Spring crafts

And summer. More summer I think:)

So let me introduce you my new freeform top  with flowers and spirals:

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finally finished:)

A lovely bolero in taupe cotton for summer:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/287263983/bolero-summer-crocheted-bolero-lace?ref=shop_home_active_7

round bolero for summer

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As you can see I have a new friend modelling:))

For this one I used a 6.5 mm hook (K/10 1/2) and cotton, Catania works great I think.

For the middle: I used a doily diagrambolero center doily

You leave 2 holes for arms when you reach the distance between shoulders + 1 inch (2-4 cm) – I used 39 chains for S/M size (x2), then 2 rounds V stitch and an pineapple motif edging: (you can pick up any edging, I used the last one)

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found on pinterest, obvious. Anyway, it’s a round bolero, or doily bolero, and it’s pretty!

Also I made a sunny dress with 3 cute flowers with buttons:

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For the top I used this stitch:

And some block stitch for skirt, repeating spiderweb motif:D Any edge you like, see above. I used simple shells.

I hope you like it!

I have some wips but, I don’t have enough time right now….

Anyway my summer collection looks pretty well (my opinion, anyway:D)

For more pictures visit my shops:)

my etsy shop and my alittlemarket shop

Bolero

Fresh from the hook, a new bolero with flowers:

crocheted bolero with flowers

This photo has a link to my etsy shop:) You may visit it for more photos, I will upload here too:

Without links:

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And you have the stitch I used. It’s a little bit tricky, those 2 dc are in the back of the treble on RS (right side) and in front of the treble on the wrong side (US terms).

Not too much for a month, but I will post more often I hope!

Crocheted necklaces #2

Do you remember my finds for holidays? If not, try here https://cristinamycrochet.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/some-inspiration-for-holydays/

Why do I ask?? Because finally I tried one of those necklaces. And it works pretty good. I made it in black and sparkling grey with some magatma beads. I used cotton for embroidery and metallic thread (it’s not really metallic, it’s just sparkling grey with some black) and a 1.75 mm steel hook.

Let me to introduce you my latest creation;))

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I hope you like it:)

And the second one, a pearles fantasy with crocheted flowers:

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It is really lace. And I think I will try more such things. I really have fun with these:D

 

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Jar cover

As I promised, small projects;) What about a jar cover or jar candle cover? It can be used as a glass cover or mug as well.

Let me show you:

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It fits to 350-450 g jars and a normal water glass or an x-long one.  height 10 cm (4 inches) for the cover and the stitch is stretch, if you don’t work too tight, so check your tension:) ( I mean check with your jar or glass):

I used a 3 mm hook and crochet thread Num 6, says on label:D

Chain 8, form a ring:

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Round 1: ch3 (count as a dc), 15 dc in ring, join in 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3. (16 dc)

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Round 2: ch 4 (1 dc +ch 1), *dc in next st, ch 1*, repeat 14 more times (16 dc, ch 1 groups); join with sl st in 3rd ch from the beginning ch 3.

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Round 3: ch 4 (1d+ch 1), dc in next ch 1 space, dc, ch 1, dc in next ch1 space- it’s the V-stitch- and the ch 1 space means the hole formed between those 2 dc from Round 2. Anyway, dc, ch1, dc in each ch 1 space around. Join. (16 V-stitches).

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Round 4: ch 3 (count as dc), *3 dc , ch 3, 3 dc in next V-stitch (in the ch 1 space), dc in next V-stitch,* repeat around and join: you will have an 8 petals flower (which can be used as a potholder):

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Round 5: ch 3, 3 dc, ch3, 3 dc in next ch 3 space, *dc in next dc, 3 dc, ch 3, 3dc in next ch 3 space*, repeat *_* around.

*Rounds 6 – 16 repeat Round 4.

Finishing: Round 17: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each next 3 sts, 2 sc together, and repeat around. If you work very tight, you don’t need to decrease.

I hope that I didn’t miss anything. If you have any problem, just let me know…

Now, I finally finished  my yoke dress. (Finally, because I started it last year…)

It is full handmade:

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rochie 3 yoke back yoke detail cup

And I will make an assorted purse for it:D And this is for myself.

 

New crocheted top and…

… this is my first anniversary with WordPress, I’ve just got the message, so Happy Anniversary to me:))

And in the future I will post every week, small projects mostly. Starting today:)

Now, my new top in off white and blue:

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blue crocheted top

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I used a border pattern, adapted of course:

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It’s size S/M, a little bit cloche, just perfect for hot days:)