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  • 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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February 01, 2010


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I don't think you're a crafter, I think you're someone who WANTS to be, but can't.

Granny Square Bikini? NO THANK YOU!


evening lucy, love your colors and how your baby blanket is turning out. i might have that book, will have to check my personal library. love your blog of course. love the way your write and the way you look at life. how is your fly lady coming along? mine fell by the way side again. just wanted to stop by and say hi. gert


Love the zig zags combined with the squares.


hi , I love your blog , i'm from argentina and always visit your posts , lovely photos . kiss Debora


Hi Lucy I was inspired by your baby blanket and have done my own version - heavily adapted to be nearly large enough for a double bed!. pics in my rav projects if you want to peek!


Hi, I just stumbled across your blog tonight. I had to chuckle when I saw the pictures - I have this very same book. My grandmother gave it to me ages ago. I've been crocheting since I was 7. Don't you love finding inspiration from old funky patterns? I'm always picking up books like this one at garage/estate sales. It's amazing to me that I can take one of these patterns and update it and they'll look nothing alike. Old and funky turns into new and FUNkay. lol Anyway, thanks for the chuckle. I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes those books.


i really enjoy you blog

kay Knight

Lucy we have not heard from you for a while hope all is OK. Kay x

Tracy Lambrechts

I've been reading your blog and I find you very inspiring. I'm 40 years old and I've got 3 young daughters. My dream is to stay at home and make beautiful things like you. I'm starting to teach myself to crochet and hope to be able to duplicate the blanket you made with the tiny squares. I'm from South Africa. Warm regards Tracy.


hi lucy,
how are you doing .
iam much thankful towards you as i have learned a lot abt crochet from you .you a wounderful teacher.
i knew basics of it as child and rest all i learned through ur blog i am a doctor by proff and from India.keep up the good work going

kay knight

please please can you tell me how to make those adorable little solid granny squares I am desperate to do some they are just gorgeous


The blanket is stunning! (or will be). Can't wait to see it. You've inspired me to try my hand at a gift for a good friend who's pregnant with her first child. Would you be willing to post the pattern for the little squares? My apologies if it's a copyright issue. Love your blog, and your amazing sense of color.


Hiya, I really love your balnket(and blog come to mention it). Have you written a tutorial for the baby blanket? Or come across the pattern on the web anywhere? I'm expecting my first granchild and so want to make a similar blanket but haven't been able to find anything at all!

Cazza of North Queensland, Australia

Hi, could you explain how to the little half-granny-squares? The triangle ones at the ends?

I have been searching the net and can only find patterns for the more traditional, hole-y, granny squares in half form, and I've tried but I can't manage to convert those to this kind of solid pattern!

Hope you can help, Thanks so much!


I really love the job you make! Brillant colors you use... I love crochet! The zigzag blanket you made is sooo beautiful! Can you share the pattern? I would like to make one for me!!!

Thanks a lot!

Diana de Witt

Hello Lucy,The way you make these colourfull crochet things maken me really happy.
I'm making a blanket of squares .I often look at your site for more colourfull things you're making , i have not so much time and I don't know how you make all these blankets and so by yourself but i think it is really nice .diana

bethel of bethania

Ohhh my Miss Lucy I think your baby rug is going to look divine in 'your colours'... what a lovely pattern idea... OOroo... B


It is funny how times and their looks change. I see the
Chrysantheum (sp?) table runner and that does remind me of your tastes. The colors you use make the "new" type of crochet look more modern and less like my grandmother's. Although, I appreciated hers as well.

Leigh Ann

Hi Lucy

I'm a novice crocheter and have just found your blog. I found your lovely summer flowers granny square so easy and I'm no talent when it comes to crochet!!! I love love love the wagon wheel granny square! I don't suppose you'd have a pattern for it please??? I'd love to give it a try!! Thank you!

ka6thleen mckirkle

Just discovered you through Tip Nut who photographed your magical tote bag. I live in Northumberland too, the frozen north at the minute, and I spent the most happy couple of hours on your web site. I think you are a personal friend now! I am older than you by far, and have used your colours for a long time, to the degree, my husband calls our house 'the disney grotto'. Personally I think you have wonderful taste. lol!!!! You and your family are just a breath of fresh air. Keep doing what you do, you delight so many people. I left your website with the feel good factor, thankyou so much for being you.


Hi Lucy - I want to thank you for you blog, it really inspires me and brightens my day. Thanks to your excellent instructions I now have a fab hexagon cushion cover. Making it was so enjoyable and looking at it makes me smile :-)

I love the squares and chevron that you showed above, and spent the weekend making the small squares and just have to figure out how to make the chevron borders now...

Thanks again,
Emma in Kilkenny :-)


Hi Lucy! This is my very first visit to your blog and I'll definitely be back. I love your use of color and your tutorials look great.

I'm a yarn lover...using it in crochet and knitting. Also a quilter.

Congrats on your new baby boy!

Best wishes to you from Mich., USA!



Actually, I LOVE the bikini and the top that goes with it!

Now what have you gone and done??? Got me hankering after knitted sunbathing garments.

If you are able to post a pattern or find a pattern for one, I'd be most grateful.

I sense a flickr group on the horizon

Gro Merete Alvheim Krüger

Your blog is wonderful! I love the colors you use, and as I am really into grannysquares myself, this blog is one of my favorites! Fun to look at photos of all the different granny-products :-)

Miss Muggins

I had the rainbow vest, which my mum crocheted for me in the 70's. Actually I had a couple, but don't tell anyone!

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