Crochet Flower Bicycle Basket

A new season calls for a new DIY bicycle basket decoration. Rather than going for a themed basket, I made these flowers from my yarn scraps.

The Crochet flower (brooch) pattern is from Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 5.

Crochet Flowers Simply-Crochet-Magazine-Flower-Pattern


Pretty huh? And the sun was still shining in Cambridge this weekend, so I took a few trips out on my bicycle to run errands.



If you are looking for inspiration for how to decorate a bike basket, you could take a look at my past posts:

DIY Bike Basket Bunting / DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket

I also used some more scraps (of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino) to make a Crochet Camera Strap (from Simply Crochet Issue 10).


It’s been a crochet kind of month! I started a knitting project this weekend which challenged me a little. I’ve neglected my knitting needles for a while now so it’s good to get back into it.

Keep an eye out for a crochet flower pattern coming to the blog later this week.



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Instalife: Crafts and Cambridge

I’m never sure how interesting I can make an instagram roundup, but I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been up to over the last two weeks!

Instagram round up claireabellemakes

Cakes at our hugely popular WI meet, autumnal flowers from work, trifle at Mum’s, low flying hot air balloon, Moo cards & packaging for the shop, beginnings of a knitted cushion, cool cake tin in John Lewis, a Cambridge lunch date by the river.

Instagram round up claireabellemakes

New bicycle cushion by Mella Makes, tea with the boy, results from a crochet flowers class with Not So Granny, preparing images for my Etsy shop About page, bow ring prototype coming soon, ric rac rose, book binding with my Crafty Creatives box, cows and cyclists in Cambridge.

You can follow me on Instagram by searching for claireabellemakes.

I’ve had a nice two weeks of family time, crafting and working hard for the shop. I’ve been feeling a little unmotivated in other areas of my life lately, so I’ve decided from now, I am gonna get my butt in gear and work towards a better life balance. Wish me luck!

One last thing, a thanks to Cybele and Clare for the lovely blog nominations this week! Please check out their blogs over at Stitch One Knit Too and Lottie of London.