Saturday, June 1, 2024

Crochet Lacy Motif for a Tablecloth, Table Runner, Bedspread, Summer Blouse, etc. Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial

Summer is here, and I couldn't be happier! 

I always say summer is the best season of the year, and childhood is the best season of life! 

My boys are almost done with school, and we are looking forward to fully enjoying each and every summer day! 

My favorite things about summer are picnics and trips to the beach, wild flowers, summer dresses and hats, morning coffee on the balcony, fresh produce from my mom's garden and fresh honey from my dad's bees... 

And, of course, crocheting! 

Crocheting on the beach, crocheting at the park, crocheting on the balcony, crocheting at a coffee shop...

My choice of yarn for summer crochet is cotton! I love crocheting both with soft cotton and with mercerized cotton. 

Here is a small decorative piece that I made with a bit of leftover YarnArt Begonia yarn. 

Each motif has only three rounds. Very easy! The motifs are joined in the last round, and I also added a basic border of chain loops and single crochets. 

This is not a complex project, but look how cheerful and uplifting the finished result is. 

Just a bit of leftover yarn, a crochet hook, and some imagination and voila - a small decor piece to bring even more color and happiness to my summer! 

Blocking it made a big difference! People often ask me how I block my pieces. All I do is soaking it in water, squeezing it out, laying it flat on a towel and stretching and shaping my piece. Then just leaving it to dry!

What are your favorite things about summer? What kind of crochet projects you do? 

If you are interested in trying this simple motif, you can follow my tutorial on Youtube

If you prefer to have the pattern in written form, you can find it in my Etsy and Ravelry shops! 

Happy crocheting and happy summer!

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Lacy Summer Scarf with Treble Shells, Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial

Here in Northern California it already feels like summer! My favorite yarn to work with during hot summer months is 100% mercerized cotton, either category 2 or 3. 

I like crocheting light airy scarves and shawls in lacy designs. 

The first such scarf of this summer is worked with treble shells. 

The scarf has a beautiful soft drape! 

The skill level is advanced beginner! There are only two repeating rows in the pattern, which are easy to remember. The treble shells look lovely facing both up and down. 

On the ends of the scarf, I used double crochets for a simple, yet classy edge, which gives the scarf a sophisticated and finished look.

The yarn that I used for this scarf is YarnArt Begonia. This is a category 2, 100% mercerized cotton, which comes in a huge variety of beautiful colors. 

The hook size is D (3.25 mm)

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

And as always with my patterns, I also filmed a detailed video tutorial, which is available free on my Youtube channel

Friday, March 29, 2024

Crochet Cottagecore Lace Edging, Crochet Thread Size 3

Today I invite you to crochet with me a romantic, cottage core lacy trim or edging, which can be used for a variety of projects.

It can be added to the hem of a summer dress, to pillowcases and flat sheets; it can be used to decorate shelves, or for any other cottage style idea.

100% mercerized cotton thread size size 3 on Amazon.
Crochet hook size D (3.25 mm) on Amazon.

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

I also have a very detailed video tutorial on Youtube.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Crochet Lacy Stitch for Spring and Summer Projects

Here in Northern California spring is already in the air! 

With the trees blooming and the vividly green color everywhere around, I was inspired to crochet a light lacy stitch, which would be perfect for spring and summer projects! 

The pattern is not as complicated as it seems!

The are only two repeating rows in the pattern, and the lacy stitch looks the same on both sides! 

I worked with 100% mercerized cotton thread size 3 and a hook size D (3.25 mm).

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

I also filmed a detailed tutorial, which you can watch for free on Youtube