Sleep, coffee, crochet, repeat.

Anyone else feel like they have entered the twilight zone? For three months we have been in fairly strict lockdown in Wales and to be honest, I do not know how I would have survived without crochet!

Everyday I have woken up, looked for a coffee (sometimes I have one as a temptation if Mike is bored of waiting for me to get up) I head downstairs (make a coffee if I don’t have one!) grab a project bag and the day, well it just disappears in a blink of mugs, coffee, hooks and yarn.

As I seem to have had a crochet hook surgically attached to my hand (coffee mug in other) I’ve had a fair few #wips and finished items and thought I’d share my five favourite pandemic projects with you guys.

Willowfield Mitts

By Toni Lipsey at TL Yarn Crafts

Sweet and fast these mitts were a perfect quick make at the start of lockdown when I reeeeeeeeally needed a quick win! These mitts feature my absolute favourite stitch; the star stitch. It’s easier than it looks. You should give it a go!

Bobble stripe blanket

By Sarah Jayne Fragola at Bella Coco Crochet

My first ever crochet blanket was a casual crochet along with Bella Coco Crochet on Facebook and in the early days of the pandemic having a group of crafters all with one goal was so rewarding. Love this blanket. It’s a brilliant starter blanket. It’s a very easy pattern to follow and looks ever so professional!

Alpine hat

By Ola Ogunlolu @therookiehooker

This was probably my first real colourwork pattern and I loved it! That and the ribbing, I don’t know why but I really like crocheting a rib, it’s a lot easier as a concept than knitting… Don’t you think? But I may be bias.

Summer Trifecta Tote

By Danielle Hall at Boho Dream Designs

Ahhh this lovely little tote is so summery it makes me want to go to the pool, drink cosmos, read crappy magazines and pretend I normally sunbath whilst my pasty leg’s tell a different story… Just me? OK well it would still make a great pool bag, project bag or bag bag.

Stacking Baskets

By Emma Lieth for the little box of crochet

So here are the sweetest little stacking baskets ever and my most recent finished items. This is a design created for the little box of crochet and it was just so fun. The stunning colours of the yarn with the pops of gold just make me feel so much joy. I have left over yarn and plan on making more, at some point.

So there you have it. My five favourite beginner friendly crochet projects that I have completed during lockdown. If you want to see more head over to my Instagram and see all of my chaotic crafting. And probably a bit more rambling.

Until next time fiber fam xxx

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