Light Up Christmas Card

I’m started to work on my Christmas Cards early this year after last year’s experience of still making them right up until the day I had to get on a plane to join my family interstate for the holidays! I came across a wonderful tutorial by Createinspain on how to use LED lights in papercraft….

Lost Heritage Shawl

The Lost Heritage Shawl is a very large wrap around shawl (more like a cloak!) that is a modified version of fillet crochet and features Native American motifs.  It is also much more than a crochet pattern – designing this has been a journey into my own lost heritage.  I was born in California, USA…

ANZAC Poppy Cowl

For Australians, ANZAC Day has special significance. It’s at Gallipoli that we found our national identity. We wear the poppy on this day each year to honour the sacrifice made by those who have served in our military in times of war. This cowl is my way of wearing the poppy during the often chilly…

Something new has happened!

The time has come for something new… When I started this journey I was making things specifically for people who were owned by a dachshund. It started with a facebook group dedicated to home crafters who made dachshund themed items to sell… because once a dachshund owns you, you buy everything dachshund-related! I was making…

Entomology Shawl

Butterflies, Dragonflies and Bees…oh my! I’m very excited to share with you the pattern for the Entomology Wrap – a lovely rectangular shawl that features a host of beautiful critters – butterflies, dragonflies, bees, and baby dragonflies –  as well as leaves and divider rows made of the bead stitch. Each motif is presented as…

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…