Sunday, June 19, 2016

Luna of the Land and Sea

I LOVED making Luna of the Land and Sea.
I upsized her as I wanted her to be quite big.

I forgot to measure her before she was gifted but if I had to roughly guess,
she is about 50cm tall.

I love that I can send her off with her tail on and then you get surprised to find out
she also has legs, a cute dress and a stylish bikini!

Pattern is from The Merino Mermaid on Etsy

We've moved

I am now selling my creations through Etsy.

I feel like more people are aware of and trust Etsy 
as it has been around for so long
that I might have better chances of getting 
Chunky Stitches out there via Etsy.

You can check out the store HERE

Friday, March 25, 2016

Another Mermaid Tail

Yes, I know this is identical
to the previous Mermaid Tail Blanket
but they loved the colours so much
that they wanted it to be the same!

Either way, 
here are some photo's!
(Taken with my phone as camera has retired)

Monday, March 21, 2016


It appears with the demand of keeping up with
social networking, making things to sell, studying and working
that I've fallen out of love with blogging all the things I make lately.

The ease of Instagram means I can upload a photo quick smart from my phone
or tablet anytime or anywhere and not have to worry about formatting an entire post,
editing photos from my camera memory card and
making sure the batteries in my camera are charged etc. etc.

I would encourage you to check out my other social networking profiles
 if you really would like to know about the things I'm making.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Chunkystitches Online Store Re-Launches Tomorrow

Re-launch tomorrow - a small amount of items will be for sale and 
I'll be adding items all the time!

Check it out from 7am EDST tomorrow - 30th January!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mermaid Tail Blanket

I have just finished crocheting my first
Mermaid Tail Blanket!

This was a custom request by a family member
who chose the colour scheme herself.

This tail measures 52" or 132cm from top to tip of tail.
Excluding the tail, it is 38" or 96cm long.
The waist circumference is 47" or 119.5cm 

The recipient is 6 year old but I wanted it to be big and cosy for her
(I can just fit in this one)

I've got two more to make, these ones a bit smaller though!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Yarn Haul

My LCS (local craft store) Spotlight has a pretty disappointing 
range of yarn on offer and nothing really suitable for the knit beanies
I've been making, other than Lionbrand Heartland (which is imported anyway).

So, I've taken to buying yarn from
The postage is extremely reasonable and the variety on offer is awesome!

In this yarn haul (my second from love knitting)
there is:
King Cole Big Value Super Chunky
King Cole Big Value Chunky
James C Brett Chunky with Merino

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Fauxlyn Slouch Progress

All I've got to show lately is progress shots
because I don't want to give anything away
before I launch my new and improved Made It Store.

So, here's another progress shot of a beanie I've made.

Pattern is the Fauxlyn Slouth by Heidi May

I didn't like this pattern at the stage that the above photo was taken
but by the time I finished it and put it on, I have fallen in love with it.

This one has been made in a merino acrylic chunky blend and
sit's wonderfully and slouchy on your head.

I can see this beanie being quite popular for adults and kids
and am thinking of some faux fur pom poms.