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Yuli Summer Blanket Tutorial

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Hey hey ;)

Unfortunately lately I have very little time to spend on my crochet projects and almost no time for new patterns/tutorial. I had few free hours and it was enough time to create this … so it will be short photo tutorial with diagram… and very little writing;))

This motif was found on the web long ago… I have a feeling its from Japanese site… really don’t remember. I started this blanket last winter and finished it this summer, posted some pics and few people asked for pattern… here it is;) Enjoy xx

Summer Blanket Tutorial

You will need

  • Yarn of your choice in DK in 7 different colors.
  • I used Vinnies Nikkim in Natural, Peach, Pale blue-grey, Ruby grapefruit, Pacific blue, Grey, Plum; Note – I had enough yarn to make 5 motifs from each ball (50gr), but it’s all depends on your tension;  
  • 4 mm hook;
  • tapestry needle and scissor for weaving in threads
  • This pattern uses American Standard Abbreviations

Image #1

In Magic ring – 5ch, *1dc, 2ch* – rep 5 times. 2ch, sl. st. to 3rd ch from beginning of this round.

Image #2

6ch, 1dc in to base of your 6ch, *2dc into 2ch space, (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) into 1dc from round 1* – rep 5 times. 2dc into 2ch space, sl.st. into 3rd ch from beginning of this round.

summer blanket tutorial

Image #3

1ch, *1sc into 3ch space, 7ch, 1sc into same 3ch space, 5ch,* – rep 5 times. 1sc into 3ch space, 7ch, 1sc into same 3ch space, 2ch, dc into 1st sc of this round. 

Image #4

4ch, *(3dctog “puff”, 3ch, 3dctog, 3ch, 3dctog) into 7ch space, 1ch, 1dc into 5ch space, 1ch* – rep 5 times.  (3dctog “puff”, 3ch, 3dctog, 3ch, 3dctog) into 7ch space, 1ch, sl.st. into 3rd ch from beginning of this round.


Image #5

1ch, *1sc into 1ch space, 3ch, 1sc into 3ch space, 5ch, 1sc into 3ch space, 3ch, 1sc into 1ch space, 5ch, * – rep 5 times. *1sc into 1ch space, 3ch, 1sc into 3ch space, 5ch, 1sc into 3ch space, 3ch, 1sc into 1ch space, 2ch, 1dc into 1st sc of this round.

Image #6

1ch, 1sc into 1dc space (you created at the end of previous round), 3ch, *1sc into 3ch space, (4dc, 3ch, 4dc ) into 5ch space, 1sc into 3ch space, 3ch, 1sc into 5ch space, 3ch, 1sc into same 5ch space, 3ch, * – rep 5 times. 1sc into 3ch space, (4dc, 3ch, 4dc ) into 5ch space, 1sc into 3ch space, 3ch, 1sc into 2ch and 1dc space from previous round, 3ch, sl.st. to 1sc of this round. 

summer blanket


Join as you go with sl.st in corners and middle 3ch space in the 6th round of your motif. And if you don’t do random color placing and like a bit of order/pattern (I usually don’t do order in my life))) but some how love it in my crochet projects) – I made color sequence diagram… so just number your 7 colors and follow my chart – download here in PDF Summer Blanket color chart

Looking forward to see your summer blankets, please tag your pics with #yulisummerblanket

Till next tutorial… Love,

Yuli xx

P.S. – I have problems with my Pin it button(((( don’t know how to fix it… it gives me every time – oops cant fetch your image. If any of you know how to fix it… I’ll appreciate your help. Will be waiting for your email;) xxx


Crochet Bell tutorial

Hi there;)

My busy & creative ladies from Get hooked class asked me if I could show them how to make lace bells as a Xmas ornament…coz its this time of the year again!

I found many beautiful patterns and diagram on the web, tried some and some didn’t look like bells and more like doilies)))))) but I figured that people just use round motifs diagrams and just take 1 or 2 repeats out to make a cone shape. As they say you learn on mistakes;)

After testing and searching I finally found this one… its simple and elegant.

crochet xmas ornament

I remade diagram in color for my class to make it user friendly, took few pics… and its all I needed to wright crochet tutorial for you.

Now you can make your own ornaments to decorate home & tree or it will make a lovely Xmas present { 4 or 6 of them in pretty box } ;)

So here we GO!!!

~ Crochet Bell Tutorial ~

You will need:

~ yarn (I used 4ply mercerized Premier Natural cotton by Elle)

~ 2.5 mm hook

~ Bell ~

* – leave long tail before you start with magic loop!

1st round – into magic loop: 3 ch + *2ch, 1dc* – rep *-* 6 times. Finish with 2 ch and  sl.st into 3rd chain from begining.

2nd round – sl.st. into 2ch space from round 1. 3ch, 1dc into 2 space ch, *2ch, 2dc in next 2ch space* – rep *-* 7 times. Finish with sl.st into 3rd chain from beginning.

crochet ornament

3rd – round – sl.st into next 2ch space. (3ch, 1 dc, 3ch, 2dc) into 2ch space, *(2dc, 3ch, 2dc) into 2ch space * – rep *-* 6times. Finish with sl.st into 3rd chain from beginning.

4 – 6 round – crochet as 3rd round.


7th round – sl.st. into dc. 3 ch, 7 dc into 3 chain space, *8 dc into 3 chain space* – repeat *-* 6 times.  Finish with sl.st into 3rd chain from beginning.

8th round – 1ch, 1 sc in each stitch. Finish with sl.st  into 1st chain from beginning.

Using long tail from beginning of you work – crochet chains as long as you wish to make a loop. Weave and hide all the loose threads.

If you would like your bell to hold better shape starch it with spray starch which you can buy in any of your local supermarket in laundry section.

After its all ready and starched you can add your personal touch – ribbon, beads, crystals or any other fun stuff;)

Get busy crafty people… silly season is almost here;)


Yuli xxx

Today is The Day!

Today is the day I starting to work on new project/order…I’m excited and scared at the same time. Why?! Because I start working today on the crochet Matric dress for young lady from Cape Town and its something that I never made before…like many things in life for a first time – scary, right? But I’m ready to rock and can’t wait to see end result.

Here is the dress that girl have in mind for her Matric dress…

Original dress  designed by Rebbecca Taylor…beautiful photo from catwalk

After a day or two of surfing Russian/Ukrainian web… why?…well because there is lots of info on crochet/knit subjects, also its my mother tongue;P and in my opinion most talented ladies come from that part of the world…hehe.  And  Ta Da …I got this patten from Kulya from Kiev, she worked very hard to figure out this pattern from photos and I’m very grateful to Kulya for sharing it xxx Spasibo bolshoe!!!

 There is so many beautiful versions of this dress…short, layered, with long sleeves and in many different colours…. have a look at some of them

I like this top idea!

Mmmmm…my favorite

And what I love the most that when I was searching for more info on this dress I came across of so many pictures of this dress made by brides to be. How special to make your own wedding dress and pass in to next generation…romantic… Wow!!! 

  Today is really cold outside…great for Pj all day and lots of tea day:) I been working on the dress since early morning and here is result so far…

 and I have long way to go, but I’ll keep you posted.

Enjoy your weekend.

Love, Yuli xxx