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Crochet Granite Cardigan

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I've been dreaming about this cardigan over a year.
Finally it´s finished and it turned out the be just wonderful!


The yarn (Rowan Hemp Tweed) have been in my stash from May last year. I have been searching the right pattern and most of all my courage to do another cardigan. Because I have my last crocheted cardigan in my fresh memory.  Overall it was very difficult to find suitable pattern for this yarn and with the stitch pattern that I had in mind. I have fell in love with the "moss Stitch" and I wanted to use that for this cardigan.

I was so happy to find this Granite Cardigan by Stephanie Lau from All About Ami.
The free pattern can be found form here.


Rowanin Hemp Tweed has 95 meters in 50 grams. It is 75% wool and 25% true hemp. The pattern uses Lion Brandin New Basic which is 75 % acryl and 25% wool.  It has 160 meters in 100 grams. I had bought 10 balls of Hemp Tweed so I had total of 500 grams yarn.


I made the cardigan with hook 6 mm and took the size S. I didn´…

Crochet cardigan

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My second crochet cardigan from spring 2017!


The success of the girl's cardigan encouraged me to do one myself also. At first I wasn't as satisfied with the cardigan as I would have liked, but the more I wore it, the more I liked it. After all, it´s made by me <3


The yarn is Semilla Melange (colors SM16 and SM 06) and the hook is 3.5 mm. Semilla Melange is 100 % wool and it has 175 m in 50 g. The cardigan is crocheted from top down with 120 foundation stitches.  The entire cardigan is crocheted with half double crochet (US terms), collar is rows of single crochet.  I had 9 skeins of the yarn (450 g) and I used about 390 g.

I am very pleased with the buttons and especially the button list. I used mattress stitch to sew the sleeve seams. The seam came out very neat.  Here is link to great tutorial for that mattress stitch.



So, bathing the cardigan and "blocking" it was the most exciting part of the project.  The cardigan got bathed twice, because the first time it …

Crochet cardigan for my girl

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This was my first crochet cardigan, back in January 2017.  There was no master idea about the cardigan, other than that I wanted to crochet it from the top down. The yarns were found from my stash that had been waiting for about six years for inspiration and now it finally came. 

For the foundation chain I took an example from here. The chain has 92 stitches. The raglan section is 17 rows (about 17 cm).
On the front and back side of the cardigan is front post double crochet "cables".  Can you believe when I say that this was the first time I made front post double crochet stitches? :)  

Then I crocheted the ribbing to the hem and the cuffs. I made the ribbing by single crochet only in the back loops. The collar has four rows of single crochet with button holes. 

The yarn is Novita Wool and the hook is 3,5 mm. I used 200 g of the pink yarn and about 60 g of the light pink. My gauge was 20 double crochet in 10 cm. 
I finalized the cardigan by soaking it. The feel of the cardi…

Crochet mandalas

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I was inspired by these mandalas a year ago on our Yarndale trip. There were dozens of crocheted mandalas hanging in the yard. Oh, they were beautiful.
Back then I decided that there would be wonderful mandalas in our upcoming summer oasis also.   In April I started my Mandala factory.
 I made three mandalas from Lucy,  Attic24 blog,  with Positivity Mandala pattern.  The yarn is Drops Muskat. Hook 4 mm and diameter of the hoop 30 cm.
I really love these colors !!



As another model, I used the pattern Spirit Mandala from Tatsiana, Lilla Bj√∂rn Crochet blog. I also made three of these. Yarn is Drops Muskat, hook 3,5 mm and hoop is  25 cm.



These mandalas hang in one corner of our summer oasis. There is still room for more...


Then I made one bigger mandala, this is Fenced Around Wallhanging. The pattern is from book by  Emily Littlefair, "Round and Round the Crochet Hook". Yarn is  Drops Muskat, hook 3,5 mm, hoop size is 35 cm. 



This Mandala hangs in the door that leads to the s…

Crochet bunting

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I crocheted few wonderful buntings for our summer oasis. The pattern is called  Boho Bunting and designed by Emma @lululoves_uk .  Pattern can be found, for example from Ravelry

I used the Sweet Pea blanket yarns on two buntings. One of the bunting has darker colors and the other is lighter, more pastel one. I made tassels in two colors.

The third bunting is lovely pink. The yarn here is Drops Muskat (color 06) and hook 4 mm. The tassels are made with fuchsia.



I really really love these buntings!  The pattern was clear and easy and the design is just super lovely!

Stella Shawl

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Look at this awesome shawl! This gorgeous piece of crochet is Stella Shawl!

The shawl is designed by an incredibly talented Julme Conradie @mysquarehat. The pattern can be found on Ravelry. Julme got the inspiration to this shawl from knitted Ewe Rock shawl, designed by Susanne Sommer (@sosuknits).
This is my second shawl designed by Julme. Crochet Your Fade, from last year, was the first one. I've been using that shawl every day for the past half year :) You can read about that from here.

This shawl project was an extra or a surprise project for me because I always plan before hand what projects I do and when. In late February, Julme contacted me and asked me to test this Stella pattern.  I was and I am still very delighted of this honor. It helped a lot that I  didn't have to finish the whole shawl right away. The test period was two weeks and I needed to test the start section and repeat section few times.  My winter holiday week gave me a good peace for the testing. 

I cr…