Posts tagged ‘free’

October 12, 2013

tickets to country living christmas fair to give away

by izabela

as an exhibitor (my first that big event) I got few complimentary tickets to give away to my friends and customers, few went to friends, few to customers and I thought that maybe some of you would like to go and see how things work or just go and browse for gifts or gifts ideas, The Country Living Christmas Fair takes place in Business Design Centre in Islington from 30th October until 3rd November, the tickets are to be used any day but Saturday (2nd November)

Country LIving Christmas Fair

so if you would like to visit the fair on wednesday, thursday, friday or sunday please leave a comment under this post and spread the world, the more people know – the better 🙂

there is a chance to have more than one entry, but you need to share it on your blog, fb page or twitter and to make sure i have seen it you can use tag #izabelamotyl on twitter, or send me a message with the link to your blog post (fb posts are a mystery to me, but you can try to tag me too @izabela motyl 🙂 or share it with me on pm)

i will have a little draw on sunday 20th october, no idea what time, so let’s say you have time until end of saturday, some late entries may also be considered 🙂

have a lovely weekend and a very creative week

xxx

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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”

January 8, 2011

hearts

by izabela

wow it has been such a long time

to be exact it was last year when i last blogged

but i am still here

creating more as the weather is crap, cold and wet

 

soon we all be thinking about some little surprises for our beloved ones

some hearts, chocolates or nice dinners

do you remember my little needle-felted bear?

i decided never to sell him because he is my little cute bear

and you know what

i think he loves me too 🙂

 

 

bear with crochet heart

i love you xxx

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and if you like to crochet

found some lovely free crochet patterns for you to try

of course there is hips of them on the web

but these are some of my favorite

 

 

crochet heart from mygurumi

pop heart by diana from mygurumi

 

crochet fridgie from crochet spot

heart fridgie by rachel from crochet spot

 

tiny crochet heart from geeky crochet

heart applique by juliette from geeky crochet

 

 

filet crochet heart

heart coaster by joyce from jahodnett

 

 

 

crochet heart from cocoa cream

american folk-art style heart motif by kiel from cocoa cream

 

 

cute heart by pepika

crochet 3d heart by pepika from amigurumi dolls and animals

 

 

crochet heart

little granny square heart by bemedina from undisthreadness

 

enjoy

xoxo

March 24, 2010

REQUESTED GRANNY SQUARE TUTORIAL…

by izabela

some time ago I received request from one of my subscribers – Mary Lou, for a granny square with a big hole in the middle, so finally there is it

FLOWER IN A GRANNY SQUARE – pattern

to get best results, use DK yarn and crochet with a hook size 4 quite loosely…

begin with a sliding loop,

round 1 – ch4 (as your first tr and 1 ch), *tr in ring, ch1*  repeat from * to * 14 more times, join with a sl st to 3rd ch of ch4, fasten off

round 2 – join new color in any ch1 space, ch3, dc 3 together, ch3, *dc 4 together, ch3*, repeat from * to * 14 more times, join with sl st to the top ch of beginning ch3, fasten off

round 3 – join another color in any ch3 space, ch3, 3 dc, ch3, 4 dc in the same space as last one, *ch1, sc in the next ch3 space, ch3, sc in the next ch3 space, ch3, sc in the next ch3 space, ch1*, **4 dc in the next ch3 space, ch3, 4 dc in the same space, repeat from * to * once**, repeat from ** to ** two more times, join the round with a sl st, fasten off

round 4 – join another color in one of the ch3 spaces between two sets of 4 dc in one of the corners, ch3, 3 dc, ch3, 4 dc in the same space, *ch1, 4 dc in next ch3 space (skip ch1 space), ch1, 4 dc in next ch3 space, ch1 (skip ch1 space)*, **4 dc in next ch3 space, ch3, 4 dc in the same space, repeat from * to * once**, repeat from ** to ** two more times, join the round with a sl st, fasten off

round 5 – join the second color you used in the ch3 space between two sets of 4 dc (in the corner), ch3, 3 dc, ch3,** 4 dc in the same ch3 space, *4 dc in the next space* repeat from * to * three more times**, repeat from ** to ** three more times, but in last repeat make 4 dc in each space, only three times, join the round to the top ch of ch3 with a sl st, fasten off

weave in all loose end,
now you should have your lovely 6 inches granny square 🙂

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that is it, soon I am going to try drawing diagrams for all patterns to make it easier to understand, as probably sometimes my writing might get a bit chaotic (please always let me know)

if you like other squares, I made them as they went but I can easily write patterns down, just let me know if you want them earlier, because it normally takes me some time to start…

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