Your First Amigurumi!

Harry and I have a love-hate relationship

Hey guys! How are we all doing today?

Those of you who have been following my blog for a little while will know about the Aldi crochet kits, the good, the bad and the ugly.

First I did the shark, not only was the pattern terribly written, it was incomplete! I eventually finished the shark and made up my own fins, tail and teeth patterns and published these on the blog with videos.

Next came the series of Harry Potter knitting and crochet projects. Just so we’re all clear here, I hated making these. The yarn was horrible, the crochet hook was almost useless and some off the instructions were…well not awesome.

Well it seems that Aldi have released their Harry Potter kits and their Sew Crafty kits again. Perhaps they were hoping everyone would by the kits to keep them busy during lockdown? Well, whatever their reasons, a whole host of new viewers have found my blog and YouTube channel and now they have questions!

This post is for you! Welcome to George Crafts!

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Easy Crochet Heart Motif: a free crochet pattern with walkthrough video

Hey guys,

How are you all doing? Well I hope! I designed this pattern when several hospitals put out appeals on social media. They have asked crafters to make pair of small flat hearts for the patients they are currently looking after.

The idea is that one heart stays with the patient and one stays with their family. It allow them to feel close to each other at a time when visiting is not allowed due to social distancing measures.

If you want to make hearts for your local hospital, please only do so if they have specifically asked for them. Not all hospitals are accepting the hearts and this is due to their individual policies.

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Top Tips for Crafty Travelers

Beautiful Yosemite National Park in the setting sun

Hello Lovely Crafters!

For those of you who follow our social media, and for those of you who know Mr Crafts and myself, you will have seen that we have been away enjoying ourselves on holiday! We had a brilliant time and I will be filling you in on all the news from our adventures across the pond very soon.

This is the second time I have taken my crafting away with me and I wanted to share with you all my advice for not getting all your lovely stash taken off you by the wonderful boys and girls of airport security.

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Your Questions – Amigurumi

Hi everyone! Today we have another tutorial for you. This time we are looking at a style of crochet called amigurumi. This has become very popular over the years and the trend does not look like its in a hurry to leave us any time soon! In fact this style of crochet is the main reason I wanted to learn how to hook in the first place!

There have been a few people asking questions and asking for help with their amigurumi projects, so this video is for you!

If anyone else has any crafty queries, please get in touch! Your question might be featured in the next video!