Little Dove Crochet Blogs

Time Poor

I recently came across a fantastic article by Sharon Hayes called 'Why I don't do free'. Here's the link Why I can't do Free I've edited my original blog post that accompannied this as a handful of people misunderstood and I am sorry that was the case. However, I still want to include the link to this article on my blog as I think it is useful for other one woman/man business owners particular those that are 'time poor' like me and struggle with the volume of enquiries not relating to new, existing or potential orders. I'm quite a private person when doing business. I...

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The Chevron

The Chevron

I love crochet in all it's forms but I love the modern look. There's definitely a place for granny squares but my personal taste is more contemporary so when a customer said he'd like a modern, crisp style of blanket in greys and mustard I just knew the chevron could fit the bill nicely! We did discuss a couple of other styles too, namely diagonal stripes and solid squares, however I was secretly pleased he went with the chevron :) I love to use Cygnet DK yarn, Cygnet are a bit of a hidden gem really. They have some great ranges at half the price of...

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The Rainbow Drops Blanket

The Rainbow Drops Blanket

As soon as I saw that Laurelin at Snufflebean Yarn had got this gorgeous colourway in I knew I just had to have some!!! It is Cygnet Kiddies Kaleidoscope in Rainbow Drops and it is very aptly named, just like those Rainbow Drops sweets! With it's long colour changes it crochets up a dream particularly when using the fantastic corner to corner stitch. I haven't used a specific pattern for this one, I've done it so much it's stuck in my brain haha but if you google C2C you'll come across lots of info and tutorials. Its a great one for beginners because...

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The Aqua Sunburst Blanket

The Aqua Sunburst Blanket

When my customer said that she'd quite like a turquoise blanket as she didn't know if she was having a boy or a girl I was very excited as this meant that once again I would get to work with Cygnet's beautiful Aqua shade. I just love this particular shade of turquoise, it is so so nice! Initially my customer was swaying towards a daisy style blanket however as it needed to be gender neutral I suggested the sunburst square pattern as a good compromise. The main part is more circular so it wouldn't look quite so girly but still...

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The Sampler Blanket

The Sampler Blanket

I was asked recently to make a sampler style blanket...ie a blanket using all different stitches :) I love a bit of variety in my work and although I know there are patterns for these types of blankets out there I decided to see what I could come up with just by putting random rows of different stitches together myself. It's been a great challenge because you have to be very careful of stitch count all the way through. Different stitches have different multiples so a little bit of maths is required to make sure the stitches fit and the...

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