Saturday, October 21, 2017

Letter of the week: G

Gorgeous! is the first name that comes to mind that starts with an G :)
and autumn is gorgeous if only for a moment ...


Pattern for letter G
pretty much the same as for letter C (+6 simple new rows)

Row 1: Ch 4, sc in 2nd st from hook, hdc, dc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc&hdc tog (dc in same st hdc in next), sc. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc, hdc, dc. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, dc&hdc tog (dc in same st hdc in next), sc. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, on same (and next) st dc2tog, dc. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 2, dc&hdc tog (dc in same st hdc in next), sc. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc, hdc, dc. Turn.
Repeat 6th and 7th row 1 more time.
Row 10: Ch 2, on same (and next) st dc2tog, dc. Turn.
Repeat 10th row. 5 more times.
Row 16: Ch 2, dc&hdc tog (dc in same st hdc in next), sc. Turn.
Row 17: Ch 1, sc, hdc, dc. Turn.
Repeat 16th and 17th row 1 more time.
Row 20: Ch 2, on same (and next) st dc2tog, dc. Turn.
Row 21: Ch 1, sc, hdc, dc. Turn.
Row 22: Ch 2, dc&hdc tog (dc in same st hdc in next), sc. Turn.
Repeat 21st and 22nd row 1 more time.
Row 25: Ch 2, on same (and next) st dc2tog, dc. Turn.
Repeat 25th row 2 more times.
Row 28: Ch 2, on same (and next) st dc2tog, dc.
Row 29: Ch 2, dc2tog on previous rows last dc. Dc in the stitch where the previous rows last dc was made in. Turn.
Row 30: Ch 2, on same (and next) st dc2tog, dc. Turn.
(overall letter G consists of 30 rows)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fun&Fancy pillowcase :)

You better believe it!
I have managed to finish this beauty while playing around with 3 kids 24/7 (oh yes - nights are pretty busy over here still - fun fact - most of the nightly activity comes from the big kids - who would have thought that baby in her 2 months could sleep better then 3&5 year olds combined! :D )

I am loving these totally different looks of my new pillowcase I can (and will) showcase the fun part of rainbowish solid granny diamond during the playtime with my kiddos and will change it to the fancy HexATile side when my girlfriends come to visit ... o, yes :)

Otto is trying to jump on and take a nap on SolidGrannyDiamond side ...
he wasn't lucky today, I'm not ready to share this pillow with him yet :)


and the fancy HexATile side in all it's glory :)


Both sides just so you know I have actually joined them :D and this is how Sam put it in the middle of the room to be her horse .. that was a fun moment :D
unfortunately that gloomy time of year has come when I get ZERO sunshine in my home, so pretty much all of the pictures I take inside looks colorless and murky ...
But outside even the gloomy days seem brighter probably because of the leaves ...


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 ...