Tuesday, 8 July 2014

An official new home for HanJan!

Well, about time I hear you say!! HanJan has finally gone all whizzy and set up a swish new website for you lovely people. Hop on over to the new website and see what we've been up to......

Packed full of blog fun, a shop, gallery, freebies and wedding crochet feature page, what more could you want?!

See you there xx

Monday, 5 May 2014

Crochet By Heart: A HanJan Wedding Feature in Simply Crochet!

Simply Crochet Issue 18 Wedding Feature
Such a delight for HanJan this month - I have a feature in Simply Crochet about our wedding!

It all came about after we decided to 'yarn bomb' our wedding and of course the lovely team at Simply were intrigued to say the least..... I sent over some pics and soon enough a feature was planned!

It is a fabulous write up not only of the items that I made for the wedding which included bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, table lace, jar lace, cake lace, bunting, invitations, order of services, menus, and much more, but also of the process and practicalities of it all.

The photos are from our professional photographer on the day - the wonderful Tom Smith who captured every moment so well.

I am in the process of writing some tutorials about the items I made as so many people have already asked for the patterns! I'm not sure if I will completely reveal my bouquet as love the idea of having something completely unique.

Here are some sneaky little snippets from the article but be sure to grab your own copy to see what it's all about! 

 Along with the feature I have some cute patterns in this months issue - I designed some gorgeous bows that use all sorts of different yarns to accessorise just about anything...

I also made a coaster and placemat and some potholders for the Gingham Granny kitchen story which is a real triumph - great projects all round!

Busy busy in the world of HanJan...we are also working on a swish new website to be with you soon...will let you know as soon as it's ready!

Friday, 25 April 2014

Instagram Love for HanJan in Crochet Gifts 3 Bookazine…

Exciting news from HanJan! I have a fabulous little project in the brand new bookazine Crochet Gifts 3

I could hardly contain myself when they asked me to create an Instagram style coin purse! Such a treat. What do you think?!

The purse is a cute 10cm square so great for all the essentials and has a real leather strap to loop over your wrist. A perfect little gift for any picture lover I’d say!

The magazine is packed with great gift ideas and articles so go and grab your copy now!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Simply Crochet 16 - Gypsy Love and a Loop Stitch Tutorial

Gypsy Flower Love

Wow! I can't believe how amazing my gypsy flower blanket looks in this months issue of Simply Crochet!

The theme this month is gypsy love and is a real triumph. The colours, textures and stitches used in the blanket make it fun to make, snuggly to be under and stunning to look at. What more could you want?!

The clever people at Simply Crochet have done a fab little tutorial about how to do the loop stitch edging that I added.....find it here: Loop stitch crochet tutorial

Loop Stitch
Happy looping!!!

Friday, 7 February 2014

Simply Crochet Issue 15 - Yoga crochet!

Just a quick hello to show you my lovely little turban headband in this months Simply Crochet Magazine!

The magic twist action is shown in a helpful little video that you can find here

Would love to see how you all get on with it! I've got a queue of people to make them for already!

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A wonderful HanJan year with Simply Crochet...

I realised this week that I have been designing for the fabulous Simply Crochet for a year already! I am still enjoying every minute of it and there is plenty more to come.....

So I thought I'd give a little reminder of all the great projects I have done for them over the year....

The observant amongst you will notice I missed a couple of issues... moving house and getting married meant a very busy Hannah that didn't have as much time for designing!


Lovely little jam jar covers

Gorgeous baby boots


Bathroom Beauties

Sweet feet!


Cool zpagetti throw

Loving the granny squares


Bobble peg bag

Cute coat hangers


Summer travel fun...

Romantic vintage shawl

Picnic passion

Bobble Mitts in a Woodland story

Cute bow headband


Soft and squishy bedroom rug

Zigzag crochet hook roll

Craft room loveliness
 Such a range of designs and fantastic challenges over the year! I just can't believe how it's flown by though....here's to the next year..! Thank you Simply Crochet! x