Clare Wilson

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Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is a pretty, large sized shawl which can be made in any sock weight yarn. Although it has a long starting chain, once you have worked the first row of stitches it becomes a soothing, repetitive make.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
These are some simple, Sleeping Beauty inspired wrist warmers. A loop slips over the middle finger, and there is a pretty ‘spinning wheel’ motif on the back of the hand. Make the wrist section as long or short as you wish.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is a twinkly beaded wrap which is simple in construction but has enough interest to be worn as an evening wrap or as an Autumnal / Spring scarf. There is some added texture in the contrast end sections, to give you something to twiddle when you wear it! Don’t let the beading intimidate you - there is a tutorial for inserting beads as you g...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern is designed to use 200g of sock yarn in the form of 2 x 50g skeins and a bundle of 5 x 20g mini skeins. The colours and sequence are up to you. You can go neon or muted or even monochrome. Clashing colours work as well as complementary ones, so this is good for stash busting. The stripes and triangles give an abstract, modern effec...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is a lightweight, lacy shawl ideal for warm summer evenings, and it develops quite quickly. I have recommended a skein of a plain coloured yarn combined with a speckled yarn, but any complementary combination of colours could be used.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This pattern really suits luxury yarns which have good lustre or drape to them. You will need two skeins - one in a ‘plain’ colour and another in a varigated or speckled colour. My pattern testers used some beautiful speckled yarns to great effect! I used a variagated rainbow yarn in the pictures in the pattern along with a soft purple / grey c...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I wanted to make a very pretty shawl that is quick to make despite being beaded. I especially wanted something that could be a special gift for a friend at Christmas. Every bead is a friend I want to remember at this time of year, or memory of us together. It’s a shawl for reflecting and meditating. And you can just keep going so you can make i...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is called the unicorn rainbow wrap because it was originally designed to work with a set of mini skeins that were in a ‘unicorn’ rainbow colour way (pinks, turquoises etc), but I love how it looks in ombre sets and to be honest any set of mini skeins and scrap yarns can be used with this. It starts with a long starting chain but its a quic...
Crochet: Cape
This is a very simple, lightweight mesh cape with some shaping so that it sits nicely over the shoulders. It can sit as a shawl, or be fastened with a clasp or pin as required. The mesh construction gives it some drape and stretch, and the pattern can be adjusted to suit larger sizes by adjusting the length of the starting chain and potentially...
Crochet: Shrug / Bolero
This is a very simple pattern based on a seven row repeat - hence its name. It doesn’t matter when you are small or large, or even a child, you can size this to fit you. For most sizes a single skein of fingering or sock weight yarn will be enough and a mini skein could be used for contrast edging if you wish. The shrug pictured in the pattern ...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is a good sized, single skein project, inspired by the shapes and textures created when the sea breaks on the shoreline. For this reason I like to make it in sock yarn with blues and turquoises but it works well in any colour. I recommend a 5mm hook as this gives good definition to each of the sections even after blocking. A 5.5mm ho...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is a large, five sided shawl / wrap. You will construct the central lace panel first and then work the ‘wings’ of the shawl afterwards, which creates opportunities for using contrasting or complementary colours there if you wish. I used 120g of Yak singles in the red shawl shown and it has lovely drape and definition, but any sock yarn wou...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
So this is a wrap which is made up of separate hexagons which are then joined to create an unusually shaped wrap or shawl. The motif of a dopamine molecule is optional and if worked without it you have a very pretty ‘fractal’ type of pattern in the resulting wrap. The hexagons remind me of my favourite dopamine ring and so that is where the wra...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is a textured, stripy design which uses three different colours / styles of yarn which are worked in sequence, but appear in a balanced way across the pattern, each yarn appearing as one of three different sections of stitches. It was designed to be loud and proud, using a mixture of plain, speckled and variegated yarns, but you can work i...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is called the Sundae Shawl because it is shaped like one of those ice cream wafers that you get in a sundae dessert, and looks great in pastel, ice cream colours, although as you can see from the versions I have produced it also works well in grads and other yarns of a more intense hue. This is a one skein pattern, and I recommend using a ...
Crochet: Scarf
This cross between a scarf and a shawlette is ideal for folk who like to wear shawls as scarfs. I have a friend who likes shallow shawls for this reason, and I designed this with her in mind. This works well with the super soft luxury bases because this is worn so close to the neck, but will work well with any sock yarn. With the beads it looks...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is a lacy, slightly textured shawl which is ideal for luxury yarns which have a shorter length. I have recommended two possible hook sizes, as if you are working with a shorter length yarn and your tension tends to be loose, I would suggest a 4.5MM hook to be on the safe side. Personally I used a 5mm and got on fine with a 365m skein of hi...
Crochet: Ankle Sock
This is a quick DK sock pattern ideal for last minute gift giving. The technique, although crochet, is very similar to a cuff-down method of a knitted sock, with a heel flap which is then ‘turned’. I have provided photos to help with this process, and to also show the placement of the front post treble crochets which are used to construct the t...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
The pattern is named after the Norse Dragon of mythology because the texture reminds me of dragon scales and the shape a dragon’s wing. This is a very adaptable pattern - you can choose to block it or not, and you are in control of the final size of it and how textured you want it to be. The pictures show the blocked version.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl features the use of a spike stitch, which is what reminds me of heart beats in the finished effect. The pattern is written for 3 x 50g of merino sock yarn, but the pink and black one I first made (pictured) used 2 x 75g and you can see that also gives a great effect.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is mainly composed of a pretty shell stitch which gives a lovely texture if left unblocked, or a lacy effect when blocked. It is up to you which effect to opt for and the pictures illustrate both blocked and unblocked versions of the shawl. I have recommended 150g of sock weight / 4ply yarn because this is worked on a relatively smal...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
I am very fond of this pattern - it is a bit of a cheat as it is the blocking which makes the finished shawl into its crescent shape. However, you can have so much fun trying out different yarn and bead colour combinations and I have to say that this is super wearable as a scarf or light summer shoulder wrap. As with all shawls, it grows a lot ...
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is a pretty easy pattern which includes enough variation to make it interesting but enough repetition to keep blocks of the pattern easy to remember! It creates a triangular shaped shawl which wraps around the shoulders.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This is a lovely, lacy wrap which can also be worn as a scarf because of the drape of the fabric (it isn’t too bulky). It was designed to use a complete (800m) skein of lace-weight yarn, plus some scraps for the border, but you can vary the width and length of this to suit your needs and preferences. It also includes a small amount of beadwork ...
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This is a textured beanie style hat which covers your ears without making them too hot! This is intended to be a fitted beanie rather than a slouchy one. Size can be adjusted by varying the hook size or even yarn weight.
Crochet: Cowl
This is a project which is worked usually using one skein (approx 100g / 400m) of sock weight (4ply) yarn. It works well with variegated hand dyed yarns, making it suitable for those really precious skeins of cashmere, silk or yak mix yarns, but the yarn selection is up to you really.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
This is a very quick and satisfying make if you have some spare DK in your stash and cold hands. I found that other hand warmers I made didn’t fit my hand as snugly as I wanted it to - I didn’t want them too tight either. By working them lengthways with alternating wide and narrow stitches, and with some cunning folding at the end, it is possib...