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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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December 05, 2010


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many many thanks for these great tutorials, I honestly don't know how you find the time and patience to write everyhing down but i know there are loads of us who are truly gratefull


Thank you so much for your kindness and tutorials, and all the lovely things and thouts you share with us.
One star is already with a friend in hospital who expwcts delivery this months with much anxiety - but your star was such a joy for her. Thank you!


Thank you Lucy, and never feel bad about charging people for your hard work. You write and present your tutorials brilliantly. I've been able to teach myself crochet following your tutorials. You are a superstar.


Hi Lucy :)
Will you be doing a pattern tutorial for your little grannies with the flower?

Joan Old

Lovely decorations and a superb tutorial. I've printed it out for my daughter to follow as she's only just started to crochet. You've made it so user-friendly i'm sure she'll be able to follow it.


Next thing is then Your Own Book: It would be a bestseller? What do you think?


Wow! Good work:) Looking forward to the colour-combining post. I was wondering if you could give some choosing yarn advice too! I'm in Australia and always get confused with the different types of wool/names etc. Just looking at your pics- your yarn looks so cosy and comfy!


thanks a billion for all the inspiration and instructions

I wanted to order your Lucy pack of Rico Cotton (what an awesome idea that was - not my wanting to order it, but yours for setting it up), but in some other post you say it's "frustratingly splitty" ? What does that mean exactly? Does the fabric/afghan/whatever become fuzzy after a while?

thanks again


A quilting friend showed me this blog and today I remembered it and revisited. I was blown away by your color sense. I have never done any crochet but your pictures make me want to try. Maybe I also want the snow, the English hills, the small children, the great camera....a very enjoyable nostalgia trip for an urban englishwoman who lives in California and has one teenager.


I read often, but am not much for commenting. You're blog is an inspiration. Such beauty, the colors, your designs, all just lovely. Thank you for sharing your hard work with us! If I ever get time to make your lovely ornaments, I would be happy to make a donation. You're so generous in sharing your ideas:)


Hi Lucy!
I am soooo looking forward to reading your colour advice blog whenever you get the chance to pop it up. I am not too bad with colour combos but yours are amazing!

Excellent idea to put a Paypal donation button! I also think if ever you get the time (hard I know with bubbilies) you should publish a book!! Not just of your gorgeous patterns but also full of Attic 24-ness!! With pickies of baby hands & feet, Connievan, lovely lanes, jars of your flowers full of inspiration! I'd buy that!

I hope I'm not sticking my neck out too much but most artists (yes fellow crocheters- we are artists!) draw and source our inspiration from ideas from others who have gone before us and thats what it is- INSPIRATION not the dreaded 'P' word someone used a few comments up. I noted ur mention of the reference to the original source of inspiration a couple of blogs ago. But as often the case when you put yourself and your ideas out there- you cant please everyone!

Sorry for the ramble- thank you for being here and for pictures of beautiful decs and patterns and baby feet and snow covered stuff. You have inspired me to crochet everyday since I found you!
Love Lou in Australia

Tracy Marie

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them (and you, too)! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us!

Gramma Rita

Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorials. Your time and efforts are appreciated. :)


Hi Lucy,Just checking in at the end of a BUSY family day ( youngests B.day). Thankyou so much , can't wait to give these a go . I have a little cotton stash , not quite as great as your colours but I think it should be fine . Right now I have a jelly brain too , but tomorrow I will make at least one of these :0)
Right now I'm off to bed with your gorgeous colours on my mind .
Jacquie x

Sarah west mids uk

Dear Lucy thank you so much for all you hard work in putting together a pattern for us all. Monday evening will see me hooking away!!
Love and hugsxx


I'm sorry but I have to disagree here with what you have called "your pattern". To take someone else's pattern and just make a couple of tweaks then call it your own is wrong and what I would call plagiarism. You're better than this Lucy - at least properly acknowledge the original pattern author! I'm sorry if this sounds harsh but I find this unfair and a bit of a cheat if I'm honest. You have a good eye for colour and design so please use your own very good talents and not the talents of others to claim as your own.

I realise I will probably get some harsh feedback for posting this but I do feel I have to stand by my convictions on this and say something as I really feel it's wrong.

Emma V

Lucy these look so good and are so fab, what a way to brighten up Christmas. You are an inspiration to so many people, hope you feel the love. Emma


Dear Lucy,
did you hear about this new trend: knit graffiti?
Check out my blog how I tried to cheer up my town with little pieces of crochet!


Thanks for posting the tutorials! You are so very generous! And I would love to see a post on combining colors- I feel a little inept and overwhelmed when I go to the yarn shop to choose colors for projects. Thanks again for all of your hard work! Cheers!


Your designs are so beautiful, Lucy, and it's really kind of you to share them so generously. (The donate buttons is such a good idea.) I'm sure your work will lead you on to more and more amazing things as Little B grows up - you are a very talented lady.
Have a nice rest now! Helen x


Dear Lucy, Thank You for this delicious colourful post! I wish my yarn boxes had so deligthful yarns! I'm happy that you find again time to write and create - even a little bit!
Well done with that donate button!
Sunshine from Crete! Teje


Hi Lucy, I only translated a tutorial from yours, as you know and gave me permission to and gosh, what a job that was! So I can imagine a little bit how much work this must have been for you! You're the greatest sharing these ideas and tutorials with us! Thank you so much! I'm so glad people like you exist and want to share! I really respect you for doing that. Chapeau, hats off, is what we'd say here!
Have a wonderful end of the year time with your family!


lucy--the paypal button is perfect!
putting a little "sugar' in the bowl.


You are marvelous! I can't wait to start on some tree decs today! It is cold and snowy and my husband and I are curled up on the couch with warm coffee, giant piles of yarn, and hooks in our hands -- what a wonderful Sunday. Thank you for posting these patterns!


Thank you from the bottom of my color lovin' little heart!

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