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Heather Gibbs


Heather C Gibbs is the owner of Keep Calm and Crochet On U.K. and has been designing patterns since 2012.  She has designed over 90 patterns (at the moment) which includes toys, blankets and lots of crochet squares - many of which are free or available to buy from her Ravelry store.  Her inspiration comes mainly from her daughter (hence the toy designs) but she loves nothing more than playing with yarn to see what develops.  Her top 5 favourite things in the world are her family, friends, crochet, reading and chocolate.  You can read more about her crochet and life adventures on her blog, or follow her Facebook, on twitter or instagram

Projects by Heather Gibbs


Stonewash Bag

This modern shoulder bag is super versatile and a great year-round accessory. Inspired and pieced together like patchwork jeans, this spacious bag includes leather handles and a magnetic clasp closure, making it a must-have bag for any season.

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Filet Crochet in Shades of Gray Scarf

Filet Crochet in Shades of Gray

Thanks to its easy-to-remember stitch pattern, this charming scarf practically makes itself! A great beginner project, you can express your creativity by using a yarn cake or that special yarn you’ve been saving in the back of your yarn stash — no matter what, the end result will be the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

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The Nutcracker Prince

Crack open the festive season with our fun nutcracker amigurumi. According to German folklore, nutcrackers are keepsakes that bring good luck to your family while protecting your home. We can’t think of a more perfect Christmas gift!

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Exploring Our Differences: UK and US Terminology

When I first got back into crochet, when pregnant with my eldest, I can distinctly remember my delight at how much crochet there was to be found everywhere; so much in magazines, in books, on dedicated crochet blogs and a positive plethora of patterns on the web … and then I got a little bewildered.

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Pumpkin Pal Bib

Meal time equals play time for most little ones, so deck out your little pumpkin in this adorable jack-o’-lantern bib. It’s easy to crochet and just right for celebrating Halloween.

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Signature Striped Skinny Tie

Looking for a way to break out of a Father’s Day gift rut? Personal and useful, this trendy skinny tie will be just right for all his days at the office, formal events, and luncheons. Make it in his favorite colors or this classic combination of grey and red, and every special man in your life will be eagerly putting in his own order!

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Crafting the Perfect Crochet Routine

What are the words that describe your crochet routine? For the last few months mine have been ‘chaotic’ and ‘infrequent’! As I adjust to becoming a mum of two and trying to cope with all the chores an increased household contains (baby makes four!), it has meant I’ve had almost no time to grab my

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