Giant granny square blanket, folded, crochet hook and ball of Cowgirlblues yarn

Crochet yourself a Giant Granny Square Blanket

About a week into lockdown I started thinking about a big project.  I wanted an heirloom, something that I would keep forever, that would always remind me of this time.  With a business to run and a lot to worry

cowgirlblues Hamburg DK wool hand knit beanie free pattern

Introducing the Hamburg Beanie

After exhibiting at H&H in Cologne last month I spent a week in Hamburg, and it was very, VERY cold, by South African standards anyway.  There was snow, so I'm not exaggerating about the cold!  So I knitted up this

Pin-Stripe Scarf Knit Pattern

Want this pattern? Scroll to the bottom to download this pin-stripe scarf knitting pattern for free! I don’t know about you, but I usually have several projects on the go.  At least one of them needs to be an easy knit

cowgirlblues granny squares

Creating colourful Granny Blankets

The studio has been insanely busy for the last few weeks (months actually!).  Last week we shipped 40kg of wool to Japan, and we have 100kg getting ready to go to Germany.  Growth is a wonderful thing but it's not

Chief of Crochet at cowgirlblues

Meet Nomonde, the Crochet Induna

This is Nomonde Yokwana, she is the Crochet Induna at cowgirlblues. I grew up in Kwazula Natal where the local language is Zulu and the Induna was the "headman" of a community, or the foreman in a working context, or

crocheted wool handbag work in progress

Having your own business

Not being entirely as technologically literate as I'd like (or like to think I am!) I'm not sure how to disable some of the facebook notifications I get inundated with, and at the moment the pace is hotting up as

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Flowers for winter

It's been a chilly day here in Cape Town today, maybe the first of many, although I haven't been watching the forecast. But when I photographed my crocheted flower collection for a product enquiry this afternoon they felt woolly and

Hand-spun wool vest crocheted in an open weave with adjustable (and detachable) ribbon tie

Bowtie Vest

Handspun wool vest crocheted in an open weave with adjustable (and detachable) ribbon tie. Details: ≈65cm nape to hem, ≈40cm underarm to hem, ≈275g, various plain colours. Made to measure on request. R795