Happy 2021

I can’t believe I have neglected this blog so long. I really need to get better about it. I do apologise for that. πŸ™‚

Is anyone still out there reading this? I hope so, I’m sorry. 2020 has been a challenging year and it’s been a real challenge to find time to do everything. I know most of you understand that as well.

I’m just popping in to let you know that my FREE Year of the Ox RUG Tutorial on Youtube and PDF on my friends Hobium Yarns Blog is live. It’s a fun pattern for the Lunar New Year that is coming soon. I hope you can make it for someone you love.

I also have my Year of the Ox amigurumi pattern in all of my shops. (Ravelry, LoveCrafts, Etsy) It has furry yarn that gives it so much personality. It was fun collaborating with my son on that one. πŸ™‚

The uncertainty of things gives me a bit of anxiety – especially the way the world is right now. I hope that you are doing well wherever you might be.

I hope I can keep up blog writing more often. πŸ™‚

Take care,

xo, A.

ps: I can’t figure the way to edit my posts anymore. New 2021 goals XD

Tomato Basket Pattern

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Hey friends! I need to get better about blogging but finding it difficult to manage instagram, Facebook, my etsy and love crochet shops while keeping this up too. πŸ™‚ But I promise to check in every now and then.

I have a new pattern ready! It’s a tomato basket made with Lion Brand’s Fast Track Yarn. Using a 9mm hook, this basket works up like a dream! So fast, so lovely, sturdy and can hold your current work in progress, yarns or even toys that your kid needs to tidy up.

I came to this idea when I had a surplus of Fast Track Yarn that my friend gave me for my birthday. I was brainstorming for almost a year before I actually used the yarn. Yep, brainstorming takes forever for me! But then I thought, oh a basket would be nice in our home but red doesn’t fit our blue/grey/cream colour scheme in our home.

So my son had a great idea to make a giant tomato basket. Great idea little O. So I made it and then I made two more. And then, well… I wrote the pattern out and had my wonderful friend test it for me.

If you are wanting to make this and you’re a beginner, don’t worry! It’s very basic stitches. You need to know how to single crochet and the most complicated part are the little vines. But even that, it is just single crochet as well but I have lots of pictures to help you along.

So if you’re interested, feel free to give it a try. It’s only 10HKD (about 1.27 USD) and you might want to make some for your friends too. Your purchase goes to supporting my small business. It’s just me! πŸ™‚

You can purchase the pattern here:

Etsy or Love Crochet

You can find the yarn I used onΒ Lion Brand YarnΒ website. πŸ™‚

*Some links are affiliated links and means I will get a percentage if you should purchase via the link. Know this goes to supporting my small business. (just me) πŸ™‚