Monday, September 30, 2019

Candy Corn Sweater

I've wanted to work on a Halloween-themed project for the last three years, but every time I find my self swarmed with work, and I miss the opportunity to work on something. So this year, I've decided to start two months ahead, because I'm slow when it comes to creating a design I am satisfied with. 
This fluffy sweater features a cute candy corn pattern, is sure to keep a kid warm while trick-or-treating, and comes in 4 sizes. I hope you have enough time to finish knitting it for your beloved little ones. 

Level: intermediate

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Candy Corn Drawstring Backpack





Hello everyone! So today, I bring a Halloween-inspired drawstring backpack that the kids can take trick-or-treating. It's fun, simple to make, and it's big enough to collect candy to feed a small army of kids (just kidding). On the other hand, if you are not into that, it can be used as a cute accessory during Halloween season. I hope you have fun making and using it!

Level: Easy


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Ribbed Shawlette


Hello everyone! This is the third and last shawl I've knitted using Lionbrand Mandala yarn. It is easy and quick to make, looks nice, and could be worn in many ways. Small shawls are a must in every woman's wardrobe, especially those who have outdoor activities. I hope you enjoy making and wearing it. 

Level: intermediate

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