The best advice I can give to beginner crocheters: resist the temptation to start off with a big project such as a single sized (or larger) blanket. Start small – like with a baby blanket or a scarf. Starting small gives you enough yarn to practice your stitches and tension consistency. If you make mistakes … [Read more…]
When a fellow GW2 fan, friend and guildmate accepted my offer to make him a thank you gift, he presented me with a unique challenge. He wanted a baby Dolyak. A Google search yielded one result; although cute, it wasn’t what I had in mind. The Dolyak structure is a close match to Attic24’s Woolly … [Read more…]
At 11:13 this morning, Mzzzz Lammikin boarded her mail bag in Nottinghamshire, UK. Destination: Colorado, USA. Complete with outfits for a variety of occasions, she also travels with a colourful assortment of macarons and the latest must read novel, Seeds of Hate by Robyn Walters. The most challenging part of this project was constructing Mzzzz … [Read more…]
Correction: The chunky V-stitch blankets were inspired by Repeat Crafter Me. I’ve updated the Pattern Sources page with her details and added a new post correcting the attribution. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My first tutorial…wowza! I have a renewed appreciation for others sharing their knowledge after spending 5 hours photographing and writing my tutorial with an additional 3 … [Read more…]
My crochet time is shared with an online MMO – GuildWars2. I currently have 20 characters with one favourite that I’ve played since the game’s launch more than 5 years ago – a Ranger/Druid named Fizzy Petal. I have two very good friends I met through the game and have since become great friends in … [Read more…]
My greatest challenge is resisting new makes until my current project list is complete. I currently have 8 WiPs and 15 PtSs (Projects To Start). This did not stop me from taking on a new challenge – Fimo Clay. To remember which hook I’m using for a project, I write the size on a plastic … [Read more…]
It speaks to my heart that things I crochet have sentimental meaning to the receiver. Projects for family and friends centre around special moments in their life stories. Favourite photos provide colour palettes connecting the piece I create to people, events and items they love. Handcrafted creates a unique and priceless gift. One such project … [Read more…]
It is July 2014 and we are at my brother in law’s annual summer BBQ. As day turns into night my sister in law brings out a blanket she is crocheting for a friend’s new baby. This is a surprise as I associated crochet and knitting as pastimes of someone like my Grandmother in law … [Read more…]
“Disaster Dahling”, a phrase made famous by a certain ballroom dance show judge, aptly describes this attempt at a blanket in March 2015. I had only been crocheting regularly for about 3 months. One of the issues with ordering yarn you are not familiar with online is that the colours you may see on your … [Read more…]
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Some of you may recognise fizzypetal.co.uk (and fizzypetal.com) from my jewellery making days. Shortly after my 5th occurrence of cancer in summer 2015, I shut down my business so I could focus on treatment and recovery.
Roll forward to January 2018. FizzyPetal’s Crochet Chronicles was created as both a personal challenge and to share my creative and learning adventures with the wider world. To become a proficient crocheter takes time and patience, as you’ll see throughout this site. My blog, like my crochet skills, is a WiP, evolving as I do in this beautiful, colourful yarny world.