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So what is the plan. News. Update. MASSIVE SALE.

Everything is going a little bit mad at the moment,  My anxiety it’s of the scale at the moment over the whole situation which I am sure is the same for many, and normally when my mental health takes a knock, I tend to go in to radio silence and close myself away from the world and wait for myself to see the sunshine again.  I understand that don’t help my customers at all. So, this time I am aiming to keep you all up to date.  My little ones are now home from school so most of my day is spent doing fun activities and trying to make educational subjects’ fun and interesting.


So as a result of this online updates will be few and far between I am also pushing back the next shop update which I was planning for 4/4/20 so I’m going to skip April update instead I will be holding a sale on all items currently in stock, this sale will also extend to items that are made to order. Any pembrokeshire colourways items that are not currently in stock will also have a discount of up to 20% there will be a turnaround of up to 2 weeks for colourways. This sale takes effect as from  today 18/3/2020 and this will continue throughout the rest of march.  This is a massive sale with huge reductions. The next shop update will be June 5/5/2020. This will be a super update.


Sadly, there are no  craft classes for the foreseeable future, but I don’t want my students to feel left out with no help or support. To anyone who has been coming to any of my classes recently or who are currently working on projects and need a little help or guidance please email me on and I will do my best to help you with your projects any way I can.


Lastly everyone please stay safe, look after yourselfs and your loved ones.

love from us all from Hooks and dye.



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Materials needed yellow DK or any colour you want your daffodil to be. Size 4mm crochet hook. Or if you want it to be tighter use 3.5mm hook. These patterns are written in US terms.

Daffodil pattern.

Ch 2

Row 1: 6sc in to the second chain from hook. Put stich marker in place.

Row 2: 2sc in to each sc total of 12sc.

Row 3: Working in back loops only 1 sc in to each sc round (12sc)

Row4,5,6:  1 sc in each sc.

Row7: 1 slip st, ch3, 1 slip st into same stich, (picot stich) *slip 3, ch3, slip in same stich*, repeat*-* till you have 4 picots. Tie off.

Row 8: Attach yarn (1a). ch 4, 1 treble treble cluster over 3 loops, starting in the first loop the ch4 started from, ch1, (picot) ch3, slip in to top of cluster. ch 4 slip stich in bottom of the last treble treble. Move over to next stich repeat. Should have 4 petals.

(1a). Attach yarn to the front loops at the bottom of flower, where you worked the back loops only, you will see that the stiches are a little different. Attach your yarn to any one of these with a slip stich.

Treble treble cluster. Wrap yarn around hook 3 times, then insert yarn into and bring up loop. Wrap yarn round and bring through 2 loops 3 times but before you finish the stich. You repeat the pattern again. Wrap around 3 times and insert into next loop over.  When you have done this 3 times you will yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook to close off stich brining the top of the 3 stiches together.  This is a cluster. Using the treble treble stich.






Leek pattern. Dk yarn and 4mm hook.

Ch2, 6sc in the second chain from hook.  Slip close ring.  Put stich marker in place.

Row1. Working in front loops only. 1sc, ch5, 4sc, 1sc into bottom sc repeat round end slip stitch in first slip stitch *1dc, ch5, 1dc in each chain back down*, repeat *-* till you have 6 frilly bits.

Row2- working in back loops 1 sc in each sc round (6sc)

Row3-9 1dc in each sc round.

Row10- row15 change over to white yarn.

You may want to fill the inside of your leek if you wish to give it some more stability you can achieve this by using a pencil.

Row16 dec 2, 3 times. Close off add a brooch pin.


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Monday Monday


Well another week has started. We have all just about somehow come through to the other side of half term, and now all back to normal. Kids back to school and me back to work.


So, what do I have planned for the next few weeks ahead?


Shop update: There will be a shop update coming. 3/3/2020. at 8pm. This will be a small shop update, but still all updates big and small are all good right.

New colourway for the Pembrokeshire collection to be launched. I have been working on a new colourway to add to my Pembrokeshire collection. This colourway has been a mash of ideas from Ruth at the crafty frog in Tenby and me.  So excited for that to launch. There is no date for this yet, but it will definitely be after the shop update.

New pattern.  For St David’s day. I will be uploading a pattern that I have made for a daffodil and a leek. I made these for a local crochet class that I teach.  The patterns are going to be free, and they will be released this friday just in time for  st davids day.


Thats all for now.

Take care.



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I’m back and here is a little update.

Today I have been working on the shop part of the website. so all being well hooks and dye will finally have items to sell online. I know it has taken me a long while to achieve this, and when I was close to getting it all sorted in 2018, my mental health took a turn for the worst in the beginning of 2019 and I soon realized that I had been ill for many years and had not took notice of what my mind and body was trying to tell me. sadly that resulted in a complete business stop. and this is also the reason for a lot of radio silence over the past year. so please forgive me of this.
so I am planning– all being well— fingers crossed. that I will be doing a shop launch on 2/2/2020.@ 20 hundred hours, 8pm GMT. The reason that date and not the first of February is because this is my second attempt at this ,and I feel the numbers represents this.
there will also be a giveaway coming up soon as well to promote the web page going live.

these will be taking place on my Facebook page. so keep a close eye out for that.



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Free postage this weekend.

The code is freepostage

This weekend I am offering free postage to all customers who wish to treat their mums to something nice for Mother’s Day. So, it gives you plenty of time to get the gifts to you so then you can treat your mums to the surprise the following weekend.


Is your mum a crafty person, does she make wonderful items with wool, weather she knits or crochets, or even weaves, give her the gift of luxury this Mother’s day and let her craft with some natural one of a kind hand dyed wool, that will make her smile. and on the plus side you get free postage.


You may be a mum yourself and you may just want to treat yourself. You may not be mum even dads are welcome to treat them self’s too. Even if you’re not a parent and you want to take advantage of some free postage that is totally fine to.


This is for one weekend only.  from 13/03/2020— 15/03/2020.