Saturday, October 22, 2016

New modeled pictures of 2 Ways to Wear Cardigan Shrug Crochet Pattern.

Hi everybody,
I never took modeled pictures of my 2 Ways to Wear Cardigan / Shrug.
Well, yesterday I was taking other pictures and remembered about this one.
This is Advanced level pattern, but it has over 160!!!! step-by-step pictures in 3 files, so it's totally doable even if you don't feel confident. Go to this pattern page to check it out:
 2 Ways to Wear Cardigan Shrug (clickable link).
I can't decide which way I like it most. What do you think?

Happy crocheting, my friends!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Working on a new crochet scarf and hat pattern.

I am so in love with that stitch! 
Happy fall, my friends!

Example of instructions from Alpine Peak Hat & Scarf Set Crochet Pattern.

Hi everybody,
Too often we are intimidated by some patterns, thinking there is no they I can pull it off.
Well, you shouldn't be. Even if you don't finish it, you will succeed.
It's not about the result, but about trying. You might not finish it on the first try, but you will definitely learn something new, you'll improve your skills no doubt, you might go back and finish it on the second try!
Try to look at every pattern and not think if you can make it or not, but rather how interesting it will be to try out? Have fun trying, do not beat yourself up if you don't because you win anyway. We know many great people out there not because they are more talented than others, but because they tried harder and were not afraid to fail.
I wish I could stop grading my patterns with "skill level", I wish never to see that thing ever in any pattern out there!  As a beginner I remember trying pretty complicated patterns. Well, they did not have a skill level back then.
Another thing if you are used to big hooks... it takes a few minutes to get used to a hook of any size, except may me smaller than 1 mm. :) I won't go that far! :)) heh heh...
I want to show you a pattern that might seem hard to pull off from the first look, but with level of instructions I provided it shouldn't be a challenge. Alpine Peak Hat & Scarf Crochet Pattern (clickable link).
This is an example of 4 step pictures from the pattern. I skipped some pictures in between. 

You'll find pictures for every step and stitch with instructions under, charts for those who prefer and schematics for every connection!

  • Hat: Toddler (Child, Teen/Adult Woman, Adult Man) / 18 (20 5/8, 21 5/8, 22 5/8)'' / 46 (52.5, 55, 57.5) cm head circumference.
  • Scarf: 125 cm x 22.5 cm / 49 ¼'' x 8 ¾''.

Alpine Peak Hat & Scarf Crochet Pattern (clickable link).

Happy crocheting, my friends!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

New instructions are added to Cowl Neck Sweater Pattern.

This sweater was initially finished with knitted bands and cowl neck.
Recently I was asked if  all above parts can be crocheted. 
My first though was to make them by 2 FPdc (front post double crochet), 2 BPdc (back post double crochet). It turned out to be too thick and did not look nice at all, so I spent a few days trying different ribs and came up with one I really liked - Half Double Crochet Vertical Rib.
The Cowl Neck Sweater Pattern (clickable link) is edited and available, so feel free to get it or download from Ravelry or Etsy once again if you bought it before.
Happy crocheting, my friends, and please, reach out to me if you need just anything!
And yes, it's time of the year to make a new sweater, my besties!

Cowl Neck Sweater Crochet Pattern

New stitch (Half Double Crochet Vertical Rib Stitch):

Half Double Crochet Vertical Rib

Monday, October 17, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

New belt crochet pattern in my shop - Sierra Tie Belt with Tassels.

Miss 70s? In love with Boho Chic or Hippie Style? This tie belt with tassels is for a person, like you, who prefers life in many colors!
Check out Sierra Tie Belt Crochet Pattern page (clickable link). 
You'll find step-by-step pictures, chart, instructions.
58 (64, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94, 100) cm / 22 ¾ (25 3/16, 27 ½, 29 7/8, 32 ¼, 34 5/8, 37, 39 3/8)'' / 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) motifs, later in the pattern sizes 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) motifs. 
Crochet Sierra Tie Belt Pattern

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Crochet Sierra Tie Belt Pattern

Crochet Sierra Tie Belt Pattern

Friday, October 7, 2016

Crochet Applique Pattern for sachet bags.

I think it's perfect for sachet bags, to make pretty little gifts.
This step-by-step photo-tutorial only $2.80!
This pattern is also a part of 5 flowers set pattern: