Little Dove Crochet Blogs

The Super Chunky One

The Super Chunky One

I've had so much interest in this blanket so I thought it was worthy of a blog post! My stepmum asked me to make her and my Dad a lovely cream chunky blanket for their home in Florida.....I know......Florida!! But as one of my Insta followers pointed out, when you're used to mega heat, it doesn't have to cool down that much to feel a bit chilly and a warm blanket would be very welcome on cooler evenings. Now just to explain I am no pattern writer so what you'll have here is just the basic info of how I...

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Soft Toy Custom Orders

Soft Toy Custom Orders

As some of you who follow me already know I suspended the sale of soft toys a month or so ago due to the imminent Brexit deadline and potential safety testing changes. I have to confess I used this as a bit of an excuse to give me some time off from making them. With us still in the grip of Brexit chaos (yawnnnnnnn!) it's time for me to come clean and explain why I did this...….  Having this break from making soft toys has given me time to have a proper think about their future and make a proper...

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Evolving

Evolving

It's been ages since I last blogged! A lot has happened in the last few months and it has provoked a few small changes in my business. Before I talk about the changes I'll give you some background..... Before I had my daughter in 2011 I just ran the cross stitch side of my business alongside my day job at a building society. When my daughter was born the cross stitch side took a bit of a back seat, I didn't release any new designs for around three years and I re-discovered my love for crochet and it unexpectedly turned...

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The Juicy Fruits Blanket

The Juicy Fruits Blanket

You'll have to bear with me on this one. It's been three years since I made this blanket and I'm really hoping I've remembered the colours right!  This blanket was another one of those makes that I worked on in between orders to satisfy my creative urge. When you are making the same things over and over I find it good to have an in between project on the go that I've chosen myself just to keep things interesting. I'm often asked how long it takes me to make a blanket. Difficult one to answer because there are many variables...

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Four Coastal Blankets for Cygnet Yarns

Four Coastal Blankets for Cygnet Yarns

A little while back I gave you a sneaky peek of some blanket patterns I have put together for Cygnet Yarns. I've been meaning to write this blog post for weeks as the Ebook containing the four patterns came out a couple of months ago! I've finally found time on the first day of the new year to sit down and do the blog post! As I mentioned in my previous blog post about these blankets I discovered that I have a love/hate relationship with designing/writing patterns and have since concluded that it is not for me and have turned...

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