Saturday, 13 December 2014

5 Things I Love Saturday

1. Pretty ideas...
2. Here's a freebie, or more.
3. Something cozy!
4. I love this!
5. This is on my to-do list!

Image via Instagram!
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Featured in Homespun Magazine

 
These last few weeks have been a real roller coaster!I am working on several new and some older projects that I am trying to finish!

Last year I worked up this cute Hug Mug Cozy and I was so honored when Emma from the Australian based Homespun Magazine contacted me and asked if I'd be willing to be part of their Christmas issue! What an honour!:) 

You can find out more about the magazine on their website. The current issue is packed with many interesting projects, from crochet snowflakes to quilting, embroidery, softies making and so on! 

I am delighted to be featured in the magazine and I hope you give my Hug Mug Cozy a try! I would love to see your  version!:)

What have you been working on? Any Christmas decorations?
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

I Like Crochet December Issue - Favorite Projects

Christmas is just around the corner! I really love this season... I hope you have already started working on some Xmas decorations; I surely have and I can't wait to to show you what I have been working on! If you haven't already checked out my African Flower Christmas stocking I made for the latest issue of I Like Crochet, now is the time, plus I can't wait to share some of my favorite projects from the latest issue which is filled with everything you need this holiday season!

This beautiful Candy Cane Wreath by Mary Beth Temple is really great to brush up your colorwork skills! Plus I love anything Candy Cane related!
I also loved these pretty snowflakes! I really like snowflake decorations in white or off-white shades, adorned with sparkly gold or silver!
This crochet blanket/throw really makes you feel Christmassy! I really like the textured stitches used, plus it's crocheted diagonally!:)
Oh my!  I really like being cozy during cold weather and these wintery slippers by Kristi Simpson would definitely get the job done!
Cowls! One can never have too many! I particularly liked the warm colors of this Cranberry Jam cowl!
Last but not least this issue teaches you how to how to create a Bavarian Rectangle in the special Stitch School section and then practices the stitch in this Bubblegum Scarf pattern by Roseanna Beck! A must try project!:)
If you want to give these and many more projects a try then head on over to I Like Crochet and order your copy today, in order to celebrate the holidays with 30+ patterns perfect for the season! 

Enjoy the rest of your day!
(All images courtesy of I Like Crochet)

Saturday, 29 November 2014

5 Things I Love Saturday

1. Stay cozy!
2. Chocolate+anything= win
3. This seems easy enough!
4. I'm smitten!
5. It's hat season!

Wishing you a happy weekend!:)

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Amigurumi Rudolph Christmas Pattern

Christmas is almost here! This year I decided to make a little Rudolph amigurumi; you can hang it on your tree, use it as a decoration or use it as a gift topper!:) I really loved making this cute little fella, the pattern is really easy and you will have a bunch of these ready in no time! I used scraps of worsted weight yarn and a 3.5 mm hook.

Materials:
• Small amounts of worsted weight yarn
• E/4 3.50mm crochet hook
• 6mm safety eyes
• Fiberfill stuffing

Head:
With light brown
Ch 2 and work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sts)
Rnd 1: *inc* (12 sts)
Rnd 2: *sc, inc* (18 sts)
Rnd 3: *2sc, inc* (24 sts)
Rnds 4-8: *sc around* (24 sts)
Rnd 9: *2sc, dec* (18)
You can go ahead and place the eyes now. Also start stuffing the head, firmly, and continue stuffing until you finish off.
Rnd 10: *sc, dec* (12 sts)
Rnd 11: *dec* (6)
Do not fasten off, continue working the body.
Rnd 12:*sc* (6 sts)
Rnd 13 : *inc* (12 sts)
Rnd 14:*sc, inc* (18 sts)
Rnds 15-16: *sc* (18 sts)
Rnd 17: *sc, dec* (12 sts)
Rnd 18: *dec* (6)
Fasten off.

Legs/ Feet (make 2)
With light brown
Leaving a long tail, ch 4
work 3hdc in the 3rd ch from hook and work 1 sl st in the last chain. Fasten off and sew to lower part of body.

Nose
With white
Ch 2 and work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sts)

Nose (red)
With red 
Ch 2 and work 3sc in 2nd ch from hook (3 sts)

Antler
With dark brown
Ch 2 and work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sts)
Rnds1-11: *sc* (6 sts)
Fasten off.
Now make a second piece just like the first but stop after 5 rounds.
Sew it on the bigger part and sew antler on top of head.

Scarf
With color of your choice
Ch 25, work 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Fasten off.

What are you  up to? Have you started working on any Christmas crochet?
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Oversized Crochet Chunky Cowl Pattern

I am so happy to finally announce the arrival of the Oversized Chunky Crochet Cowl I have been working for a while now!:) It's a really cozy and warm accessory and it's one of my favorite new things to wear!

I decided to make it in a lovely deep purple colored bulky yarn and to use a 12mm crochet hook! The outcome is really great and one feels cozy only by looking at it!:) The cowl measures 35 inches in circumference (89 cm) and is 15 inches (38 cm) long; definitely one of the biggest projects I've made!

You can get the pattern to make your own on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy! I 'd definitely love to see your color choices for this chunky cowl!:)

What have you been up to? Have you crocheted any chunky items recently?
Enjoy your Monday and stay cozy!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

5 Things I Love Saturday

1. All I want for Xmas...
2. Vita's new blog!
3. Hey Santa...
4. Yes, please!
5. Happy feet!

Image via Instagram! I will be sharing more on this chunky crochet project pretty soon! You can find the slipper pattern here! Stay cozy!:)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend ! 

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