I love owls and wanted a quick project as a break from a baby blanket that wouldn’t end. I couldn’t find quite what I wanted so I came up with this guy. A quick, simple project for sure. I like to wear him like a brooch to fancy up my work uniform. He would be great on a hat or ear warmer too.
You will need: worsted weight yarn in the main color, white, and yellow. 2 safety eyes, a small circle of felt, and a pin back. Obviously if you are making an aplique with him you won’t need the felt or pin.
I used worsted weight Hobby Lobby I Love this yarn and a size G 4.25 mm hook.
Using yiur main color chain 4 and slip stitch into the first chain to make a circle.
Chain 3 and then 13 DC into circle. I crochet over the…
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Lo so è l’ennesima coccinella che gira per il web, ma ho avuto una gentile richiesta da un’amica-lettrice, avevo già postato tempo fa la mia coccinella su facebook, ma lei non è iscritta, avrei potuto mandarle un messaggio in privato ma siccome era tempo che non aggiornavo il blog, ho deciso di prendere due piccioni con…..
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Irish Crochet Shamrock Motif
by Ann Reillet
“WEARIN’ O’ THE GREEN”
Over time, the shamrock became a symbol of rebellion, and anyone caught wearing it in the 18th century risked death-by-hanging for “the wearin’ o’ the green.” Today, the shamrock is one of the most recognized symbols of the Irish, especially on St. Patrick’s Day, when, all over the world, everyone is Irish for a day!
A shamrock (traditionally spelled seamróg, which means “summer plant”) is white clover (Trifolium repens), a common lawn weed. It’s a vigorous, rhizomatous, stem-rooting perennial with trifoliate leaves. Occasionally, a fourth…
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J’ai choisi pour mon premier essai de châle, l’Unilintu de Luminen Elina, car il est simple et a plutôt une forme de chèche. J’ai trouvé le patron sur Ravelry bien sûr ^^ il vient de Finlande, ça me fait rêver …
Ce patron facile est très inspirant. Lankatarina, une autre finlandaise, en a réalisé une version multicolore plus aérienne qui me plaît énormément aussi : http://lankatarina.blogspot.fi/2014/03/kotikissa-ja-unilintu.html
Du coup, je pense que j’en ferai un autre !
Voici, avec l’aimable autorisation de son auteur Luminen Elina, la traduction en français que j’ai faite (heu, je ne lis pas le finnois, détrompez-vous, mais comme il était déjà en anglais, c’est une traduction de traduction ^^).
J’ai aussi fait
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Imaarat is a simple geometrical lace scarf with side-to-side construction. The lace is worked on odd number rows only, and all even number rows are knitted.
The scarf is knit in one piece – the first half (from the cast on edge to the center) is worked using K2TOGs and yarn-overs (Imaarat Stitch Pattern A) and leans naturally towards the left. The second half (from the center to the bind-off edge) is worked using SSKs and yarn overs (Imaarat Stitch Pattern B), and leans towards the right. This natural slant towards the left and then the right creates the shallow V shape seen in the pictures.
Both the front and back of the scarf look good, but I prefer the side on which you’re knitting all stitches (which would otherwise be the back of your work).
Yarn – One skein of Cascade…
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I have wanted to try crocheting with some lace weight yarn for a while, and since it is nearly summer and I found a single ball of Rowan fine lace yarn in the sale bin I thought I’d go for it.
I didn’t think working in lace weight would really be much different to working with dk and heavier yarns, but I did learn a few things. Firstly, I needed to work in daylight because the stitches are so small! Secondly, it is definitely worth getting a nice hook with a handle on it. I already had a plain metal hook (thanks to my mother -in-law) which I got quite far using but then found I was getting a lot of pain in my arms and wrists. So much so that I had to put this project on hold for a while! I…
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