Author, designer, freelance writer, tutor and wedding cake designer
Crochet Alongs (CAL)
AUTUMN/WINTER CAL BLANKET 2017
My Autumn/Winter Crochet Along Blanket has now launched with the first Part ready to be released on Friday 20th October.
The Yarn Pack is ready to buy in the Shop section of this website. Pre order your Yarn Pack now and receive all the yarn you need in time for the release date. Click here to purchase the CAL Yarn Pack and find out more information on the yarn used.
Note: You do not need to buy the pattern as well as the Yarn Pack. The Pattern is included in the Yarn Pack.
If you'd like to buy the Pattern only, this is available to buy separately. Click here to purchase the Pattern only.
Once you have bought the Yarn Pack or Pattern only option, the available Part will be emailed to you on the same release dates below or if you purchase after the CAL starts, the patterns will be available to download after your purchase.
The patterns will be released in Parts every two weeks (dates given below) and sent to you in a pdf format to the email address you have given in your order. I will also post up the pattern on the private CAL Facebook Group, which you will be joined into once you've made the purchase.
The Facebook invitation will be sent to the email make the order for the Yarn Pack or the Pattern only. If you have a different email address you use for your Facebook account, please email this to me, as this needs to be used to enable you to join the group. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The level for the blanket is suitable for all levels of crocheters: Beginners will enjoy working through some of the basic stitches and more experienced crocheters will be able to work confidently through the techniques following the clear instructions.
All the patterns have been pattern checked by a professional pattern checker.
As well as Nicki's input, there will be a fabulous and friendly community of CAL crocheters on Nicki's CAL Autumn/Winter 2017 Facebook Group to give support and guidance.
I’ve been working really hard to find the right designs and colours for the squares to make this really gorgeous jewel-toned blanket. It’s made using an aran weight yarn, which is lovely and thick for the autumn and winter months.
Please note that the pattern is written in UK crochet terms.
Finished Blanket measurement: approx 47½ins x 54ins (121cms x 137cms) (including edging – the edging measures approx 2ins (5cms).
Crochet hook size 5mm is used for all squares.
This is a 4-Part CAL and each Part will be released on the following dates:
Part 1: Friday 20th October 2017 Part 2: Friday 3rd November 2017 Part 3: Friday 17th November 2017 Part 4: Friday 1st December 2017
SPRING/SUMMER CAL BLANKET 2017 - SPRING GLORY
The Spring 2017 CAL period is now over. However, the pattern is available to purchase in the Shop section of this website. Click here to buy.
This lovely blanket design is influenced by my beautiful garden and the gorgeous flowers blooming during the design process in Spring 2017.
There are some great skills and techniques and in the pattern you are guided through with step by step instructions.
On purchase of the pattern you will be joined into a private Crochet Along Facebook Group (Nicki's CAL Spring 2017) where you will find photos, comments and guidance from Nicki and from others who have worked/are working on the blanket CAL.
CAL Blanket Autumn/Winter 2017
CAL Blanket Autumn/Winter 2017
CAL Blanket Spring/Summer 2017 - Spring Glory
Author: Books Published
Author of non-fiction knitting, crochet, sewing, gardening and cookery books
Latest books are available to buy from the Shop section.
Cute & Easy Little Knits
Cico Books October 2017
Pre book your copy now. Click on Shop to buy. £12.99
Welcome to my Wedding and Celebration Cake webpage.
I've starting a new cake business designing and making cakes!
I'm relaunching this business after some time away writing and designing for Cico Books. Some years ago when my children were little I ran a successful wedding cake business and then diverted to knitting & crochet design.
I haven't really stopped making wedding cakes throughout all my book writing career - I've just been doing it for friends and family and a few individual clients, but I'm putting it out there now again as I love making them so much (and weddings!).
Here you'll find a few photos... I will be adding more shortly.
If you're interested in a wedding cake or celebration cake, please get in touch and we can chat about flavours and prices: email@example.com
Signature Rose Cake
Bottom tier: Carrot Cake with citrus buttercream Top tier: Apple Cake with cinnamon and raisin buttercream