Tuesday, February 2, 2021

My Tree of Life Afghan, Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn

Hello blog friends, 

I am excited to share with you the project I recently finished! It's the Tree of Life Afghan from the Lion Brand Yarn website! 

I am really into trees! Somehow trees make me very happy! 

This afghan had been on my mind for a long time! You too probably have seen it online! So many people have made it! And now I join the ranks!

I did it! I crocheted myself a Tree of Life Afghan!

 I didn't use the recommended Lion Brand yarn, but instead I used what I already had in my stash - Impeccable by Loops & Threads.  My afghan took about 3500 yards of yarn, which is about 13 balls of 4.5 oz each.

I made my afghan a bit longer than the one in the pattern (I simply added more rows of flowers in the middle panel). I worked with a hook size H (5 mm). 


I absolutely love the way my afghan turned out! This was a long process, which took over half a year! 

I started this project in summer of 2020 and finished it in January 2021!

Here is a video of me working on this afghan back in September 2020. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Easy Beginner's Crochet Baby Blanket with Puff Stitches, Crochet Video Tutorial and Written Pattern

This year I want to create more of beginner friendly crochet patterns and tutorials! 

This baby blanket is quite simple and beginners who know the basic stitches such as chains, slip stitches, single crochets, and double crochets. The only advanced stitch used here is the puff stitch! 

I made the puff stitches in this pattern tilted, but they are not too difficult to make. 

But the time you finish this blanket, you'll fully master puff stitches! 

I made my blanket 33 by 33 inches, but the pattern can be easily adjusted to any custom size. 

I used light worsted (category 3) 100% acrylic yarn and I worked with a hook size G (4.25 mm).

Specifically I used Snuggl Wuggly by Loops & Threads (1200 yards in total). 

Worsted weight yarns (category 4) yarns should work too! 

The design of this blanket is suitable for baby girls as well as baby boys! I think it looks lovely in any color, and possibly even in stripes! 


The video tutorial is available on my YouTube channel, and the written pattern is in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! 

Happy crocheting! 

Friday, January 8, 2021

Lacy Scarf with Double Crochet Clusters, Crochet Video Tutorial and Written Pattern

 Happy New Year! 

What is on your crochet hook in 2021? I have a few crochet projects on my hooks, and I have several more as ideas in my head! 

Crochet lacy scarves were a huge theme for me last year! Lacy scarf tutorials were the most popular on my YouTube channel! And lacy scarf written patterns were also a big a hit in my pattern shops! 

This year I will continue creating new lacy scarves, but I also have ideas for other projects!

This white lacy scarf is the first one of the year 2021!

In this pattern I used four-double-crochet-finished-together (aka 4dc-tog) clusters. They look like flower petals, and together with chain spaces, they create a beautiful, lacy design.

The are only two repeating rows in the pattern for the lace design, but I started and finished the scarf with a row of double crochet to create straight edges on both ends. 

For this scarf, I used light worsted, category 3, 100% acrylic yarn. Specifically I used Snuggly Wuggly by Loops & Threads. I used up two skeins, which is approximately 850 yards in total. 

I worked with a hook size G (4.25 mm).

The finished size of my scarf is about 78 inches long, and 11 inches wide. 

The pattern can be easily adjusted to any custom size!

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

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Crochet Pocket Shawls for My Mom and Myself, Crochet Pocket Shawl Patterns and Video Tutorials

Crochet pocket shawls are really big this year! So, of course, I had to make one for myself too!

I made this bright yellow one a couple of months ago. I chose simple crochet cables, which are made with front post treble crochets. I really like the texture of my shawl and the way it drapes! 

The yarn that I used is Impeccable by Loops & Threads. I have a lot of this yarn on hand. Last year, I bought several huge balls as it was on sale at Michael's. 

My mom really liked my pocket shawl though she wasn't too fond of the color. She says it's too bright for her age. I disagree, I don't think there should be any rules of what colors one can or cannot wear! 

But I respect my mom's preferences! Since she like the shawl, I decided to make one for her too! 

I used the same yarn (Impeccable by Loops & Threads), but in a neutral beige color, and for the texture I chose rows of what I believe is called arrow stitch.

The texture of this pocket shawl is more dense than of the previous one, so it took me a bit longer to finish this project. But I greatly enjoyed working on it, especially since I was making it for the dearest people of all - my Mom! 

I'm giving it to her for Christmas! 

I made very detailed video tutorials for both of these pocket shawls. They are on my YouTube channel

I also wrote the patterns, which are available for sale in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! 

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Part 1

Part 2

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