Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Nikki

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This is Nikki. Isn't she a beauty? Currently I'm into dolls with removable clothes, embroidered eyes and poseable limbs though I have to admit that inserting wires to make the limbs poseable didn't turn out well for me. So I'm giving up on that aspect but I'm pretty satisfied with how her eyes turned out.

 


I don't have a pattern for Nikki since she was my first attempt but I'm working on my next doll now and you can expect a pattern soon. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Asymmetrical shawl - new pattern

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Do I love this color because I'm a piscean? I don't know but I know that I love this color. Safia is my new pattern - an asymmetrical triangle shawl. I used the same color that I used for my earlier shawl pattern Neela and if I have to use it for every shawl I make I would do so happily. The shawl has a depth of 31 inches and a wingspan of 65 inches when crocheted using sport weight yarn and D/4.25 mm hook.


The pattern is now available in all my shops. Did I mention that I'm on Instagram now? I'm not very active right now, anyway if you wish to follow me on Instagram click here. Thanks for visiting me. Take care!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Amarelo doily - free pattern

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Hey everybody, I have a new free pattern for you to keep you busy this weekend. Pick up your yarns and hook and lets get started. 

Materials required:

Sport weight yarn in 2 colors
Crochet hook size D/3.25 mm

Size:

Using the specified weight yarn and hook the completed doily measures about 9.5 inches across.


Stitches and abbreviations used:

st - stitch/stitches
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)
dc2tog - double crochet 2 consecutive stitches together (dc decrease)
puff stitch - double crochet 5 stitches together in same space/stitch


Instruction:

Round 1: Using color A (lilac) ch 5 and join the last ch to the 1st ch with a sl st to form a ring.
Round 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), **dc in next sc, ch 3** Repeat from ** to ** around and join the last ch with a sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of round. (10 ch-3 spaces)
Round 3: Sl st in next ch-3 space, ch 2, work 4 dc together in same space (counts as 1st puff st), ch 5, **puff st in next ch-3 space, ch 5** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join. Fasten off.
Round 4: Join color B (yellow) in any ch-5 space, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same space, ch 2, **dc in next puff st, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-5 space, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 5: Ch 3, dc in same dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, **2 dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, **dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 7: Ch 2, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), **dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, ch 2, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, ch 2, dc2tog** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to 1st dc2tog.
Round 8: Ch 2, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), dc2tog, **ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, ch 3, dc2tog twice** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join.
Round 9: Ch 2, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), **ch 4, puff st in next ch-1 space, ch 5, puff st in next ch-1 space, ch 4, dc2tog** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join. Fasten off.
Round 10: Join color A in the same st where you fastened off, ch1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same stitch, ch 3, dc in next ch-5 space, (ch 3, sc in dc - forms a picot), dc and picot 4 more times in ch-5 space, dc in same space, ch 3, **(sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc2tog, ch 3, (dc, picot) 5 times in next ch-5 space, dc in same space, ch 3** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join and break off yarn. Weave in all the loose ends.


See you soon!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Scrapy hexagon blanket

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If you are a regular reader of my blog you would remember my scrap yarn rug from here.  I used up plenty of my scarp yarns for that rug and I used some more for this blanket but still I'm left with loads and loads of small balls of leftover yarns. So I have started a new blanket hoping to empty at least half of these yarns but progression is slow because I have at least 5 other patterns that I'm working on simultaneously. I'm using the hexagon pattern from here. Progression may be slow but working on this blanket is very therapeutic.   

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lace summer top - free pattern

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I have a few abandoned projects, in various stages of completion. Some of these, like this top here, though completed were never published due to various reasons even unknown to me. It could be possible that I lost interest somewhere down the line or simple forgot about their existence. I think this was my first attempt at designing an adult clothing.


My last free pattern was in April which you can find by clicking here. It's been 3 months and I think you're long overdue for a free pattern. If you are a beginner crocheter and would like to step into the world of adult clothing I think this would be the right pattern for you.  

This is an easy pattern suitable for a beginner. I have used sport weight yarn and size G/4.00 mm crochet hook. You will need approximately 450 to 650 yards of yarn. The pattern includes 4 size.

Sizes

A
B
C
D
Your bust size
30” to 32”
32” to 34”
34” to 36”
36” to 38”
Width (flat across chest) of finished item
15”
16”
17”
18”

The pattern is written for size A, changes for other sizes are given within parenthesis. Size B in red, size C in blue and size D in green.

You can purchase the PDF version of the pattern from here for $0.99
Click here to add it to your Ravelry queue or favorite it.
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Materials Required:

Sport weight yarns (14 wpi) approximately 450 to 650 yards
Size G/4.00 mm crochet hook
Measuring tape
Yarn needle
Decorative beads

Abbreviations Used:

ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc- double crochet
dc2tog/dc3tog - double crochet 2/3 sts worked together (decrease)
tr - treble crochet
2-tr cluster - treble 2 sts worked together in same stitch/space

Gauge:

18 dc and 9 rows = approximately 4 inches

Upper part
Note: Join at the end of each round.
Ch 168 (174, 180, 186), join with a sl st to the 1st ch being careful not to twist the chains.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, **dc in next 2 ch, ch 1, skip next ch** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next dc, **ch 1, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** around, ch 1 and join with a sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 3: Repeat round 2.

