Saturday, 28 November 2015


Happy Saturday friends!

I have a lot of exciting news to share with you! December is going to be one crazy/wonderful month. I will be teaching my first crochet workshop here in Thessaloniki in collaboration with Make- Creative Spaces! I was  approached about teaching a beginner’s crochet course a few months ago and I couldn’t wait to get started. I  recently shared the event on the Little Things Blogged Facebook page so as to enroll in  the class. If you are going to be in the Thessaloniki area on December 2nd, 9th and 16th, add your name to the event to get tickets!

The workshop includes:

*Learn the crochet basics and make your own crochet cowl to take home. I provide all of the materials, all you need to do is show up and be ready to have fun!
*A hook, tapestry needle, yarn and of course the cowl pattern!

Location: Make Creative Spaces, Thessaloniki, GR
Date & Time: December 2nd, 9th and 16th 5-7 p.m.

I hope to see you there!

Friday, 27 November 2015


1. I just love these chunky crochet pillows!
 2. This cabled blanket is definitely on my to do list!
3. Stephanie's Twist Cowl is so cozy!
4. Bootcuffs; because they are a winter essential!
5. A chunky Warmer will definitely keep you warm!

Happy Black Friday/Soon to be Cyber Monday, it's time to grab those hooks and start making! On another note the amazing guys over at I Like Crochet are offering a discount on their Website & Tablet subscription 43% off (normally $34.97 for $19.97)! If you haven't checked out their latest issue already you definitely should as it is packed with lots of Xmasy goodness!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015


I love earwarmers! They are just the right thing to wear on the coldest days, or when you just want to add something stylish to your every day outfit! Now that the days are shorter, evenings spent knitting a few rows of a new project sound perfect to me. I hope you enjoy making it for the winter ahead!

-Chunky yarn (I used Katia Alaska in off white)
-straight  needles 6.5 mm (US 10½)
-tapestry needle

Finished circumference: 18”(approx.46 cm)
Width: 5” (approx. 13 cm)


CO 60 sts.
Row 1: *Knit 1, Purl 1; repeat from * to end of row
Row 2: *Purl 1, Knit 1; repeat from * to end of row
Rows 3-4: Repeat Rows 1 and 2
Rows 5-16: *Knit all stitches; repeat for all rounds
Row 17: Repeat Row 1
Row 18: Repeat Row 2
Rows 19-20: Repeat Rows 3-4
Cast off by knitting/purling each stitch. Cut yarn, weave in all ends.
Sew ends together.
I hope you enjoy this pattern! It would make a lovely stocking stuffer or even a last minute Xmas gift!  If you decide to make your own Grace Cardigan please tag me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use #littlethingsblogged so that I can see!

Monday, 23 November 2015


Podcasts are great aren't they? There are a lot of interesting podcasts out there focusing on various topics and offering great inspiration as well as information! Lately I've not been able to stop listening to them and here are 3 of my favorite ones!


Woolful is one of my favorite podcasts and a must listen for any fiber obsessed creative. 
The podcast focuses on people who participate and are pursuing excellence in various aspects of the fiber industry. 
Each episode lasts about 60 minutes providing lots of information, leaving one motivated and inspired.


The podcast Make It Happen is awesome.
Whether you're a blogger or creative you can take so much from the interviews. 
Some really awesome ladies have been interviewed; you can get helpful information and awesome tips. 
So pour yourself some coffee, and join in for some great conversations.


This podcast comes out every month or so  and is filled with lots of news. 
I really like listening to Kate from A Playful Day as she talks about lots of interesting topics, knitting, blogging, cooking and so on!
It's so interesting to listen to.

What are your favorite podcasts? Wishing you all a lovely and productive week!

Saturday, 21 November 2015


1.This idea – so vibrant, pretty, and spot on.
2. Raise your hand if you love this.
3. Yes, please!
4. In case you need a little pop of holidays in your home.
5. No plans for tonight? Here's a fun (and free) project!

Photo via Instagram!

Friday, 20 November 2015


Fall is the prettiest season of them all (for me at least). I love how the colors in nature change. Oh the colors, fall gathers the most pretty colors of brown, yellow, orange even red creating the most pretty foliage!

I immediately fell in love with these embossed leaves. The pattern is easy to follow and practically one can create different lengths and shapes of leaves with only a few alterations to the original pattern, by changing the number and order of increasing stitches and the number of rows.

