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A Beautiful Project

6 May

I have just finished a test for a fellow crochet designer, it is for a barefoot sandal pattern, crocheted with cotton thread. This was a first for me and I was a little bit anxious but it turned out to be easier than I thought.

Anyway, enough words, here’s my first “sandal” finished, Payal: A Mehndi Inspired Barefoot Sandal by Shrone Designs

A Few Crochet Projects

7 Mar

I just realised that I hadn’t posted in a little while…

Recently, I made 3 crochet projects, all tests for the designers. Actually, the first two are of the same pattern, except that I made a mistake in the diamond stitch in my first version and, therefore, redid it… It’s the Diamond Romance pattern.

My first version in Zauberball (with mistake)

My second version, with the correct pattern

My third project is a pair of Vanya Armlets (not published yet) by Rachel Petersen. I used Lana Grossa Qui and I love the end result

Sock Yarn Leftover Half Granny Square Shawl

7 Feb

My half granny square shawl is finished and I love it! It’s really bright, which is the main reason why I love it! I added a border to it, instructions can be found here.

2 Very Bright Projects in Progress

3 Feb

A little status update from my ASJ, I’m getting there, slowly…

And, yesterday, I started a very simple crochet shawl to use up all my leftover sock yarn:

Bluefin Tuna

8 Jul

I just made a super cute amigurumi tuna! It was a test for the designer, I love how it turned out! Pattern is here.

Quite Proud…

2 Jul

For two reasons, first it’s crochet and it’s a new craft to me and, second, I sewed the lining inside the bag and that is quite a challenge for me! I really like the finished product, a cute little bag! It was a test for the designer.

Finished a Birth Present Set

21 Jun

And, to keep working on my crochet skill, I crocheted it all, in Bernat Baby Jacquards, “I’m a Big Boy” colourway.

I made a hat, a pair of booties, a blanket and a little kitty. All of it going to my friend Lisa for her baby boy who should be born in about two weeks.

Working on a Baby Blanket

16 Jun

I’m crocheting a baby blanket for a birth present. One of my friends is expecting a baby boy very soon. The pattern is Bright Baby Blanket, a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn.

I’m using Bernat Baby Jacquards, “I’m a big boy” colourway.

It’s a pretty simple pattern, basically a giant granny square!

Crocheted Market Bag

14 Jun

I’m working on improving my crochet skill. I taught myself to crochet a few years ago but haven’t had so many opportunities to improve since. So, in order to do just that, I’m trying to take on increasingly challenging patterns.

My latest project is a market bag, made out of a 100% cotton yarn. Pattern is free and is here.

Presents for Teachers

13 Jun

The boys are finishing their French preschool classes for the summer on Wednesday, so I made a few presents for their lovely teachers.

For Logan’s teacher, Laetitia, I made two Ballband Dishcloths in reversed colours. For Connor’s teacher Miluschka and her young daughter Magdalena, I made a Circle Dishcloth and a crocheted Teeny Tiny Crab with the same yarn.

Hope they like it!

A Quick In-Between Project

1 Jun

Yesterday, I made a little cap in crochet as a test for the designer, it’s a really quick project, it took me about 2 1/2 hours to make. The pattern can be found here. I made it in a 100% cotton yarn.

Here it is, modeled by my 4-year old – he enjoyed the photo shoot ;)

Hook Book

2 Feb

Today I finished a test I’m doing for the designer. Not knitting, but crochet. I’m trying to get into crochet so I grab all opportunities to get better.

The pattern is for a hook book, to keep crochet hooks. I thought it would work well for my interchangeable circular needles, so I gave it a go!

It still needs blocking, but it’s finished – and full!

The front has the stripes, the back is all blue. And you can see how full it is in the picture where it’s open…

Funny Guy #2

26 Dec

I made a second one of these, they were both for my boys advent calendar, they loved them! :)

Not Really Knitting…

14 Dec

I made this funny little guy last night for my boys, I really like it, I think he is so cute! It’s not knitting, but I thought I’d share him anyway.

Pattern can be found here

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