Monday, August 19, 2019

Summer Granny Square part 2 - Baby Blanket Edition




As promised, here is part two of my Summer Granny Square project, where I show you how to make a baby blanket using the granny square posted in a previous post. this is the perfect gift for a baby born in the coming fall and winter. I hope you have fun making it, Happy crocheting!






Level: intermediate 


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Ruffled Shawlette


Small shawls are nice and easy to wear, whether during day or at night. as the star of your look, or as an accessory and warm piece that doesn't dominate your overall appearance, that is why I like them. hence, I present to you this piece; simple, elegant with gorgeous ruffled edging.





This is my second knitting trial using Lionbrand Mandala, and it really went well. This yarn is soft and easy to knit. Working with this multi-colored yarn, I found that deciding the best sequence of colors is vital to the final look; as you can see, this shawl begins with the darkest color, and ends with the lightest one (white), to give the ruffled edge a soft and light finish.

Have fun knitting and wearing this piece in the upcoming fall.


Level: intermediate 


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Summer Granny Square


This month, I took a little break from my main knitting projects, and tried small crochet Ideas, such as this granny square. Having some left over sport cotton and acrylic sport yarn, that I am not willing to throw away, I pushed my hands to hold a hook and start a granny square this time around.

Though I don't fancy making baby blankets out of granny squares that much, because they require loads of work to assemble, on top of having to make their many parts. But, a summer should not pass by without making one, no matter what the method used in the making. 

So in this post I present my humble granny square to you. Tune in for my upcoming post, where I will show you how to make a baby blanket that has this granny square as its base.

Level: intermediate 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Paragon Shawl


Hello every one! it's the first time for me to work using Lionbrand Mandala yarn, and What I liked about it is that the knitting went on smoothly. The feel of it is soft, even though it is 100% acrylic.
I decided to design a project using only one ball, and that's what happened. The only modification I had to make was the cut of the white part yarn at the beginning of the ball, and adding it when working the last rows, since the arrangement of colors in this type of yarn is crucial to the design.
I hope you like this shawl, you can add it to the list of what to wear for next fall. Happy knitting days to you all!


Level: intermediate 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Inca Inspired Shawl






I can't imagine how quickly time goes by, the first half of the year has already passed. So, it's about time to start preparing projects for cold months, and see what is needed to work them.

As a matter of fact, I didn't do many pieces that can be called summer projects, such as doilies, light shawls and baby cotton blankets, because almost all my yarn stash this year has been bulky and woolly.

This project's yarn is an old fine wool, originally designated for making socks. I purchased it more than ten years ago. It's obvious that I can't design adult socks, so I was inspired lately by the Inca old clothing to turn it into a light shawl with fringes, it's simple, yet elegant, and suitable for many outdoor occasions. I hope you have fun knitting it.


Level: easy

Monday, July 1, 2019

Parachutes Cowl




A new post and a new Cowl design; the domain that I'm fond of and excel in (in my opinion). I love experimenting with new stitch patterns, and I have many boards in pinterest dedicated to collecting them. From time to time I try incorporating some of these ideas in my designs, for example my Lady Cool Shawl in knitting, and Little Lily Nap Blanket in crochet.

This Cowl is simple to make and warm to wear. It is made out of two skeins of worsted yarn. My only reason to rate it as "Intermediate" is the use of a stitch holder, which some of you may find a little hard to handle. Apart from that, it's easy, and can be finished in less than one day of work.


Level: Intermediate 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

"Tulip Glow In Black" Dress






I love making crochet dresses for toddlers; it has been one of my favorite past times ever since I learned making clothes when I was fifteen years old. Back then, I used to make garments for my younger sisters, and later in life, for my daughters. I also like mixing between my hobbies, by combining sewing with crochet, for example, when making dresses.

The dress in this post is not actually a new design; I made it several years ago. And as I mentioned in a previous post, what prevents me from sharing similar designs is the sewing/crocheting mix in the tutorial instructions, and how not every person who excels in crocheting/knitting can also sew and vice versa.

Nevertheless, if you like the yokes I make, and you are familiar with making crochet dresses, then feel free to finish the dress with whatever crochet skirt design you like. The yoke is simple, and its instructions are both written and illustrated. I hope you find it suitable for your beloved little missies.


Intermediate level


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Coral Bubbly Waves Shawlette





Ombre colored yarns are very inspiring, and the gradual shades can add to a simple shawl, poncho or any other wrap up cloth a more elegant appearance. Since I am a wildlife lover, the sea coral ombre yarn from Redheart is the most suitable for a project that invites all to love nature and protect the wildlife on land and under water.

Short rows technique based designs always intrigue me, but sometimes you come a cross one that may seem too complicated to make. They require patience and dedication (which I lack, haha...), especially when multiple skein colors are involved.




Similar to previous projects I made, like the Dragon Tail Shawl and Dragon Fire Cowl, this design incorporates the short rows technique. This time though, as you will see, I will take things up a notch. I included tutorial photos and written instructions on how to make the design, and I tried to present them as simple as possible, so make sure you follow the instructions closely.


Level: Intermediate 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Candle Light Shawl


Hello guys!  If you have been following me for a while, then it must have become obvious to you that shawls are my main interest. knitted or crocheted, I just love making them.  I know that knitting with bulky or chunky yarn is the field I  excel in, but whenever I see shawls and wraps online, that are worked with fine yarn, looking transparent and having scalloped edges , I find myself so impressed and moved that I have to make one of my own. In this post I present to this delicate shawl that was inspired by this beautiful lace knitting unit, and made with an elegant yarn with metallic thread to add a touch of shimmer.  


Level: intermediate

Monday, May 13, 2019

Dragonfly Toddler Dress



For me, one of the most beautiful articles of clothing you can make is the toddler dress; they always fascinate me whenever I browse different boards on Pinterest. I make one for fun every once in a while, though I am a bit hesitant to share them. That is because the dresses I like to make have two parts; a crocheted yoke, and a sewn skirt made out of cloth. Most people I have interacted with on the internet can crochet (or knit), but don’t necessarily have the skills for sewing.
Therefore, my design for a toddler dress in this post is a fully crocheted one. Nevertheless, in my next post I will share with you the original version I made, the one with the sewn skirt, for all of you out there who enjoy both crochet and sewing.





Level: intermediate