Friday, September 24, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Monday, September 20, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Do you make swatches? What method do you use to note down / record swatches' essential information?
Monday, September 13, 2021
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Content of yarn: 100% Microfiber Acrylic. Skeins come in 100 gr– 3.52Oz, in 350 mt-383 yds. You will need about 200 grams for this top. When finished, the top has a nice stretch.
Gauge: 8 cm / 3.14” of double crochet work measured in center of first row
Used terms in American terminology: chain (ch), chain space (ch-sp), slip stitch (sl st.), skip (sk), double crochet (dc), 3-ch picot, 4-dc bobble stitch
Other: tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Length of finished top/ tube without ties for the model in the pictures: 38 cm (14.96”) across 22 cm (8.66”) down. Ties: each is 34 cm (13.38”) long and 3.5 (1.37”) wide.
Fit size: The top is worked as a tube, so work / repeat the given pattern until you can wrap and close the tube around your bust. Further instructions below. Model’s size in the photos: S
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Let me present to you my Calypso bag. In this one I combined my love for bobbles and crosses to get this unique texture.
The written pattern is accompanied with numerous pictures for easier comprehension. The bag is not lined so, it does not come with lining instructions.
Yarn and hook: DK yarn of your choice (150 gr) and a 4.00 mm hook. Tapestry needle for sewing the bag and weaving ends.
Used terms (American terminology): chain (ch), chain space (ch-sp), slip stitch (sl st), skip (sk), double crochet (dc), crossed double crochet (X), bobble stitch.
Instructions for the bobble stitch: https://www.yarnspirations.com/row-en/how-to-crochet-bobbles.html
Finished measurements: : 31 x 31 cm (12.20” x 12.20”) of bag’s circle body with the band.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Eva wanted me to make her a holder for her earpods, and since yours truly is always up for a new challenge - this is the result!
As Eva's pods were not available for the pictures we used Jacob's earphones and we had to roll the cords nicely so as to fit inside. They fitted, but I feel that a bigger holder is needed for them. So, if you want to make this for such earphones, then I suggest you use heaver yarn and a bigger hook in order to make a big enough holder.
Looking at it, I am sure it could be also used as a key-chain or a bag decoration.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Monday, August 30, 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Happy weekend guys! Today I have the perfect weekend project for you!
The crochet community has been charmed with these wind spinners, and I readily jumped on the bandwagon and made some for my nieces and nephews.
Now, before we begin with the pattern, I want to say that the spinners in these pictures are quite short (foundation: 31 chains) and are taken as an example.
To make an effective spinner, you have to have a foundation of at least 50 chains (more are recommended).
What you need:
Cut yarn and leave a long tail. Do not turn work. The work is already shaping up.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Important: I have not been compensated by Alize Yarns either financially or materially in return for this post. The opinions and products featured in this post are 100% my own.
I have been in love with Alize Yarns for years, but decided to try their Diva yarn with silk effect for the first time for my "Nymph" collection. What can I say? It was love at first stitch!
Diva yarn is a super fine weight yarn that is perfect for delicate lace clothes and jewelry. The microfiber acrylic gives it a super soft silky effect and makes it durable. Diva is anti-allergic and extremely pleasant on the skin. The colors are vibrant, they do not fade or leave lint. Whatever you decide to make with it, it will make any project glamorous!