Saturday, December 1, 2012

Orange Motif

I found an old pictures of fruit/flower motifs, they looks so yummy for me today (it is rainy outdoors almost for a week here) :)

Orange Motif Description:
Start: use magic loop to avoid big hole at the center.
Round 1: Ch 1 and 12 sc (single crochet, US Terms) in ring = 12 sts total.
Round 2: Ch 4 (counted as a first tc (treble crochet, US Terms), 1 tc in first st,  2 tc in each next st = 24 sts total.
Round 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, (1 sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st) - 5 times = 36 sts total.
Round 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, (1 sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st) - 5 times, 1 sc in last st = 48 sts total.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tutorial: Crochet chart reading

I found some nice pattern in my UFO’s and draw the chart:

Read the chart bottom up and starting from the left side.
Each row changes its direction:
  • first row (starting chain) - from left to right
  • second row - from right to left
  • etc, like a zigzag.
Some charts don’t have arrows and rows’ numbers, but there is a tip: the chains at the beginning of the row show the direction.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Snegurochka mitts: slip stitches

I should say that Russian crocheters are not very familiar with slip stitches. We use them just for joining in round or adjoining motifs and pieces. I unvolved sl sts for myself suddenly when read about Bosnian crochet. And now am in love with them! This is so fast, neat and sl st patterns by MsWeaver are always so feminine and wearable.

Here is my new FO, Snegurochka fingerless mitts:

Yuliya's mitts and pattern on Ravelry:

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Estonian Waves Top

Ready and published! It was tested twice and I love all my testers FO's really more than mine, they are gorgeous!

The regular price is $6.00, but to celebrate my mom’s birthday I provide the discount 25% for this pattern till the end of 7th of October.

The name of this top came from my friend’s photo of Estonian beach in winter. Thank you, Ket! The nature is the best artist.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Strawberry Danish Cushion CAL

My mom asked me to make her one more cushion (the first one was my gift for her). We decided to make it with blue dots and called as Blueberry Danish :) 

I would like not to be alone with this project and invite everyone to join my company.
No need to buy the pattern, I will send it as a gift, but I’d like to ask you to set up the project page with a nice pictures at the end.

The original pattern and more pictures is here.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Watermelon Kerchief

Test crochet for MsWeaver again!

Incredible brilliant pattern and so lovely result! Every tester had the beautiful kerchief at the finish! That is what I like in the patterns very much: when you can play with colors and stripes and always have a success :) I love my kerchief soooooo much!

The pattern is here on Ravelry.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Do you like the yellow sea?

I would like to share La Mar Hat by MsWeaver with you again.

I re-start my La Mar hat project with another yarn. The hat is done and I am waiting for a model! It is so stunning and I simply cannot make a usual photos. I wish a real beauty to wear such beautiful hat, so I wait for my sister :) It would be a gift for her. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Hairpin crochet: middle-line

I wrote a post in my Russian blog about hairpin strips' center. I will try to translate it in English now :)

This is hairpin classic:
Single crochet in front side of loop

Monday, June 11, 2012

Hairpin crochet: Cable join in round

There was a question on Ravelry about joining in round, so here is my way of doing this. If I finish with the loop at the top and right, I use the tail from the bottom and left, pull it through the loop, go back and around the first loop and fix it at the opposite side.  I did like this in the hairpin blue dress and was very glad that the place of joining looks really invisible.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hairpin crochet fantasy

I'm absolutely in love with hairpin crochet. Playing with loops I made 3 stitch patterns.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sea Wave Blanket

Yarn: scraps of wool, angora, mohair, acrylic (fingering/sock weight) in white color and shades of blue
Hook: 3 mm (US C/2)
Yarn needle to sew/weave in ends

Finished Size: 
71'' (180cm) long, 59'' (150cm) wide 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Green Apple Bolero

● Yarn: Anna 16 by Seam, Lace: 100% Cotton 579 yards (529 m) / 100 grams
● Hook: 1.75-2.0 mm

Finished Size: Small/Medium. To fit bust sizes 33”-36” (85-90cm) and upper arm circumference 12” (30cm).
Gauge: 2” x 2” (5cm x 5cm) = 1 square motif

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Coffee Flower Coasters

● Yarn: Kable by Moscow Yarn Company, Lace / 2 ply, 100% Cotton, 470 yards / 100 grams
(8.4m (9.1 yards) - brown, 7.25m (7.9 yards) - white)
● Hook: US C/2 (3.0 mm)
● Stitch holder/marker

Finished Size: approx. 10cm (4 inches) in diameter

Abbreviations (US):
ch — chain, ch sp — chain space, dc — double crochet, sc — single crochet, sl st — slip stitch,
st(s) — stitch(es), tc — treble crochet, () — work directions in brackets as many times as

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bullion stitch hearts

● Yarn of your choice and a suitable crochet hook to match the yarn. (I use scraps of embroidery (DMC) thread and hook 2.0mm).

Abbreviations (US):
ch — chain, dc — double crochet, dtc — double treble crochet, sc — single crochet, sl st — slip stitch, st(s) — stitch(es), tc - treble crochet, () — work directions in brackets as many times as specified.

Round 1: Make a magic (adjustable) ring. Ch 3, 16 bullion sts (wind thread around the hook smoothly 5 times), ch 3, sl st in ring.

Round 2: Ch 5, 1 dc (in space between bullion sts), ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 tc, ch 1, 1 tc, ch 2, 1 tc, ch 1, 1 tc, ch 2, 1 dtc, ch 2, 1 tc, ch 1, 1 tc, ch 2, 1 tc, ch 1, 1 tc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 5, sl st in ring.

Round 3: Ch 7, 1 sc (in space between sts), (ch 3, 1 sc) — 13 times, ch 7, sl st in ring.

Fasten off and weave in ends.