Monday, December 9, 2019

Yaseen's Scarf

Hi friends!

This scarf was a special request from my friend Fatima, who came to Amman on a vacation from Denver, Colorado, and wanted a gift for her grandson Yaseen. His seventeenth Birthday was in November. Happy Birthday Yaseen! with hopes that you liked what I've knitted for you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Level: Intermediate


  • Yarn: Nako Vison (100% premium acrylic, 100 g/ 3.53 Oz, 195 m/ 213 yds). Color: denim 23520: 3 skeins
  • Size U.S. 7/ 4.5 mm knitting needles.
  • Tapestry needle.

  • k: knit.
  • p: purl.
  • yo: yarn over.
  • ss: slip stitch.
  • wyfw: with yarn forward.

Gauge: 24 sts x 24 rows in 
Brioche Stitch

Yardage: 570 - 580 m / 625 - 635 yds

Measurements: 178 cm x 25 cm / 70" x 10" approx.


Cast on 56 sts using stretchy cast on method:

Row 1: p 1, k 1 to end.

Brioche stitch stripe:

Row 2: *ss wyfw, k 1, bring yarn forward, repeat from * to end.

Row 3: *ss wyfw, k st and yo together, bring yarn forward, repeat from * to end.

Repeat row 3 twelve more times,

Simple ribs pattern:

Row 1: *k 1, p next st and yo together, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: k 1, p 1, to end.

Repeat Row 2 three times.

Repeat the brioche and simple robs two more times.

Work brioche pattern rows until scarf length measures 159 cm / 62.5" approx.

*Repeat simple ribs pattern once, repeat brioche pattern stripe once, repeat from * two more times.

Work last row:

Row: *p 1, k next st and yo together, repeat from * to end.

Bind off all sts.

    Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

    Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram to see my upcoming projects @wiams_crafts.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Red Mood Beret

From time to time when I'm done with big projects, I tend to grab a skein -that I've bought and forgotten about- and make a hat of any kind.
This time it's a red beret. My daughter is very fond of it, so we decided to make her the model. It's easy, fun, and takes no time to make. Have fun crocheting it for the holidays.

Level: Intermediate

Monday, November 11, 2019

Sunflower Swirls Shawl

Happy fall days everyone!
Because the chill weather is approaching fast, and so, I'm trying my best make as many projects as I can before moving to my new Christmas Ideas like every year. The Caron One Pound yarn was challenging to me, I took a tour of every project done using it on Pinterest, and came to a decision to knit a shawl using a simple pattern. Its bright color helped making a bold final appearance. I hope you enjoy knitting this shawl as much as I did!

Level: Intermediate

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Uniflower Baby Blanket

I've been fond of these 3D little crochet flowers featured on ever since I discovered the site, but never had the guts to learn how to crochet and incorporate them in any design. Having a combination of baby yarn at hand, I decided that this is the time to put my own spin on this, and so I came up with this baby blanket project.
I had a blast crocheting this blanket, as I found that work flowed easily and smoothly once I got the hang of crocheting the flowers. You can also choose to make it in one color, pink or blue to make the blanket suit a baby's gender, or make it using any unisex color you fancy. Have fun making it! 

Level: Intermediate 

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