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  • Hello! Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x



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I just found this blog and just love it. Thanks for all the information, I plan on doing some wonderful projects found here.


Hi Lucy

I love love love your blog, it makes me all smiley and happy, I found it recently and have gone back and read the previous year of posts. Reading through them all makes me feel so warm and cosy I'm tempted to start my own blog - such has been your inspiration! I adore your beautiful blankets and cushions in your rainbow hues. I have only started crocheting this year and I am loving it. I am currently finishing off a crocheted owl hot water bottle cover but stumped with how to best crochet the button hole loops on to the side. Your button tutorial will work perfectly for this.

thank you , thank you, (thank you)

Nadia, New Zealand


extraordinary work I loved your creativity.


How do you make the squares that are pictured in this project. I am fascinated with your site. it is amazing. Im just beginning and your tutorials are soo helpful.


Your cushion is wonderfull, really. And your tutorial is really clear and great. Fantastic idea! Thanks for your generosity.
Un grand merci.
Jeanne, France


This pillow is fantastic. It makes me so happy looking at the beautiful colors. I'm looking at the front granny square pattern. Do you have a tutorial for that somewhere? It looks like you joined the squares as you worked them right? I just love that particular granny square and would love to reproduce the front of the cushion if you have any tips. Your blog brings a splash of color and joy to life so thanks!


hello lucy, i am going nuts, because i cannot crochet or knit! i had a stroke in 2004. it left me with an inoperable hand/arm and leg. i have been searching the web for a device to knit or crochet. do you have a suggestion?


(in more ways than one - using old jumpers for cushions is a brilliant idea, and such brilliant ... as in bright ... colours too)
I have been getting lost reading your blog - you make some wonderful stuff!
... and now I have at least one more item on my "I want to make this" list ... and have not yet found that extra 50 hours I need in each day ... sigh ...


Very inspiring and I love the hot colors.
You make it look so easy too. Thanks!

sheila vidal

Nossa Que Coisa Linda ! ! E o reaproveitamento Foi genial! ! parabéns


Hi lucy! Just sending you a link to my ripple pattern cushion with thrifted jumper back from your wonderful tutorial. http://www.flickr.com/photos/50402978@N02/4739836919/in/photostream/ Thank you again for being so generous. :) i can't wait to wake up and crochet!


I love this simple, small granny square design you used in your pillow. I'm trying to figure out how you joined the squares— the corners are where I'm having trouble. Is there a tutorial for this technique on your blog?


Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial... I can't go wrong! It took me much longer to find the perfect second hand sweater for the back than it did to crochet the front.... but now I'm set!

Shalane Kelsey

Lucy, I just adore your blog and your delightful designs! I would love to try this cushion, start to finish .... is the pattern for the front posted somewhere my noivce self can see?? Thanks so much for your time and generosity with this site - I am thrilled to have stumbled across your world! Shalane - Ontario, Canada

Trisha Tack

I am into granny squares at the moment, as Sarah London put out the call for people to knit for the Queensland (Australia) flood appeal.
So on my usual look through the Flickr groups came across a link to your site.
A quick question about your granny squares. Do you crochet as you go - trying to look at the photo to make sure. Would be a real hassle having to sew them all together separately.

From Oz

Deanne Stewart-Mills

Vera said: "This is such a beautiful project and a wonderful way of recycling old jumpers. Thank you. You're so generous with your time that I feel rude asking a question, but here goes... With the smaller rectangle that you cut from the sleeve, do you do anything to the cut edge that the buttons will be placed on before zigzagging through both pieces? Sorry, I'm a beginner prone to making mistakes! Vera, Sydney"

Hey Luce I was wondering the same thing as Vera - do you worry about the raw edge or just leave it?

I am in the process of making a little squares cushion (you can see my starting squares on my blog) and am curious about the finsihing. I will probably zig zag the edge, but I was just wondering what you do.


Thanks so much for this wonderful idea!! I've used it to make a round crocheted flower pillow and have posted pics as well as a link back to your tutorial on my blog. You can see it here-



so cute


ES fantástico¡¡¡ me encanta tu idea¡¡


Hi Lucy
Do you have instructions for the crochet side of the cushion cover?
Thank you


Hello Again. I have a huge thank you to you for this post. I have just finished my own crochet cushion using your backing idea! My first Lusy-esk Ta-Dah moment on my blog! Thank you Cindy xxx


WOOOW fantastic, well done.
Thank you very much for the tutorial.


Great post, looks great the cushion, I love all your work, thanks for sharing with all of the web.


i like the idea of making this thpe of best from west!

Michelle Ward

This is SO gorgeous! I love it, and now I'm looking at my IKEA cushion covers in absolute dismay ... Better get cracking :)

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