The Crochet Sanctuary

Myself and Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet have been talking about setting up some crochet relaxation weekends for a while now. We’ve chatted about venues, food and of course lots of yarn talk! In the past couple of weeks we really got stuck in and I’m pleased, excited and really scared to announce we have launched The Crochet Sanctuary!


The date of our first sanctuary weekend will be November 10th-12th at the beautiful De Vere Cranage Estate in rural Cheshire. What could be nicer than a relaxing weekend full of crochet, laughter and unlimited yarn! We will also be offering day passes to attend on the Saturday for those who can’t make it for the full weekend.

Lisa and I are also so excited to announce that the amazing Eleonora from Coastal Crochet is running our first designer workshop! She will be designing a pattern exclusively for The Crochet Sanctuary guests, how fantastic is that!



Our website is up and running so go over and take a look! >>The Crochet Sanctuary

I am currently in the process of setting up our social media so please pop over and give us a follow/like and maybe even a share?? There’s nothing much going on in the profiles at the moment but everything will get going soon I promise 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by and hoping to see you at the Crochet Sanctuary one day 🙂


Working on the POW! blanket


I’m still working my way through my many unfinished objects, I have binned some, reclaimed the yarn from some, used some for other purposes and actually finished a few.

The next project I have picked back up to complete is affectionately known as the POW! blanket, I started it a while ago and got through one colour repeat before my usual blanket boredom set in (I’ve come to realise that I need to do a little blanket then swap to another project).


The yarn I’m using is Womens Institute DK from Hobbycraft. It’s always on 3 for 2 so it’s a really good option for big blankets!

I mentioned that I had re purposed some of my UFOs, Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet had the great idea to contact @AprilsLawUK on twitter and ask if we could make some squares to decorate The Hugging Tree that gets yarn bombed in the memory of April Jones. Our whole crochet group got involved, we all pulled out squares we had stashed and even managed to make a few at the table on Saturday.


Thanks for stopping by!


Samara the 4ply sheep


I’ve been trying my best to clear all my unfinished crochet objects in an attempt to be more organised! So far I’ve managed to complete two and trash three (no point in holding on to it if I don’t want to finish it, happily I managed to save most of the yarn used). So my first finish was another Heidi Bears Shoop, I made her in 4ply and have decided to call her Samara.


Stephen was the first Heidi Bears pattern I made (followed by a Fatty Lumpkin with unicorn mods), and I can see by looking at the two sheep how much I have improved with the join as you go, Samara looks an awful lot neater!


As you can see I had a lot of fun posing them together! I’d really like to make two more sheep, one in aran and one in chunky so I can make a tower of sheep.


Materials used:

  • 10mm safety eyes
  • Stylecraft Special 4ply in cream
  • Drops Delight in Rainbow Print
  • Grosgrain ribbon bows

I had to end with a big bum pic, just for you Lisa!

Thanks for stopping by!


Loose End

Plot 1

Well today I found myself at a bit of a loose end; my other half Lynda-Rose went off with Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet  to a last minute bargain crochet retreat in Thirsk. So I decided to pop down the allotment to see how my spuds were doing after all the rain we have had.

Potato Comparison

We decided to grow the spuds in Hadopots 37 litre bags; we got the idea from Monty Don on the Gardeners World show. We had previously planted into the raised beds but we kept missing the odd spud when harvesting.

In this method we placed a layer of compost in the bottom, added 4 seed potatoes and filled the bag half way with compost. Once the potatoes had grown through the compost we then filled the bags up, as they aren’t in the ground we’re having to keep a good eye on them…

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I was tagged in this post on Instagram by the lovely Lisa from The Wee House of Crochet, I love the idea of hanging up and giving out hearts to spread a little love in the wake of the awful tragedy that happened in Manchester, so I pulled out my hooks and yarn to make a few.


Like Beth says in the post below – it doesn’t make everything ok but it’s an act of kindness, I’m a firm believer of spreading love not hate so I spent a couple of hours creating hearts and thinking how lucky I am to have my Lurch, my family and my friends. (If you want to send some hearts the address is below too, they don’t have to be crochet)


Thanks for stopping by

Lynda-Rose xx