November 18, 2014

Car Baby Booties

A special baby is on the way! The little one will be born in December,  and we are expecting him on the same day in which my best friend (his auntie) was born!

I am really over excited, as I think becoming an auntie is going to chance my best friend's life! :)

So, to give him a nice welcoming to the world, I've made this tiny pair of crochet car baby booties! What do you think?

I thought that making a car appliqué would have been much harder than it turned out...and I was quite happy about it!

I am flirting with ideas of making a small amigurumi to go with the booties....but still need to put together a nice project idea...we'll see!

Hope you like the booties!


November 08, 2014

Cactus Amigurumi....Cotton or Wool?

Cacti Amigurumi are one of my favourites....they can be sweet decorations and they do not really ask you to take care of them...ehehhe...

I made my first ones in wool last winter...and you can find the link to them HERE.

Then, after working on a few crochet projects with cotton this summer,  I thought that it could give a nice touch to cacti!

So here I am, showing you my COTTON CACTI AMIGURUMI!!!

What do you think?

Are they better in cotton or wool?

Looking forward to hearing your comments!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend

November 03, 2014

Crochet Wrist Warmers

Since last year, my husband had been asking me for a pair of cashmere wrist warmers. He had seen a pair from one of his favourite designers but they were very we thought the handmade option could have made it!

It took me long to put myself to realize them as I was initially looking for a nice pattern, but I couldn't find much that was simple enough for him to like it! He just wanted it plain, in a soft cashmere wool and well-fitted to his arms, leaving space to wear it on some shirts eventually.

So I decided to get some cashmere black yarn and started building the pattern on him... and here is the final result!

I really like the idea of wrist warmers as a male accessory, and I think they look pretty cool on him.

I hope you like them!

Have a lovely evening

October 27, 2014

Crochet Key Cover

How many times has it happened to you to have lots of similar keys and every time it's a big guess which one will be the right one?

It happens to me all the I thought about using crochet to fix this little issue and I crocheted a key cover!

It was for my bike lock keys, therefore I thought that the easiest way to make the right key stand out, was to use the same colours that I used to crochet my bike bell and saddle, which you can find HERE!

It took me no longer than 5-10 mins and my key problem had disappeared!!!

If you'd like to make one, here below are the simple instructions for my key cover, which would work for a medium size rounded key using a 3mm hook:

Color A:
Round 1: Start with a magic loop, 5sc in the magic loop
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch (total 10 st)
Round 3: 1sc in next 3 st, 2 chains and skip next 2st, 1sc in next 3 st, 2 chains and skip next 2st (10 st)
Round 4: 1sc in each stitch (total 10 st).
As I was working in rounds I do 2 more sc in the next 2 st in Color A before changing colour.

Color B:
Round 5: 1sc in each stitch (total 10st)

Color A:
Round 6: 5sc2tog (total 5 st)

Fasten off and the key cover is ready! You can then make as many chains as you want with Color B and pass them through the hole to tight it to your set of keys.

I would be happy to hear if you try making one and if the instructions are easy to follow.

Hope you liked the idea!

Wishing you all a happy evening!

October 24, 2014

Crochet Pumpkin Amigurumi

The season is here, and all the markets are selling pumpkins! I believe this weekend is going to be a good time to carve pumpkins and bake pumpkin seeds!!

But apart from real pumpkin decorations, this year I thought I would make also a crochet pumpkin, simple and very quick to make.

It's a good fit for Halloween and Thansgiving decorations, together with my last year's projects of  SPOOKY SPIDERS and TURKEY AMIGURUMI!

Hope you're having a nice day!


October 20, 2014

Spicing up the kitchen with a Crochet Jar Cover

Here is one of those projects that I had in my mind since I started crocheting, and now I finally dedicated some time to it..a crocheted jar cover!

It's a very simple project and you can use any leftovers as it does not require a lot of yarn.

I hadn't focused much on crocheting for the kitchen and I wanted to "spice up" a little bit my oregano jar, so I crocheted around the cover using a light green cotton, while using a darker green as a contrast on the edge and for the bow.

What do you think of it?

I am quite happy with the way it fits within my spice rack...and I have a feeling that this could be the first one of a big series!!

Hope you like it!

Wishing you all a lovely evening

October 05, 2014

Crochet Mug Cozy

Autumn has definitely reached London and to me it's the best time of the year to enjoy crocheting.

It had been a while since I wanted to realise a mug cozy and, thinking a bit ahead, it could be a sweet present for Christmas.

I followed the free pattern from Marion Hassold, and you can find the link to it HERE

The pattern is very easy to follow and super quick to took me about half hour to make it....and your present is ready!!!

I used a 4.5mm hook with a medium thickness yarn.

Just sent a picture to my sister telling her my idea to start making more as Christmas presents and she suggested me to start making one for her to keep it in her office :)

Hope you like the idea and follow the link through this easy pattern...sure many of your friends and family will enjoy it!

Wish you a lovely Sunday