Temperature Blanket – UK Template

Hey everyone,

This year I really wanted to do a daily/weekly temperature blanket – however I couldn’t find many UK based templates that worked for me, so I thought I would put together for myself and share it with you. I’ve also added two yarn supplier examples and a colour theory.

The way temperature blankets work is each day you make a log of the temperature of your local area (or overall country temp) – I tend to go for the top hi temperature of my local area that day, and then I will use this to create a row in my blanket. You can do this weekly to make 52 rows or daily to make a HUGE 365 row blanket.

Personally I prefer daily due to my own need for all the big blankets – I may or may not own quite a few already…đź‘€

In my example above I have used Hobbii and Stylecraft as my test yarns – however feel free to change this to your brand and colour theory of choice.

I’d love to know if you’re working on a temperature blanket this year! If you are, link your Instagram’s below so I can see your progress!

Amy x

Cross Stitch Pattern | Sterling | Animal Crossing

Time for my best boy Sterling!

I wanted to make this pattern mainly for myself as he is my favourite eagle character (yes, I know you all love Apollo).
Sterling is still living happily on my 3DS New Leaf save and was there from day 1, hence why I fell in love with him. He has also been living on my New Horizons town since around May. He lives next door to my third fav (both after Apple <3) Cesar.

Here is a preview of the pattern:

He was probably one of my favourites to create because he is one of the only villagers who wears a hat by default – honestly, if you have him in your town give him a hat and he stacks them, it’s SO cute!

Let me know if you have any requests for villagers 🙂

-Amy x

Cross Stitch Pattern | Stitches | Animal Crossing

Hello everyone!

I recently had a new villager come to my island, the adorable Stitches, so I though I would do a small tribute to the ickle thing by creating this adorable small Stitches pattern! Do you have Stitches on your island too? I have gone through another phase of redesigning my island again too…because I will never be 100% happy with it!

Here is the preview:

So who is planning on stitching this little cutie tootie? I might actually get to work on others during my break so please send your requests here! 🙂

If I don’t post again before then, happy holidays all!

-Amy x

What is the best starter crochet blanket?

What is the best starter crochet blanket?

A question I get a lot is, what is the easiest blanket to make? And one of my favourite, very easy and super quick work up blankets is a Corner 2 Corner (c2c). Also this blanket doesn’t eat too much yarn so you’ll have a blanket in no time at all!

You do not need much for this pattern at all! What you’ll need:

  • Yarn
  • Hook (make sure it matches your yarn size – or go bigger if you would like a blanket to have gaps)
  • Scissors & Needle (if you’re planning on changing colours and want to sew in the ends)

Here is a snippet of one I made earlier – this blanket was made on a colour changing yarn and it ended up being the exact size of our king sized bed as I wanted something I could wrap myself up with in the winter. I think I approximately used up 12 balls of yarn for this, but it really is huge, it’s 6.6 foot by 6.6 foot.

C2C

Before starting one thing to note about the c2c blanket is you start from the corner and work diagonally, if you’re used to working in straight rows this can be a bit tricky at first. 

Now I would write out a tutorial but there are so many out there already – and to be honest I’d much prefer to link to the places which taught me! If you’re looking for a video tutorial, of course my go too is always Bella Coco, especially as she always does left handed versions for us lefties!

And for written I really like this one by make and do crew!

If you are going to try making a C2C blanket this Christmas, let me know!

Amy x

Cross Stitch Pattern | Orville & Wilbur | Animal Crossing

Hello everyone!

3 days on the trot for patterns now – it’s a really rough time so I thought I’d share my fan made patterns with you as I love combining my video game and stitching hobby.

I put together Orville & Wilbur, two new NPCs from Animal Crossing and have risen to the top of my favourite Animal Crossing characters!

So here is the preview:

Orville pattern download

Wilbur pattern download

What do you think of the Dodo bros?

If you want to request any characters you think are worth having a go at, let me know! I love providing free patterns for all, especially during these tough times.

-Amy x

Cross Stitch Pattern | Isabelle | Animal Crossing

Hi everyone,

Today I am bringing you a free Isabelle head shot pattern from Animal Crossing New Horizons!

Enjoy, I’d love to see the pattern if you decide to stitch it, please tag me on Instagram @StitchesInWonderland 

Isabelle

Download the Isabelle pattern here

Have you been playing Animal Crossing New Horizons? I’ve been playing it exclusively for weeks now!

-Amy x

 

Cross Stitch Pattern | Villager, Apple | Animal Crossing

Today I am experimenting with my WinStitch tool (especially in the current climent of lockdown and isolation).

I have started to see if I could make small head shot patterns of my favorite villagers in Animal Crossing.

Starting with my #1 gal, Apple! I tried to simply the colours slightly and I finessed it based off the original picture I had as reference. I ❤ her!

Apple

 

You can download the pattern here if you want to give it a try!

Let me know what you think, would you be interested in picking one up of your favourite villager?

Are there other Animal Crossing / Cross Stitch lovers out there?!

-Amy x

Fierce Queen – Commission

I recently have been super busy working on my first ever cross stitch commission, with this I worked with the person who commissioned me to design and come up with the colour theme for the project.

The project was for a friend of hers who was having a bit of a hard time and this was to boost her spirits and show her that she is a strong Queen, with an obvious love of RuPaul’s Drag Race too…

Here is the finished project, which I absolutely loved working on.

xstitch

What do you think of this and the colour theme we went for, also, what are you working on right now?

-Amy x

Pattern – Choices

Pattern – Choices

Hi all!

I hope you’re having a lovely week today I thought I would share another iconic RuPaul’s Drag Race quote for you. This one is simply ‘choices’ and is one of my favourite from the whole show!

You can download this pattern for free here!

This pattern is one of my most simple and this would be great for a beginner!

I’d love to see people’s take on this pattern – feel free to tag me on Instagram/Twitter or use the hashtag #ObvItsAmyStitches!

-Amy x

Pattern – Sickening

Pattern – Sickening

Hello!

Just a little short blog post from me as I realised I haven’t shared a pattern with you all in a long time and recently I’ve been getting commissioned to make a few designs – all my patterns on here are free however. You can click on the tags section and find one marked as ‘free patterns’.

And as Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars has started again I thought I would share one from one of the fabulous contestants, Latrice Royale! So far most of my patterns have been quotes, but once I have a bit more spare time on my hands I’d like to begin making more creative pieces. For now enjoy!

I would say this pattern would be great for someone who has done a simple pattern in the past – so a beginner.

You can download this free sickening pattern here.

I’d love to see people’s take on this pattern – feel free to tag me on Instagram/Twitter or use the hashtag #ObvItsAmyStitches!

-Amy x