Thursday, February 2, 2023

Lacy Leaves Spring 2023 Scarf, New Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial

The trees begin to bloom here in Northern California though the nights are still chilly, with the temperatures dropping as low as 32 degrees Fahrenheit. 

But spring will be here soon nonetheless! 

I've been receiving messages from crochets asking if I will create more of lacy scarves! 

Yes, of course! I really enjoy crocheting lacy scarves! 

Here is the most recent scarf, or rather two scarves, that I've made! 

I used one cake of Hobbii Twister Summer yarn (55% cotton, 45% acrylic) for this project. One cake of this yarn weights 250 grams and has 1093 yards of yarn. That was enough to make two scarves instead of one. 

Each scarf measures 57 inches long and 13 inches wide. 

It's a fine, category 2 yarn. The hook size that I worked with is F (3.75 mm). 

In addition to the written pattern, I also created a video tutorial, which is available with the purchase of the pattern or through membership on my Youtube channel.

The pattern can be purchased from my Etsy or Ravelry shops. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Crochet Baby Set. Baby Booties Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial

At the end of the last year, I had a big crochet commission, and this baby set was a part of it. 

I crocheted a baby blanket, a baby cardigan, a baby hat, and a pair of baby booties. 

Everything turned out lovely! 

The blanket and the hat are something I designed a while back, and the patterns have been in my shops for a while (plus video tutorials on my Youtube channel). 

But the cardigan and booties were new creations. 

I now have the written pattern and the video tutorial for these baby booties. I still need to work on the pattern for the baby cardigan and film a tutorial for it. 

 But if you are interested in making these super cute baby booties, just watch my video tutorial on Youtube. 

If you prefer written instructions, the pattern is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. 

For the next couple of days, the pattern is 50% OFF. 

Monday, January 16, 2023

Red Lace Mercerized Cotton Scarf, New Crochet Pattern

 What I like about 100% mercerized cotton yarn is the definition of the stitches on the finished project. 

Mercerized cotton isn't as soft as non-mercerized cotton, and therefore the crochet stitches come out neat and uniform. There isn't much stretch to a crochet project made with mercerized cotton. 

I just love how the stitches are straight and even on my latest project - a crochet lace scarf, which I crocheted along the length. 

The yarn that I used is category 2 or DK, and I worked with a hook size E (3.5 mm). 

The specific yarn that I chose is YarnArt Begonia. You can check it out on Amazon. 

For my scarf, I used four skeins in red color. The finished measurements of my scarf are about 56 inches long and 12 inches wide (after blocking).  

This was not the first time I worked with this yarn. I have used it for many crochet projects before, and I absolutely love it! 

If you love spring and summer crochet scarves the way I do, you must try this yarn and this pattern. I can assure you it's not as complicated as it looks. Only basic stitches are used in the pattern, such as chains, single crochets, and double crochet. 

You can also use this lacy stitch for a variety of other crochet projects, such as table runners, tablecloths, or summer tops/blouses. I included the multiple for the stitch in the pattern, so you won't have to do any calculations to figure it out. 

Also, I have a detailed video tutorial demonstrating this lacy stitch. That's in case you'll need just a bit of visual help! 

The written pattern is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! 

For the next few days, it will be 50% OFF (don't miss this chance to save as nowadays we all could use some saving here and there). 

Happy crocheting and stay safe! 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Gorgeous Lacy Scarf, Unique/Unusual Pattern, Expression Fiber Arts yarn, FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

Just look at this gorgeous lacy scarf! The pattern is quite unique/unusual! It looks as crochet motifs connected together, but in reality it's one piece! The pattern can be adjusted to for other crochet projects. 

Finished size (5 by 24 motifs): about 56 inches long, 9 inches wide.

The skill level is advanced. Materials: Expression Fiber Arts, Tall Bearded Iris, Sparkle DK, 60% superwash merino wool, 26% nylon, 10% baby alpaca, 4% metallic. 3 hanks, 750 yards. Hook size H (5 mm) 

For a budget substitute, I recommend Caron Simply Soft Party yarn. See it on Amazon.

Free video tutorial for this scarf is available on my Youtube channel:

Happy crocheting Friends! 

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