Sunday, June 21, 2020

Crochet Lace Scarf, Crochet Video Tutorial



I can't believe more than half of June is already gone! I have fallen behind with sharing my creations! And I do have tons of new crochet projects completed! 


Let's start with this lacy scarf! The pattern is quite simple, with only one repeating row. 

I used one skein of Soft and Shiny yarn by Loops & Threads, and my scarf came out 44 inches long and 8 inches wide.  Hook size H, 5 mm.

This is not a very long scarf, but it does tie up nicely around my neck, sort of like a cowl.

And of course, it's very easy to make the scarf longer - simply use more yarn and continue crocheting until you reach your desired length.  






My video tutorial is available on Youtube: 


And if you prefer a written pattern in PDF format, it's available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! 





Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Blue Shimmer Lace Scarf, Free Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial


Like many of us, I can't go out for yarn shopping, so I've been digging through my stash, trying to find something exciting to work with. I found four skeins of Brilliant yarn by Patons. 



I purchased this yarn last year from a thrift store. I believe now this yarn is discontinued, which is a pity as it's beautiful and I enjoying working with it! 

I made myself a pretty scarf. Nothing fancy, just one repeating row of crochet shells.




Because I only had four skeins (664 yards in total), my scarf came out only 46 inches long (13 inches wide), but I use a pearl pin to style it with, and it looks very pretty.




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The pattern is very easy. We start with a chain that is a multiple of 7, plus 4. 

For my scarf I started with chain 60. 

Row 1: (3 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) all into 4th ch from the hook (beginning shell made), *skip 6 ch, (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) all in next ch (shell made)* across. 

Continue working into the other side of the original chain. *(4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) all in ch where shell was made* across. Join with sl st to top of starting ch. 

From this point, continue working in rows.

Row 2: sl st to ch-3 space of 1st shell, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) all in same ch-3 space, *(4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) all in ch-3 space of next shell* across. 

Repeat Row 2 for the pattern. Fasten off. 




Monday, May 25, 2020

Lacy Shells Easy Scarf, New Pattern and Crochet Video Tutorial




Crochet lacy scarves are so much fun to make! They are easy and quick projects that can make beautiful and inexpensive gifts. 

For this scarf I used two skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn and a hook size G (4.25 mm). 

There are only two repeating rows in the pattern, which are easy to remember. You can work on this project while watching your favorite TV show or listening to a podcast (that's my favorite thing to do while crocheting). 





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Here is my video tutorial on Youtube: 




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




Monday, May 11, 2020

Simple Lace Crochet Scarf, New Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial



Soft Yarn by Red Heart is one of my favorite to work with. I especially like it in lilac color.

I used two skeins of Soft Yarn (256 yards each) to crochet a simple lace scarf. There are only two repeating rows in the pattern, and they are very easy to remember.

No complicated crochet stitches involved - only chains, single and double crochets.

This scarf is a perfect project for beginner crocheters.

I worked with a hook size H (5 mm). My scarf came out 75 inches long and 9.5 inches wide.







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



And the written pattern is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. 



Monday, May 4, 2020

Honeycomb Square Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern



I recently made a rectangular, worked-in-row baby blanket using this beautiful stitch that combines puff stitches and shells. I also designed a matching baby hat in three sizes using this same stitch.

And now I went a step farther and designed a square, worked-in-round baby blanket in the same stitch. I love how it turned out! 


I used one skein of Pound of Love by Lion Brand (about 1000 yards) and a hook size H (5 mm). My blanket came out about 30 by 30 inches. Of course, it can be made larger, you will simply continue crocheting until you reach your desired length. 

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The pattern for this blanket is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. 



Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Ruby Lace Crochet Scarf New Pattern and Video Tutorial, Knitcrate April 2020


Each months I receive a subscription box from Knitcrate to do box opening and review and create a project with their beautiful yarn. 

This month's yarn is Uru Yarn Sugared Sport, and the colorway that I received is Ruby (thus the name of my scarf). 

It is 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, and 10% Stellina (which is a thin metallic strand that creates a sparkle effect). 

There is 300 yards of yarn in one skien, so two skeins were enough to create my lace scarf.


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Or here is the best choice of substitute yarn that I could find! This yarn also has a metallic strand to add some sparkle, but this is a slightly heavier yarn (category 2), so be sure to use a slightly larger size hook. 





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I used size E (3.5 mm) hook and my scarf came out about 70 inches long and 12 inches wide. 

Here is a video tutorial:



And the written pattern is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. 




Friday, April 17, 2020

Lacy Leaves Crochet Shawl, Triangular Scarf, Crochet Video Tutorial




I recently tried a new to me yarn - Flowers by YarnArt, and I fell in love with it! 

It's a fine, category 1 yarn, 55% cotton and 45% acrylic blend yarn. It comes in a cake of 1093 yards (1000 meters), and it has beautiful, gradual color change. 





I made myself a light shawl, and it turned out wonderfully! I love the texture and the drape! I will wear my shawl as a scarf wrapped around the neck! I think it will look lovely with a black outfit - long-sleeve black tee and black pants. 


I worked with a hook size F (3.5 mm), and my shawl came out about 69 inches wide and 28 inches long.

This yarn comes in a variety of color combinations, and the one that I used is number 279. I highly recommend this yarn, and I will be using it myself in the future projects for sure.









 


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The written pattern for this shawl is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. 


And I also have a video tutorial on Youtube:



Thank you for stopping by and happy crocheting! 


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Honeycomb Baby Blanket and Matching Hat, My New Crochet Pattern


Like many other people across the USA and around the world, I've been practicing self-isolation and social distancing for four weeks now. These are challenging times for all of us, and staying at home to protect not only ourselves but others as well is the best thing to do right now! 

But what do you do when you suddenly have so much time on your hands?

Well, I've been crocheting! 


Most recently I made a baby blanket and a matching hat (in three sizes). This project was a lot of fun to work on! 


The textured fabric of the blanket and hat, soft and puffy, looks and feels so luxurious! And mind you, this baby set is made from affordable Pound of Love yarn by Lion Brand



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Actually, for this project you will need two Pounds of Love, as this stitch is definitely a yarn eater!  

The finished size of my blanket is 46 by 38 inches. I used hook size H (5 mm).



I used a simple edging with scallops not to take away from the beauty of the main stitch. I think it worked well! 



This is what the main stitch looks like on the wrong side! Also very pretty! 


The baby hat comes in three sizes - newborn, 0-6 months, and 6-12 months.







The patterns are available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! The blanket and hat patterns can be purchased separately, on as a set (on Etsy only) for a lower, bundle price. 


Stay safe and healthy, and enjoy some crochet!