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 time...so 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 realize...it 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