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 bulky 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

Friday, April 12, 2019

Pink Magnolia Shawl






It is obvious at this point that I am a big shawl fan. Looking over all my previous shawl designs you can see that some are knitted, others are crocheted, some are mono or multi-colored, with the yarn weight used varying from chunky, bulky, and worsted to fine. What makes this shawl different is that it has two sets of patterns that swap along its length. Using a multi-colored yarn had a nice effect, and I am quite satisfied with the finished product. 
This shawl can be made using one color of yarn, and still look gorgeous I am sure. And as always, you are free to ask me anything if you have trouble following the instructions. I look forward to seeing your finished works!
Have nice crochet times!

Level: Easy

Friday, March 15, 2019

Red Heart Cushion Cover





Hi Friends! It's March! and I love this month that brings the first signs of spring, especially after a very long winter.

My mind is swarming with ideas, but time cuts my work just like a sharp sword. I like the C2C technique and the pixelated drawings, and from time to time I make a project inspired by it.

And since I have boxes and boxes of scrap yarn in my rack (and on top of my wardrobe, basically, It taking over all the storage space in my house), I've designed and crocheted a cushion cover using some of these left-overs. I also came up with another version that can be worked as scarf ends, and another as a coaster.

Level: Easy

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sunny Colors Poncho



A good day I wish to you wherever you are, friends! :)

It's spring, the sun is shining, the green grass covers the terrain in front of my home and trees are blooming all around. This inspired me to make this design, a poncho that has all spring colors; green, blue, yellow and white of course, to wear whenever it feels chilly be it day or night.


It's simple and could be knitted to fit any figure. Have a nice knitting day!

Level: Easy


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Lace Hearts Tweed Shawl



I like spring, for I love the beginnings; of spring, the life circle for plants, animals and the pace towards long sunny days.

In march, at my home country we celebrate many; teachers, women, mothers and spring days, so my first project will be a shawl that has the lace motif heart pattern, which shows my love and appreciation to all women, to the blooming flowers of spring. I hope you all have the same feelings and share happiness with your beloved ones.

level: intermediate

Friday, January 4, 2019

Ombre Poncho



Hello and welcome to my first post of the new year! This project has been a long time coming, I started working on this poncho back in fall, but, as usual, I got busy with other stuff, fall turned into winter, and now spring is at the door. Nevertheless, here it is, a poncho the color of autumn leaves. If you choose to, you can work it using any ombre color gradient, or even any other bulky color combo yarn you like. I hope you enjoy making it. Have cozy knitting days!

Level: Intermediate