Monday, 30 November 2015

Delicately yours

Bubbles, puffs, flowers, all the things that stand out and charm the viewer with a simple glimpse, that moves me. 




Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Chevron blanket / part II

Zig-zags of dark and light grey together with the white run through this classic ripple afghan. It is  going to look stylish in modern home. I crocheted it with 3mm hook and used 700gr of cotton yarn. Measures 80x120cm. 







I loved crocheting this pattern, it’s relatively simple, rhythmic and soothing. The written pattern is available HERE, and for the graphic pattern see the photo bellow.





Monday, 23 November 2015

Snowflake granny pattern

Snowflake granny is perfect holiday projects. Crochet yourself a garland to string over the mantle; embellish your holiday gifts with a snowflake granny; use them as Christmas tree ornaments; really, there are so many uses for them! Did I mention they only take about 20 minutes to make?

With white yarn Ch 6, sl st to the first ch to make a ring.
ROUND 1
Ch 5, count as tr+2ch, *1tr, 2ch* 7 times, sl st to 3rd chain of beginning chain 5, in total 8tr
ROUND 2
Sl st inti the first ch2 space. Ch3+3tr cluster into the same ch2 space, ch5, *4tr cluster into the next ch2 space, ch5. Repeat * 7 times. Sl st into the top of the first 3tr cluster. Fasten off.
ROUND 3
Join red color into top of any tr cluster, ch 1, doesn’t count as a stitch.  *1dc into the same space, ch2, 1tr into the tr of the first round, ch2, repeat *7 times. Sl st into the ch1 of the beginning of the round.
ROUND 4
Sl st into the ch2 space. 1dc into the same space, ch 3, dc into the next ch2 space, ch3 around, in total 16 dc and 16 ch3 spaces.
ROUND 5
Sl st into the ch3 space. Ch 3, count as tr, work another tr, ch 2 and 2tr, all in the same space. You made a corner. *Ch 2, dc in next 3ch space, ch3, dc in next ch3 space, ch 3, dc in next ch3 space,ch 2, 2tr+2ch+2tr in next ch3 space. Follow this* scheme round.
If you want your square to have a diamond shape rather than square one, block it by stretching two diagonal corners. 


Pattern and photo tutorial for Christmas ball is HERE!






Tuesday, 17 November 2015

CHRISTMAS BALL

My big crochet Christmas project this year is red and white Christmas tree.

GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES…
Red and white cotton yarn
3.0 mm crochet hook
darning needle
scissors
ABBREVIATIONS (US terms)
ch – chain
slst – slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
I worked this pattern in rounds, using two separate half circles to cover the ball. The two pieces are then slip stitched together.
ROUND 1
Ch4. Sl st into the first chain to form a ring. Ch 2, work 9 hdc into the ring (10 stitches in total). Join with a sl st to the 2nd chain.
ROUND 2
Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc 2 times into each stitch (20 stitches total). Join with a sl st to the 2nd chain.

ROUND 3
Ch 2 (counts as stitch). *Hdc 2 times in the next stitch and hdc once into the next stitch. Repeat from * around (30 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 2nd chain.


ROUND 4
Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc once into every stitch (30 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 2nd chain.

ROUND 5
Ch 2 (counts as stitch). *Hdc in the next two stitches and 2hdc once into the next stitch. Repeat from * around (40 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 2nd chain.


ROUND 6-8
Ch 2 (counts as stitch). Hdc once into every stitch (40 stitches total). Join with a slst to the 2n chain.
Repeat rounds 1-8 for the second half of the ornament.


ASSEMBLY
Place the crochet half circles on the ball and pull it down as far as it will go. Line your joining seams for both halves to make your ornament look best..Sl st into the (back) loops of every stitch around the ornament.



Decorate your Christmas tree!