Pattern of the week: thinking of… tiles!

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the quite long break… I’ve been as usual very busy with woking and studying, and most of all, I’m extremely tired ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but I’m finally going on holidays in 10 days or so… yay! I am most probably going to visit Barcelona, in Spain. It will be fun!

Has anyone of you been there? It’s going to be my first time visiting mainland Spain actually. Do you maybe have any yarn/craft stores in the area to recommend? Tips? things that can’t be missed? If so, please let me know! i’d love to hear about that.

Anyway, the upcoming holiday has finally put me in a crocheting mood again. I have also sold a couple of baby blankets in the past 2 weeks, so i’ll have to make something new for my Etsy store. i have been looking for inspirational patterns and came across this one. I had actually been looking for a *free* pattern for something similar for ages, so yay! I am going to buy some new yarn in the next days, i have already picked some palettes, but not a pattern. i will surprise you with some new pattern ๐Ÿ˜‰

And now, on to this week’s pattern!

Cascade Afghan

byย Craft Yarn Council of America

 

A simple pattern that actually creates a textured effect which reminds me of mosaics and coloured tiles! I am definitely loving it and it looks nice just in any colour combination!

here are some more examples taken from Ravelry

 

by ElinElla

 

by dahlofwool

So how do you like it?

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Pattern of the week: thinking of… a crochet chain necklace!

You have surely seen them around.

I have spotted many of them in retail stores, as well as on Instagram… chain necklaces with crochet details!

I must admit that I totally love the idea and I’d be eager to give it a try!

I am sharing 2 patterns, one of them is in Dutch, but definitely straight forward if you want to get an idea of the process behind it.

Enjoy!

ps: I have decided to make my blog bilingual (english and italian) as much as possible ๐Ÿ™‚ i hope you won’t mind!

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Sicuramente le avete giร  viste in giro.

A me รจ capitato di vederne in alcuni negozi di moda, ma ce ne sono un sacco anche su internet e su Instagram… collane a catena con inserti fatti all’uncinetto!

A me piacciono tantissimo e mi piacerebbe provare a farne qualcuna!

Condivido due pattern, uno dei quali รจ in olandese, ma รจ comunque facile capire il procedimento anche solo guardando le foto.

Divertitevi!

DIY: Crochet Chain Necklaces

by Miss P.

This pattern is not from ravelry, but you can access it here:ย http://bit.ly/14LLRZY

Crochet chain necklace

picture by Ravelry User “margotta”

Pattern of the week: thinking of… fancy baby booties!

Hi everyone!

I don’t often post baby patterns because unluckily there are no babies in my family. I think that baby items leave you a great deal of freedom in the choice of colours and patterns, but you need to be confident with baby sizes if you want to get things right. I was asked to crochet a hat for a 2 yo boy a while ago, and that required more studies in children anatomy that if I had to become a dotor. lol The hat’s fit ended up being perfect, but that was 90% luck if you ask me!

Anyway, I bumped into this pattern last week and I just wish I knew someone who has a baby girl just to make a ton of them… lol

 

Enjoy!

 

Bow Booties

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Pattern of the week: thinking of… pincushions!

Hi everyone!

here is an easy peasy pattern and I can’t believe I haven’t shared it yet! I have made several pincushions out of this pattern for maily two reasons: you can crochet one in less than one hour, and they’re so cute that they’re always very well received as gifts! ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re nothing too complicated to make or too “overwhelming” to be gifted as a nice “thank you” … plus it’s african flowers pattern once again! YAY! Can you actually ever have enough of these cute flowers? I don’t think so, I could have my house covered with them, lol

In the next days I am also probably going to post an update on the baby blanket I am crocheting… I will have to buy more white wool and start joining, it would be nice to be finished over the weekend, but we’ll see.

Now here we go, enjoy the pattern!

African Flower Pincushion

 

Doesn’t it look sweet? I could eat it… lol

And here is one of those made by me. The pic was taken at night and I might have exagerated with Snapseed, so coloring is a bit off, sorry!

 
African flower pin cushion. Pattern from @ravelry

Pattern of the week: thinking of… spring bags!

Hello my dear friends!

Here I am with this week’s Pattern of the week ๐Ÿ™‚

I have found this pattern which I think is very nice and definitely worth a try ๐Ÿ™‚
I used to knit myself purses when I was a teenager, but i have never made anything similar to this… It’s definitely next on my queue!

The pattern is for free, but you need to register to the website to download it. The website has other very nice pattern as well, so why not? Enjoy!

Spring Bag

 

And by the way…

Have you entered the GIVEAWAY yet? If not please do so! More entries would be very welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

STRAWBERRY FIELDS POTHOLDER GIVEWAY click the link for a chance to win!

Pattern of the week: thinking of… a ruffles skirt!

Hi everyone!

This week’s POTW definitely tastes like summer ๐Ÿ™‚

I found this pattern to be very sweet, though I couldn’t decide whether I’d wear such a garment or not! lol I think I’d make a slightly longer version anyway.

I must admit, however, that I would have loved such a skirt as a child/teenager! I actually had a similar one in black and I totally loved it.

So, let’s call it a “childhood memories” pattern of the week. lol

Enjoy!

 

The White Russian

How do you like it? Would you wear it?

Pattern of the week: thinking of… crochet flowers!

Hi everyone!

It’s time for another Pattern Of The Week! This time I picked a very nice crochet pattern, which could be used for a number of projects, e.g. potholders, pillows, coasters, blankets… or even a purse maybe!

It’s a newly released pattern from Ravelry, which caught my eye straight away!

However, before go on to the POTW, I would like to give you a “heads up” about a pattern I have posted earlier this week. I have messed up something with the post, so probably you got no notification.

The “Not Your Valentine” hat pattern has been released and is now available for free HEREย through “Pay with a tweet or Facebook”. If you have neither of them you can still download it from Ravelry, but I would really appreciate your help with spreading the word, thanks!

 

And now… are you ready for these colorful flowers?

 

Crochet flower “Elealinda” – free crochet pattern

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The pattern is for free, but you need to register to download it.