I used cotton yarn to make my leaves (Schoeller und Stahl Limone (79)) is the brand I used and a 2.5mm ( US B/1) crochet hook. Once you get the hang of it you will end up with a pile of leaves!
These leaves would work well as a garland or as a cute and sweet addition to a packaging of a gift (instead of/or as a gift tag), or  simply as a fall decoration for the home!

I really enjoyed making them and I hope you will too! Have a wonderful weekend, friends! Do you have any fun, fall plans?

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


I am so excited to finally be able to share The Grace Cardigan pattern with you! Lately, I have been addicted to chunky crochet and  I 've always wanted wanted to have a cardigan (made by me) in my wardrobe! The best thing about the Grace Cardigan is that it is so easy to style; just wear your favorite jeans and a pair of sneakers and you'll be ready to go! 

The cardigan is quite easy to make as long as you are familiar with the double crochet stitch. I chose a lovely natural shade of Katia Alaska (14), one of my favorite brands to work with,  and  a 6.5 mm (U.S K/10.5) hook to work the cardigan. 

If you are looking for a fun project to make this fall/winter then you should definitely try out the Grace Cardigan! You can find the pattern on Ravelry & Etsy!

If are not into crocheting it your own send me an email or contact me through Etsy and I'd be happy to make one for you!

I hope you enjoy this pattern. If you decide to make your own Grace Cardigan please tag me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use #littlethingsblogged so that I can see!

Monday, 16 November 2015


The holiday season is approaching really quickly (I have already started to hang up decorations here and there!) so I thought to hold an ad sale to celebrate this season. 

Until January 1st, all ads are 35% off when you use code HOLIDAYLTB at checkout. Ads run for 30 days and are shuffled for maximum visibility, and all advertisers are included in a monthly roundup.

If you would like to sponsor my blog this month please visit the sponsor page here for all of the updated information and the details, and you're more than welcome to send me an email if you have any questions during the process, at littlethingsblogged(at)gmail(dot)com! 
Thank you for all your amazing support so far; it is truly amazing!

Saturday, 14 November 2015


1. Have you made yours?
2. Here's a free weekend project!
3. And another one!
4. Pizza anytime.
5. Who's in?

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, 12 November 2015


Since October flew by in a flash I am not ashamed to admit that I am already contemplating putting up Christmas decorations. I don’t think I can wait much longer!

To keep my Christmas mood going strong I am so excited to share this project with you! I created a Rudoplh Mod Kit for the Kokeshi Dolls! If you're looking for a fun craft this season, get your hooks and make a few Kokeshi Rudoplhs!

- Basic Kokeshi Doll Pattern (Etsy/Ravelry)-30% off [use code XMASKOKESHI (valid until 20/11)]
- 2.5mm (US 1/B) crochet hook
- yarn in Camel or Light Brown, Brown  and Red (I used Catania Schachenmayr 179 , 162 & 115)
- tapestry needle

Work as for Basic Kokeshi Doll, alternating color of dress and omitting hair bun.

Rudolph Hat
With camel/light brown
Make a Magic Ring
Rnd 1: 6 sc in Magic Ring [6]
Rnd 2: *1 sc, inc * Repeat from * 2 times [9]
Rnd 3: *2 sc, inc * Repeat from * 2 times [12]
Rnd 4: *1 sc, inc * Repeat from * 5 times [18]
Rnd 5: *2 sc, inc * Repeat from * 5 times [24]
Rnd 6: *3 sc, inc * Repeat from * 5 times [30]
Rnd 7-13: sc around [30]
Fasten off.

Large Antler x2
With brown
Make a Magic Ring
Rnd 1: 5 sc in Magic Ring [5]
Rnd2-6: sc around [5]
Fasten off.

Small Antler x2
With brown
Make a Magic Ring
Rnd 1: 4 sc in Magic Ring [4]
Rnd2-4: sc around [4]
Fasten off.
Sew small antlers to sides of large antler. Sew both antlers on Rudolph Hat and sew onto Kokeshi Head (see pictures for reference). 

With red yarn ch 35
Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and  in each ch across [34]
Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends. If you want the scarf longer just adjust your starting chain.

Add facial features as in Basic Kokeshi Doll. Using red thread embroider a red nose (just work a few straight stitches) between the eyes (see pictures for reference).
If desired make a long chain and sew on top of Rudolph hat in order to hang your Kokeshi up on the tree or even use as a keychain!
I hope you enjoy this pattern. If you decide to make your own Rudolph Kokeshi Doll please tag me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use #littlethingsblogged so that I can see!

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