Showing posts from August, 2019

Little crochet bag

Suddenly there was a need for a small bag. I got a new mobile phone from work, which is much bigger than the old one. How do those mobile phones just keep growing in size? I have to move around a bit at work, and it's hard to carry that new phone in my hand or in the back pocket of my jeans. So I had to crochet this lovely little bag for my phone :) I had saved this pattern on Instagram long ago, and now I was able to do it. This is a free pattern from the Anabelia Craft Design blog.   The yarn is LionBrand Yarns 24/7 Cotton. It is the same yarn that I used for my backpack that I made in the summer. Hook size 3,5 mm. The bag measures 19 cm x 19 cm. I crocheted two squares that I sewed together from the wrong side. At the top of the bag I made a layer of crab stitch. I also made a lining, which was the hardest part of this project. I attached slings to the sides of the bag, which I then attach to the strap of the bag. This time I did not want have a crochet st

Crochet Granite Cardigan

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

Crochet cardigan

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,

Crochet cardigan for my girl

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 cardiga

Crochet mandalas

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 Mandal a 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 i

Crochet bunting

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!