A KNIT STACK & OTHER INSTAGRAMS

These are just a few colorful and joyful moments that I shared on Instagram over the past few weeks.
In order of appearance:
1. Happy stack of a work in progress.
2. My newest pattern The Warmer (available here)
3. Chunky knitting for a new project.
4. The Trenton Beanie (pattern available here)
5. Knitting and working on a new pattern.
6. My first weaving (sooo in love with all the colors)
7. My chunky cardigan (pattern will be available soon)


I am so excited to share all my current wips with you and some of my newest patterns! What are you currently working on? Let me know in the comments below; I would love to hear!
Follow along on Instagram @ltblogged!

FALL KNITS PATTERN SALE AT KOLLABORA

Today I am so excited to share The Best Fall Knits Campaign hosted on Kollabora. It is such a joy to celebrate fall, the perfect season to knit ( or crochet) something for the colder months ahead! The campaign is filled with stunning, simple and intermediate projects for all kinds of knitters and crocheters! I am participating with three patterns, the Owl Mitts, the Upton Cowl and the Urban Stripy Beanie

The Fall Knits Campaign includes projects to wear like hats, scarfs and snoods and accessories for the little ones! Honestly it is really difficult to choose from, I want to try them all! All of these projects would make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season! 

And now for the best part! You can get all of the patterns participating with a 20% discount for a limited time only! So get your needles and hooks out! 

Wishing you all a lovely and productive day!

CROCHET SLEEPING MASK

I am so excited for being able to share this pattern with you! I really love crocheting accessories and making this sleeping mask was really fun and so exciting!

This sleeping mask would make a lovely addition to your beauty session when preparing for sleep or even a stocking filler for Xmas (I know it's still October but believe me time flies)! Either way the pattern is really easy to follow so grab your hooks!

Materials
3.5  (E/4) crochet hook
Mint cotton yarn (Katia Monaco 44 is the brand used in sample) and small amount of silver (Catania 172)
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Pattern
You are starting from the top of the mask and will work your way through to the bottom part.
Ch  21
Row 1: Sc in each ch across, ch1, turn
Row 2: Inc in first st, sc 19, inc in last st, ch1, turn
Row 3: Sc in each ch across, ch1, turn
Repeat Row 2 & 3 until you st count reaches 27 sts
Next Row: Sc in each st across (without increasing -27 sts)
Next row: Dec in first st, sc 23, dec in last st, ch1, turn (25 sts)
Next Row: Sc in each ch across, ch1, turn
Start working the nose gap.
Next Row: Sc in next 10 st, (10 sts) ch1, turn
Next Row: Dec in first st, sc 6, dec in next st, (8 sts) ch 1,  turn
Next Row: Sc in each ch across, ch1, turn
Repeat the above sequence until you are left with 4 sts in the last row.
Fasten off.
Attach yarn to the other side.
Next Row: Sc in next 10 st, (10 sts) ch1, turn 
Next Row: Dec in first st, sc 6, dec in next st, (8 sts) ch 1,  turn
Next Row: Sc in each ch across, ch1, turn
Repeat the above sequence until you are left with 4 sts in the last row.
Do not fasten off, but sc evenly around entire mask twice (in each corner work 2 sc in the specified stitch to prevent the corners from turning and in order to maintain the shape of the mask)
Attach grey yarn and sc evenly around entire mask once more.
Fasten off and weave in remaining ends.

Assembly
Attach mint yarn to the middle of the mask (see pictures for reference) and ch 55. Attach to opposite side and then sc all the way back in each ch st (be careful not to twist your chain) sl st to first st and fasten off.

I hope you enjoy this project! What are you working on this period ? If you give this pattern a try, use the #littlethingsblogged hashtag so I can see your progress!

Wishing you all a relaxing yet productive weekend!

3 FAVORITE THINGS

1. I can't get enough of this method of knitting using your arms; so fun to try. Via The Merry Thought
2. Everyone needs a bunny friend. Via Lehandmade on Etsy
 3.  I love everything about this. Via Julie Hoover on Ravelry

What are loving lately? I'd love to hear!
For more inspiration follow along on Pinterest!

HOW TO MAKE A MAGIG LOOP

I hope you guys all had a fab weekend and much relaxation was had! 
A new and very handy crochet tutorial is live over on Cut Out & Keep and this one is especially popular when working amigurumi. It  also works well when crocheting beanies, granny squares and any other pattern that is worked in rounds.

