Saturday, January 25, 2020

Clusters Flowers Baby Blanket, Baby Afghan, Crochet Pattern


Over the past several years, I've made dozens of baby blankets! I would estimate somewhere around sixty or seventy! Definitely over fifty!

I've created free and paid baby blanket patterns! I've crocheted baby blankets for family members and friends who had babies. I've taken commissions to crochet baby blankets! 

And I still enjoy making them! I don't think I'll ever get tired of crocheting afghans for babies! 



A handmade baby blanket makes a wonderful and one of a kind gift! Not only it's a beautiful gift, it's a useful one! 

I remember several years ago, I made an afghan for my friend's almost one year-old baby. We met at a coffee shop on a chill day, and I presented my friend a gift bag with the blanket and a few other gifts. We grabbed our coffee and went for a walk in the nearby park. My friend's baby was in the stroller, and the chill air seemed to bother her. Her tiny nose turned red; poor thing, she was quite cold! My gift came handy! My friend covered her little girl with the warm and cozy blanket, and we continued with our walk! 



And not only a crochet blanket is a one of kind and useful gift, it's a budget friendly gift too. 

I make most of my blankets from 100% acrylic yarn. I often use Snuggly Wuggly by Loops & Threads, or Pound of Love by Lion Brand. I found that these yarns are most friendly for my budget! 

I include my affiliate Amazon link below. If you choose to buy this yarn through my link, I will get a small commission from Amazon at no cost to you. Thank you! 






The baby blanket featured in this post if one of my most recent baby afghans! The main stitch is light and lacy and features clusters. The border is ruffled. 

The skill level is advanced beginner. 



The pattern for this blanket is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. And for the next few days it's on sale! 




Friday, December 6, 2019

How to Crochet Lace Scarf, Luxurious Knitology Yarn by Knitcrate, Get 20% Off Your First Subscription Box


Just look how luxurious my latest scarf looks! 

And it feels even better! 



The stitch pattern itself is quite simple, but the quality of the yarn makes a huge difference! 

I used Knitology yarn by Knitcrate! 

This yarn is 40% Superwash Merino, 30% Silk, and 30% Alpaca, which makes an incredibly soft, deluxe blend! 


The scarf has a really nice drape which most of the time you simply can't achieve with acrylic yarns. 


I am thrilled that Knitcrate gave me a chance to try their yarns! 

This was the first subscription box I received from them, and I am so much looking forward to trying their other yarns! 


The video tutorial for this scarf is available on my Youtube channel! 

And Knitcrate gave me an opportunity to promote their yarns and earn a commission! 


Use coupon code OLGA20 to get 20% off your first subscription box! 



The written pattern is available in my Etsy shop! 

Happy crocheting! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Crochet Lace Scarf with Puff Stitches That Looks Like Heart, Crochet Video Tutorial


Hello Crocheting Friends! 

I hope you are doing well, staying cozy, and enjoying November! 

I'm still in the "lacy scarf with puff stitches" mood, and I have another pattern to share with you! 



Those double puff stitches look like tiny hearts, don't you think? 

There are four repeating rows in the pattern! It's not a super complicated pattern though; I'd say an advanced beginner who is comfortable with puff stitches should be able to complete it! 



The yarn is Caron Simply Soft and a hook is size H (5 mm). 

If you choose to buy this yarn from Michael's through my affiliate link, I'll get a small commission. Every little bit helps, you know! Thank you! :) 





The free video tutorial is available on Youtube



And the written pattern is available for purchase in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! 




Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Crochet Baby Blanket and Hat Set, New Crochet Patterns





I have two new patterns fresh off my hook! 

And it was a big size hook! 




Which is surprising as oftentimes I use smaller size hooks, so that my stitches come out neat and tight! 

Well, not this time! I purposefully used a larger size hook (size I, 5.5 mm) with a baby sport (category 2) yarn to achieve a soft, lacy texture! 



And I'm really happy with the results! 

Both the blanket and hat turned out soft and airy! 




The video tutorials for the hat and blanket are available on Youtube! 




And the written patterns are available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops!