Mary Thomson

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Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
Crochet: Tote
When I spied this recycled cotton yarn I immediately thought - bag! This has worked up extremely quickly, as you might imagine given the thick yarn and big hook, and turned into a striking, pretty and practical bag for every day.
Crochet: Scarf
A simple and pretty scarf to set off any outfit. This works equally well in a solid colour but with the beautiful colours in this yarn I wanted something light and airy to take me through to spring.
Crochet: Scarf
Finally I’ve gotten round to making something for the man in my life. With the recent chilly weather in the UK, like the urge to eat pies, I felt the need to design something chunky and warm.
Crochet: Coffee / Tea Pot
There’s nothing quite like taking time for afternoon tea. And tea does taste so much better when made in a pot. A tea cosy is a much maligned and very functional household item. Who says it can’t be pretty and functional?
Crochet: Throw, Baby Blanket
Definitely not a bland baby blanket! A multi-coloured stripy blanket made to suit any baby. I have used eight different colours but this can be used with any colour combination and is the pattern is suitable for a multitude of yarns. Empty that stash and make it up to please yourself. There was enough left over from 8 balls of DB Eco Aran to put...
Crochet: Baby Blanket
A sweet simple baby blanket which can be customised in all sorts of different ways. A perfect project for a beginner looking to practise different stitches or a more experienced crocheter looking to whip up something quickly.
Crochet: Purse
Using a belt I have no more use for and some cotton a purse has come into existence to take me happily from day to night. Crochet is always at it’s best when used to create a textured fabric and this shows off how versatile those simple basic stitches can be.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
A simple stretchy beanie with texture and individuality. No two will be the same! Easy to make and alter to your tastes.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
This is the small version of my Beside the Sea baby blanket. For those little ones who like to take their special blanket everywhere!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Two layers of cosy DK yarn make for one warm hat! And just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean we can’t have a bit of lace. It also shows the colour below so with stripes or sparkles all your hard work shines through.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
A lovely shawl reminiscent of the undulating, white-tipped waves of the Irish sea, of course, crossed by so many.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque, Brimmed Hat
I saw this Snowball yarn and wanted to try it so here is the result. In reality this yarn is designed for knitters but I wasn’t going to let that stop me! It’s not the easiest yarn to crochet with so if you are a complete beginner maybe get used to working circles and changing yarns with another project or two first. I have made the instructions...
Crochet: Cowl
This cowl shape is based on the knit version of the bandana cowl ( which I really loved and wanted to recreate in crochet. I’ve used a up and down stitch for some subtle texture without losing the well-defined shape of the scarf.
Crochet: Skirt
A light and pretty skirt to match either of my Gelato tops. Comfortable, washable and suitable for a multitude of occasions including, as happened today, collecting for the nature table in the garden!
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
A cotton mix top for those dreamy summer holidays we all remember from when we were young.
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
Another bowl of ice-cream for your favourite little girl?
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
A quickest ever hat to match the quickest ever wrist warmers (my super chunky wrist warmers)! Made with less than 100g of the lovely Sirdar Big Bamboo this took less than an hour. So give yourself a couple of hours and a cup of tea and, voìla! a quick and easy present. Or perhaps you won’t be able to let it go….
Crochet: Pin Cushion
A triad of pin cushions to bring springtime to your sewing. Make them all in a multitude of colours or just one to use up that gorgeous scrap of yarn you have waiting in your stash. The pattern includes instructions for all three pin cushions.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
Perhaps the quickest ever wrist warmers to make and enjoy! Made with less than two 50g balls of the lovely Sirdar Big Bamboo I worked these up in around 40 minutes. As you can see a pair of warmers like this go well over thinner gloves keeping your hands warm without obstructing your hands at work. Equally good without.
Crochet: Fingerless Gloves
A brilliant stashbuster to keep your hands warm while they’re busy crafting! A versatile and cosy pair of wrist/hand warmers which can be adapted to your needs. They look great in stripes but will look equally good in a single colour.
Crochet: Headband
This is a very simple pattern perfect for beginners and those wanting to work up a present for the girls in your life quickly.
Crochet: Scarf
This is a very easy scarf suitable for all crochet levels. It can be easily adjusted to work in any weight yarn and length. Have fun experimenting and, most importantly, keep warm!
Crochet: Baby Blanket
I wanted to design something for my good friend by the sea and this was it. The recycled cotton/acrylic mix is lovely to use and results in a light drape to the blanket.
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Recycling projects has become a favourite now after constructing this cosy blanket. Vary it as you like but have fun!
Crochet: Baby Blanket
Something warm for a winter baby. A simple pattern that is easily adjusted for a bigger blanket and can be backed or not as you prefer.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
This is the hat to match my Brick Stitch Scarf and my second crochet pattern. I really enjoyed designing something a bit more masculine but I think this could look good on either men or women depending on the yarn. It would work equally well with stripes, changing colour every one or two rows.
Crochet: Scarf
I designed this as a (very) simple scarf with a subtle pattern that won’t be too obvious and therefore suit a man of simple tastes. But not so boring that you lose the will to crochet halfway through. Of course this stitch can be adapted for use in a hat, cowl, sweater etc etc. Depending on the colourways and size it can also be adapted for wome...