The arrangement of the applique flowers and leafy accents depends entirely on one's personal aesthetics. They can be made pouring out of the vases, or arranged in a more simple manner. It leaves place for imagination to take over, and involves a merry play with the arrangements for the best look to be achieved.
Saturday, May 28, 2022
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Yarn and hook: sport yarn of your choice and colors (I love working with Phil Cotton #3 and Tango) and a 3 mm hook (UK11) (US 10/3). Note that you can use whatever yarn size/ weight (and relevant hook for that weight ) you like/have at hand. That will only influence the size of your flowers. Hence, smaller weights will yield tinier flowers, heavier weights will yield bigger flowers.
Stitches (American terminology): chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), single crochet 2 together (sc2tog), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc).
Other: tapestry needle for weaving ends, sewing needle and thread for sewing the filaments, and scissors.
When you are done adding flowers, ch50 and then sl st in the 10th st from hook to make a loop. Try to see if the leaf goes nicely through it. If the loop is too big, than reduce the stitches for it (instead of 10, try with 8 or 7).
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Friday, May 20, 2022
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Paid Pattern by Svetlana Gordon
Free socks pattern by Donna Druchunas
My grandma used this technique to make us house slippers. However, I've never tried it myself, because slip stitches are tedious and I get easily tired working them.
Have you done anything in this technique?
Free scarf pattern by Vashti Braha / Image credit: txgardener
Saturday, May 14, 2022
Yarn and hook: 10-15 grams of sport yarn in four colors (brand and color of your choice) and a 3mm hook (UK11) (US 10/3)
Other: Sewing needle and thread. Bead(s) and a button for closure. Pins (optional)
Used terms in American terminology: chain (ch), chain space (ch-sp), slip stitch (sl st), skip (sk), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), treble (tr), 3ch-picot.