Saturday, May 13, 2023

Crochet Summer Blouse, Motifs and Lacy Stitches, Paton's Grace Yarn

I finished my lacy crochet blouse! And the timing is perfect as it's almost summer here in California! 

The yarn that I used is Paton's Grace and I worked with a hook size D (3.25 mm). 

Six skeins (or 300 grams) were enough for my size. 


For the design of the blouse, I combines lacy motifs and lacy stitches. I started by making two strips of lacy motifs. Then I used a lacy stitch with trebles and chain spaces to connect the motif strips together. 

For the upper part of the blouse, I used a different lacy stitch with double crochets and chain spaces. 

The blouse is crocheted as one piece and the only seams I made are the shoulder seams.

I love the lacy, romantic design of my blouse! The lacy motifs and the lacy stitches worked well together. 


The pattern for the motif is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. 

Paton's Grace yarn is available on Amazon

Friday, May 5, 2023

Crochet Lace Motif for my Summer Blouse. How to Crochet a Lace Motif Free Video Tutorial.


Hello friends! In my previous post, I shared with you that I started crocheting myself a summer blouse.  

The idea for my blouse is the following: I want to incorporate lace motifs and lacy stitches! There will be two (or possible three) strips of lacy motifs. 

These motifs are quite easy to make and only have four rounds. They can be easily joined together in the last round, so that there aren't any visible seams. I quite like that! I want to have as few seams on my crochet summer blouse as possible! 

But of course, these motifs can be used for other projects too! A table runner or a tablecloth would be quite lovely! Or just imagine covering your bed with a gorgeous lace spread! 

Tons of possibilities! 

Here are some technical details! 

Yarn: Patons Grace (100 % mercerized cotton, category 3), color Orchid. 

I purchased mine on Amazon. 

Hook size D (3.25 mm)

The finished size of one motif is about 4 by 4 inches. 

I wrote a detailed pattern for the motif and the instructions on how to join the motifs together. 

The pattern is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. 

I also filmed a detailed video tutorial, which is available on my Youtube channel. 

Saturday, April 29, 2023

How to get the right sizing for your crochet garment. Two easy ways


The blouse featured in this photo is the one I made last summer. 

Summer is just around the corner and I'm starting to crochet a new summer blouse for myself! 

I have the yarn and the hook ready! And I already know what kind of blouse I want to make! But as I'm starting my projects, I thought it might be helpful to share with others how I got about getting the right sizing for my project. I made a quick video explaining it, which I posted on my Youtube channel. 

And you can also watch this quick video to see what my idea for this new blouse is! 

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.