54 years of Dr Who

Is it really that long ago? How easy is it to lose track of time! Something else it is easy to lose track of, your place in a crochet or knitting project.  So in honour of that mad man in a box first hit our screens 54 years ago, I have made a set of Dr Who stitch markers.


Crochet and knitting Whovians wanting to make the Doctor’s scarf (there are lots of designs on ravelry.com) can get their own Dalek, Tardis, Sonic Screwdriver, Gas Mask and watch markers from my Etsy store.




Crochet isn’t just about clothes – some old tubes, some spare wool (on the left) and raffia (right) and later that day…

I had two smart little pots to help us order the chaos our two boys leave in their wake.




If you are going do battle with your evil sisters over your father’s love you had better look the part, so here’s a shawl to help Shakespeare’s loving daughter.

You only need a single ball of King Cole Zig Zag sock weight yarn for this one.  The one shown below was using their ‘Mishmash’ colour.

As usual if you want to make this, or one of my other shawls or cowls yourself, you can find the kits on Etsy.



Here’s two of my Beatrice Cowls, the design is named after the heroine of one our favourite plays Much Ado About Nothing. They were made with DK yarn, and needed a 6mm crochet hook. The examples shown here were using:

  • ‘Foliage’ from King Cole’s Riot range
  • West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Print in ‘Rum Paradise’

Whilst I use King Cole’s wool a lot in other projects, I found the WYS’s range fair easier to work into this design.

If you would like to make a Beatrice cowl yourself I sell the kits on Etsy.



This was the first shawl I designed, measuring 41” wide and 25” long.  It
can be worn both with the triangle at the front as a scarf and also as a traditional shawl. Perfect to keep any princess of Eternia warm on cold wintery days.

If you would like to make one yourself I sell it as a kit on Etsy.