Been crocheting for a while now and used to work with little hairpins as stitch markers. But I've got 2 self-made markers now:
1) flowery stitch marker - pattern here!
I'm really really happy with them!
Two weeks ago I went for a short sunny holiday (big smile!) and decided I wanted to have an ankle bracelet. I've always loved ankle bracelets and feel they're a part of summer as well as holidays!
Since I was so excited being able to improvise my crocheted necklace, I thought - let's try a simple ankle bracelet as well.. I had a cute wooden heartshaped button and took some off-white colored yarn and voila!
For the first time I dared to enter a swap! I hope somebody will claim my offer, this is what it looks like!
50 x pink shiny beads
15 x green (jade?) glass beads
8 x flat green (jade?) glass beads
2 x (different) keychains from Turkey containing a total of 55 beads
1 x big metal shoe-shaped charm decorated with ornamental stones
15 x wooden colored beads with on one side chinese marks, the other side a little buddha
And I'm sending it in a cute recyclable bag (in background)
I found these fawn accessories from Figs & Ginger and I think they're so cute! Especially with matching necklace & earrings, I really WANT them!!! Sigh... I wish I'd have the talent to make these myself.. So pretty...
I finally managed to write down my improvised crochet pattern! So here it is!
Download Two-Flower-Necklace by Lily Razz or read it below!
- 2.5mm crochet hook
- small amount 4ply cotton (or any thin yarn)
- beads of choice
Chain 96, turn
Row 1: First snippet (will act as buttonhole):
1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, ch2, sk 1ch, 1dc, 1hdc, 2sc.
Continue with normal snippets: *2sc, 1hdc, 1dc, ch1, 1sc in top of previous dc, 1dc, 1hdc, 2sc* work *__* 'till end. Fasten of, weave in ends.
- ch4, sl st to make ring
- *ch7, 1sc in ring (1petal)* repeat *__* 4times (in total you will have 5 petals)
- in everal petal, crochet as follows: 2sc, 1hdc, 2dc,1hdc, 2sc, 1sl st in inner ring. Fasten of, weave in ends.
- ch5, sl st to make ring
- *ch9, 1sc in ring (1 petal)* repeat from *__* 4 times (in total 5 petals)
- in every petal, crochet as follows: 2sc, 3hdc, 5dc, 3hdc, 2sc, 1 sl st in inner ring. Fasten of, weave in ends.
- sew a small bead in middle of each flower
- sew the flowers to the necklace
- sew a button/bead at the end of the necklace that fits the buttonhole.
Abbreviations I used:
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet (UK: half-treble crochet)
sc = single crochet (UK: dc double crochet)
sk = skip
sl st = slip st (UK: sc single crochet)
* = repeat directions between * and * as many times as indicated
Yep this one's definately added to my wanna-do list! I'm not sure when I'll find the time to make it, but I'm already sure I will enjoy making this one!
I found the tutorial on this website.. As soon as I find a nice fabric, I'm sure it won't take long before I'm working on it!
I'm still loving flowers! Two days ago I made this "blossom poofs"-bookmark. You can find the free pattern here! Since my beads were so much bigger, I had to alter the pattern a little bit to fit the flowers to the size of the beads.. I'll type down my changes below the picture!
Altered pattern to fit to my beads:
(strung 2 beads on yarn before crocheting - as you can see on the pictures, I took 2 different colors)
ch3, push 1 bead up as close to your ch as you can get it, ch 2 more, and sl st to form a ring.
Inner Ring of Petals:
ch3, 4dc, sl st (make 3 petals, and sl st in 2nd sp of first petal)
Outer Ring of Petals:
In every 2nd & 4th sp of previous petals, work ch3, 4dc, sl st (make 6 petals, and sl st in first petal)
Then I chained 100 and then made another flower as described above.
By the way, I made it into a bookmark, but of course you can also make it into something else, for example: bracelet, belt, curtain tidy - depending on your wishes! ;-)
Today I gave my friend this "Thank You"-bracelet as a little gift to tell her how I appreciate our friendship. This one's very simple but you can make tons of variations of this bracelet: you can add/remove the number of strands, experiment with different "close" buttons and even put in some beads and bangles.
I'll probably make some more with bright spring colors for myself and others!
Yesterday evening I made this cable tidy. Cuz I don't like cables, they annoy me. Sometimes I wish that I had a totally "wireless" home. Cables are just so.. UGLY!
Actually the design said it's for keeping your charger cables from flying everywhere, but I used it for my cables lying in the house. I know I can't make them dissapear, but hey.. why not make them pretty then? ;-)
Also like to make a cable tidy? Find the pattern here.
This tiny little bag is about 5cm tall and handy to use instead of wrapping paper when you have a small present to give! Again, it's easy peasy and quick to make and it's very cute! I'm using this one for myself to stash my beads in..
You like? Here's the link to the pattern!
After a finalizing a few crochet projects, I discovered there are two things you really need to stick with:
1) Clutter Control (meaning yarns, hooks, unfinished projects etc.)
2) Pin Control
And that's why I made a pincushion for myself!
Easy to make and very effective! I don't have a solution the clutter control yet.. Any suggestions?
Oooooh I love the fact that it's spring!!! Makes me so happy! A few days ago I went and started crocheting flowers.. And I mean non-stop. Cuz they were so easy and quick to make, oh and did I mention that it's spring and I love love love it?
But now the next thing to do is finding a purpose for them.. Will I stick them on a purse, will I stick them in my hair?
One thing I am quite happy about is the necklace I made, was fun to do actually. And it's quite nice to wear..
Hope you like it!
Hi! I'm from Amsterdam, I've never been very creative but somehow I found crochet and that fueled the whole creative side in me! I've never been a social-media-diva but I noticed that I do like blogging! Hence my blog about creative stuff :-)