Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Thursday, October 04, 2012
This photo does the project no justice - it's a very soft draping dress that should look great on. It's a good way to use up leftover yarn.
Pattern: Sylvie Striped Baby Dress by Joanne Scrace
While I think this will be very cute on, it wasn't particularly easy. I improvised the body of the design after several attempts to figure out the stitch sequence.
Pattern: Flutter Sleeve Vest
Bernat Design Studio
Hook: 5.00 MM (H)
Finally - a vaguely masculine baby sweater! I played up the 70s colors.
This is the "Sweet Yoke" pattern by Claire Collier, available on Etsy.
Sunday, August 05, 2012
This project took forever. It's fairly large - probably big enough for a 2 year old - and uses a fine sock yarn. The pattern isn't very clear, but I'm pleased with the final result.
Pattern: Dusty Rose Sweater and Matching Booties by Jane Davis
Hook: 5.0 mm (H)
Yarn: Filatura Lanarota Fashion Toes, 3.5 skeins
This is a vintage pattern, circa 1949. It's quite tiny (more of a shirt than a dress), but very cute.
Pattern #9: Little Girl's Jumper by Woman's Day, 1949 Crochet Annual
Hook: 3.25 mm (D)
Yarn: Lane Cervinia Sicilia
Here's a recent project (see ravelry for alternate color variations. It works up quickly. I had some trouble getting the sizing exactly right in pairs - counting the border rows for consistency is important.
Name: Mamachee Boots
Author: Tara Murray
Available on ravelry
Hook: 6.5 mm (K)
Saturday, August 04, 2012
It turns out planning a wedding is time consuming. I'm glad to be back to a normal life, and will start paying a little more attention to my crochet projects. More posts to come tomorrow!
Originally uploaded by aliciamalia.
Inspired by a bib my great-grandmother made, this is a simple pattern suitable for a range of yarns. My original post with pictures of the process is posted here.
• 50 grams sport weight thread
• Crochet hook: 5.00 mm
• Yarn needle
• Small button
In pattern, 21 sc and 26 rows = 4 inches
Changes in pattern = small medium, large
Ch 67. Ch 1, turn.
R1: Sc in second ch from hook (66 sc). Ch 1, turn.
R2: Sc in first 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 11 st, 2 sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next 15 st (70 sc). Ch 1, turn.
R3-5: Sc in each sc across, working 2 sc in second sc of each 2-sc group. At end of row 5, fasten off.
R6: Skip first 18 sc of previous row, attaching yarn in 2 sc of first 2-sc group. Sc in each sc across, working 2 sc in second sc of each 2-sc group, to final 2-sc group. Work 1 sc in first sc of final 2-sc group (46 sc). Ch 1, turn.
R7: Dec sc over first two sc. Sc in each sc across, working 2 sc in second sc of each 2-sc group. Work dec sc over final two sc (46 sc). Ch 1, turn.
R8-21: repeat row 7. At end of row 21, fasten off.
R22: Skip first 9 sc of previous row, attaching yarn in 2 sc of first 2-sc group. Sc in each sc across to final 2-sc group. Work 1 sc in first sc of final 2-sc group. Ch 1, turn.
R23-25: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. At end of row 25, fasten off.
Border option 1:
Work around the entire outer edge in the following pat:
(sc, skip 1 st, 3 dc in next stitch, skip 1 st). Repeat. Work 4-chain loop on one edge for button loop.
Border option 2:
Sc around the entire outer edge in contrasting colors. Work 4-chain loop on one edge for button loop.
Sew bottom on edge without button loop. Weave in loose ends.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I love this pattern, the finished hat is cozy and extremely cute. Using TLC Amore, I reduced the number of ribs to 13 (from 15) for a standard fit.
Pattern: Divine Hat by Sarah Arnold (available on ravelry)
Yarn: TLC Amore, Raspberry
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Fun pattern - I strung the coasters together as a chain for holiday decoration. The leaves themselves are a bit small for coaster use.
Pattern: Felted Tea Cozy and Leaf Coasters by Kim Miller (available on ravelry)
Hook: 5.0 mm (H)
I love the final results of this project - a board book made of a series of reform crocheted squares. I made up each pattern and used yarn scraps in a wide range of colors.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Pattern: Feather and Fan Scarf by Elisa Purnell (available on Ravelry)
Hook: 5.0 mm (H)
Yarn: Filatura Lanarota Fashion Toes, Color 21, 2 skeins
Pattern modified into a cowl. I'm pleased with the results but would recommend a different hook/yarn configuration to see more of the pattern detail.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
A fun little experiment - I made this free form, attaching the watermelon slice as a pocket on the front. The skirt was worked from the bottom up, with a button tab waistband around the center and adjustable straps.
Pattern: 130-10 Crochet short sleeved jacket with lace pattern and round yoke in ”Cotton Viscose” by DROPS design
Hook: 3.5 mm (E)
Yarn: Rowan Purelife Organic Wool, 00607 Onion
I’m pleased with the results of this sweater - pattern runs true to size and is reasonably easy to follow.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Pattern: Mine! Baby Tunic Dress
Size: 3-6 Months
Hook: 5.0 mm (H)
Yarn: Moda Dea Bamboo Wool
Inspired by the Delia Sweater Tunic by Anji Beane. A perfect fit!
Pattern: Crochet Baby Set #106 by Nell Armstrong
Hook: 3.75 mm (F)
Yarn: Filatura Lanarota Cozy Cotton (red)
Rowan RYC Silk Cotton (white)
I love this sweater - fun to make and quite adorable. I've made the pattern in the distant past, but can't find a picture of the results.
Pattern: Baby Hoodie & Hat by Caron
Hook: 6.0 mm (J)
Yarn: Target Knitting Boucle Yarn
This came out better than I expected. Easy pattern. I’m not sure the hat and sweater are the same size - hat looks fairly small. I removed the hood.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
I love the results of this scarf. It's worked in a circle, so you can wear it without worrying about the ends dragging. Pattern available on ravelry: Scalloped Eternity Scarf by Candace's Closet.
Another baby project - a classic bonnet. Not exactly my style, but I think it could be a practical dress-up hat. Very simple pattern, easy to complete in under two hours.
I've been working on several random patterns saved in my ravelry queue. This is the "Going Home Dress", free pattern. It's cute but very, very tiny and not very practical. The pattern was a bit hard to follow. Would be a good doll outfit.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Perfect for winter, this pattern was very easy to follow and quite cute. You can find it on Ravelry: Toddler Ankle Boots by Mon Petit Violon ($3.99). There are also a number of other variants online that would be easy modifications - striped versions, ruffle edging at the top, colored sole.