Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Halloween Mug Cozies for I Like Crochet

Fall, Autumn, Halloween... It's that time of year again! The perfect time to start working with warmer yarn colors, bake an apple pie, search for pumpkins, and cozy up on the sofa!

I recently shared this triple Halloween mug cozy set in Issue 2 of I Like Crochet! These cozies were so much fun to make; I love it how the brighten up a simple mug! You can get the instructions to make your own inside the Autumnal packed Issue here!

I hope you're having a great week so far! I can't wait to share what I have been working on lately, so stay tuned!:)

Saturday, 27 September 2014

5 Things I Love Saturday

1. Yes, please!
2. 1, 2, 3, bow!
3. I need one of each color!
4. MUSTARD all the things!
5. This.

Image via Instagram.
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Crochet Nordic Mitts Pattern

I am so excited to finally be able to share what I have been working on the last few weeks! A mitten pattern that is made with the tapestry or fair isle crochet technique! I am so happy about this pattern as I have been meaning to make a Nordic inspired mitten for quite a while now!

In order to make the mittens you will need to be able to change colors constantly and to work with two yarns at the same time! If you're a new to this technique this pattern will provide excellent practice to move on to the next step ( working with multiple strands together; see Mr. Fox Mitts or my Owl Mitts).

I used a 3.5 mm (U.S. E/4) and soft wool (Drops Karisma is the yarn used in the sample). The color choices are endless; don't be afraid to mix things up!:) 
You can find the pattern for the Nordic Mitts on EtsyRavelry and Craftsy.

If you decide to make your own don't hesitate to post a photo on Twitter Facebook or Instagram. I'd love to see!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

5 Things I Love Saturday

1. This is absolutely amazing.
2. So bright and happy!
3. I've added another one to my blogroll!
4. This seems easy enough…
5. These are definitely on my to do list!

Image via Instagram!
Wishing you a happy weekend!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Featured In Simply Crochet

My Halloween witch hat is featured in the current issue of Simply Crochet (Issue 23)! I am so honored that my work is featured in the magazine and I definitely hope seeing this will inspire people to make their own Halloween hat! If you missed the how-to you can find the detailed pattern over at She Knows!

I am also happy to see that Stephanie's, from All about Ami, tiny crochet brooch is also featured! If you haven't already please check out her tutorial on how to make your own little brooch! 

I was so excited to see that Mei's, from AmigurumiMei, Hello Kitty pattern is also included!:) Mei recently published her first book Hello Kitty Crochet and I must admit I am head over heels for it! Please make sure you pop by her über cute site to admire Mei's lovely work!:)

If you decide to make your own hat I'd definitely would love to see! You can grab a copy of  the magazine here!
Wishing you a happy Friday!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

New Crochet Project

I have been working on this crochet project for quite a while now! I will not share many details for the time being; the only thing I can say is that I am really excited about it! :)

I loved everything about this design! From the yarn, to the stitches used and of course the little scallop edging detail I added! For those of you asking, the yarn is Drops Alpaca Mix in dark olive! The yarn itself is really soft and easy to work with! I am definitely going to share more pictures and more details about this pattern really soon!:)

On a different note,  my good blog friend Lise from Treliz, has launched her own campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds in order to grow her yarn business! She offers some amazing rewards, including amazing hand dyed skeins of yarns, like the 3 Musketeers bundle, I used to make my ripple clutch bag! You are more than welcome to pop by and why not support her!

What have you been working on? I would love to see photos!
Wishing you a happy Thursday!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

5 Things I Love Saturday

1. Yes, please!
2. I love the creativity behind this!
3. Geometry + crochet= win.
4. Who's in?
5. One can never have too many!

Image via Instagram (crochet mitts & coffee)
Enjoy your weekend!

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