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
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.
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).
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:
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 🙂
For Halloween I crochet these supercute Bug-eyed-Trio. The Designerin of the pattern is Peggytoes. I love her things 🙂