Category Archives: things I crochet (not my designs)

Mia Dorothea

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I became an aunt again :)

On 29.08.2012 my little niece ♥ Mia Dorothea ♥ was Born ♥ 2750 gramms and  48cm ♥

and because I wish the sun will always shine for her I crochet a big sun for her to hang over her bed. Here it is:

The pattern is by Mala-Designs (Petrussonne)

Sunburst Granny Hearts: free pattern by Bunny Mummy

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I found this nice Sunburst Granny Hearts pattern by Bunny Mummy while I was surfing on the net.

I tried it straight away and it was easy to follow and crochet in no time. I only added the outer edge to it (sc, ch2, all around it).

Here is my version of the heart:

Now jump over to her blog and make your own ;)

Banju Cushion

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A while ago I saw a crochet cushion on the internet that really inspired me. I found the pattern and bought it so I could make my own version of the pretty thing ♥

And here is what I made of it. It was really fun to embroider it here is a closeup of the front of the cushion. Take a look :) . What do you think?

This is the backside:

A little “in Progress” picture:

and the compleeted cushion:

If you are interested in making one of these pretty things here is a Link to the shop: Banju

It´s available in german, dutch, and english.

Happy Hooking :)

Summery Treasure Bag, FLOWERS and BEES

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Happy Mothersday to all the Ladies out there.

I just wanted to show you my finished little Treasure Bag. You can read about it here: http://danielasneedleart.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/flowers-bees-bugs/

I think it´s a cute Gift for a little [or not so little ;)] girl…

Flowers, Bees & Bugs

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I bought a new pattern today. Actually I don´t have time for any crochet at the moment but I just couldn´t resist.

The pattern contains some super cute creatures :) and they where so easy and quick to make. I love them ♥.  There´s also a little drawstring bag in the pattern where you can sew the little tresures to. But I will make that some time later….

You can find the pattern by Susan D. Kennedy here: Summery Treasure Bag, FLOWERS and BEES

Free crochet Hairband by Crochetology

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I found this great pattern by Chrochetology here: Hairbands Appropriating Hat Patterns

This is her original versionn and her original picture. You can see how it looks on the head. I think it´s very pretty:

Instead of the grapes I made the rose brooch so I can war the headband with or without the flower.

I used 100% Mercerized Cotton and a 2,5mm Hook.
31 grams for the headband and 19 grams for the rose.

Waiting for Spring…

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I´m so fed up with this cold, wet and dark weather. I can´t wait to see the sun again and nature coming back to life. I WANT SPRING!!!

I found this absolut beautiful wall hanging on Lucys Blog (Attic24). She named it: Happy Flower Decoration.

When I saw it this morning I decided to make one to attract Spring. So maybe it will come sooner ;o)

This is my version and I call it: WAITING FOR SPRING

 

Floral Fantasy Valentine Heart by Cheri Mancini

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Last year in february I found pictures of an awesome crochet heart on flickr and fell in love straight away. LaceCrochet designed them herself. I kept going back to her pictures to awww and ohhhh about the little beauties… I have to show them to you: Designed and crochet by Cheri Mancini

Aren´t they beautiful? <3<3<3<3<3

And then a few days ago I couldn´t beliebe my eyes… She wrote a pattern for them and uploaded it to http://www.ravelry.com/. And she offers the pattern for FREE. Yes, it´s unbelievable, isn´t it?

I was so happy and had to try it straight away. I never tried the bullion or roll stitch before so it was a bit difficult for me to make these. But with a little practice I´m getting better and made two little hearts that I can show you:

So if you want to give it a try and make these awesome little hearts for Valentines day here is a link to the free pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/floral-fantasy-valentine-heart

Thank you so much Cheri for sharing this pattern with us. I´m still absolutely in LOVE with it!!!

My first Overlay Crochet Mandala

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In my last post I told you that I want to try to overlay crochet. On Saturday I started with the “Overlay Mandala” pattern. My first try came out totally wonky.

I worked 11 rounds of the pattern and I knew I was doing something wrong. Frogged somes rows and did them again. But it still didn´t look right. So I started to read the instructions propperly… and yes it was my fault. I was so hot to start this project that I didn’t read every hint before I started the pattern. My bad…

And as we know: When live gives you lemons, make some lemonade. So I made a little bird of that wonky piece of crochet:

On Saturday evening I srarted again and now everything worked fine. It´s all about knowing when to crochet in back loops, when to crochet in front loops and about counting rows. Suddenly I got the hang of it and everything fell into place.

It´s sunday evening now and I finished my first Overlay Mandala. I think it´s quite ok for a first piece. So here it is…

I proudly present my first “Overlay Crochet Mandala”:

Not perfect, but for my first Mandala I´m quite pleased with it…

What do you think? :)