ANZAC Poppy Choker – Pattern

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations for their countries.[1][2] Anzac Day is also observed in the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tonga. It is no longer observed as a national holiday in Samoa. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Poppy is a symbol of rememberance, and are worn on this day by New Zealanders.

Let’s make it elegant ! Here is a choker that you will make in no time, all you need is… download the free pattern here:

Kiwi-Little-Things – UK – Poppy chocker

The Poppy was created by Des idées et des mains

Have fun !


Mittens "Mini-Wheels of Fortune" – Pattern

Gidday everyone ! Freshly baked: inspired by the “Wheel of Fortune” I made on the previous model, here is the pattern of the “Mini-Wheels of Fortune” mittens is ready and available for sale on Craftsy. You’ll need around 30 gr of 4 different colors (8 ply) and a 3.5mm crochet.

Don’t fear ! It’s easier to make than you might think. There are dozen of pictures which explains you everything, step by step. Just follow this link to get it: and enjoy !

Mittens "Wheel of Fortune"

Gidday :-)  Good news for those who asked: the pattern of those mittens is ready.

This photo tutorial explains in details how to crochet those beautiful mittens.

Dozens of pictures and clear instructions make it easy for beginners, as long as you know already how to work the basic stitches such as sc, hdc, dc, tr…

You’ll need: Around 30 gr of 4 different colors in 8ply, hook 4mm.

Grab it here:

And… Enjoy !

Small Star Stitch


The “Small star” stitch is very easy to do, it looks perfect on trims. Here is how to make it, with every step in picture.

– Chain a multiple of 2 + 3

  Row 1: Starting from 3rd ch from hook, pick up a loop in next 3 chs.
   Yarn over, draw through all loops on hook
   Chain 1
   *Pick up a loop in same ch, and in the next two chs.
Yarn over, draw through all loops, ch 1. * Repeat from * to * till the end of your row, end with 1 sc in last chain.
  Row 2: Ch 2. *Pick up a loop in the ch1 space, in next stitch, and in next ch1 space.
  Yarn over, draw yarn through all loops. Ch 1.*

Repeat from * to * till the end of your row, end up with 1 sc in the last ch turn.

Repeat Row 2 till you reach the desired lenght.


Bullion Stitch

I started using bullions last year, during a frenzie of ” free form ” – it is very attractive and and it’s less complicated that it appears to be; dare try it ! It is absolutely lovely with colored wools, and/or on borders as here on headband which I made for Sharon in Dunedin.

Here is how to make it:

Wrap yarn around the widest part of the hook 10 times…


Pick up a loop in designated stitch, yarn over and pull through all 10 loops on hook. Don’t worry too much if it doesn’t work from the first time, use your fingers to help the loops go.











Then, chain 1. Your Bullion is finished !