Tag Archives: yarn

The fixed thought diversion

14 Feb

What do you do when you have to distract your mind from a fixed thought? Easy answer: you keep yourself busy. So, here is how I kept myself busy yesterday evening… upcycling another jar, adding some crocheted blue cotton border and a white ribbon…

Upcicled jar with crocheted border

Another upcycled jar with crocheted border

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Candlelight

31 Jan

As I was practising with my crochet I hit on a shell edging tutorial and  decided to give it a try.

I also had a couple of glass jam jars that I was reluctant to throw away (read “recycle”), so it came to my mind that I could upcycle them adding a nice edging and transforming them into candle-holders.

Using some cotton yarn that I already had I first made the red edging and then, when I felt more confident and adventurous, I crocheted the white/red one. 🙂

Shell edgings for the jars

Shell edgings for the jars

Little Red Riding Hat

21 Jan

Just before Christmas I bought myself a red and beige scarf, but I didn’t have a matching hat. So, at my Saturday local market I bought two yarns of this red/pink/beige mixed tones wool and crocheted myself a hat. Once again I used a pattern from DROPS Design with minor personal changes, and I was even able to crochet the rose… The result is quite nice and it looks better on you.

Crocheted red hat

Crocheted red hat

A neckwarmer for the cold

14 Jan

My friend Paola –  yes, the very same Paola from my previous posts –  is not shy at expressing what she likes that’s why she gets many handmade presents from me! 😉  So, since she liked a scarf and hat that I crocheted last month for myself (and that I haven’t posted yet), I thought that I might make good use of the yarn leftovers and make her a neck-warmer for the cold Winter.

I got the pattern from this amazing website called Garnstudio-DROPS Design, and I added a little shell edging that I learnt from a tutorial on Crochet Spot. I think the result is nice enough to be handed to my friend with no shame on my side. 🙂

Neck warmer

Neck warmer

Neck warmer
Neck warmer

Bathroom mat

7 Jan

During these Christmas holidays I’ve been particularly active… I had some time off  and felt a bit inspired, so I’ve been working a lot both with beads and crochet. I even made a mat for my bathroom.

My mother had this bulky weight cotton yarn left unused in a closet and I decided to confiscate it and give it some “life”. I made a mat out of it, without following a pattern, that’s why it’s not exactly perfect but I’m very proud of it anyway. 🙂

My crocheted bathroom carpet

My crocheted bathroom mat

Autumn crochet project

12 Nov

As Autumn has already arrived – sob! sob! 😦 -, I felt the need to work with something warm… and as I found some lovely light blue yarn at my local Saturday market, I decided that it was about time for me to brush up on my crochet hook.

I’m not particularly good at it, and I asked my mom to show me how to crochet few times in the past (she’s very good at it but she’s also terribly lazy and never-ever finishes her works!) but I’ve always ended up in creating stitches on my own!

But this time I decided to do things properly and I looked on the internet for crochet tutorials and begun with this simple scarf.

Anyway, the most difficult part of it is not to learn how to stich but how to read crochet patterns! This website, Crochet Spot, has been very helpful both for this purpose and also for the free patterns and tutorials.

Stay tuned for the updates of this project! 🙂

PS I also liked that the yarn is for a 10% composed of bamboo! Never seen this before but I think this is very Red-Panda oriented! 😀

My Autumn project: a warm crochet scarf. SO FAR SO GOOD!

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