Monday, December 30, 2013

Crochet Pattern for Lace Wrist Warmers

We are a day away from the New Year (the time just slipped away) but things are still heated up in our crochet workshop and there are things lined up, waiting for their turn into the kiln.

Today I present my new warmers (!) made with a wonderful lace pattern. Somehow when thinking warmers / cuffs I am strangely attached to greys :)

The pattern is easy and repetitive. Used terms: chain (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), triple / treble crochet (tr), dc2tog/dc3tog, puff stitch (4dc puff stitch), picot 
It is listed here.

I wish you have a grand time on New Year's Eve and I'll see you next year!


Friday, December 27, 2013

Sweater Refashion

My sister knows that before she throws or gives something away (especially clothes and fabric) she has to let me get my hands on and through them to see if anything needs its life prolonged. So I received two large bags with things she doesn't need  / want and you know what they say about one man's trash...

Well, this is my treasure. A nice and warm sweater which could perform its function for several years more. It is in a great condition and as soon as I saw it I knew it was getting some lace on and about . The stunning lace was a gift from my blog friend Ira (Thank you so much!!) and I am glad I could finally use it. 

I applied a part on the neckline and I stitched the leftover pieces on the cuffs. I am quite satisfied the way it turned out and I know I did the right thing because the moment Eva saw it she asked if she can borrow it.  

I have a refashioning board here to search for inspiration.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Beaded Necklace and rings

Hello there!
I hope you had a wonderful and blessed day!

For us celebrating Christmas after the old calendar this is gearing up for the real thing.  I made this necklace and rings to treat myself (Eva kindly accepted to model them for me) for the holidays and I can't wait to wear them.


I just have to find the right outfit!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Crochet Mistletoe and Holly - free pattern

Hi guys!

So today being the shortest day and the first day of winter I thought we can celebrate with a free and gorgeous photo-tutorial.

In order to save some space here and of course, dedicate this Saturday afternoon to my family, I will post only the written pattern here, while the whole photo tutorial can be downloaded for free from my ravelry page here. Enjoy it!

Holly and Mistletoe Crochet Pattern

Leaf (Holly):

Chain 12, 
In 2nd ch from hook sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, picot, dc 1, picot, tr 1, picot, dc 1, picot, dc 1, picot, hdc 2,  sl st 2. 
To continue the next side of the leaf, chain 1 and repeat the pattern starting from the 2 slip stitches (i.e. crochet the pattern backwards).

Leaf (Mistletoe):

Chain 12,
"Sc in 2nd st from hk, hdc in the rest of the st"
When you come to the end , chain another round of 12 for the next leaf. Repeat the pattern from " to ". End by making 1 chain and one sl st in the first stitch of the first leaf.


For the berries, chain 5 and join to make ring.
Then sc 6 in ring.

Round 1: sc 2 in each stitch (12)

Round 2: sc 1 in all stitches (12)   

Round 3: sc 1, sc2tog (8) 
Fill the bead / berry.
Round 4: sc2tog (4)
Pull yarn, tie a knot and weave tail.

That’s it.

This is a truly captivating pattern. Not only can you use it to decorate your home for the holidays, but you can make Christmas decorations with it, use it as applique or brooch, attach to headbands or bags or even make barrettes for  the little girls.