Basically what is good about using the magic loop (or magic ring/ adjustable ring) method is that it omits the hole/gap when starting your crochet project with a ch 2 for example and crocheting in that second ch from your hook! Find the full tutorial on how to work a magic loop right here.

I hope you enjoy it! Have you tried the magic loop method? 

6 HALLOWEEN PROJECTS TO DIY OR BUY

With Halloween being just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite ideas this season to DIY or buy! Bring out the pumpkins, garlands and other festive decorations to celebrate.  See below for some spooky-chic inspiration.

1. DIY: I simply adore this Eyeball Pom Pom Garland from Design Sponge
2. DIY: A simple yet fun Candy Corn Garland from Little Things Blogged
3. DIY: This easy pumpkin treat bowl is a must have from One Sheepish Girl
4. BUY: I love anything fun and sparkly like this cozy from Knot Unraveled
5. BUY: Candy corn ombre knit hat from Country Pine Designs
6. DIY: Yes please , spice & clove pumpkin patterns from Knit Picks

Wishing you all a lovely and crafty weekend!

CHUNKY CROCHET BASKETS PATTERN

I really love chunky crochet projects! I came up with the idea to make these chunky baskets when I was searching through my yarn stash! I have sooooo many small yarn balls, all remainders from previous projects! I thought these would look nice and neatly organized in a basket which I could also carry around with me when working!

I made two baskets in two sizes, a smaller measuring 5 inches (13 cm) in diameter and a larger measuring 6.5 inches (17 cm)! What I also liked is that you store the smaller in the larger when not in use! I used bright and vibrant colors for the basket but you could make them in any color you prefer!

Chunky Crochet Basket Pattern

-Worsted weight yarn ( used double) apprx. 1 skein for small basket and 2 skeins for large basket
- 12mm hook
- tapestry needle

Small Basket
You will always sl st to first sc of previous Round and start each round with a ch1 ( does not count as a stitch)

Work 6 sc in magic ring
Round 1: inc in each around (12)
Round 2: 1 sc in next st, inc in next st (18)
Round 3: 1 sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st (24)
Round 4: 1 sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st (30)
Round 5: 1 sc in each st around ONLY through back loop (30)
Round 6: 1 sc in each st around (sc through both loops) (30)
Round 7 -11: sc in each st around (30)
Round 12: 1 sc in next st, ch 4, leave next 3 sts unworked, 1 sc in next st, sc in next 12 sts, ch 4, leave next 3 sts unworked, sc in next 8 sts (30)
Round 13: sc in each st around (30)
Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.

Large Basket
You will always sl st to first sc of previous Round and start each round with a ch1 ( does not count as a stitch)

Work 6 sc in magic ring
Round 1: inc in each around (12)
Round 2: 1 sc in next st, inc in next st (18)
Round 3: 1 sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st (24)
Round 4: 1 sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st (30)
Round 5: 1 sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st (36)
Round 6 :1 sc in next 5 sts, inc in next st (42)
Round 7: 1 sc in each st around ONLY through back loop (42)
Round 8: 1 sc in each st around (sc through both loops) (42)
Round 9 -16: sc in each st around (30)
Round 17: 1 sc in next st, ch 6, leave next 3 sts unworked, 1 sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, ch 6, leave next 3 sts unworked, sc in next 12 sts (42)
Round 13: sc in each st around (42)
Fasten off and weave in any remaining ends.
Use your baskets however you wish, for storage or simply as house decor! If you make one don't forget to use the #littlethingsblogged hashtag on Instagram and Twitter! Also, follow along on Instagram for regular updates and snapshots.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

AROUND HERE

Hello October!

I know I say this about pretty much every season, but  Autumn is my  firm favorite. It's time to prepare for the cold winter, so it's the perfect excuse to work on chunkier and cozier knits! 

I have been working on some new patterns and tutorials for the blog and shop which are going to be released pretty soon and honestly I can not wait to share these with you!

I have also been experiencing knitting on big needles (20 mm / US35) and I just love it! I am planning to make an extra chunky blanket and I cannot wait to start searching for some gorgeous yarn to work with! If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear!

Other than that I have been also working on some alterations on my Amigurumi Bunny pattern so as to be able to make a teddy as well from the same pattern!

What about you? What are you working on? I'd love to hear!
Wishing you a fresh start in this new week!