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December 05, 2019


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Phyllis M Boyse

Had anyone seen or know of a pattern for hummingbirds,


Happy Christmas to me! I have just bought the dahlia blanket kit to join you all on the CAL journey in January. I've never done a CAL before but have made Lucy's blue ocean blanket, lovely instructions to follow and the stylecraft yarn is very cosy. Happy 2020!!!!

Peg Botham

You always brighten up my day with your lovely blog both in words and colour, you inspire so many people away from the ideas that crochet is for the elderly. I love to see and read about the younger generation getting into yarn activities.

Enjoy your weekend lovely lady.

Jo Blair

What a lovely colourful mantelpiece. I'm also making a festive wreath with natural things and couldn't find a pattern for ivy leaves that hit the spot for me, so I cobbled one together and posted the pattern for free on my FB page. Here's a link via Ravelry if you are interested. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ivy-and-mistletoe

Annette Frater

Pattern for the Christmas decoration would be wonderful Lucy, sincere thanks in advance, you make the crochet world such a colourful place and the generosity with which you share your patterns is so, so appreciated. Annette


Yes, would love you to print the pattern! Thank you!


Might be worth letting uk people know that if they are members of a library then they can read Simply Crochet on-line through the spydus catalogue system.

Lindsey Daubney

Any plans for a Christmas themed blanket sometime? Would love a CAL to follow on the weeks up to Christmas. I’m sure you’ve been asked before. Xxx


Oh my goodness! Love Mr. Bird so much! I love fiddly amigurumi projects so very much! He is a handsome man indeed!

Crafty Cath

I love your scandi folk bird - his colours are great :)

Libby Parker

I am so intrigued by your amigurumi work. I haven't tried it as I feel it would take more patience than I possess. I love your bird and your ornaments and would welcome the pattern for the ornaments. Thanks so much for making this season brighter every year.

Agnes Du feu

Please do write up the pattern I just love everything you do xx


Yes please to the pattern. You are so talented Lucy. I always look forward to your posts and projects. And your home is so charming. Loved the prior post photo of Tilly before the hearth.

gina in alabama

Please do write up the pattern for the baubles, they are lovely. Also I love the Big Bird, he could be the Partridge at the top of the Pear Tree if you ever do a Twelve Days of Christmas project!


Thank you so much for posting the link to your holly berry. I'm off work at the moment and am taking the chance to indulge in my new found addiction to crochet. I'm making a holly garland; found the leaves and was sure I'd seen a berry pattern on your blog somewhere (I read it first to last post in a mammoth binge read over a few weeks) but couldn't find it. I cobbled something together but it wasn't great!

I'm hoping to fit in a visit to the Wool Warehouse this weekend - it's near somewhere I'm visiting as I'm trying out lots of Christmas things but I also have a yearning to use the snowdrop inspired colours your posted a couple of years ago to inspire my own blanket. I'm thinking they would look good in either a ripple or the moorland stitch but I need to see what other colours I can bring in to get enough for a whole blanket.

Pamela Green

Lucy, I love your bird. The colours to me seem very Mexican so maybe he could be given a Latin American name. I must admit I’m not a fan of amiguri- a few years a go I made ‘Stickman’ for my grandson, and while he loved it I didn’t really enjoy the process.

Lynne Stankard

Hello Lucy, what a beautiful, colourful set of photos - gorgeous! Glad the Christmas decorating was complete with help of the children even though Little Lady was poorly - hope she's making a good recovery now. The festive garland looks like a treat for your next blog!! (((Hugs))) Lynne xx

Kath Stephenson

Lovely post as always Lucy, your words and photos add a little chink of brightness to these dark winter days. Some great stash busting ideas too....thank you.

Teresa Kasner

Your bird is a triumph and looks great on your mantle!! I'm pleased to hear that you got going on the holiday decor, I just love being able to enjoy my bright decorations for a whole month! My grandsons helped me decorate the tree this evening and it's gorgeous.

*H*A*P*P*Y* * *H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S*!*!*!*

((hugs)), Teresa :-)


So happy to see your post - I must have just missed finding it when I checked earlier but the Facebook heads up meant I saw your glorious colourful pictures and had a smile before bedtime.
It's funny how you always manage to make me see things in a different way- I am mid many projects at the moment and wasn't grabbed by anything in the latest issue of SC but seeing your pics and birdie make me think I need to look again... though maybe after I have completed at least one of my to be gifted projects!

I am loving seeing my dahlia pack (hidden in my wardrobe) makes me smile whenever I open the door - it's like a beam of sunshine!
It will be lovely for the dull January days.

And yes any and all patterns of yours are VERY gratefully received.. xxx

Pamela Elliott

Hi Lucy, I have bought the Dahlia pack and am looking forward to making it in the new year. I have just finished your Moorland and really loved every minute of it. I found it a relaxing pattern.
I would love the pattern for the little round decorations above, if you have the time to write it up.
Looking forward to seeing your garland too.
I read your blog regularly but this is my first time commenting, as I wanted to say Thank You as well as Merry Christmas, as your blog brightens up my days.


Hello Lucy,
did You Notice that there is missing something?
Only a litte "T" - but well I almost drink coffee so that "T" for thanks... has been to be delivered next ;-)


Hello Lucy,
all cosy and bright here in the area Frankfurt/Main.
I've not ordered yet the current yarn pack as I do not know where to place the blanket. But surely I'll find a place until the CAL starts. ;-)

Best regards and have a nice Before-Chrismas time with only joy, colours and nice atmosphere.
A lot of time for relaxed crocheting, delicious coffee moments and no hurry and pressure around you.

PS: hanks for Your colourful postings this year. I read them all, but often (mostly?) do not comment.


Fabulous bird, I love the stitching on the crochet too, it finishes him off beautifully. Love the crochet baubles, and gorgeous colours of your holly leaves. Well done all on getting the Christmas decorations up. No such organisation here unfortunately. I hope Little Lady is completely better soon, that sounds particularly nasty. CJ xx


Your colleague Heather from the Patchwork Heart has a lovely mistletoe pattern Lucy. Should take a look at her winter wreath. That bird looks like the doves in India and Indonesia, full of colour and fluff and giants. So happy you managed to do the mantle with your kids. A new tradition born. <3

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