Monthly Archives: November 2011

Firs Customer Photo

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I´m so excited. Look what I had in my mail today. A first customer photo of my new pattern.

Gizela allowed me to post her picture here. I think she did a wonderfull job.

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Crochet Christmas Trees Pattern

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Christmas is not far away but you still have time to crochet some little gifts or decorations for your home.

What about a nice little christmas tree or two?  You could embellish the trees with whatever you like. Use beads, buttons, ribbons, felt circles, stars or other things that come to your mind…

This is my new pattern and it´s available online for 3,00 € each or as two pattern set for 5,00 €. Go to Ravelry:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/danielahs-pattern-download/patterns or if you are not a Ravelry member klick here: BUY BIG TREE PATTERN, BUY SMALL TREE PATTERN, BUY PATTERN SET

Skill Level: intermediate
US crochet terms

The bigger tree shown in the picture is crochet with Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo and a 4mm Hook.
It measures 26cm = 10,24inches.

The smaller tree shown in the picture is crochet with Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo and a 4mm Hook. It measures 19,5cm = 7,68inches.

If you want to make smaller trees just use a smaller Hook and matching yarn (for example a 2mm Hook).

Liquid Soap Spitting Duck

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A while ago my sister and her friend transported and set up a new TV for me and all the friend asked for is a crochet Liquid Soap Spitting Duck. He saw it at my sisters house because I made one for my nephew last May.

I found the pattern on Ravelry it´s called “duck-soap-or-lotion-pump-cover by Karen Zakaria”. She sells the pattern in her etsy shop and she has a blog where she shows her creations (http://balatong-balatong.blogspot.com/).

She made a lot of different variations of lotion toppers. For example penguins, a turkey, chickens and angry birds. They all look great and funny :).

Isn´t  it a great idea to crochet some of these lotion toppers and put them on the soap pumps at friends places. Not to tell anyone and just wait for the reactions. “LOL” I think that´s kind of funny…

To Paul: Sorry that it took so long… But your ducky is ready now and is waiting for you at my sisters house 🙂 and thanks again for your help.

This is the one I made for my nephew and she mentioned it in her blog: http://balatong-balatong.blogspot.com/2011/05/so-flattered.html

Crocheted Rock Art

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I totally love crochet covered rocks. I think the contrast between the hard cold stone and the soft warm yarn is great.

The first covered rocks I saw where the ones from http://www.resurrectionfern.typepad.com/ . She creates such beautiful things with materials she finds in nature.

Inspired by her rocks I started hunting for pictures and ideas on the net. In the meantime a lot of people discovered the joy of creating Rock Art. No matter if they are made with white thread (which looks really elegant) or multicolored. I love them all.

You can use lace crochet patterns or doily patterns and adapt them to your rocks or you use freeform crochet. In the Crochet Today! Magazine Sept/Oct 2009 were three nice patterns by Margaret Oomen (You can take a look here: http://www.crochettoday.com/crochet-patterns/lacy-river-rocks). These where the ones I used for my first experiments. After that I was was compleetly infected. I went for very long walks to search for nice stones (they are not easy to find in my area) and started my collection.  I even went for a walk with some finished rocks to take pictures. Today I want to show you some of my creations:

The little fish is a free pattern by Margaret Oomen and you can find it here:

 http://www.resurrectionfern.typepad.com/resurrection_fern/2009/05/lets-make-fish-a-tutorial-for-making-a-merfish-necklace.html

For this rock I used one of the patterns from the Crochet Today! Magazine

For this one I adapted a pineapple motif pattern

For these rocks I used one of the patterns from the Crochet Today! Magazine

This one I copied from a doily picture I found on the internet. This is the biggest stone so far. It nearly weighs 3 kg and measures 20×18 cm. It´s quite big and I use ist as a doorstop sometimes.

This one is an adapted irish crochet doily. I added a big bead in the middle of the irish rose pattern to make it look more elegant.

I hope you like what you see and maybe you are inspired to try it yourselft. Purlbee has a nice tutorial posted if you want to (http://www.purlbee.com/little-urchin-crochet-covered/). There are endless possibilities to create and have fun.

Happy Hooking everyone 🙂

I was a bit proud…

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In the crochet Magazine “Inside Crochet, Isuue 21, September 2011”   they really published my version of the “Leigh Fascinator by Linda Lunn”  and they asked me for a comment and published it aswell (in the green box). So that´s me (well my had from the backside “LOL”)

I LOVE Cupcakes

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This is one of my creations. If you like you can download the free pattern here:  I love Cupcakes If you make one I would love to see your project pictures. If you are on Ravelry you can add your pictures here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/i-love-cupcakes

Errata for englisch version

Cupcake:
Rnd 19: repeat in clasp written 14 times
Rnd 21: repeat in clasp written  7 times
Rnd 23: repeat in clasp written 7 times
Rnd 24: repeat in clasp written 7 times

Da ich inzwischen einige Anfragen hatte, habe ich die Anleitung auch ins deutsche Übersetzt. Viel Spaß damit 🙂 : I love Cupcakes – deutsch – Daniela Herbertz oder auch auf Ravelry (gleicher Link wie oben).

Doodle-Noodle-Necklace

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This is one of my creations. If you like you can download the free pattern here:  Doodle-Noodle-NecklaceDoodle-Noodle-Necklace _deutsch If you make one I would love to see your project pictures. If you are on Ravelry you can add your pictures here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/doodle-noodle-necklace

Glass Cozy Summertime

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This is one of my creations. If you like you can download the free pattern here:  Glass Cozy Summertime by DanielaH If you make one I would love to see your project pictures. If you are on Ravelry you can add your pictures here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/glass-cozy-summertime

Springtime in my Heart

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 This is one of my creations. If you like you can download the free pattern here: Springtime in my Heart by DanielaH If you make one I would love to see your project pictures. If you are on Ravelry you can add your pictures here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/springtime-in-my-heart