{Puff Stitch Wrist Warmers}

 Last week I was organising my yarn stash and discovered this lovely raspberry colored yarn! I couldn't remember where and when I bought it, but I was definitely happy I did!:) Quite a few possible projects run through my head but I decided that this yarn was going to become a pair of wrist warmers. I used the puff stitch for the wrist warmer body and fpdc-bpdc for the cuff.  I have got relatively small hands but you can easily adjust the cuff size to fit your hand. The wrist warmers measure approx. 9cm (3.5 inches) wide and 18cm (7 inches) long. If you'd like to make your own just folllow the pattern I've written up.

MATERIALS:
  • worsted weight yarn in any colors you like 
  • 4mm (G) & 3.5mm (E)crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle
PATTERN:
Cuff
With 3.5mm hook ch 28 and join with a sl st to make a ring (try not to twist chain)
R1: ch3 (counts as first dc) and dc in each st around (28)
R2: ch 3 (counts as first dc)* fpdc in next st, bpdc in next* repeat around (28)
R3-R7: repeat R2 (28)

Body
With 4 mm hook and raspberry yarn
R1: Join yarnto the first 3ch st and do a puff stitch in the same stitch. *sk 1 st, puff st in next st, sk 1 st* repeat around (14)
R2: Join new color (grey)to the first 3ch st and do a puff stitch in the same stitch. *sk 1 st, puff st in next st, sk 1 st* repeat around (14)
R2- R8: repeat R1&2 alternating colors each row (14)
R9: Now you are going to make your thumb hole, join color A, puff st in same st, 4 ch, sk 1 st, puff stitch in next st, complete round as R1
R10-12:Repeat R1
R13: sctbl only and fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
I really enjoyed making these wrist warmers! After all summer is coming to it's end, so we'd better start working on some fall projects right? I hope you give this project a try! Have you made anything for fall yet?

{The Yarn Over List - Bobbles & Stripes}

Scrap Yarn Afgan / / I love the stripe and bobble combination of this blanket!
Stripey Vase Cover/ / Lisette's vase cover is  absolutely gorgeous!
Bobble Stitch  / /  I love the different colored bobbles of this pot holder!
Teapot Cover / / Matt's stripey  teapot cover is so vibrant!
Illustration / / Believe in the marks that you will make' by Stephie Ginger

This week's Yarn Over List is full of projects that I love! I am in love with the bobble or popcorn stitch lately (I'm also working on a project with that stitch)! So excited!

I hope you had  a great weekend! I certainly did! I am finishing up Oscar my new amigurumi penguin and working on a new project that uses the bobble stitch and will include some stripes of color! This week I will be also announcing some very exciting news! Yay!

How was your weekend? Did you do anything special?
Happy Monday and wish you all a great week!:)

{Amigurumi Oscar the Penguin}

I am so happy to introduce you Oscar the little penguin! Oscar was my secret amigurumi project I was working on! Oscar currently wears a newspaper hat, since I have not yet made him his accessories! I will not tell you anything about Oscar's adventures and his whereabouts; I'll keep it a little surprise for now!

Oscar was created during my summer vacation and he was definitely fun making! I will write up his pattern soon and it will then be available in my shop! I hope you like him! It's been quite a while since I made my last amigurumi animal!:)

I hope you are having a lovely week so far!:)

{The Yarn Over List - Yarn Delights}

Weaving / / Manamorimoto creates wonderful yarn art!
Crochet Blanket / / Vanessa is working on this lovely blanket!
Embroidered Espadrilles/ / Lovely work by Lanusa!
Crochet Wood Cabinets / /  I really love the crochet squares behind the door 'window'. Agnieska used wonderful colors!
Illustration / / Love What You Do.

I really love these crochet and yarn finds! So many ideas and lovely projects! I have to start making my own blanket!
I hope you had a great weekend! In my last post I wrote about my vacation and all the projects I worked on! I am also working on a new amigurumi pattern, within the week I will be posting more about it! 

Apart from crocheting, I organized my yarn supplies and did not spent much time on the computer! August is slowly coming to its end so it's time to start working on some fall projects!:) I have so many ideas and I can't wait to start working! 

Have you started planning/working on your fall projects? 
Happy Monday to all!

{A Crochet Vacation}

It's been a while since I last posted about my doings! August is generally a holiday month; that's why I have been away! Crocheting though never stops even when relaxing or taking a summer vacation!
The above pictures are from a project I started working on that uses some very special stitches! I hope I will be able to finish it soon!:)
I also made some of my Kokeshi Dolls for something very special that I will announce soon! While making some girls the idea of making a Kokeshi Ninja popped into my head and I started crocheting away! He is in black, wears his ninja star and loves hanging out with the girls!:)
Of course some happy and bright flowery pictures are always necessary as well as a cold cappuccino called (Freddo Cappuccino here in Greece) with some lovely mini muffins and biscuits!:) 
What have you been up to? Do you crochet on your vacation?
Happy Weekend to all!

{The Yarn Over List - Cute Finds}


Crochet Blanket / / This is definitely a unique blanket!
  Crochet Balls / / These look so easy to make!
Crochet Potholders / / These would make a lovely kitchen decoration!
 Organizing / / I am keen on this cute egg carton sewing box!
Illustration / / Ha ha so cute!


I really liked the cute egg carton sewing box! I think it's such a clever idea and could also become a lovely present!:)

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I spent the weekend working on a new amigurumi pattern; I will be showing some pictures later within the week! I am also finishing up some Kokeshi dolls for an upcoming photo shoot - I will post more details soon!

How was your weekend? Did you work on any projects?
Happy Monday to all!

{Sponsor in August}

July went by so quickly and was full of projects and inspiring finds! I completed my granny square pillow, I organized my yarn by making some yarn balls, Vivika shared her amigurumi octopus pattern, I made myself a raffia bag, crocheted a mandala and some newborn shoes!:)

I'm so excited about August! If you are interested in sponsoring my blog I'd be happy to work with you! You can find all the information on my sponsor page! Also for this month I am offering a 20% discount on all ads! Simply use the code LTB SUMMER upon checking out! Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the purchase process! I am happy to help out!:)

The above image is from a new project I am working on! It uses a very special stitch! I will let you know more soon!
Enjoy the rest of your day and happy crocheting!

{The Yarn Over List - Blankets, Purses and Watermelons}

Blanket / / I just love this photo with the hanging blanket!
Camera Strap / /  Just love the colors Lisa used!
Scallop Purse / / Well this is a purse I'd use everyday day!
Bike Skirts / / Lorna designed these cute bike skirts!
Yarn Ball Cones / / Beautiful summer decoration!
Illustration  / / Happy watermelon!

Such lovely finds this week! I really love the scallop purse! I'm definitely planning to make one!

This weekend  was a  busy one! I'm working on some new projects and making some more kokeshi dolls! I also am working on a new pattern, but i will give more details about that very soon!!

I also have some exciting news to share with you, but I will not say anything yet!I will share more details soon:!)

I hope you all had a great weekend too! Did you finish any projects?