Crochet Your Fade shawl

I think this is my loveliest shawl ever! Crochet Your Fade !

The amazing designer is Julme Conradie. From IG you can find her by the name @mysquarehat. The shawl pattern can be found from Ravelry.

I made my shawl with 4 mm hook and with the following yarns:
Yarn A: Roosa Nauha sock yarn, color 55, amount 50 g Yarn B: Roosa Nauha sock yarn, color 57, amount 54 g Yarn C: Beehive Yarns, Bardot, color Dear Prudence, amount 62 g Yarn D: Roosa Nauha sock yarn, color 56, amount 54 g Yarn E: Roosa Nauha sock yarn, color 63, amount 35 g Yarn F: Roosa Nauha sock yarn, color 55, amount 10 g

The Roosa Nauha sock yarn is a yarn from a local brand. You can find more information of the yarn from here. I bought the Beehive skein from Yarndale, where I visited in September.  My first intention was to crochet the whole shawl with the Roosa Nauha sock yarn, but luckily I realized that I have that Beehive yarn and it fits perfectly to those solid colors.

I started to crochet the shawl on last Sunday in …

Brioche Hearts

One of my favorite designers is Tatsiana from Lilla Björn blog. When she published this heart pattern, I was totally in love. You can find the pattern from her blog for free and from Ravelry download for small compensation. 

I made the hearts from Catania yarn and with 3 mm hook. The design may look challenging but if you read the instructions carefully and follow them step by step, I promise that you can do that lovely heart.  These cuties are, for example, a very good idea for Valentines Day!

Crochet Christmas tree decoration

For few years I have had a tradition that I crochet a new ornament to our Christmas tree. This year the ornament was a gift box by Eleonora from Coastal Crochet.

Simply Crochet -magazine published 7 decorations by Eleonora in September issue, nr 75. I bought the magazine from Skipton when I visited Yarndale.
I made almost twenty gift boxes, for relatives, friends and school teachers.  And of course for us too.  I used Catania yarn and hook 2.5 mm

Crochet Pocket Foxes

For some time now, I have been admiring the work of Jillian from the blog Spin a Yarn Crochet. End of July she published this cute Pocket Fox pattern and I added it straight away to my to do list. 
 I made three foxes for my three children. In their favorite colors. 
The pink and the blue is made from Drops Muskat and the green is from Sirdar Cotton. Hook used is 3 mm. 
The pattern was very well written and the it was easy and fast to crochet.
The children love their foxes, and needless to say that I love the foxes too.

Crochet decorations - Starflake

I just love The Loopy Stitich Emily´s patterns. Like this Starflake.  I made few of these in November, as well as other Christmas decorations.

Some of these are for a Christmas market and some may end up to be part of a Christmas gift.
The pink one of course stays in our house :)

Pattern: The Loopy Stitch Starflake
Yarn: Schachenmayr Catania
Hook 2.5 mm

Bavarian crochet bag

At summer I wanted to try something new and small.  I found this Bavarian crochet little bag from Simply Crochet magazine, number 53. 
Yarn: Drops Muskat Hook: 3 mm Yarn usage: 75 g
The size of the bag is 17 cm x 17 cm. The strap is crochet i-cord. 

Pink crochet top

This was my second top last summer. More about the first one can be found from here.  This top was little bit trickier than the first one. I wanted it to be more shaped.  I think I succeed it very well. Of course I did a swatch and I calculated all the required stitches. Well, I needed to crochet and frog few times but the outcome was worth it.

The upper part is half double crochet (US) and the bottom is made with tulip stitch (you can watch tutorial for the stitch from here)
Yarn: Austermann Algarve Grande , 7 balls (á 50 g) Hook: 3 mm Pattern: my own
I like this top a lot! I am pleased that I managed to crochet a garment with some shape on it :) I am not happy about my yarn choice though. The Austermann is very "hard" yarn. It was easy to crochet with but I noticed in the end that some other kind of yarn would have been better in this case. Yarn with more drape in it? Perhaps I will do this top again for next summer with different yarn.