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Shawl ~ free pattern

Hello

Lately only thing that I post on my blog here are my patterns, so once again… it me & new pattern! 

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I always want to make me some triangle scarf/shawl… so one weekend I had a bit of free time and 3 balls of Eco-cotton in Adventurine. I went through my stitch patterns, played with yarn, made some samples, frogged few times and this is what I came up with… 

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You will need

  • 3  or 4** balls of Eco cotton (50gr) by Nurturing fibers or other yarn of your choice in DK;
  • 3.5 or 4 mm hook –size of your hook depending on your tension. I used 4mm;
  • tapestry needle
  •  scissor

Abbreviation

This pattern uses American Standard Abbreviations

  • ch – chain;                                                                 
  • sc – single crochet;
  • tr – treble;
  • tr2tog – 2 trebles together; 
  • sl.st. – slip stitch;
  • rep – repeat;

Pattern:

Chain 15.

1 row – 1sc in 2nd ch from the hook, 2ch , miss 6ch, work following in to next chain (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr), miss 6ch, 1sc in to last chain.

2 row – 1ch, 1sc in to sc from previous row, 1ch,  1sc into 2 chain space, 5ch, miss following (1tr, 1ch, 1tr), tr2tog in 1ch space (between 4tr from previous), miss next (1tr, 1ch, 1tr), 5ch, 1sc into 2ch space, 1ch, 1sc into last sc from previous row.

3 row – 7ch, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 1ch space, 2ch, 1sc in to tr2tog from previous row, 2ch, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 1ch space, 2ch, 1tr in to last sc from previous row.

4 row –  1ch, 1sc into tr, 1ch,  1sc into 2ch space, 5ch, miss (1tr, 1ch, 1tr), tr2tog in 1ch space, miss next (1tr, 1ch, 1tr), 5ch, 1sc into 2ch space, 1ch, 1sc into next 2ch space, 5ch, miss (1tr, 1ch, 1tr), tr2tog in 1ch space, miss next (1tr, 1ch, 1tr), 5ch, (1sc, 1ch, 1sc) in to 7 chain space.

5 row – 7ch, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 1ch space, 2ch,*1sc in to tr2tog from previous row, 2ch, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 1ch space, 2ch,*  – repeat *-* 2 times. Finish with 1tr in to last sc from previous row.

6 row –  1ch, 1sc into tr, 1ch,  1sc into 2ch space, 5ch, miss (1tr, 1ch, 1tr), tr2tog in 1 chain space, miss next (1tr, 1ch, 1tr), 5ch , *1sc into 2ch space, 1ch, 1sc into next 2ch space, 5ch, miss (1tr, 1ch, 1tr), tr2tog in 1ch space, miss next (1tr, 1ch, 1tr), 5ch,* – repeat *-* 2 times. Finish with  (1sc, 1ch, 1sc) in to 7ch space.

7 row – 7ch, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 1ch space, 2ch,*1sc in to tr2tog from previous row, 2ch, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into 1ch space, 2ch,*  – repeat *-* 3 times. Finish with 1tr in to last sc from previous row.

Carry on working by following row 6 and 7. Only changes that will be in each row is that your *-* repeats will increase by 1. Example: row 5 and 6 you have repeat *-* 2 times and in row 7 and 8 you going to have *-* repeat 3 times and so on in your following rows.

If you prefer working with diagram… see my drawing below ;) … just excuse quality of the image(((… one day I’ll get myself diagram software… so for now its handmade ;))

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You can make it as many rows as you like or till your yarn runs out.

**I finished my shawl on 47th row… it was big enough for me and I also run out of eco-cotton (3 balls of 50gr each).

I decided that lacy pattern of the shawl didn’t needed edging… it was pretty as it is and I also I didn’t want to over do it with to much “frills”. But if you feel its missing something… go ahead and have fun and please send me pictures!

I would love to see your version of this shawl/scarf.

