Mother of Dragons Shawl

The Daughter of Dragons Scarf has been a big a viral hit and many of you have asked for a shawl version of the pattern. Well here it is! The Mother of Dragons Shawl features the same dragon wing shape, but has simplified increases and decreases to give it the longer runs of sections so…

INTRODUCING OUR ONLINE SHOP!

Long Dog Wool Handcrafts have combined with Drunk Dog Jams to create an online shop! You can now buy our delicious homemade jams and many of our handcrafted items. Currently the shop is stocking a supply of crocheted dishcloths, scrubbies and washcloths in a variety of styles, materials and colours. These eco-friendly cleaning products are…

Daughter of Dragons Scarf Pattern with Videos

It’s finally here! The updated pattern for the Daughter of Dragons Scarf has hit the Long Dog Wool blog! This has been my most popular design on Ravelry. It’s an intermediate pattern that is also suitable for the adventurous beginner. The Daughter of Dragons scarf is based on a dragon tail shape. The ‘fins’ alternate…

Basic Crochet Cable Stitch: A Long Dog Wool Tutorial

One of the features of knitting that I love is the beautiful cable stitches that adorn sweaters, scarfs and other handmade items. I learned to knit and crochet at the same time, when I was five years old, and have somehow always preferred crochet (so much easier to recover a dropped stitch…or two…or fifty!) but…

Butterfly Blessings Baby Cardigan and Hat

The Butterfly Blessings Cardigan and Hat are the perfect gift for the baby girl.  The subtle butterfly stitch patterns the front and back of the cardigan and the band of the hat.  For summer weather, the versions pictured are made with cotton yarn but an acrylic or wool would give you a spring/autumn version.  Instructions…

Letterbox Anzac Poppy Pattern

The poppy is a symbol used in most Commonwealth nations for Remembrance Day.  In Australia, we also wear them for Anzac Day. This year, because of the global pandemic, most ANZAC Day ceremonies are either cancelled or will be held with no spectators because of lockdowns and social distancing rules.  There is a movement here…

How to Wet Block your Crochet and Knit Creations

A Long Dog Wool Video Tutorial Blocking is the process we put our finished crochet and knit items through to even out the stitches and give it a professional ‘finished’ appearance. If you’ve ever looked at your wavy, puckered creation and wondered how others get theirs so nice and even, it could be that blocking…

Front-Post and Back-Post Stitches: A Long Dog Wool Stitch Tutorial

Front post double crochet (fpdc) and back post double crochet (bpdc) stitches (called front post treble crochet and back post treble crochet in UK terms) are beautifully decorative and useful stitches. They are often used to create a ‘ribbing’ effect in crochet similar to the type of knit ribs you find on sweater cuffs and…

Crochet this Kitchen Set – Patterns for coordinated dishcloths and scrubbies.

Whether you are concerned about the environment and love the idea of eco-friendly, washable, re-usable dishcloths and scrubbies that you’ve made yourself, or whether you love making small projects that are useful around the house, you can’t go past this kitchen set. The patterns included here are for two different styles of dishcloth and a…

How to Do Bobbles, Popcorns, and Puff Stitches

Bobbles, popcorns and puff stitches can add a fabulous dimension to your crochet projects. There are all sorts of uses for them from the practical to the decorative. But what is the difference between them and how do you make them? I’m glad you asked…. I’m going to explain the difference between each type of…