• Sunflower Applique Crochet Pattern

    I shared this sunflower applique crochet pattern over on Instagram to show my support for Ukraine. I had such a positive response that I wanted to give it a permanent home here on the blog and make it easier to find. This little sunflower works up really quickly and can be used for brooches, keychains or magnets – it’s perfect for embellishing all your crochet projects. MATERIALS (Contains Affiliate Links) DK Weight Yarn in dark brown and yellow (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Coffee Bean and Buttercup Yellow) 2.5mm crochet hook Yarn needle, scissors ABBREVIATIONS ch – chain sc – single crochet inc – increase hdc – half…

  • Donut Bear Coaster Crochet Pattern

    It’s a bear, it’s a donut… it’s a donut bear! If you’re looking to add some whimsy and charm to your home decor then this donut bear coaster pattern is just the thing. I must admit that I’m a little obsessed with them. I mean it’s cute and calorie free, what’s not to love? They’re also really quick and easy to make and you can leave off the ears if you’re just wanting a regular donut. The coaster is constructed as one piece rather than 2 separate pieces which gives it extra thickness and absorbency. I always use cotton yarn for my coasters as I find it to be more…

  • Potato Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

    How cute is this little potato amigurumi?! (I never thought I’d say that about a potato haha). To be honest, I’ve had a bit of the post holiday blues now that my son is back at school. I’ve been lacking in motivation, inspiration and I haven’t really felt like crocheting at all. In fact I can totally relate to this little potato friend which is how this pattern came about. This is a great beginner friendly pattern as it uses only one stitch and doesn’t require any sewing of parts. It also doesn’t matter if it comes out kinda lumpy and misshapen (trust me, we’ve all been there) because all…

  • Stitch by Fay Valentine’s Day Round-Up

    Hello February! (Don’t ask me how we got here so fast because I don’t have a clue). Valentine’s Day is just a few days away now so I thought I’d do a quick little round-up in case you need some last minute gift ideas. While some of these patterns weren’t originally intended for Valentine’s Day, they definitely work and you can have all sorts of fun by adding cute packaging and punny gift cards. All of the patterns below are quick and easy with minimal sewing (coz that’s how I roll). If you find something you like, click on the image to be directed to the free pattern. No-Sew Whale…

  • Sweater Keychain Crochet Pattern

    Give a hug this Valentine’s Day with this cosy sweater keychain crochet pattern. I’ve also included a couple of options for printables (one punny and one more traditional) to make gifting easy. Have you started thinking about Valentine’s Day yet? If you’re looking for something different or you’re just not that into it, I’ve got you covered. This pattern is so quick and the colour combinations are endless. The instructions below are for the stripey sweater but you could easily make it in a single colour and pop a little heart on the front or other embellishment – how cute would that be?? It’d be a fun one for kid’s…