Love,

Yuli

New home & new pattern

home

 
It’s been a long long time since my last blog((( I been more active on my FB page. So if its quiet here please come and visit my FB posts;)
 
Lots happened since last year …Biggest thing for our family that we moved to Mossel Bay and we love it!!! Now we close to school (only 5 min) and I don’t have to hang around and plan ahead… Now I drop kids at school and go strait home! I know its seem not a big deal, but for a last few years I would stay around Mossel bay or  visit my mom in law while kids at school. I had to plan every evening of what to take with to work on and my car was always loaded with bags and baskets of my projects, snacks, extra clothes for kids for after school activities… now even thinking about it makes me tired.   So now you could just imagine how happy I’m to come home, make a cup of coffee and get busy behind my desk! Yep…now I even have my own space to create;)
Life is good!
 
On my crochet side of life… new orders, dresses, skirts, blankets and crochet classes. Yes, few months ago I started teaching crochet again, but this time in Mossel bay at a new coffee roastery Blue shed. What an amazing place… it is literally Big blue rusty shed over looking sea side with antique fittings and furniture, freshly baked cakes, snacks and of course best coffee in town! So every Thursday morning we get together to learn new crochet stitches, share ideas and drink lots of fresh coffee;)  If you ever come to Mossel Bay you simply must visit Blue Shed!
 
 
During one of our crochet classes ladies asked me to show them how to make fingerless  gloves… I didn’t have pattern with me and with quick look through old crochet stitches book I came up with this easy pattern;) First we made it with DK yarn, it came out nice, but a bit chunky. Then at home I made pair with 3-4 ply old yarn from “long time ago” stash. I must say I love thinner yarn ~ pattern looks more define and elegant… its little bit more work, but in the end its worth it.
 
 
So get your hooks ready!! In my next post I’ll share with you this pattern… its almost done;)
 
Enjoy weekend,
Yuli xxx
 
 

Can’t wait for summer….

Its cold and finally raining here, which is great. BUT I WANT SUMMER!!!

So I made few flowery accessories out of  cotton and some beads.

Here is pictures of some of them (so very often I make something and forget to take picture. Oh dear! )

Let me know what do you think.

 

Love,

Yuli

PS – I would love to make a tutorial, but at the moment there is not much time for this): Hopefully in the nearest future…  

Lovely picnic

Last Sunday Peter took us to amazing place.  

I packed some food, drinks and crochet (hehehe). After lovely picnic boys were claiming trees and rolling in the toll grass:)) and I was making flowers.

We all had fun. Looking forward for sunny weekend so we can go there again.

I been making little things…

Here is few little things that I done recently:

 

Crochet hearts (broaches) – made with courtelle and  felt.  Great accessorie for your scarf, bag, top…and more. I’m planning to make them with merino wool and felt them. Watch this space for more pics.

Fingerless gloves for my boys. Its been really cold here, brrr… Max loved his ones so much, he even had them on all night:), and  they have to be red (he is in Power Ranger stage). Very quick and easy project.

T-shirt “appliques” (I’m not sure if its a right word, but you know what I mean…he he)  – for my friends kids.

Love

Yuli xxx

Knitted boots

Few months ago I looked  through UGG boots site, and I completely fell in love with knitted versions of UGGs. So I decided that I really really have to make myself a pair (original a bit expensive) and nothing bets new knitting challenge(:

I been googling, ravelring and stumbling in for a while… some I didn’t like, some didn’t have pattern, but I didn’t give up. Then on ravelry I found this beautiful slippers, exactly like I want, but pattern was in Japanese (even bigger challenge)… With help from lady from  ravelry forum and few hours staring at the pattern… I did it! They still need some improvement, but so far I’m happy with result. I manage to figure out how to attach proper sole, that I can wear them as a boots, not just a slippers.

So here is few photos….    

Love,

Yuli xxx

fingerless gloves

This was quick sunday project under our lovely milkwood tree…

 

Wool used: courtelle and cotton.

Price: R90

creme…

Beanies, scarfs and neck warmer – “tree hugger” were made for this winter. I think sometime I just miss snow): White and cream brought back fun memories….

Beanies (crochet) and scarfs (knitted) with good quality acrylic wool; White neck warmer – crochet and comes with crochet heart broach.

Size – adult

Price: scarf / neck warmer-R120, beanie – R100.

Few grey things

                                                                            

 

Lala Lamb

 

I just love amigurumi…xxx

 

Here is my version of lamb that I created from photo that I saw on the web…

Cute Lala lamb