Monday, April 12, 2021

Lacy Butterflies Crochet Scarf, Video Tutorial and Crochet Pattern

I can't believe it's already spring! Warm days, blue sky, flowers and butterflies! What can be more cheerful?



Inspired by spring, I crocheted a light cotton scarf with butterflies! If you follow my blog for a while, you might remember the butterfly bookmark I made years ago. I used the same pattern, but adjusted it for a scarf! 

The pattern is here and here


To make the scarf, I used seven skeins of Patons Grace by Yarnspiration (950 yards or 350 grams), which is 100% mercerized cotton. Buy this yarn on Amazon (affiliate link)! 

Alize Bahar 100% mercerized cotton will work for this project too (4 skeins will be needed). Buy it on Amazon (affiliate link)!

I worked with a hook size D (3.25 mm)

The finished measurements of the scarf are about 63 inches long and 12 inches wide. 



I have a step-by-step video tutorial for this crochet scarf on my Youtube channel! 
 



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




Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Mohair and Silk Lacy Scarf, Big Treble Shells, Crochet Video Tutorial and Pattern

Hello fellow crocheters and blogging friends,

This is my latest scarf, made of kid mohair and silk blend yarn. I had two balls in my stash (460 yards or 50 grams), which I finally used up!

Working with mohair yarn has its challenges, so I chose a very simple pattern of big shells made with treble crochets. There is only one repeating row in the pattern. 

I worked with a hook size H (5 mm), and the finished measurements of my scarf are about 64 inches long and 14 inches wide.


Kid Mohair and Silk blend yarns (Amazon affiliate links):







 


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



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!