Back
Note: Work in rows by turning at the end of each row.
Shaping armhole
Row 1: Sl st in next dc, sl in ch-1 space and sl st in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 23 (25, 25, 27) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip next space and dc2tog (together counts as dc3tog), **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 21 (23, 23, 25) more times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc3tog, turn.


Row 3: Ch 2, **skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** 20 (22, 22, 24) more times, ch 1, dc in next dc, dc2tog with the ch-1 space between (refer to image on the right), turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 20 (22, 22, 24) more times, turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 4, turn.
Strap – left
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc2tog, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, ch 1, dc3tog with the ch-1 space between the last st and the st before that, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 11 to 18 (18, 19, 20): Repeat row 10. Break off yarn.

Strap – right side
Join yarn to the first stitch in row 5 and repeat as left strap. Break off yarn.

Front
Right flap
Skip 4 dc after your last st in round 3 and join yarn in the next dc.
Row 1: Ch 2, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 11 (11,12, 12) more times, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 9 (9, 10, 10) more times, ch 1, dc3tog, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, **skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** 10 (10, 11, 11) more times, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 9 (9, 10, 10) more times, turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 4. Break off yarn.

Strap
Join yarn to the starting st of row 5.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc2tog, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, ch 1, dc3tog, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 11 to 18 (18, 19, 20): Repeat row 10. Break off yarn. 

Left flap
Join yarn to the next dc after the flap opening.
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 10 (10, 11, 11) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc2tog, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 10 (10, 11, 11) more times, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** 8 (8, 9, 9) more times, ch 1, dc in next dc, dc2tog, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 9(9, 10, 10) more times, turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 4. Continue working the strap.

Strap
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc2tog, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, ch 1, dc3tog, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 11 to 18 (18, 19, 20): Repeat row 10. Break off yarn. 
With the wrong side out sew the free ends of the shoulder straps together.
Lower part
Join yarn in the ch-1 space next to the joint in round 1 of upper part.
Round 1: Ch 4, dc in same space, ch 1, **(dc, ch 1, dc – called V) in next ch-1 space, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 2: Sl st in ch-1 space, ch 5, **sc in the center of next V, ch 5** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to sc at the beginning of round.
Round 3: Sl st in next ch-5 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 2, **3 dc in next ch-5 space, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 4: Ch 4, V in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, **dc in next dc, ch 1, V in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.
Round 5: Sl st in next ch-1 space, dc and next ch-1 space to reach the center of next V, **ch 5, skip next ch-1 space and sc in next ch-1 space, ch 5, skip next ch-1 space and sc in the center of next V** Repeat from ** to ** around.
Round 6: Sl st in 3 chains to reach the center of ch-5 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 3, **sc in next ch-5 space, ch 3** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc at the beginning of round.
Round 7: Ch 4, dc in same st, ch 1, **V in next sc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.

Repeat rounds 2 to 7 until the total length measures about 17 (17, 18, 18) inches finishing with round 6. Add more rows if you want more length. 
Edging
Round 1: Ch 4, tr, ch 2, 2-tr cluster in same st, [2-tr cluster, ch 2, 2-tr cluster] in each sc around. Join.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, **[sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch-2 space, sc in next 2 sts** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join. 
Finishing
Join yarn to one end of the front opening and ch 35. Fasten off yarn leaving a long tail to thread in the beads. Use beads that have opening large enough to pass through the yarn. Thread the beads through the tail and make a knot at the end. Repeat for the other side. Weave in all the loose ends.





Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Neela

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I would like to introduce Neela to you. Neela is my latest shawl pattern. I had started Neela just before my vacation and took it along with me and completed it during my stay at my parents' place. This is also the first pattern where I have used a chart. This is one of my favourites and it's going to be used a lot.


The pattern is now available in my webstore as well as Etsy and Ravelry. Until the end of this month I'm offering 50% discount on the pattern in my webstore as well as Ravelry.
If you wish to purchase it from Ravelry please use the coupon code neela50.
You don't need a coupon code if purchasing from my webstore.


Make use of the opportunity. I'm sure you'll enjoy the pattern. Take care!

Friday, July 21, 2017

A quick Hi!

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Hi everybody! How are you all? I'm finally back from my rather long break and am slowly catching up on all the missed blog fun. I started 3 shawls while I was at my parents' place and I have completed two of them. I ran out of yarn for the 3rd one, so that will have to wait until I place my order and wait for it to arrive. In the meanwhile I started a tablecloth for my coffee table. I bought 2 cones of white thread at a cheap rate at the whole sale market here and I'm regretting not buying more. I am currently on my second cone and in the next one or two days I'll run out of that too. So the table cloth might also have to be put on hold until I visit the market again.

After much difficulty I added social media icons to my blog and also managed to bring back the blog list in my sidebar which had disappeared all of a sudden. So, that's all from me for now. I'll be visiting your blogs soon to see what's been happening there. Bye.


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