Z&R Crochet Podcast Episode 65. Potty Mouth

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a good time over the last few weeks. I know I’m ready to just get on with things… As always, please hit the pic above to go directly to the latest episode of my little crochet podcast or, go HERE to my YouTube channel. Cheers.

I have a couple of WIPs and a couple of finished objects but no more photos. I will endeavour to get the camera out more in the next few weeks.

Links and stuff:

Cloud Nine Jumper by Iron Lamb

John Arbon Textiles

Patreon. Just in case you fancy giving a little bit of support. x

Just Feel Festive shawl by Caleisha Ryan

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Z&R Crochet Podcast: Dirty Palette

Hi, this is the last video for the year and indeed, the decade! Nuts! It’s super busy every where at the moment so hopefully you find twenty minutes to have a sit down. Please click on the pic above to go directly to Episode 64. Or, you can have a look at the whole YouTube channel HERE, where you’ll find all other episodes and lots of crochet video tutorials. Cheers!


Hinterland Shawl

Crochet Bauble pattern

ZZ Block Blanket

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Ho Ho Ho. Merry Christmas! x

Z&R Crochet Podcast 63. Willing to Make it Twice

Hello again! I hope you’re well? Episode 63 has WIPs galore as well as a couple of little FOs. There are two Giveaways as well. And finally, I can talk without the fear of getting cut off every four minutes! Hoo-bloody-ray.

Please hit the pic above to go directly to the episode or visit all of the Z&R YouTube channel HERE for more crochet podcasts / vlogcasts as well as plenty of crochet video tutorials. Ta very much. x


I had every intention of telling you that I was wearing the Mount Tremper Sweater but totally forgot. I mentioned in the previous episode and thought I should give it an outing before making my mind up whether to frog it or not (probs no point really).

The fabric is from Wool Warehouse, which you probably already know and then Cloth & Candy, which is a lovely online store that Shirley Rainbow told me about.

Granny Xmas hat pattern. 20% off in Ravelry until the 8th of December. No code needed.

The ZZ Block Corner to Corner blanket

Kirk & Roger hooks on Etsy.

Ruffle Rose Free Crochet Pattern.

The yarn for my new design is being mostly made in 50g skeins from Siobahn’s Crafts.

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More pics below. x

New bits!
Kirk and Roger hooks
ZZ Block Blanket

Ruffle Rose Brooch. Quick Crochet Make

Christmas is one month away. One month is sure to whizz by! Are you making presents? Crochet Christmas pressies are always good. Ones that take less than half an hour to knock up are even better.

This Rose Ruffle brooch featured last year, in issue 107 of Inside Crochet. It was a Christmas issue so it seems apt that I’m releasing it here, in time for Christmas again! It is such a speedy project; you could make loads and still have time to make Santa Hats with matching garlands (20% off Ravelry until December 8th), Baubles (free pattern and an accompanying video tutorial HERE). And lots of other things too, I suppose!

Image from issue 107 of Inside Crochet

The brooch is made in one long piece and spiralled around into shape. A few stitches with a needle and the tail ends secures everything in place. Then sew on the brooch back. It’s pretty simple.

Whilst the pattern tells you to change colour during Row 1, you don’t have to. You can make them in all one colour if preferred.

Oh, because it was published in a UK magazine, the terms are UK crochet stitches. It is pretty easy to translate: A UK dc is a US sc, a UK tr is a US dc and so on…



● Sublime baby cashmere merino silk dk (75% extra fine merino, 20% silk, 5% cashmere), 50g/116m/127yd, 1 ball of Dusty Pink (346) & 1 ball of Twinkle (491). You can stash bust any other dk weight yarn. I’ve made them in aran too and the result is similar.

● Twilley’s Washable Goldfingering (80% viscose, 20% metallised polyester), 25g/100m, 1 ball in antique gold (shade 4). I have also found sparkly yarn in Aldi before now.

● 4 mm hook

● 3cm brooch back

● Needle

Measures: 8cm/3.5in

With Yarn A chain 31

Row 1: 5dc in 2nd ch from hook, 5dc in next st, [5htr in next st] 5 times, [6tr in next st] 7 times, [6dtr in next st] four times, change colour to YB, [6dtr in next st] four times, 7dtr in next st] 8 times, do not turn. [181st] 

Row 2: Attach YC to the first st of Row 1 (leave a tail), 1dc BLO in each stitch to end, fasten off.

Coil the crochet around on itself, securing with stitches with a needle and yarn tail as you go (begin with the end of smaller petals). Sew on the brooch back. Make loads.

When you’re done, don’t forget to add it to your projects page on Ravelry!! Ta very much. x

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PS if you want to make a small batch for your local Christmas fair or something then that’s fine. But please let me know; I’m nosey and really want to see!


Z&R Crochet Podcast 62. Eager Beaver

Hi! I trust you’re well? After a break of a few weeks I have returned with the latest crochet podcast. Head on over to YouTube to watch! Click on the pic above to go directly to the episode. Links and pics are below. If I’ve missed something, or you have a query, please do give me a shout. Thanks ever so much. X


Kinesis Sweater by We are Knitters

The Betty Boyfriend Sweater

Stitchfest South West

Kirk &Roger hooks are on Etsy

Cloud Nine Jumper by Iron Lamb

Christmas Granny Hat. there’s 20% off Ravelry until Sunday 8th December

ZZ Block C2C baby blanket

The Frost Shawl by Hannah of the Cozy Crochet Cottage

Patreon. your support would be amazing! Thank you

Find me on Instagram HERE!

Snow Leopard Designs. Fab handmade, up-cycled wrist warmers

Siobhans’s Craft

Dina’s Home of Crafts

I got my Lykke hooks from Cat & Sparrow


Z&R Crochet Podcast 61. Not A Great Deal

Hello! This crochet podcast is pretty short. Camera issues have caused problems again! Therefore, I kept it short and sweet. Hope that’s OK, will endeavor to pull my finger out. Please click on the pic above to go to the episode, or go HERE to YouTube for the whole lot.



All the Fun of the Fair. The pattern is on Ravelry HERE. There is a 20% discount until October 27th. Ta very much

The market bag I keep bleating on about is HERE

The Betty Boyfriend Sweater.

Goodness, that’s all this time. It’s not much is it?!

Z&R Crochet Podcast 60! Bravely Soldiering On

Hello, how are you?! I’m fine. Just squeezing it all and getting in a flap as usual. Episode 60! Sixty episodes of my daft crochet podcast! Who would have thought it?! I am still loving every minute of it though and I hope you enjoy it too! Thank you so much for hanging out with me.

All my vids (both podcasts and tutorials) are HERE on YouTube. Links and pics to things I chat about in this episode are below.


My designs in Ravelry

Your support on Patreon would be awesome. The link is HERE.

Make some crochet owls with my tutorial on YouTube and the written pattern HERE.

The Mya shawl by Helda Panagary

Must. Make. The. Betty. Boyfriend. Sweater!! It is right up my street! Find the pattern by Talia’s Crochet Creations HERE.

Stitchfest Southwest. A Totnes yarn festival

The Encanto wrap by Crochet Luna

My spider tute is HERE

The Kinesis Sweater by We Are Knitters is coming along nicely!

The Lorax scarf is now only on Ravelry and Lovecrafts. I will work out the Etsy fail soon.

Thanks to  The Secret Yarnery for the Saturday shoutout! x

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Mya by Helda Panagary

Owl decorations

Blocking Mya


Encanto by Crochet Luna

Betty Boyfriend sweater by Talia’s Crochet Creations

Sad because of FOMO