Saturday, September 23, 2017

pattern release: Solid granny diamond ♦

do you remember the granny diamond and long granny diamond ?
now their little sister has arrived! ;)

You can buy the pattern on etsy or ravelry :)
(took me about a year to finish writing it up because after 3 finished diamond blankets I just wanted to make something entirely different .. not that i did crochetwise .. well I did "make" a tiny human, but that's a different story :D maybe for some other time besides the fireplace with tea and cookies ..)


now I am finally ready for moooooooore diamonds ;)
Finished up those pieces and wrote a pattern - so proud of myself :)) pattern includes instructions for more rows (like the left side project that should become a jacket some time soon, scheme I plan to use for the jacket also included in the pattern pdf), but you can always choose to crochet just first two rounds of each piece like I did for my still unfinished pillowcase I call shattered rainbow on the right ... (I could blame the kids, but that would be soooo unfair because they are on their best behaviour lately)

some more pictures to come ..

Monday, September 18, 2017

Letter of the week: Z

Zzzzzz ...
above all else at the moment I am craving sleep, full night of dreamless sleep .. and then some more sleep .. zzzZzzz


Pattern: 
Row 1: Ch5, on the third (and fourth) chain dc2tog, dc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, on same (and next) st dc2tog, dc. Turn.
Repeat second row 5 times.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc on same st, hdc on next, sc. ch 1 hdc on the side of dc. Htr, tr in the space between dc's.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc, hdc, dc on previous rows tr. Turn.
Row 10: Ch 2, on same (and next) st dc2tog, dc. Turn.
Repeat 10th row 7 times.
Row 18: Ch 3, dc on same st, hdc on next, sc. ch 1 hdc on the side of dc. Htr, tr in the space between dc's. 
Row 19: Ch 1, sc, hdc, dc on previous rows tr. Turn.
Row 20: Ch 2, on same (and next) st dc2tog, dc. Turn.
Repeat 20th row 3 times.
(overall letter Z consists of 23 rows)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Letter of the week: N

Nice!
NNNNNN is here to stay ;P



Pattern:
Row 1: Ch5, on the third (and fourth) chain dc2tog, dc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, on same (and next) st dc2tog, dc. Turn.
Repeat second row 8 times.
Row 11: Ch 3, dc on same st, hdc on next, sc. Ch 1, hdc on the side of dc. Htr, tr in the space between dc's.
Row 12: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc on previous rows tr. Turn.
Row 13: Ch 2, on same (and next) st dc2tog, dc. Turn.
Repeat 13th row 7 times.
Row 21: Ch 1, sc on next 3 st. Ch 1, hdc on the side of dc. Htr, tr in the space between dc's.
Row 22: Ch 2, dc2tog, sc between dc's on the side. Turn.
Row 23: Ch 2, on same (and next) st dc2tog, dc. Turn.
Repeat 23rd row 7 times.
(overall letter N consists of 30 rows)

If confused about straight parts check out letter I 
corners similar to 1st and 3rd corner of WorM ;) but I'll post some more pics of the corners just in case ...

Monday, August 07, 2017

Mini ♥ Granny Square

Almost a week ago I saw a tiny granny square with a heart in the middle on instagram (made by talented Susan @suregal27)
and today I finally tried it out :)

heart was simple and looked cute but I struggled to make the second round square up like it should according to the pattern .. so obviously - I frogged it a few times and finally made my own perfect hearty granny square ♥



1st row - heart! (as seen on Susans @suregal27 instagram profile)

Magic circle. Ch2, 3 tr, 3 dc, 1tr, 3dc, 3 tr worked in magic circle. Ch2, sl st in magic circle. Tighten magic circle.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Letter of the week: A

And the naming game is ON:

Annabella
Adriana
Aurelia
Aurora
Adelaide

and many more I like (I won't show you because they do not start with A :P ) ... hubby says none of mine could be the one and only for our little princess and thank god after more than two months of indecision he has his own favourite. A name I hadn't even considered (to be honest I hadn't even noticed it), but each day I like it more and more ... so probably me and my 30 possibilities will have to cave in and accept the one he has chosen ...


Pattern for letter A is pretty much the same as for letter V just turn it around and add "-" similar like I did for H ;)