Wednesday 29 October 2014

Rich baby blanket

How lovely do the colours of this crochet baby blanket fade from one to another.

I was asked to make a crochet baby blanket for a little boy.

I thought about making a blanket which would have a slight rough effect but still soft and cudly to hug and hold your baby close.

I decided to use DC's and HDC's. I made 4 rows of DC's and then changed to 2 HDC's, using back-loops only. (US crochet terms)
This way the fabric creates a rib pattern in the blanket.
The edging is a SC at the long ends and a HDC at the short ends.  (twice) This gives it its finishing touch.

I used the same yarn as used in my Fairy Tale Cowl, Ice Yarn Donna. A lovely acrylic yarn.
With it I used a 5.5mm crochet hook. Finished size: 1.00 x 1.00m
The fabric feels thick and rich, perfect for a baby boy.

Sunday 26 October 2014

Comfy Cozy boots

Oh, how I love this season. During the day it is lovely to go outside. The woods smell so fresh, like you're walking through a field of mushrooms (which you actually are).

Then, getting back inside, lighting up the fire-place and slipping into your comfy warm house-boots.

Searching for my slippers (since they had been stashed away during the summer) I found a worn out pair, screeming to be thrown out..... hrmmm.
Well.... no problem! I'll crochet a pair myself.

I love 'm!
They are really comfy and warm. I added rubber dots underneath so I won't slide and fall.

If you are interested in the pattern, it is published by HollyDoll over here.

The pattern suggests hook 6 mm, I used a 7mm though combined with two strands, one for 6mm hook and one for a 4 mm hook.

Tip: make one sole and then check if it measures your size. Adjust jarn and needle to required size. The pattern is written quite small.

Made on order for € 34,95

Friday 24 October 2014

Sorbet Swirl Cowl

Change of weather, change of season. The colours on the trees that change into warm yellow, orange, brown and red. The colours of fall. The coulours in this cowl fit the season perfectly.

I wanted to use and open stitch. The rows appear like waves. 
There's a small difference between the rows. If you look closely you will notice the difference.

For this cowl I used IceYarns Donna again. The same yarn which I used to make my Fairytale cowl.
The yarn changes colour as you go and creates an amazing piece of art.

Interested in the pattern? Check this link to my Ravelry site. Have fun creating your cowl!

No time to crochet? You can order it for € 39,95

Sunday 19 October 2014

Angora Glitz

It's nice to see a scarf getting its colour pattern. This time I choose to make a scarf with a bit of holiday glamour. December may still sound far away... but it's here before you know it.

For this particular scarf I used Ice Yarns Angora Colour Glitz.
A yarn that exists out of 40% Angora wool, 52% Acrylic and 8% Lurex.
The lurex brings a sparkle to your crochet work, giving it a little glamour.

The result of this yarn in combination of the V-Puff stitch makes it a light, puffy scarf.

I like the black in this yarn, it gives the scarf a bit of a mature look.

For the tassels I used a combination of the Angora yarn plus a thick acrylic yarn to get big tassels.

The yarn suggests a hook size 3,4 - 4. I used a 6mm though. That way the V-puff will get more space and air.

Link to the pattern can be found HERE
I sell these V-Puff scarfs for € 24,95

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Clover Amour

Being a very active crochet fan, I like to be able to choose from different hook shapes and sizes.
I must say I totally prefer the Clover hooks. So I was really happy when I found out they now extended their "amour" range with sizes 7, 8, 9 and 10. (funny, as I am typing this, the mail man rings te door to deliver me my new amour hooks)


Opera singer

My daughter loves to be in the spotlight. She makes a great model too, showing all my cowls and scarfs. She poses and turns, has this fake smile which makes me laugh real hard when she uses it.
While posing for a new scarf I made, she started to sing. A great moment for a nice picture.

I made this scarf with baby alpaca and baby acrylic yarn. Both really soft and flexible.

The pattern of the brown colours just "shaped itself" as I moved along. The only thing I had in mind was that I wanted to do something with a steep line.

Looking for the pattern of a V-Puff scarf? You can find it HERE

Saturday 11 October 2014

Queen of Hearts scarf

I was thinking about adding images into my crochet work, the first image that popped up in my mind was a heart shape. So I puzzled a bit  and came up with this pattern.

I used a tweed yarn for this scarf since that enhances the bulky effect. My son mentioned the fact that

there are bits of black yarn in between the white yarn and if this wasn't a factory fault.

Explaining tweed with the messy effect didn't quite work for him.... "who puts a dirty effect in yarn" were his words...

So perhaps not the best yarn to use for picky kids ;)

The end result reminds me of the heart shape on playing cards, therefor I choose the name Queen of Hearts scarf.

Perhaps you would like to make this scarf yourself. You can find the pattern in my Ravelry store.
This scarf is also for sale in my Etsy store. I sell this scarf for € 24,99*

*when bought on Etsy € 1,- tranaction fee is added.

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Stash buster scarf

The V-puff scarf makes a great project for using those last skeins of yarn you have left from other projects. I love to search for matching colours to combine and make a comfy scarf.

And of course, when you will be using different types of yarn, the thickness of the profile may change during the project. But that's just what makes the scarf unique and specially made by you.

This example, I started with bulky Acrylic, then I used a left over skein of Merino Yarn, then Cotton and I finished with Alpaca. The feeling of the scarf changes when you brush your hand over it.
I did make sure they were all yarns which feel comfy around your neck. No one likes as prickly woolen scarf.

This scarf is a present for a little boy who will turn 3 this weekend. Hopefully he'll like the colours.

HERE you can find my free pattern of this scarf.

Sunday 5 October 2014

Caramel Swirl Cowl

The idea of a bulky cowl has been on my mind for quite a few days. Different ideas crossed my mind and I wrote some patterns, calculating the knot and skips..... Throwing one pattern away to start with the next.

 I had a few demands suchs as:

Airy / Openings in the fabric
Soft and comfortable
Tough look

So with those ingredients mixed in one receipe, I came up with this pattern.
All my ingredients come back in the cowl.

As my daughter played Hide and Seek in the woods, I searched for nice spots to take pictures of my new cowl. And as I was walking around I was very happy with the colours I picked. These are typical fall colours. Warm caramel mixed with brown, beige and grey colours.

I have written down the pattern, so please visit my Ravelry page of you want to make yourself a nice and comfy fall scarf. You can find the link to the pattern here:

Not such a crochet-freak yourself but still a fan of this scarf, just let me know.

This scarf can be found in my Etsy store.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Neon V Puff scarf

I really like making this scarf. It doesn't take ages and the result is lovely every time.This time I made one for Phileine, my daughter. Before winter starts, she'll probably have a whole range of winter scarfs to choose from.

I had two skeins of Neon yarn left in my stash, so this was a really good project to use those.

The yarn suggests a 3,5 mm crochet hook. Instead I used a 6 mm. The result of that is the wide V's and the loose Puffs. 
When you compare it to my first V Puff scarf you'll notice the difference.

In my humble opinion, a scarf should be really long so you can fold it in half and wrap it around your neck. Therefor I crochet it untill the scarf is 1.5m long. The width is about 20 cm.

Want to make one yourself? HERE you can find the link to the pattern of this warm and cosy scarf.

Not such a crochet freak yourself but still in need of a super comfy scarf?
I can always make you one.

I am selling these scarfs for € 29,99