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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


How To Create a 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 work bag.

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Bouquet Bobby Pins and Barrette

Tuck these botanical pins into your locks for a whimsical spring look. This pattern allows you to arrange and design your own placement for the flowers and leaves for each pin allowing you to customize to your heart’s content.

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Delani Diamond C2C Scarf

Introducing the Delani Diamond C2C Scarf, a crochet project that combines captivating design with the engaging corner-to-corner (C2C) method. With its eye-catching checked pattern, this scarf is sure to turn heads and add a touch of style to your outfit. With its engaging C2C technique, this project invites you to immerse yourself in the joy of crochet. Follow the pattern and watch the checked design come to life stitch by stitch. Whether you’re new to crochet or have some experience under your belt, this project is well within your reach.

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Anchor Cove Shawl

A central filet panel featuring an anchor makes this shawl a subtle and effective summer shawl. Flanked by wavy white panels, the combination is a positively nautical design ready for walks on the beach or taking on the high seas.

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Caicos Raffia Purse

This easy raffia purse is the trend you don’t want to miss out on. Featuring popcorn stitches for added texture and a metal closure to keep your valuables secure, this purse gives off those beachy vibes we love.

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Carnation Pink Shawl

A gorgeous openwork shawl, this fringed piece is crocheted in soft shades of pink. Wear this shawl around your shoulders this spring or wrap around your neck in the cold months ahead.

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UK to US Crochet Terms: Exploring Our Differences

Rather upsettingly I hadn’t known that there were different types of crochet terminology. Being British my mum and Nana had taught me what they knew, which was UK terms, and now I was entering an eye-opening realm of familiar-named stitches meaning one thing to me and something entirely different to others!

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Patchwork Puppy

Amigurumi meets crochet motifs in this adorable little puppy pattern. An excellent stash-buster, your patchwork puppy can take on a well-loved and whimsical appearance using a variety of colors.

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Countryside Pillow

The layered landscape of the countryside on a bright day inspired this pillow. Crocheted using the altered berry stitch and a smattering of different yarns and colors, this pattern can be a great stash buster to create a landscape at sunrise or sunset, fields of green or fields of wheat. Let yourself explore all the possibilities of nature with this pattern.

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Tahoe Scarf

Finish off your look and keep the cold away with the versatile Tahoe Hat and Scarf set. The textured stitches, combined with a tweed yarn, and twisted fringe ends give it a classic touch that you are sure to love.

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