Cute Critters, hanging baskets to keep the kids tidy

I know how difficult it is to contain your child’s favourite possessions and encourage them to put them away.  I designed these character to baskets to make tidy-up time fun!

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The baskets are worked flat using a simple mesh stitch, I used Wendy Supreme Cotton Chunky which is incredibly strong and comes in a range of fun colours.

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You can find the pattern for these baskets inside issue 90 of Let’s Knit Magazine.

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Knitted Sewing Accessories, Something has to make sewing up fun!

I know most of us knitters are less than enthusiastic when it comes to sewing,  but sadly most knits require a little sewing.  I was thrilled when Simply Knitting asked me to design some pretty sewing accessories for knitters.  I was really really really pleased when my copy of the magazine arrived.  My designs had become a self-contained pattern leaflet to accompany the cute free gift,  a tape measure in a tin.

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I used some left over sock yarn for this set,  it gave me some interesting colour whilst keeping it simple.

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Pin Cushion Jar Lid

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Sewing Needle Wallet

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Scissor Keeper

Staying with the keeping organised theme,  I have also designed some hanging baskets.  These are also featured in issue 117 Simply Knitting.  The baskets each take one ball of Rowan All Seasons Chunky.

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