Monday, July 08, 2019

Lovely CAL: addendum 1

I've been promising this forever - so here it is - Tiny heart - consists of two row hexies.. pretty much the same as big heart but different :D

Three sketches to help you visualize structure of the granny heart before we begin ;)

And now the pattern itself:


Magic ring.
Row 1 (worked in magic ring): Ch3 (counts as dc), dc, ch. *2 dc, ch* repeat from * to * 4 more times. Turn, pull yarn trough top ch of first dc.
(18 sts: 6ch, 12dc)

Row 2: Sl st in ch space. Sc, ch2 (counts as dc), dc in same sp. *Ch, 2 dc, ch, 2 dc in next ch sp * repeat from * to * 4 more times. Ch, 2dc in last ch sp. Ch, sl st on top ch of first dc.
(36 sts: 12 ch, 24dc)


Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as dc), sc in next ch sp of previous round, aka hexagon A (counts as ch). Turn. Dc in A corner. *Ch, 2dc* repeat from * to * 2 more times. Sc in ch sp of previous round (counts as ch).
(13 sts: 5ch, 8dc)

Row 4: Ch2 (counts as dc), turn, pull yarn trough ch of A corner. Sl st in last ch made, dc in ch sp. *Ch, 2dc, ch, 2dc in next ch sp * repeat from * to * 2 more times. Ch, 2dc in last ch sp. Sc in corner ch sp of A.
(35 sts: 7 ch, 16dc)


To get to next side&row:
Ch2 (will act as dc in row 6), sc (will act as ch) in next ch sp, ch2 (will act as dc in row 5), sl st in next ch sp (for corner to be thinner), ch 2 (will act as dc in row 5), sc (will act as ch) in next ch sp of A.
(9 sts: 6 ch, 2 sc, 1 sl st)

Row 5: Turn. Dc in A corner, ch. * 2dc, ch in A corner * repeat from * to * 1 more time. Dc in same sp, sl st in 2nd ch of the dc.
(13 sts: 5ch, 8dc)

Row 6: sc in ch sp, ch (counts as dc), turn, pull yarn trough top ch of dc. Sl st in last ch made. *Ch, Ch, 2dc, ch, 2dc in next ch sp* repeat from * to * 2 more times. Ch, 2dc in last ch sp. Sl st in corner ch sp of A. Fasten off.
(23 sts: 7ch, 16dc)

Monday, May 20, 2019

Scrappy Rug: Pinwheel block

I noticed I have way more scraps than I need to finish my WavyC2C of scraps so ... i played around a little and remembered squares I saw by fantastic Quilt designer & pattern maker Jemima Flendt (@tiedwitharibbon) called ConfettiQuilt so I dreamed up this 😏

Although you can use any pattern to make a scrappy rug - why not something new and fun?

And of course you could make it NOT scrappy at all .. but for me making with scrap yarn is like quilting with old jeans ... Repurposing has become a lifestyle lately :D

How do you start the block?
Colors ..
Pick tone for background (bluish greens for me - will be worked full rows from beginning till end)
Then 3 distinct colors for marking three different parts. I chose dark tones: browns and bluish greys for sides. And white for middle.

Pattern is simple solid granny square quarter.
All stitches worked with two colors at a time.
Tricky part is changing colours but I have quite a few pictures here on how to do it so you should be fine ;)
Tip: untangle threads as you go because otherwise you will have a hard time getting to the 10th row...

Saturday, April 20, 2019

V-stitch sweater

As instagrammers might have noticed my autumn jacket is still procrastinating in the boxes .. but I found long forgotten, almost finished V-stitch sweater. and thought to myself that i should finally finish it and rock the spring again! :D
(do you remember the fun and bright spring sweater i made when I was carrying the tiny one?)

So it all started here - when I found it hidden in a box - spring cleaning brings out rabbits too not just hidden mess under the beds :D

Read more about construction:

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

pattern release: Starlight Tiles

Fun Christmassy looking pattern for blanket as tiny or big as you please ;)

I've been slowly working on this one for 2 years - and now it is finally ready to meet the world :)

Pattern pdf consists of 39 pages including:
  • written Instructions (US crochet terms),
  • picture tutorial for 3 standart shapes: star, hexagon and diamond
  • picture tutorial for all part shapes needed to smoothen the edges. (there are quite a few you won't need so do not be alarmed about length of the pattern)
  • picture tutorial for joining and edging as well!
& one additional pdf with color pages.

You can buy the pattern on etsy or ravelry :)

And look what my amazing pattern testers did!

Friday, February 08, 2019

pattern release: WavyC2C

That NEW big thing everyone has been waiting for is here! 😜

You can buy the pattern on etsy or ravelry :)

Tell a bit more you ask?
- this is new way of making corner to corner crochet!
Still as simple as always with few alterations that change the look and possibly even the way you think ...
Normally when you work on c2c you cast on 3ch and make 3dc's, but for Wavy one stitch length and count almost always changes (but not to worry in pdf there is chart & written pattern to start your blanket as well as simple rules to work on it and not go crazy counting).