About Me

  • 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


  • Favourite Crochet Blog & Favourite Crochet Designer



  • Instagram

Patterns and Tutorials

♥ buy me a coffee ♥


  • Hello!
    src="https://attic24.typepad.com/Lucy150x150.jpg" >

« Winter Has Arrived | Main | My Little Coat Squares »

December 03, 2013


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


I love the story...I love the coat..I even found myself casting an eye through the local op shop yesterday looking for something to dye...I know what I will be doing over the Christmas break! Thanks for the inspiration!


You go girl!!!! Beautiful.


it's amazing, it's just so fitting for the queen of crochet! X


Jane, if you are invited to a party and you disapprove of the host, you would politely decline, not turn up and criticise the soft furnishings. Please treat our host with some respect is all we ask!


The red dye does an excellent job.
Your crochet does an extraordinary job!
And I love the results. No-one would ever know it was the old coat.


fantastic and perfect for "bonkers" Lucy .... well done xx love Joy xx


Beautiful tale, glorious coat!


Lucy is amazing! Lucy should make sure to always follow any bonkers ideas she has.


Love it!!

Alison Kalotka


Rhian McCarthy

Fabulous yet again Lucy just love the colours and the cuffs are brilliant. You have such a wonderful eye for colour. Rhian

Beth in Maryland

You owe us a photo of the complete FO! I want to see the full effect, as if it were walking towards me on the street!


Oh My Gosh!! Your coat turned out great. Great work on up scaling it!

Nathalie M

Love what you have done to that coat. I've frequently dyed clothes but none of them have turned out the way your bright tulip red (very dutch colour, love it!) has. Well done!


Wow, this is gorgeous. What a fab bit of upcycling! xx


so so cute!


Hi Jane

My Boden coat is not a winter coat. It is thin. I wear it in spring and summer.
I don’t know why you think it’s ok to keep visiting my blog and leaving such negative comments. If you don't like it here, please don't visit.


I love your story Lucy and I'm so pleased it had a very happy ending, I do love how your coat has turned out just beautiful in every way. I hope the dye won't run if it rains though. :)


Well if i see the old/new coat on sunday at the christmas market i will try to have a good look without you thinking i am a stalker :))))) it looks fab by the way and the crochet trims perfect .


Thank you for your reply.
Far from being judgemental I believe in honesty - "Lucy didn't have any other coats for winter" is written in your post yet in your reply to me you say you still wear the green Boden coat.

Perhaps you're allowed to be dishonest when speaking about yourself in the third person, by pretending it's not actually you.


thought about this coat while I put on my own coat for a frosty walk to school this morning, thought about it the whole way there and and the whole way back and am still thinking about it as I go about my day- here in frozen california- thanks for sharing your joy- deeply appreciated


Love it but it got me casting my eye round for something to give a similar treatment to - think you've started something.......


Oh Lucy just FAB, what a clever girly you are.
Love reading your blog
Best Wishes

Yarn Queen

a beautiful bright read for my very chilly -27 c wintry morning. Stunning!!


that looks amazing! i might have to do something similar to some of my old, haggard clothes!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Yarn Shop

Books I ♥

  • Granny Squares
  • Vantastic
  • 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet
  • Crochet
  • Handmade Glamping
  • Crochet with Flowers
  • Creative Family Home
  • Cute and Easy Crochet
  • KnitPro Waves Crochet Hooks

My Flickr

  • www.flickr.com
    This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from Attic24. Make your own badge here.

Your Flickr

  • www.flickr.com
    This is a Flickr badge showing public items from the Attic24 inspired group pool. Make your own badge here.

Monthly Mosaics

  • 03/2013
    A collection of favourite Attic24 images
Blog powered by Typepad