Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Lacy Leaves Mohair and Silk Shawl, Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial

 

Have you ever worked with mohair blend yarn? This was my first time ever! Oh boy, it is very hard! 

I crocheted this shawl with super fine (category 1, lace) 70% super kid mohair and 30% silk blend, and a hook size H (5 mm). It was a real challenge! 

But the final result is absolutely stunning! When I hold this shawl in my hands, it feels as if I am holding a fluffy cloud! It's so light, airy, and delicate!  



Here are some mohair and silk blend yarns on Amazon (these are affiliate links, and if you make a purchase, I will get a small affiliate commission from Amazon): 


Sugar Bush Yarn Drizzle Fine Weight, Icicle, 76% Super Kid Mohair, 24% Silk 


 

The final measurements of my shawl are 60 inches long and 17 inches wide. This project took approximately 690 yards of yarn.   

I created a very detailed video tutorial, which is on my YouTube channel: 



And I also have the pattern in a written format available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! 



Sunday, August 23, 2020

Crochet Lacy Cowl, Crossed Double Treble Stitches, Crochet Video Tutorial and Pattern


It is still summer, but we crocheters are always a step ahead, and I am already working on autumn projects. 

This is a lacy cowl, which is light and airy in texture, but at the same time warm and cozy. 




For this design, in addition to basic stitches such as single and double crochets, I also used crossed double treble crochets, which can be a bit challenging to make at first, but get better with practice. 



I used one skein of Soft & Shiny yarn by Loops & Threads (100% acrylic, about 300 yards) and a hook size H (5 mm). 

 


I have a detailed video tutorial on my Youtube channel: 



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



Friday, August 7, 2020

Crochet Lace Summer Scarf, Alize Bahar Cotton Yarn, New Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial


Happy August dear friends! 

Even though this summer I am not enjoying the beach or traveling on any vacations, I still try to enjoy every sunny day! 

I go for a lot of walks, and sometimes I spend solo time crocheting by the small lake in the park across the road from my home!
  

And my recent crochet creation is a lacy scarf made with 100% mercerized cotton! 

I crocheted this scarf along the length, not along the width the way I usually do, and I love the way it turned out! 

The specific yarn that I used is Alize Bahar 100% Mercerized Cotton (2 skeins, 274 yards each skein). And I worked with a hook size E (3.5 mm).

 




Only basic stitches are used in this design, so it will be suitable for crochet beginners! 

The final measurements of my scarf are 58 inches long and 9.5 inches wide, but the pattern can be easily adjusted to any custom size! 

This stitch will also work for a variety of other crochet projects, such as a summer top or blouse, beach or swim pool coverup, perhaps a table runner or a tablecloth, etc.

I created a very detailed video tutorial: 


I also have the pattern available in the written form in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! 




Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Crochet Lacy Fans Scarf, Crochet Video Tutorial


Starting a crochet Youtube channel has been such a blessing to me! I enjoy making crochet tutorials and sharing my work with other crocheters! I appreciate all the feedback and suggestions my viewers give me, which help me grow as a crochet designer. 

The scarf that I'm sharing today was a viewer's request. She asked for a tutorial of a fans stitch, as she would like to make a blanket with fan's design. 

Of course, in crochet there are endless creative possibilities, and there can literally be hundreds of variations of a fans stitch. 

This is what I came up with - a lacy fan's stitch with four repeating rows. 


I used this stitch to make a scarf, but of course it can be easily adjusted to make a lacy blanket or throw, or any other project for that matter! 

To make this scarf, I used one skein of Soft & Shiny yarn by Loops & Threads (about 300 yards), and a crochet hook size H (5 mm). 

My scarf came out 50 inches long and 8 inches wide. 

Buy Soft and Shiny Yarn by Loops & Threads on Amazon!






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Here is the video tutorial: 


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




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.




Faux Pearl Shawl Pins on Amazon 

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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.


If you subscribe to Knitcrate through my affiliate link and use the coupon code OLGA20, you will get 20% off your first subscription and I will receive a small commission at no cost to you!

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.