Facebook Crochet Groups

Hello ladies!

So far I’ve been very active on Instagram as it’s the best way to showcase your pictures, however I had forgotten about the good old Facebook!

So following my dear mum’s advice I joined a number of very cool groups and thought I’d share these with you, in case you want to join me:

  • Crochet Beginners Group, with about 75,000 members. Lovely group to share your creations and as it’s full of beginners, people help each other out a lot there. This is my favourite one so far.
  • WE LOVE CROCHET ❤, with about 7,200 members. This one is less focused on beginners, people there seem to REALLY know what they are doing and it’s all about technique and improvements.
  • You Crochet Me Crazy, with about 1,600 members. Similar to WE LOVE CROCHET ❤
  • Knitting/Crocheting/WOOL FOR SALE/Sell, with about 9,000 members. Unlike the other 3 groups, this one is focused on yarn sales, clearance etc. Very good group if you’re after discounted yarn but aren’t too fussed about the type of yarn/colours.
  • Crochet dans toute sa splendeur, about 4,000 members. I chose that group as it is in French and the admin is from Belgium. Whilst I blog in English I want to stay up to date with what happens on the other side of the pond in my home country!

In addition, I have made some progress on the Christmas market, my website and my Etsy shop. Take a look, I think some of these items will be perfect for your Christmas presents!

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My Crochet Kits are Live!

Hello ladies, and happy Sunday!

Another crazy week has gone by, and I have made more progress on Little London Crochet.

This week I have launched 2 important products on my website and Etsy:

Coin Purse Crochet Kit


Which will allow you to make cute coin purses like this one: 


It’s really easy to make and looks so nice. You should see all the lovely comments I get when I show mine off!

Amigurumi Heart Key Ring


Also for beginners, this kit is perfect to offer as Christmas presents to your loved ones.

I am also selling the Yarn in stand-alone packs for those who prefer to create their own creations:


There yarn pack is also available to purchase on Amazon if you prefer that channel.

As you can see I have been working really hard, and between the kits, my full time job and the preparation for the Christmas markets it’s not always easy. 

But I love what I do and that’s the main thing!

Today is Guy Falks night in the U.K. so I will go and watch some fireworks. Tonight will also be the first time of the year that I will have mulled wine 🍷 yeyyy!

Have a lovely Sunday ladies!

Where has the weekend gone?

This weekend has been super productive for me. I’m so happy! 

However time has flown by and tomorrow I have to go to the office… hu hu hu.

I wanted to give you an update of what I have accomplished over the past 2 days:

  1. Set up a Merchan account on Amazon -waiting for validation!
  2. Set up an Etsy account, if you like that platform you can now buy my yarn from Etsy. 
  3. Labelled over 200 yarn balls
  4. Packed 20 Crochet set
  5. Crocheted 1 coin purse 👛, 2 donuts 🍩 and 1 ❣ 
  6. Worked on my Social Media account

I have a full time job on top of that so it’s not easy to manage. In particular I struggle to balance my admin time (social media, website, blog) with my crochet time. I heard a few people have that problem, any advice would be welcome! 

Below is a snapshot of what I made this weekend:

My Yarn Brand Is Live!

I’ve been working on this project for a little while now, and wanted to let you know I am soft launching my yarn brand this week ♥️🦄


It’s so exciting! I’ve always loved yarn and in particular small yarn balls but struggled to buy in small quantity and always ended up with a lot of waste.

So to solve that problem I have created my own packs of small yarn balls (100% cotton). 

Each ball is 12g, perfect to crochet small items and amigurumis! The following colours are included in each pack:

White, light pink, red, brown, yellow, purple, light blue and dark blue!

I deliver these packs Worldwide, so if you like crocheting or know someone who likes crocheting, this would be the perfect Christmas present 💝 

A few people have already placed orders, and i can’t wait to see their creations!

Ordering is very easy, just visit my website: https://www.littlelondoncrochet.com/shop/12g-balls-set

Hope you all have a great start of weekend!

Marie 

Christmas Markets 2017

I’ve taken the big leap and signed up to….yes….4 Christmas markets!

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I think it will be a great opportunity to showcase my creations as well as the crochet kits I am currently designing.

So now I am focusing on making sure I have enough stock to sell at all 4 markets, most of my nights are spent making:

  • Christmas baubles
  • Christmas socks (key rings)
  • Coin purses
  • Baskets
  • Crochet kits

In case you want to come say hello, I have made a list:

– 2nd December: Wimbledon and Putney Commons, https://www.wpcc.org.uk/things-to…/events/profile/craft-fair

– 3rd December: Fortismere School Christmas Market in Muswell Hill, http://www.fortismereschoolassociation.com/copy-of-christma…

– 9th and 10th December: marché de Noël de Bellefontaine, http://www.5fontaines.be/accueil-3

– 16th December: Stoke Newington Methodist Church, https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-celebration-for-christmas-…

I am a little bit stressed out because I have never done a Christmas market before and all of a sudden I will do 4! Above all I hope my creations will make people happy 🌺

Over the next few days I will share some of the stuff I’ve been creating. Really exciting times!

Have a nice evening!

Little London Crochet

 

 

 

 

 

Crocheting Cupcakes

As some of you may know, my mum and I are going to take part in a Christmas market this year in Belgium. We are so excited!

So, we are now preparing…and crafting items that we believe people will like at that time of year.

I’m crocheting a lot of key rings. They are very practical and also can be sold relatively cheap so I think people will like that.

Yesterday I tested a few new things, including this lovely cupcake:

cupcake

I found a free cupcake crochet pattern online, and would like to share it with you in case you want to also make one: click here.

What would you like to find at a Christmas market? Let me know, I’d love to hear your ideas.

 

 

 

Heart Amigurumi for Crochet

I’m working on a cool project at the moment and as part of it, I wanted to crochet a heart in amigurumi and make a key chain out of it. I’m a big fan of practical creations.

I had to do, redo and redo again – my first attempt was barely acceptable. Also it didn’t just need to look good, my goal was to create a pattern out of it so everything needed to be logical.

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It’s very easy to make, and you can buy the pattern on my website. I love instant gratification, perfect for this as it takes about 1.5h to make (a lot less once you get used to that pattern).

Here’s a hint of my project:

With box

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