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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Long Pineapple Coat/Duster – full written pattern

Hi,
I found pictures of this jacket or duster and I fell in love with it. I was searching for the pattern since around Christmas time and I had to give up. I couldn’t find one.



























I didn’t have any other choice so I made my own pattern. I only had four pictures from Pinterest that I could work with. It took me over a month of trying, crocheting and unraveling and crocheting again. It is not an exact copy of the jacket on the picture, because I couldn’t see all of it on the photos, but I think I got very close. What do you think?









I used anti-pilling baby acrylic yarn, but I think you can use any yarn you like for this project.

Since the shape of the coat is meant to be loose, so t fits most sizes. You can vary the size of your coat by using different types of material and size of hooks.

I’m confident the written pattern is suitable for a dedicated beginner as well.
There are many pictures to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern for this coat/duster.

I am providing the pattern for this very hippie-chic pineapple coat/duster for symbolic price only, and you can find it here:

Clara

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Beaded bracelet – free tutorial

Hi,
I found a video tutorial for a “ beaded crochet chain” and my little daughter asked, if I could make bracelet like that for her and her friend.
I found that the tutorial was very understandable and easy to follow. It is in English, but I didn’t even turn the volume up and I could still understand how it was made. I think you can use any yarn you like and you need just a few meters. I used some leftover Christmas sparkly, stretchy acrylic yarn for example.
I have got a feeling I will have to make more of them, once my daughter will take it to school.
I think it looks very pretty and romantic.




You can find the video tutorial here. No registration, for free:


Have a nice week
Clara

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

White flower top – full written pattern

Hello,

Summer is coming very fast and I think a flower top like this could come in handy. The pattern is written for a sleeveless top, a top with sleeves and even for a dress -3 in 1. To crochet the top is not as time consuming as my pineapple patterns usually are. You can see the progress very fast.





For this top with sleeves I used 220g of cotton (100g = 416meters) suitable for E/3,5 mm hook, but I used a little bit bigger crochet hook than suggested - G/4mm.
The neckline and cuffs are crocheted by joining flower motives. The body and sleeves are crocheted in rounds. The crochet stitch is a bit stretchy, that way the pattern can be used for more sizes S, M, L. You will find the adjustments for larger sizes XL and XXL within the full written pattern as well.
There are many pictures to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern. I do believe this pattern is suitable for a dedicated beginner as well.

I am providing the pattern for this White flower top for symbolic price only, and you can find it here:


or here:



Have a nice week
Clara


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Another octagon pineapple shoulder bag

Hello,
I made another pineapple shoulder bag and octagon shape proved to be interesting choice. It is custom made. And it is without handles – a customer requested this as she’s going to put her own on it.





























I was using lighter white/pearl colored yarn - 60% cotton/40% acrylic.
It’s better to use stronger materials for lining. In this case I used very light beige denim. It gives the bag its strength, holds it in shape and the beige color makes the white top stand out nicely. This color combination gives you freedom to use any shape and/or color of handles you desire.  







































I wrote the pattern for this shoulder bag a few months ago. There are many pictures to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern.

I am providing the pattern for this Octagon pineapple shoulder bag for symbolic price only, and you can find it here:


and here:


Have a nice week
Clara

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hippie style Bolero

Hi,
The written pattern I have for you today is quick and easy to make. It is a beginner’s very friendly pattern. It is not as time consuming as some of my other pineapple patterns. It’s truly easy breezy work in front of the TV and the final bolero is eye-catching.




There are many pictures to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern for this bolero.
I am providing the pattern for this very Hippie style bolero for symbolic price only, and you can find it here:


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Pineapple, pentagon and fringe

Hello,
All last month I was crocheting a new pineapple vest and writing the pattern for it. I like circular patterns very much, but it is hard sometimes to make the vest or cardigan to sit properly on the body. You have to make it loose so it is comfortable, but not too loose so it slips from the shoulders all the time.
A Pentagon shape may be the solution for you. It definitely sat better on my body.
When I made it, I followed the pattern and it was much easier than actually designing and writing the pattern for it.
But I think I got it finally the way I like it. What do you think?






I’m confident the written pattern is suitable for a dedicated beginner as well.
There are many pictures to help guide you through the crocheting, and supporting the written pattern for this vest.
I am providing the pattern for this very elegant "Pentagon/pineapple vest with fringe" for symbolic price only, and you can find it here:


or here:



Happy crocheting
Clara


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Early January

The first couple of January days welcomed us here with a beautiful weather. I’m being a bit sarcastic here. It did look very pretty from inside of warm house. The temperature was around –15°C and we were considering ourselves lucky. This is the warmest part of the country, and the temperature elsewhere in this part of Europe was even –35°C. What a start to a New Year.
 



























Phone Case/Cover tutorial

























My little daughter drew a picture of phone cover she would like. As you can see, she made very detailed description. She only just started first grade, so the writing is a bit wobbly and in foreign language.


























I looked at my leftover yarn stocks -it doesn’t need much, and you can use practically any material. I used E/3,5mm crochet hook.
Ch-chain, slst.-slip stitch, sc- single crochet.
I started at the bottom and worked in rounds. I ch23, sc in second ch from the hook, sc in each of next 20ch, 3sc in last, sc in each of next 20ch on the other side of the initial ch23, 2sc in last, slst. in first ch. I ended up with 46sc and I worked my way up trying to tapestry crochet according to the picture I had from my daughter. I wasn’t hard but it took a few attempts to get it as right as possible. You can see, how I did.

It took one picture only and she has got now an unusual phone cover she designed and nobody else has.
It is just simple way to cover and carry your phone, tablet etc. and stay original.

Have a nice week
Clara