..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.
..with the repeats. It’s gonna be so gorgeous!
The yarn, Drops Muskat, works absolutely perfect for this pattern and I couldn’t be happier with it.
Have a lovely creative Sunday cuties!
You just got to love popping those gorgeous stitches. This pattern is by the fantastic creator @crochetbyaredgrape. She does the most amazingly colorful things and this pillow is certainly no exception! It’s so much fun and very easygoing. I’ll keep you updated on the progress! 😉
Pattern: find it here!
Yarn: 7 shades of Drops Muskat (100% cotton).
Hook: Tulip Etimo Rose (4,0 mm).
..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! 😄
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?!
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. 😅
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Drops Belle in the shades White (01), Mauve (16) and Cherry (12).
Clover Amour 3,5mm.
Me and the amazing CrochetingKay has been busy working on our first collaboration as Sisters in Stitch – the Midsummer Seven!
I’m so in love and happy with the result by mixing our two esthetic ways which became a delicate floral wreath. It’s perfect for the Midsummer celebration, summer festivities and any other day of course.
So stay tuned for more info, pics and the pattern release tomorrow!
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. 😄
I fell head over heals in love with this gorgeous pattern by Hooked on Sunshine called the Atlanticus. It’s a CAL that started this week and is ongoing for the next 14 weeks, a new part is released every Monday. The pattern can be found by following this link.
After posting this pic above on both Facebook and my Instagram; I got so much love and questions from so many people regarding my choice of yarn and colors. So therefore I decided to post all info here for anyone to use.
The yarn is simply what I had many of at home: Drops loves you 7. Unfortunately, I’ve tossed the paper ribbons around them but I believe I’ve figured them out anyway, see the list below. 😇
A = White (01)
B = Old pink (13)
C = Light blue (06)
D = Light pink (14)
E = Vanilla (08)
F = Pink (15)
G = Light turquoise (19)
H = Lilac (12)
A while back I got the questions if I would like to test the pattern for Favoritgarners latest CAL, and of course I said yes! The designer is none the less than the colorful and creative My from @mydiy.se who has created a gorgeous blanket for us to crochet.
It comes in two sizes: a larger afghan (115x150cm) and a smaller blanket (70x100cm). You can choose between 14 (!) amazingly spicy yarn-packages from Scheepjes, or compose one with your own favorite colors. Nina at Favoritgarner can definitely help you out. Just send her a message at their support. They ship worldwide!
I’m doing the smaller version as a bead spread for my daughter. I choosed the gorgeous combinations of grey and pink, called the Spicy Marbel. The colors are so soft and subtle, works perfect with my favorite northern color scheme.
The CAL started yesterday but it’s definitely not to late to join in! As it’s a mystery CAL a new part is released once a week, and the pattern will also be available after it has ended. Just follow this link to their facebook for more info. You can get the pattern and support in both English and Swedish. I hope you will check it out! You won’t regret it. 😘