Little Dove Crochet Blogs

Pink and Purple Sunbursts

Pink and Purple Sunbursts

I've made lots of sunburst blankets in the past but this one has attracted a lot of interest, everyone seems to love pinks and purples!! I've had lots of requests for the details so here they are. I used Priscilla Hewitt's fabulous Sunburst square pattern (not to be confused with a starburst pattern which is something very slightly different I'm told). I love this pattern and have been using it for at least 15yrs or more! You can find the pattern link here: Sunburst Square My customer wanted a pink and purple combo so I put together these lovely colours...

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Orla Inspired

Orla Inspired

Firstly apologies if you are expecting to find this blog post to contain all the information to make this blanket.........It's more an explanation of why I won't be sharing the details. I love Orla Kiely so I was excited to be asked to make an Orla inspired blanket recently in a lovely warm, autumnal combo. I remembered that some time ago lovely Anita from My Craft Life started making her own Orla style blanket and so the idea really came from that. Unfortunately Anita didn't share the finished blanket or the pattern she came up with before she disappeared from...

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Geometric Lace (Without the Lace!)

Geometric Lace (Without the Lace!)

I've had my eye on this Cypress Textiles pattern for a long time waiting for an opportunity to use it but also slightly scared of the random colour placement!! I like matchy matchy and symmetry so I knew this pattern would take me way out of my comfort zone but the end result is so worth it! Click here for pattern As it happened I had a customer specifically choose that similar style of hexie blanket so finally a reason to I dig out Rachele's fab pattern and I couldn't wait to get started. Random colour placement was harder than I expected though. I thought seeing as I...

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Designing Again!

Designing Again!

This time last year I was approached by Cross Stitcher magazine to design a festive themed sampler for their October 2016 issue. Since then I have done a further 3 designs for them the most recent being a birth sampler in the latest issue 317 (May) It has been really fun designing again and made me realise how much I miss a bit of stitching! I just don't get the time these days with the crochet side of my business being so busy......a good problem to have of course but I really do miss relaxing with my cross stitch Today 'Home for...

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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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