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Crocheted net bag

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I the beginning of the summer I crocheted net bags (or French market bags) for the boys.  They used those when they went to play football. The bags were surprisingly quick to make. 
The best part of course is that the boys really used the bags.  Mum is very happy :)
For the blue one I used Novita Kotiväki yarn and 2.5 mm hook. For the green one I used Novita Soft Cotton yarn and 3 mm hook. 



Crocheted summer top

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Few weeks ago I found four balls of Katia Arte yarn from my yarns stash. I was supousted to knit (years ago) a summer top for me. For some reason I never did.
Now I have used those yarns to a crochet summer top! Easy and simple, double crochet stitch all the way with 3.5 mm hook.


This was very educational project, again. I even took measurements and made a swatch to get the right gauge. I calculated that I need to do 90 stitches to both pieces (front and back). 
Then I started to crochet like a maniac :) One piece took about two balls of yarn. 
Then I started to make the second piece with 90 stitches. For some reason, when I had crocheted the first row I compared it to the first piece. Luckily I did! The first piece was 10 stitches narrower. What?? Apparently I miscalculated the stitches in the first place and ended up with 80 stitch. Well after thinking a while what to do, I decided to go with the 80 stitches with a wish that the finished top will fit me. Frogging was out of the que…

The May Flowers - 365 days of crochet flowers

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I have been making these flowers since 1st of January. You may have come across with these in the Instagram. Emily from the Loopy Stitch came up this idea it the beginning of the year.  This is the  #365daysofcrochetflowers.

Pattern to flowers 1-91 can be found from Emily´s blog (link above) and flowers on 92- can be found from Instagram @thecrochethookup and from Facebook
Here are the Darling Buds of May!




Pattern: The May Flower

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This was my second flower pattern for the #365daysofcrochetflower. I shall call it May Flower as it was published May (how original is that!)
This pattern was first published via Instagram @thecrochethookup
Pattern for flowers 1-91 can be found from the blog The Loopy Stitch and from flower number 92 ->  from the @thecrochethookup

You can find my patterns also from Ravelry, from here.


The pattern can be found in Finnish from my other blog.  Click here if you prefer the pattern in Finnish.


Stitches used – US terms
mrMagic Ring
chChain
scSingle crochet
dcDouble Crochet
trfront post treble crochet
sl stslip stitch

puffyarn over, insert hook to the specified stitch, yarn over and pull up a long loop. Repeat two  more time, you have 7 loop on the hook, yarn over and pull through all loops

dc3tog
yarn over and insert hook into the st. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loop x 3


PATTERN


Round 1, color A
-Make a MR, ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc, sl st to 3rd stitch on st…

Crocheted shawl: Paralell Bars Shawl

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I crocheted this beautiful shawl for my daughter.
The pattern is Annaboos´s House Paralell Bars Shawl The yarn is from a local dyer, PetrichorYarns


The pattern was easy to follow and adjustable for any amount of yarn. The yarn is extremely soft and it was easy to crochet. This shawl will be for sure used a lot, but it maybe too hot now because it is very warm weather now here in Finland. The shawl is perfect for the cooler evenings and in the autumn at the latest. 


Pattern: Crocheted flower

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This was my first flower design for #365daysofcrochetflowers This pattern was first published via Instagram @thecrochethookup
Pattern for flowers 1-91 can be found from the blog The Loopy Stitch and from flower number 92 ->  from the @thecrochethookup


The pattern can be found in Finnish from my other blog.  Click here if you prefer the pattern in Finnish.

Stitches used – US terms mrMagic Ring chChain scSingle crochet dcDouble Crochet fptrfront post treble crochet sl stslip stitch fbscfront post single crochet


PATTERN


Round 1, color A              * Make a mr, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch2)              * Dc, ch 2 x 11, sl st to 3rd stitch on starting chain. Fasten off.                  (12 dc, 24 ch)
Round 2, color B             * In any ch 2 sp, make a standing dc, 2dc in the same sp, skip dc              * 3 dc in the ch 2 sp, skip dc x 11, sl st in the 1st dc. Fasten off.                   (36 dc)

Round 3, color A               *Make a standing sc to any 1st dc of the 3 dc cluster, ch 3, skip d…