Spring Garden Cushion Pattern Release

We certainly have been experiencing some mixed weather over the last few weeks, no sooner have the spring flowers popped their heads through on a sunny day, the next day torrential rain and hail have arrived. I started to design this cushion on one of those rainy days and I’m happy to say this morning it’s beautiful with sunny sky’s and happy flowers in my garden. I have always loved gardening even as a child I would plant seeds usually ones that my younger brother and I had collected from my Granny’s garden in Ely. She taught us to dry the seeds and label them in envelopes so we knew what we were planting, although this wasn’t always the case and on many an occasion the seeds ended up mixed in the envelopes and what grew afterwards was usually a surprise. A beautiful card with pretty hydrangeas gifted to me by my lovely friend Amanda from Eight by Six and my love of flowers and gardening have inspired my spring garden cushion. I have designed it to use the small 15gram mini shades from the Chalista pack these lovely little balls of yarn have 25.5 meters in and with careful mixing of 7 mini balls and 4 full size 50gram balls you can make our cushion, alternatively the yarn can be purchased using 50gram balls throughout, ours came from Lusciously Loopy Yarn https://www.lusciouslyloopy.co.uk/products/scheepjes-cahlista. Spring garden cushion will make a beautiful addition to a favourite chair in the conservatory or garden bench to while away hours lovely sunny days. We have a new release offer on our pattern with 10% off until Sunday 21st April 2019.



SewHappy Yarn New Shades 🌸

SewHappyYarn yarn is now in our Etsy shop with lots of lovely new shades for the spring all our yarn has free uk delivery and comes with a pretty stitch marker, if you would like a custom order yarn or repeat order please contact us via our Etsy shop as we are now hand dyeing custom order yarn. We hope you love your yarn as much as we loved creating it for you 💕🌸 https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative

Carousel Blanket Pattern

Carousel is our latest blanket pattern it’s a follow on pattern to popular Fairground pattern, it’s colours are arranged in a similar way but uses Stylecraft special dk and its border is unique to Carousel. It’s designed as a baby blanket or lap blanket and its bright colours are used throughout the border which can easily be adapted to add extra rounds to widen the border if desired. We hope you love making our traditional granny square blanket as much as we loved designing it for you. There’s an early bird opening offer in our Etsy shop of 10% off until Sunday 31st March 2019 https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/693053211/carosuel-granny-square-crochet-blanket?

Fairground Granny Square Blanket

Based on a traditional granny square pattern,our blanket is made in bright shades reminiscent of colours of the fairgrounds I visited as a child. The square is worked on a 4mm hook, to give the blanket some drape and extra softness.The border with it’s simple colourful design can be easily adapted to add rounds to widen the blanket. We used 50gram balls of Scheepjes stonewashed the mini ones are just used in our photos, so grab your hook and yarn and let’s get started…

Our latest pattern is now listed in our Etsy shop and has 10% off until Tuesday and there’s 10% of everything until Tuesday 12th March including our hand dyed yarn so grab yourself a bargain in our flash sale. https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/675612152/fairground-granny-square-crochet

All Round To Granny’s

A place I have visited a lot with my children over the years is the boat museum near where we live. It is full of colourful barges which have small cabins that are decorated with brightly painted pots and pans and colourful crochet cushions. The inspiration for my granny round cushion comes from here, I hope you will enjoy making it as much as I loved creating it. The pattern has a retro vibe and would look at home on a favourite sofa or chair, make it in shades to suit your decor or why not make one to use on your deck chair for sunny days in the garden. Pop over to our Etsy shop to grab a copy of our latest pattern. https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/673361698/crochet-pattern-round-crochet-cushion?

We used Stylecraft special dk for our photos, but that pattern is suitable for any dk yarn you may have in your stash, if you are in need of a stockist for the yarn we have used Lynn at https://www.lusciouslyloopy.co.uk/ Lusciously Loopy Yarn ships world wide.

I’d also like to thank my lovely friend Amanda from Eight-by-Six for naming our cushion pattern “All Round To Granny’s” we think it suits the cushion perfectly. We hope you enjoy our new pattern and have fun getting creative with lots of colour combinations, don’t forget to tag us in on social media as we love to see your makes.💕🌸

Hedgerows inspired granny square cushion.

Everybody loves a granny square and there are many different variations and methods of making them. We have included how we make ours in the the pattern.This cosy cushion was inspired by the berries that appear in the hedgerows in autumn and warm days picking the blackberries to make jam with. It will look fabulous on a cosy sofa or favourite chair and once you have made one you are sure to want to make more. A Traditional Granny Square Cushion pattern: 8 Page pattern with a comprehensive photo tutorial in a handy PDF format!

A step by step guide to making your granny square cushion in any dk yarn we have used Debbie Bliss Yarn and the colours are listed in rounds for both the front and back but any dk yarn will do, we have listed a few alternative shades on the back of our pattern depending on availability. This lovely crochet cushion pattern is based on traditional granny square design, with a large granny square back & front with two different colour variations our cushion design is fully reversible..

