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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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Thanks for the beautiful lady bird and easy tutorial.
My grandson will be going to Year 1 (Primary school)from September. His class name will be
Lady bird. He is so excited when he saw the lady bird and wants me to make 5-6 of them for him and some of his friends.


Love these and all your ideas, taking up again after many years and looking for easy projects. I live in Australia, love your area.

I made your bunny bunting for friends for Easter. 🐰🐇

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Hi Lucy
First, thanks for sharing and
second, I work with dresses for girls and do crochet applications and I sell
I wonder if I can use your ladybug aplique
there are copyright and can not use if I have not permission
Thank you

Cleane Teles

Parabéns!! Seus trabalhos são muito bonitos! Seguirei sempre seu blog!!!


These look amazing little lady birds thanks so much for showing us them. We are also in the North of England :) and I am also a stay at home mum who likes to crochet xx


Lucy, I know I have already asked about "circles scarf" but I am now wondering if I have missed a tutorial somehow. I am fairly new to "the Attic", earlier this year in fact and perhaps there is a tutorial somewhere and I just haven't found it yet. Being new to crochet, I am having difficulty in guessing how to go about the scarf. I am fairly happy with my attempt at the circle but need much, much help in the putting together aspect etc. I hope you feel the better of your holiday in Dorset, sounds like great family fun. You have made wonderful memories for your children - your little people - they will so much appreciate these memories when they are older. PLEASE, can you either let me know where the circles scarf tutorial is or can you get round to doing one a.s.a.p. once you have Yarndale behind you? I have some lovely Rowan yarn just waiting for this scarf.


Oh wow! These little ladybirds are so beautiful. I haven't crocheted for ages, but these might just inspire me to get going again! Thank you for the tutorial!

Nancy Mahala

Love this idea. I made these for the kids in Sunday school. Their homework always has a lady bug near their memory verse. I made lapel pins for the kids to remind them that they have a verse to memorize for the next Sunday. Thanks for the pattern.

Kim Quinn

Lov, lov this.
I so enjoy your blog. You are a wonderful Writer, Mother, and Hooker.
Best Wishes,

Maggie Rapps

Thank you for the new tutorial. Love all Attic 24 tutorials. As a novice at crochet they always work.

Nadine Camara

Thank you Lucy! I have just completed the sweetest little Hoody Jumper for grandson Josh (just turned 7) but have found that there is a tiny little hole where the wool split and caught "by the skin of its teeth:. It's not going to wear well and I need to darn it, but because it's right in the front on the pocket, I need to place something strategically over the darned bit....what better than a tiny lady bug? He is mad on insects! Thank you again

Sarah Hodges

In the county of Norfolk, UK we call them Bishy-Barnabies or Bishies for short!


The ladybug is my badge ... Thank you for this tutorial which will allow me to make me lots of friends ;-)


Those are simply lovely! I'd also be interested in knowing how to crochet the eyes to make them baby friendly!


thanks Lucy .... one mummy done and one baby done ..... love them xx :-) <3 xxs


Thank you, Lucy. These lady bugs are so sweet and will make wonderful gifts and gift box additions!

Silvia Helena

gostaria muito que vc postasse um pap ou um video esplicando o ponto riplle ou zig zag pois estou tendo dificuldades por favor me ajude !!

Cheryl De Ber

You are too kind!!

Hugs Cheryl

Annette Frater

Ladybirds absolutely fantastic Lucy - as everything you do is! Thank you for the inspiration. I became "hooked" on crochet at the beginning of this year only after finding your website. Enjoy your weekend. Any possibility of a tutorial for circles scarf by the way? Annette


Thank you ever so much. These lady birds are absolutely adorable.


Thank you for taking time to post your tutorial. You have been an inspiration to a fairly new crocheter. I have tried so many of your patterns and have to say I just love crocheting, wish I had learned years ago. Again, many thanks :-)

Tammy Chrzan

I will be making these!!!
Thank you so much for this!

Sarah - CraftySorcha

Oh that is the cutest thing ever! I'm going to make a big one as a little toy for my son. (But stuffing them with lavender is also a possibility - hmm, I'll have to make more than one!).
What stitch would you recommend for the eyes as a replacement for the googly eyes (so they are baby-friendly?)
I love collective names in English, a loveliness of ladybirds, how lovely!

Karen Allison

Thank you so much Lucy! I can't wait to make more crochet yummy! I love your patterns and tutorials. I live in the USA and share your blog with everyone! LOVE IT! Happy Trails! (that's a horse lovers phrase we us here! LOL Yes, I do have horses and other farm animals. :)


I luv ladybugs and will definitely give them a try. Think I'll place one or two in amongst my house plants...won't that me cute. Thx for sharing...Hugs, MO

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