Wednesday, 20 May 2015

CROCHET BABY RIPPLE BLANKET PATTERN

I can honestly say that crocheting this baby blanket was one of the most enjoyable and fun projects! I chose the chevron, ripple pattern to make this striped blanket! Made in soft acrylic fiber with a large crochet hook, it is squishy and soft; perfect for a baby!

The whole inspiration came when a new-to-be mama asked me to make something for her baby! I thought of making a blanket and wanted a design that would be both modern and fun to work! So I ended up with this ripple pattern! 

Generally the blanket works up really quickly ( if you're not working on like a gazillion projects-Haha!) and can easily be customized to accommodate other sizes! I definitely am planning to make an adult version pretty soon!

You can find the pattern on Etsy and Ravelry to make your own! The pattern includes photos, tips and tricks to make your own Ripple Blanket! I have also decided to sell the finished product for a limited time so I'd be happy to hook one up for you!

I hope you like my chunky Ripple Blanket! What are you up to? Crocheting or knitting anything exciting?

Saturday, 16 May 2015

5 THINGS I LOVE SATURDAY

1. Eye candy!
2. So very much yes!
3. My crafty must-have!
4. Perfect for beginners!
5. This makes me happy!

It's been quite a while since my last 5 Things I Love Saturday post! I certainly have missed gathering inspiring finds from around the net so here it is!

I plan on sharing some exciting news in the following next weeks! The above picture taken from Instagram shows my current project basket condition; totally crammed! Haha!
Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

CROCHET AZALEA BABY CARDIGAN

I am so excited to share the Azalea baby cardigan! I wanted to make something for a newborn baby girl and when I spotted this lovely cardigan pattern on Ravelry, I immediately fell in love with it!

I chose a lovely green shade I had in my stash waiting to be patiently turned it something! I guess that this project was just the right one! 

I really loved the pattern; it's pretty easy worked top down ( perfect for beginners) and works up really fast! What's more you can choose  how long you want the cardigan to be! Really cool huh?

To finish off I wanted a contrasting color for the border. I chose a neutral grey shade to make the piece to really pop and stand out! I also decided to add some cute bear buttons I had in my stash! Aren't these the cutest buttons ever?

Currently I am also working on some new patterns that will be added to the shop pretty soon ! What are you up to? Are you knitting or crocheting anything exciting at the moment? I would love to see!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

CROCHET TOTE & TOP FOR I LIKE CROCHET

Summer is slowly making its appearance; we lately have warm and sunny days around here which means open windows and lovely crochet on the balcony!  Lovely summer shades of cotton yarn are on top of my stash in summer, as truly cotton yarn is a savior during the warmer days of summer! 

I recently shared  a few projects in the latest issue of I Like Crochet; the Lemon Zest Tote  and the Vivid Coral Reef Top! The tote is made with cotton (Rico Creative Cotton is the brand used) in really cool summery shades of white, blue and yellow! I also attached a pair of wooden handles to really make it the perfect accessory this summer! I was also really excited to see my tote on the cover too!

Also you can find the Vivid Coral Reef Top in the same issue as well! I really love the simplicity behind this top, as the back and front are crocheted (almost) in the same way! I also used cotton yarn to make this project, Schachenmayr Catania Cotton is the brand I used! I really loved the stripe sequence and the color combination! Really summery!

The current issue of I Like Crochet is packed with lots of summery ideas and projects so if you're looking to make something new and exciting I truly recommend you give it a try! You can find out  more here!
I hope you will give these projects a try! Do you like to use cotton in the summer too? Or if it is fall/winter in your part of the world, what cozy knits are you creating? I would definitely love to see!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

DO WHAT YOU LOVE & WIP

How have you been? I finally took my camera out last afternoon to get some shots of my latest WIP.

It’s a special project I have been working on for the last few days! I have chosen a soft grey and petrol blue yarn combination; one of my favorites this year!

The project ( I cannot tell you more for the time being) works up really fast, especially in the spring sun while enjoying a cup of coffee! I decided to work some bobbles on the lower end; have I mentioned that I looooove bobbles? Such a fun stitch and it really adds that something to a pattern!

The first picture is from my Instagram account and lately I love searching up creative quotes on Pinterest! This one is from here and it really motivates me to actually DO what I LOVE!

I honestly think that focusing on things that make you  really happy, either that is crocheting or reading a book or drinking coffee with friends is  necessary not to say vital to keep you going! That's how I feel none the less! 

Do you do what you love?
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, 3 April 2015

COFFEE, CROCHET & CACTI

Knitting a new project! If you're wondering about the cacti you can make yours here!
I have been working on a chunky ripple blanket lately! I love these colors together!
 Experimenting with some lacy stitches! I love crochet swatches!
 This project is one one of my recent favorites! Pink & turquoise arrows!
 Arranging my granny squares for my blanket!  A wip left far too behind!
 Working on a new spring cowl design!
Some days I love crocheting in bed!

I definitely am working on far too many projects again! Haha! I am planning on releasing two new patterns for the shop really soon! 

I would also like to thank you all for the constant support you're showing through your emails or comments! I couldn't be moire thankful on this matter; it really keeps me motivated and fills me with strength to go on!

I am wishing you all have a great Easter weekend!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

All photos via Instagram!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

CROCHET SPRING MOEBIUS COWL WITH LHASA WILDERNESS

A few months ago I was contacted by the lovely people of Bijou Basin Ranch in order to try out their newest yarn Lhasa Wilderness! I was thinking of a ton of projects that could be made with this yarn in a Yak/bamboo blend; I decided that a Moebius cowl would be the perfect accessory for spring!

The yarn comes in an amazing color range and is really fun to work with as its softness cannot be described!
I chose two contrasting colors to make my cowl (Highlands Heather 38 & Continental Blue 50)! As with most natural yarns it's best if you handwash only! Also each skeins comes in 250 yards giving you a really good amount to work with!

Regarding the fiber... It is an extremely durable and lightweight fiber that preserves heat in the winter yet breathes for comfort in warmer weather. Shimmery and oh-so-soft, the blend of Yak and Bamboo is delightful to work with! The yarn has it all: softness and strength, plus an excellent drape! If you're looking for a spring summer yarn I'd definitely recommend you check Lhasa Wilderness out!
Materials:
-A G 6/4.00mm crochet hook
-Lhasa Wilderness yarn in colors of your choice
-Tapestry needle

Pattern:
With color of your choice ( I statred with Highlands Heather)ch 152 and close to form a circle, place marker in first st. 
Round 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across until you reach marker. Give piece 1 twist away from you (this makes the moebius shape), and continue to HDC in each st around in bottom of foundation ch.
Round 2-7: Move marker each rnd to first st, HDC in each st around. 
Change to 2nd color (Continental Blue) and continue working HDC in each st around until you run out of yarn.
Fasten off and weave in any ends!
There you have it! If you make this project, please share your photos with me on Instagram using #littlethingsblogged! I'd love to see what you create! 

Wishing you all a lovely Thursday!

Disclaimer ::
I received a sample to review from the maker free of charge. This review is my honest opinion. I did not accept any payment for this review nor did I agree in advance to publish a positive review.

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