Shades of blue retro sweater

Fresh from the hook a new retro chic #crocheted sweater or shrug or bolero, with 3/4 sleeves and a big flower, no buttons.

It’s just dc and a fan border, but I love the result. The yarn and the shape make the difference, I think. And the flower, it’s a 3 layers flower, I’m not sure that you can see it… It is removable, so it will fit to S-M size. The yarn is blue, grey and some shades of brown, but less then it is in second picture.

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Listed now on etsy here  or you will find a link somewhere in the right of the page.

It is really cute, isn’t it?:D

Now, I have to bead something, or make some nice bracelets or earrings or some gifts:) So next time I will post the results, I think.


Some updates to bolero

Few new pictures in natural light:

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And how to do it:

First make a pattern with your (desired) dimensions. It will look like this:

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Mine looks like this, if you need  S:

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And I used these stitches, first for the main part, second for sleeves. You can use another one, if you don’t like it.

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I don’t find now a decent photo, sorry for this one.

First is a multiple of 10 (+4 sts, so you can start each row with 2 dc, or first and last group of 5 dc will be reduced at 2-3 dc to fit your dimensions)

I used a 5 mm hook (H/8) and a medium weight yarn.

Gauge: 17 sts x 9 rows of pattern = 10 x10 cm (4 x 4 inches)

Chain as many as you need to fit your desired dimension, or start with foundation sc, as you wish.

Row 1: ch 3, 1dc  in each next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in next st (shell), skip 2 sts, *1dc in each next 5 sts, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st*, repeat *_* until the last 2 sts, finish row with 2 dc.

Row 2: ch 3, dc in the next st, 5 dc in 3rd st (in top of the shell formed in row 1) , skip 2 sts, *1 dc in each next 5 sts, skip 2 sts, 5 dc in top of the next shell, skip 2 sts*; repeat *_* until the end of the row.

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The sleeves will look like this:

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Hard to see the pattern, but you can see the shape.

Join together and choose a nice border. (Join the sleeves from the top point, it’s much easier.)

Instead of  buttons I made 2 bullion st flowers with little pearls in the middle.

I hope you will find this useful:).

Have a nice weekend!

New colorful bolero and more colorful doily

A little cute bolero with flowers and beads:

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It is size S-M, maybe I will write the pattern or at least some indications tomorrow night:)

And a doily or center table on acrylic yarn,  50 cm diameter (20 inches), with a buillon stitch flower. I tried a pattern, to see if it is flat, and it isn’t:))

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And some tatting things, old and new:

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OK, more tomorrow evening, now I really have to go!


New jewelry

Something made this weekend, or just listed today.

A turkish crochet rope necklace with glass seed beads and cotton thread:

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Finally listed the pendant too, with a strand necklace with golden and black beads:


and a close view for leopard motif cabochon:


and a #friendship bracelet in shades of beige, orange and red, not listed. I don’t know if I will list it.

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Now back to work! I have to finish a lot of UFO things and my WIP sweater.

Have a nice day!

Freeform Crochet Shrug, Bolero, Jacket…

Check her Tips and Tricks page and the etsy shop for pattern(s)! Absolutely gorgeous!

Renate Kirkpatrick's Freeform Crochet~Knit~Fibre Designs

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Here is another freeform crochet shrug, bolero, jacket based on my ‘Easy Crochet Shrug, in 3 steps’ pattern…

This particular shrug was created in Noro King & assorted yarns using chevron & spirals patterns as the most prominent crochet motifs. I love these little shrugs… they’re loose fitting & lightweight, great for those summer evenings or to jazz up your favourite winter jumper (sweater)… best of all they’re super fun to make… enjoy!!

Available for sale in my Etsy shop

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Playing with yarns

I didn’t post for a while, but this doesn’t mean that I didn’t crochet, knit or bead. And I discovered one of my first embroidery pattern. It is almost 20 years old…

Crochet first.

Something for the season, in pink and grey with hearts, of course.

A #neckwarmer with hearts and some shells:

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A cute pink #crochet collar with a pearl button:

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A finger knitted scarf or neckwarmer. I love the color, and the yarn. I made some fingerless mittens too with this yarn, but I do’t find the pictures… later, maybe.

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Still #knitting, but a sweater this time:

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Cute, I think. ( I am modest now:D)

In few hours I will post those hearts, for neckwarmer too (the crocheted one).

and #beading, an embroidered pendant with a leopardin pattern glass cabochon, on leather:

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Now I am thinking at necklace. I think an I-cord, or a tatted necklace, or maybe crochet with beads…

As I said, I discovered this piece of paper:

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maybe I will use it now. It is 15 x 20 cm, but I don’t remember what I wanted to do with it…

Now, is dinner time, I will share the hearts after.

I mean now:

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These can be used to knit, crochet (sc or slip stitch, carrying your second color), or beaded (brick stitch, or loom, or crochet bracelets).

In the first graph 0 is grey and x is pink, you can choose your own colors.

For cowl I used a 5 mm hook (H/8), with a medium weight yarn, started with 70 chains, and then sc (dc UK).

Have fun!


Have a great weekend!

Crochet bracelet revisited

Very nice blog and bracelet:)

Crafty Beats

Another reason I stoped crafting is I had something in progress. It’s always difficult for me to start a new project without finishing the old one, unless I already give up working on it.

Ms. C and I talked about making patterns last week and the conversation reminded me I still got a crochet pattern to clear up. On an early morning a few days later, I was in such a grateful “calculating” mood that I had enjoyed a moment of drawing crochet stitches. However, there was not enough time for me to finish examing the pattern before the day actually began (hubby got up:-P).

The bracelet is done today. It just means I start another project later, but doesn’t mean I finish the pattern. The fact is……I changed a few parts while I was crocheting, and I want to modify even more, for example, using sc instead of…

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