Little Dove Crochet Blogs

Moss Stitch in the Round

Moss Stitch in the Round

If you've followed me on social media for a while you'll know how much I love moss stitch! I just love how quick and easy it is and how modern it looks. I've made several horizontal and diagonal stripe moss stitch blankets and I've been wanting to try a square one worked in rounds for some time but have been put off by how skewed they always seem to look, it just seems to ruin the finish. Had a bit of time this Easter weekend and a nice new Sirdar Snuggly Pattercake to have a go at coming up with...

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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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