... potato printing! I set myself the challenge of personalising this play tent from Hobbycraft using fabric paint and a potato, and I love the result!
This quick and easy update could also be made with older children for a great holiday make, and then endless hours keeping them entertained playing...
Love Heart Belly Basket - Free Valentine's crochet pattern
Love Heart Belly Basket, a free tutorialThis chunky belly basket is worked in the round and uses six strands of yarn held together, for a fun and quick make. Finished with heart-shaped pompoms! Scroll down for step by step pictures, instructions and stitch descriptions.Please do tag me with #lottieandalbert or @lottieandalbert to show me what you've made on social media!This project was...
Cotton Basket Bag - Free Crochet PatternMake your crochet a statement part of your outfit and personalise it with pompoms in your colour palette. See you at the market, or park, or beach…Worked with Aran yarn held double, this cotton bag grows quickly. With the option of adding cardboard to a channel around the edge, the bag is also sturdy and keeps it's shape!MaterialsWooden bag handles, 18cm – I used these.5 balls of Women’s...
New Podcast Episode 17
It’s that time again!
If you like crochet chat, funny faces, yarn and people dropping things, you’ll love episode 17 of my crochet podcast Good sales pitch? You can find the podcast here:I’ve also got a book giveaway, an update on the #littleheartsforgrace CAL (blog post details here), and normal WIP talk including my new #crochetbetweenthelinesshawl project, which I’m making from whirls I...
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