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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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I am making my sister's cat several of these. He is an only fur baby. So he will I think enjoy these.

Susan Round

Lucy: I'm trying to find your email or a way I can send you a personal note! Please, could you send me the way? I'd appreciate it so much.

Susan Round
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What size crochet hook would you recommend for the little balls please?
It's a beauty

Ros Moseley

Hi Lucy,

Thank you so much for the giggles in the wording of this pattern your projects are also very lovely buy what makes it for me if how you word your patterns,
It would not be as lovely by video.

Thank you so much honey keep it up lots of love xxxxxx


Love these little balls! They're the perfect for when I become sidetracked and have that itchy urge to do a little crochet project on the side.

Hande Aksoy

These are just lovely! And wouldn't they make gorgeous cat toys? ❤

Jill morrow

You are amazing. I have often tried to read many crochet patterns and I always come back to your super clear directions and photos. No one does it as well! And your eye for colour, pattern and style is totally incredible.... eg. The groupings of objects from around you house..... arranged according to colour....they tell a story....or many....so unique.... I do similar things with found bits and pieces from nature. I love collecting interesting sticks and branches. I keep them by sticking them in amongst the trees! Thanks for doing what you do.....it's beautiful!


Hi Lucy,
Thanks to your fabulous tutorials I have renewed my interest in crotcheting which started in my teens about 45 years ago! I have made a pram size version of the cosy stripe blanket, the skinny striped scarf in the Comic Relief eBook and now I have just learnt how to crotchet little balls which I am going to attach to the end of the scarf. I did make a donation and tried to add a comment in the Paypal section but I think it got a bit mangled! So thanks for your very generous tutorials, I have learned so much! Sherin, Sydney, Australia 🇦🇺


Everyone writes patterns differently. To make the tutorial better and useful please include..

size hook you used (preferably in mm)

Yarn weight

Key: sc = single crochet
DC = double crochet

Even though you use dc I can't help but think you mean single. Sorry if I got confused but I read many patterns and you can't really blame me. =/


great i am going to use these for eyes in the alligator scarf just knitted for grandson.....thank you


These turned into lollipops on a stick. Made several in yummy colors, glued a candy stick in one end, wrapped in a bit of cello with ribbon and TAHDAH, holiday tree ornaments. Making a dozen in assorted colors. Now I am going to get brave and try them with stripes!

Love the blog!


Hi, Lucy. Just faffed about almost ALL day trying to follow a pattern for a little ball. Very frustrated and angry at the end, I tell you. Then I remembered seeing something years ago on your blog. Well. Five minutes later, I produced a GORGEOUS little thing which I will now make millions of !! Your instructions are so clear and concise. You are a blessing to me. All my projects have been through you. And, many more will follow. Trust me. God bless you, sweetie.


This is the best little ball tutorial ever! They are so cute and work up so quickly! Thx so much for making your older blog posts available. I refer to them frequently. Hugs MO

Sarah Eddleston

I absolutely love them. I think I used a slightly too large hook. I used a 3.5mm hook. I don't think that they are quite as small as yours but they are still adorable. love them.

Megan O'Donnell

You mentioned amigurumi in this post... Was wondering if you would consider doing a tutorial on how to join amigurumi together. For example, how to join legs and arms to the main body...


I needed a pattern for eyes to add to an octupus I made for my kids. This will be perfect in white with a first 6 sts in black. Can't wait. Might then have to make a load of little balls for fun too.


Just lovely as always Lucy. Today on my blog, I mention you and your lovely little balls you crochet as well as Christmas baubles to make with yarn. Pop over and visit, you are most welcome! http://eclectichomelife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/knitted-christmas-baubles_15.html?showComment=1387195708501


I love all your things -- all colorful, just like I like!


HI. I love all your crochet! Is there a pattern for the hearts please?

Mary M

These are so cute! What size hook did you use? I bet my Mom would

 Elsa Milena Rosado

Every day I see your blogs and love everything, no weaving for 50 years but God gave me other granddaughter anda now I have time to do.
Congratylations and thank you.

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