The Emilia Blanket – Free pattern

When I first heard that my sister it was expecting it was a complete surprise. Especially since we just had let everyone know that we ourselves were expecting too. What are the odds?! But the months passed by so very quickly and in the beginning of November I got to meet my first little niece: Emilia. She is just as tiny, sweet and amazing as she possible could be.

So being a creator; my mind went straight on thinking about all the things I wanted to make for little Emilia. But her mother, whom I love very much, doesn’t really share “my passion for homemade things” as she puts it. So therefore it was a bit tricky to sneak a project or two pass her well kept guard but then I came up with the idea of a modern, stylish, and nothing even close to being sugary sweet, chunky baby blanket. It’s completely done in the gorgeous moss stitch and I named it after my beloved little niece of course.

I really hope you’ll like it and want to give it a go. It’s such a quick and rewarding project that can easily be done in a day. I believe this version took me approximately 3 hours. If you want it bigger or smaller it’s easily done!

So with no further ado – let me present: The Emilia Blanket.

Happy crocheting!

Love,

Tess

The Emilia Blanket

PS. Do note that the pattern has not been tested yet so if you find any errors or have any questions please let me know.

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To finish the “In bloom” at the beginning of fall.. 

..is such an amazing feeling. 


I actually started this pillow as a CAL last year. And yes, it was my first attempt to follow a pattern. I had only started crocheting a few weeks before that so you can definitely say I like a challenge. Hihi. 

Well I came a long way but somewhere around the popcorns I just suddenly stopped. I have been trying to remember why but somehow it got placed upon a shelf and has been resting there until this very week when I saw that funny hashtag frogorfinishline. So I decided to pick it up again and actually finish it. And I did: yeay!! 

This pillow is an absolute stunner and I love it so much. It’s never to late, not even for the most longgoing wips. 


The pattern (which you can find here) was made by the talented yarn magician Mijocrochet as a free CAL for Favoritgarner. We used a gorgeous cotton yarn from Scheepjes called Catona that are available in over 100 different shades. And oh it has the most incredible shine to it. Please check it out! 

Back to the pillow process. 😉 

I learned so much and met many amazing creators by doing this CAL. And yes.. There will actually be another In Bloom-pillow in the making as I’m doing one for my mother. Lets hope it doesn’t take me half a year to finish this time. 🙊

Wish you all a great weekend! 

When you get an idea.. 

..and just have to wing it to make it work. 

This was my morning today. As I woke up the sky was grey and the rain was falling down. A perfect day for some fall inspired crochet you might think. But no, I totally got a picture stuck in my head of a flower-balloon-with-a-basket-kind of thing. Lol! Have no idea where it came from or how it will eventually end up. 

Started with the flower and now I’ll try to make it up as I go, a top down approach. Exiting? Or just crazy.. We’ll see! 😅


Yarn: Scheepjes Catona.

Crochet hook: Clover amour 3,5 mm.

Flower pattern: Make my day creative.

Leaf pattern: My own improvisation. 

Every summer needs a boho-bag…

..and this year I’m crocheting one. 

I’ve had the same thing the last couple of years. As soon as it starts to feel a tiny bit like summer – I go all in for the romantic boho-look. Floral prints, long flowing dresses and fringes. I feel totally free, happy and easygoing. It might be a kind of rebellion against my corporal persona (which I also love) as my day to day job is in the science of public health. No matter the reason, it just happens. 😇 


I have this little gorgeous white creamy dreamy crocheted bag I got many many many years ago, I might actually have been 13, from my aunt and it’s still going strong. But after becoming a mother I find it to be just a little too small for all those essentials. Other than my phone and lipgloss I now also carries pacifiers, napkins, sunscreens, a toy or two and so on.. There is definitely room for adding an extra love to my bag collection. I just like that I found this simple yet gorgeous pattern on Pinterest for the Urban Gypsy Boho Bag by Make & do create. Fringes, grannysquares and cluster stitches – what’s not to love?! 

For my version I’m using my trusty 4,00 mm from Tulip Etimo and Drops Muskat yarn in the three shades; Light pink (06), White (18) and Light beige (61). 


Isn’t it just the perfect shade of dusty pink?!


To be continued! 😄

A chunky baby blanket 

Sorry for being a bit absent lately but this pregnancy is kicking my but right now. However, I do get some crocheting done! 

Take a look at this baby blanket I just finished trying out for Grandmaskills (whom you can find on Instagram). It’s so easy, quick and with a gorgeous texture that you can look at for days. It’s definitely my new go to when it comes to baby gifts. 


As I worked with Drops Andnes, which consists of 65% wool and 35% alpaca, it snugged a bit and became smaller than the gauge but I really don’t mind. It ended up being approximately 60*75cm which works perfect for a stroller or a cradle. 

What do you think? Isn’t it a beauty?! 

Mandala Madness

So ok I just had to start another mandala project. 🙈 And this time I fell for the Mandala Madness CAL from 2016. Yes I know, I’m such a sucker for CAL:s. But they are almost always so much fun, well worked and absolutely stunning. 

Trying to contrast my oh so colorful Atlanticus this will be challenging in the opposite way. I’ve chosen to only use three colors. A raspberry red, a vintage rose and a crispy white.

As gorgeous as it is in its full size I’ll probably settle for making it in a “baby blanket-version”. I already have several large blankets in the making and I would love to finish it sometime this year. 😅


Quick facts

Pattern: 

Free by Crystal and Crochet – Click here

Yarn: 

Drops Belle in the shades White (01), Mauve (16) and Cherry (12).

Hook: 

Clover Amour 3,5mm.

Let the mandala madness continue 

Firstly, I’m totally hooked on the Atlanticus with all its challenging and stunning overlays. As I said in my last post; I choosed a yarn I happened to have, in 7 different colors, at home: Drops loves you 7. It’s a cotton yarn that worked perfectly for this mandala. I placed the colors by heart and hoped for the best, and I’m so pleased with how they turned out. The next part is released on Monday and I can’t wait! 
My morning beginning by breakfast…


…and a few hours later:

I love it!!! 😍

The next mandala inspired pattern I’m working on is different clues from the Nuts About Squares CAL. It’s gonna be several amazing squares that I will use as a compliment to my blanket from Drops CAL Spring Lane. In the beginning the Drops CAL was filled with the most stunning larger squares. But after some weeks the small, and very tedious, squares came along. They were bulky and unfortunately I did not like them at all. So after making about 60 of them I stopped. And now this is my plan B, to add more squares from different patterns. It could be great. Cross my fingers and hopes for the best!

And here you have three of them. The beginning of the 7th clue of Nuts About Squares, the Atlanticus and my own. 😄