Posts tagged ‘diy’

June 23, 2015

Crochet drop in sessions

by izabela

Recently I decided to try and offer crochet sessions in our Craft Coop Shop in Maidenhead, you can make something really easy or a little bit more complicated, you can get help with your own project that you are stuck with. Every Wednesday morning from 10:30am to 12:30pm I am there working on my crochet projects.

The choice is for now:

Make cute crochet bow – the bow can be great addition to mittens or a hat or you can make it as hair clip or anything you like – £6 per session, materials and all the help included

>Short Fingerless Mittens With A Bow

Make a crochet flower lariat – flower itself can be sewn onto a scarf, a hat or made into a brooch, but we can make a crochet lariat that can play a role of skinny scarf in the colder days – £6 per session, all materials and help included.

>PLAYING WITH TOMATO SAUCE...

crochet flower lariat scarf

And for next week, 1st July Wednesday 2015, from 10:30am to 12:30pm, I would like to invite you all to make this useful tea light holder that can be hung in the garden when partying outside in the Summer – £10 per session, all materials and help included

crochet tea light holder

April 4, 2013

my old Easter Pattern for egg cozies

by izabela

This is my old pattern back from 2010, that I wanted to have in the same place as my other patterns…

please feel free to use it, make things and sell if you wish…

“designing Easter 2010… granny square egg cozy…

I had this idea for quite a time in my head… a cozy warmer for an egg at Easter time…

why? you ask, I do decorating eggs for Easter, since I remember, once they were two colored, just dyed in onion and then etched with something sharp, which always was my favorite and most popular way to do it… or sometimes painted and colored with food coloring… but always have them for Easter… for me it is a national tradition and you can read more about it here

Granny Square Egg Cozy

I used embroidery thread Pearl Cotton by Anchor, size Perle 8, but it actually can be any fine embroidery floss;

crochet hook 2.0 bigger or smaller to obtain a right gauge

gauge 1 inch by inch – 2,5 pattern repeat **, 4 rows

 special abbreviations: ch – chain, ss – slip stitch, dc – double crochet (treble crochet – UK), sp – space, yo – yarn over;

cluster – (double crochet three together) work 3 dc, all into ch2 space, but omit the last step each time, when you have 4 loops on the hook, yo the hook and then pull through all 4 loops

 starting cluster – ch2 (as first dc), dc2 but leaving the last loop on the hook (like above), yo, pull the yarn through all 3 loops on the hook

pattern:

ch12 + 2 (as starting dc) [or any multiply of 3 + 2]

1st round make starting cluster in 3rd ch from the hook, ch2, cluster in the same ch as last one, *skip 2ch, cluster in next ch, ch2, cluster in the same ch*, repeat ** 3 more times, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch

2nd round ch2, *cluster in next ch2sp, ch2, cluster in the same sp*, repeat ** 3 more times, dc in the top of starting 2ch (starting dc) from previous round

instructions:

ch4, ss to form a ring

1st round starting cluster in the ring, *ch2, cluster*, repeat ** 4 more times, ch2, ss to join the round to the top loop of the first stitch, fasten off

2nd round join the new color in any ch2sp, make starting cluster, ch2, cluster in the same sp as last one, *cluster in next ch2sp, ch2, cluster in the same sp*, repeat ** 4 more times, , ss to join the round to the top loop of the first stitch, fasten off

3rd round join the new color in any ch2sp, make starting cluster, ch2, cluster in the same sp, ch2, cluster in the same sp, *cluster in next ch2sp, ch2, cluster in the same sp, ch2, cluster in the same sp*, repeat ** 4 more times, ss to join the round to the top loop of the first stitch, fasten off

4th round join the new color in any ch2sp, make starting cluster, ch2, cluster in the same ch2sp, *cluster in next ch2sp, ch2, cluster in the same sp*, repeat 10 more times, ss to join the round to the top loop of the first stitch, fasten off

5 – 7th round repeat round 4th

8th round join the new color in any ch2sp, sc in that sp, *dc3 in the top of next cluster from previous round, sc in next ch2sp*, repeat ** 11 more times, join with a ss to the first sc, fasten off

weave in all the loose ends”

April 28, 2012

No blogging

by izabela

I know I said that there will be some blogging for knitting and week crochet, but I didn’t have time or chance and I didn’t feel like blogging at all. Something happened that made me feel this way. I may not be able to add any themed post for that week, but who knows, tomorrow is last week.

 

But hey there is that sweet cardi I am working on, for my husband’s niece’s First Holy Communion – it is almost done, I really cannot wait to have it finished.

 

crochet cardigan

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