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Thank you scarf

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Thank you Scarf!

I love to make gift for friends and family rather than just buying something from shops, and when I do I try to buy local. Of course there is not always time for it but I try to make time to create something special with lots of love and care.

This time I needed to make a gift for my very good friend N… she is amazing woman – strong, warm, caring, giving, great mother and makes most amazing food (I always over eat in her house coz its tastes so good).

She helped me a lot during busy months of May and I wanted to thank her for all that she done for me and my boys.

I ordered yarn and decided to make a lacy scarf and after I couldn’t choose pattern on the web… I came up with my own pattern. First I showed  scarf to girls from Get hooked class … they loved it and ask to share pattern. So it’s been written and then tested (but if you find mistakes please let me know).

P.S. –  my friend love her new scarf!!

And now I’m sharing it with you… I’m sure you have someone special in your life … daughter, sister, mother, aunt, girlfriend… that you would like to make this scarf and say – Thank you for been part of my life xx … Oh dear! It sounds like TV ad)))) … at least I’m not trying to sell you stuff))))



You will need

  • 3  balls of Eco cotton (50gr) by Nurturing fibers (Bordeaux) 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


This pattern uses American Standard Abbreviations

  • ch – chain;                                                                 
  • sc – single crochet;
  • dc – double crochet;
  • tr – treble:
  • dc4tog –double crochet 4 together = yarn over, insert hook in next stitch (or 3ch space), yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 4 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook; see it here
  • sl.st. – slip stitch;
  • rep – repeat;


Chain 37.

1 round – 1 ch, 1sc in to 2nd ch from hook, * 5ch, miss 3 ch, 1sc * – rep *-* 9 times.

2 round – 7 ch, *1sc into 5ch space, 2 ch, 7dc into next 5ch space, 2ch, 1sc into next 5ch space, 5 ch* – rep *-* 2 times. Finish row with 1sc into next 5ch space, 2 ch, 7dc into next 5ch space, 2ch, 1sc into next 5ch space, 2ch, 1tr into last sc from previous row.

3 round – 1ch, 1sc into tr, *2ch, 1dc in to each of the next 3dc from previous row, (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) into next dc, 1dc in to each of the next 3dc from previous row, 2ch, 1sc into 5ch space* rep *-* 3 times , just in your last repeat you will make 1sc into 7ch space from previous row.

4 round – 5ch, * dc4tog into next 4dc from previous row, 5 ch, dc4tog into 3ch space, 5ch, dc4tog into next 4dc from previous row, 1ch* – rep *-* 3times. Finish with tr into sc from previous row.

5 round – 1ch, 1sc into tr, *5ch, 1sc into 5ch space, 5ch, 1 sc in to next 5ch space, 5ch, 1sc in to next 1ch space * rep *-* 3 times , just in your last repeat you will make 1sc into 5ch space from previous row.

See diagram #1

Now work repeating rows 2 – 5 to make desired lengths. 3 balls of eco-cotton was enough for 30 repeats in total, but it depends on your tension.

diagram 1


From last row –
3 ch, *1sc into 5ch space, 9 ch, (little flower – 4ch, sl.st. into 9th ch, 6 ch, sl.st. into 9th, 4ch, sl.st. into 9th ch), 8ch, 1sc into same 5ch space, 3ch* – rep *-* 9times in each 5ch space. Finish row with sl.st. into 1 sc from previous row.

See diagram #2

From beginning of your scarf – same as above, just work in 3ch space instead of 5ch space.

diagram 2

Weave in ends and don’t forget to block to give it a nice shape.

Printable version click DOWNLOAD


Yuli xx





‘Love’ crochet necklaces


In about a month time summer officially will be here…I can’t wait for hot days,  ice cold lemonade, sandy toes and colourful dresses…

Summer dreaming inspired my latest work  …’Love’ necklaces – crochet with cotton & beads in a variety of colours.

Woudn’t you like one?! I hope you do

For more info and to order… please email me (yuliya@yuli.co.za) or visit my FB page for more info

Fun with Food

Hello, hello…

I have been meaning to show you pictures of my recent project, but with school holidays and few orders in between there were not enough hours in my day.

So while boys playing Lego and waiting for weather to cool down that we can all go to the beach… I’m not going to miss this opportunity to write a quick post;)

I love crochet toys and softies … and one of my favorite things that I wanted to make for a long time is crochet food. Its just looks so pretty and realistic…yum yum and I can imagine how much fun & hours of play it would bring to kids.

I gathered all my DK colours; got some soft stuffing, needles … I began crochet farming!

 What a great project…easy and my Fruit and Vegetable basket filled up in very short time. My boys loved to guess what I was going to make next…they were so excited!

 My crochet harvest… its looks very healthy, don’t you think?

 Great toys for kids, but  I’m also wouldn’t mind to have it in my kitchen;)

Enjoy your weekend.

Love, Yuli xxx



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.


Yuli xxx