Our pattern is now listed in our Etsy shop


Granny Square Crochet Cushion Pattern

Just listed in our Etsy shop is our granny square crochet cushion pattern, it has a full photo tutorial throughout and also includes a join as you go tutorial and how to make your cover. Everyone loves the brightness of a traditional granny square and it makes a welcome addition to a cosy sofa or chair. I made my cushion to fit an old wooden chair, it was originally painted and lovingly restored to a beautiful varnish finish . I wanted to create something bright and my favourite colour is blue so I decided on a colour palette with a soft blue and a vibrant turquoise shade, popped with a little mustard to match the mellow wood of the chair. The colour palette has been popular so I decided to create this pattern so you too can make a cushion. Once you have made one you will want to make more for your home. https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/680817575/crochet-pattern-granny-square-crochet?

Snow Days Hat Pattern is now in our Etsy shop!


Our lovely hat pattern is now listed in our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/663556616/crochet-hat-pattern-snow-days-crochet? It’s designed to look great and keep out the winter chills, featuring a pretty “V” stitch stitch and cable style appearance. We have included two sizes for the hat, small and medium adult. With a size guide to help you on the back page. It’s a full photo tutorial pattern if you have used any of our other patterns you will be familiar with these, as we love photos! We used Scheepjes stonewashed XL for our photographs in our hat pattern, for those of you asking we purchased ours to make and photograph the hat pattern from https://www.lusciouslyloopy.co.uk/ there’s a fab range of colours to choose from our favourites are the yellow jasper with moonstone and corundum ruby and moonstone. A special thank you to Libby at Libby Craft for kindly testing our pattern, Libby designs her own patterns which are available in her Etsy Shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Libbycraftmakes

Star Flower pattern

StarFlower makes the sweetest coaster, string them together with a crochet chain for some beautiful bunting or crochet them together in pairs for a Christmas decoration to make your tree dazzle.

Material: 4ply cotton (fingering weight)
Yarn Brand: We’ve used Scheepjes Catona
Crochet hook: 3mm
Wool Needle

Used Stitches:

UK English                             US English                                              
ch = chain                              chain
slst = slip stitch                     slip stich
dc = double crochet            single crochet
tr = treble                              double crochet
sp= space                               space
skst = skip stitch                     skip stitch

dcsp = double crochet spike stitch single crochet spike stitch

trsp = treble crochet spike stitch. double crochet spike stitch.

Pattern notes: for working a double or treble crochet spike stitch

Spike stitch = worked into the round below the round you are currently working on.

Foundation Round. Make a magic loop or chain 5, ss to join into a ring.

Round 1(RS) Into the magic loop or ring ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr, ch1, ( 2tr, ch 1 ) 5 times, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off. (6, 2tr groups, 6, ch-1 sp)

Round 2 Attach a new colour in any ch-1 sp of round 1, ch3 (counts as tr), 4tr in same ch-1 sp, * 5tr, in next ch-1 sp,* repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off. ( 6, 5tr groups, )

Round 3 Attach a new colour in the centre treble of any 5tr group, ch3 (counts as dc, ch2 ),* 1trsp, ch3 , 1trsp, in the sp between 5tr group and working out of the space of the 2tr’s of round 1, see photo on where to create your treble spike stitch, ch2, dc, in centre tr of 5tr group, ch2 ,* repeat from * to * around, ss to join into 1st ch of beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 4 Attach a new colour in any ch-3 sp of round 3, ch3 (counts as tr), 3tr, ch2, 4tr, in same ch-3sp, * 4tr, ch2, 4tr, in next ch-3 * repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-3, fasten off.

Round 5 Attach a new colour into first treble of any tr group of round 4, ch1,(counts as dc), dc in next 3tr, 1dc, ch2, 1dc, into ch-2sp ( point of your star), dc in next 4tr, working out of the dc of round 3, create a dcsp in gap between the 4 treble groups, dc in next 4tr, 1dc, ch2, 1dc, into ch-2sp, dc in next 4tr, dcsp* repeat from * to * around, ss to join into beg ch-1, fasten off.

You are welcome to sell in small quantities any items made from this pattern, but we kindly ask that you credit us and link to our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewHappyCreative if selling online.You may not copy, share, reproduce, including video tutorial or sell the pattern itself or use any of our photos. ©Copyright SewHappyCreative 2018

Snowfall Crochet Hot Water Bottle Cover Pattern ❄️

Following on from our popular granny square crochet hot water bottle cover, our snow fall cover features a pretty “V” stitch stripe pattern. We used beautiful hand dyed merino wool mini skeins and a contrasting alpaca yarn creating a little luxury for your toes.The pattern is designs to fit a 2 litre hot water bottle is now listed in our Etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/uk/SewHappyCreative/listing/661737911/crochet-pattern-hot-water-bottle-cover?

Snowfall Hot Water Bottle Cover Pattern ❄️