Please note: There is a cut off date for the purchase of the Yarn Packs: 27th April 2018. The yarn packs will be posted a week before the commencement of the CAL (see dates below).
Yarn Packs The Yarn Packs will be sent out the week before the first Part. The Yarn Packs are only available to purchase up until the 27th April. Beyond this date, the pattern is available to purchase only (not the Yarn Packs). But you will still be joined into the Crochet Along. However the yarn will be available to buy from other retailers.
The pack, which contains 15 balls of Stylecraft Special DK yarn, will also include the pattern and inclusion to the CAL. The patterns will be released in 5 Parts on the below dates and not before. This will be in the form of an email sent to your email address containing a PDF attachment of the pattern. I will also post up the pattern for you to download in the private CAL Facebook Group.
Nicki’s Spring/Summer Crochet Along Blanket 2018 is a wonderful mix of Star and Hexagon motifs. There are 5 Parts to the CAL and within each part you’ll receive a pattern and full step by step instructions on how to make each motif, how to join and make the edging.
The finished blanket measures approx 63½ in x 47½ in using a 3.5mm and 5mm crochet hook.
CAL Facebook Group Once you make the purchase, you will be joined into the private Facebook Group: Nicki’s 2018 Spring/Summer CAL. This group is just for those who have purchased the CAL. I really look forward to you sharing photos and stories and I can help you along with any little stitches or techniques that you may get stuck on. I will use the email address to join you into the group that you have used to purchase the CAL, if your email address is a different one that is linked to Facebook, please let me know what that is, as this will be the one that will enable you to join in the group.
All crochet pattern instructions are clearly written in UK crochet terms and the CAL is great for all levels with step by step photographic and text written guides. All patterns have been pattern checked.
The dates for the releases are:
Part 1: 11th May Part 2: 25th May Part 3: 8th June Part 4: 22rd June Part 5: 6th July
AUTUMN/WINTER CAL BLANKET 2017 is now finished but is still available as a Pattern purchase. Click here to purchase the Pattern only.
All the patterns have been pattern checked by a professional pattern checker.
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.
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.
13th March 2018 - Cico Books
Learn to Crochet Granny Squares & Flower Motifs
February 2018 - Cico Books
25 projects to get your started. Includes patterns for every-popular crocheted flowers and flower motifs
Nicki Trench has worked as an editor and sub editor for many publications including the following:
Editor - Octopus Publishing
Editor - Parragon
Editor - Rotovision - Quarto Publishing:
Sub editor - Telegraph magazine
Sub editor - Homes & Gardens
Sub editor - Family Circle
Sub editor - Best magazine
Sub editor - TV & Satellite magazine
Sub editor - Tatler
Editor - Crochet Series
Editor - Knitting Series
Editor - Crochet The Fab Four
Editor, Art Director & Project Manager including the following:
Rooster Yarns: Village Living andFolklore Collections.
Designer Yarns: Crochet Living and Hooked on Noro.
Nicki Trench designs.
All these patterns can be bought in Shop
Gorgeous Christmas Baubles to either hang on your tree or up at your window. These are lovely to make and add an extra crochet brightness to your Christmas.
A fully comprehensive crochet pattern is available to download in the Shop section, which includes all the instruction and materials list needed for this project.
This pattern is a 'Nicki's Crochet Club December 2017' pattern. If you would like to join Nicki's Crochet Club, you will get this pattern free as the December 2017 project for only £3.50 monthly subscription to the Crochet Club. Please see here for more details, to subscribe and to see previous Crochet Club projects: Nicki's Crochet Club
Petal Power Cushion Cover
Stripy Wave Throw
Flower Tea Cosy
Fair Isle Cushion Cover
Frill Edged Mohair Shawl
Water Lily Cushion
Comfort Baby Blanket
Retro Sweet Blanket
Mini Christmas Stockings
Leaf Tote Bag
Christmas Tree Bunting
Christmas Embroidery Picture
Girl's Crochet Dress
Roses Tea Cosy
Cable Tea Cosy
Cup Cake Tea Cosy
Raspberry Tea Cosy
Strawberry Tea Cosy
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signature Rose Cake
Bottom tier: Carrot Cake with citrus buttercream Top tier: Apple Cake with cinnamon and raisin buttercream