Samstag, 25. April 2015

Weihnachtsstern-Einkaufstasche/Poinsettia Market Bag

Eine weitere Markttasche ist fertig (ok, sie ist schon eine Weile fertig). Diesmal mit einem großen Weihnachtsstern. Eigentlich war die Tasche eine quadratische Geschenkatasche, aber ich habe das Muster nach oben erweitert und so ist es eine große Tasche geworden. :)
 
Another market bag is finished (ok, it's has been finished for some time). This one has a big poisettia on it. The pattern was for a small square gift bag, but I added some rows at the top and now it is a fully grown market bag. :)
 

Montag, 20. April 2015

GIVEAWAY TIME!

 
OK, ladies and gentlemen, I promised you a little GIVEAWAY when my Facebook business page reached the 300 likes. I thought about what my followers could be interested in and since there are a lot of crocheters, it will be.........YARN of course! So here we go: two balls of Katia Jaipur (I'm working on a summer scarf with this and I LOVE it!) plus a matching 1,75 mm Prym crochet hook.

How do you get in? Just like my FB business page (if you didn't already), leave me a comment here on my blog, what you'd make with the yarn and share this post to your own FB page. Simple as that. Winners will be picked on May 1st!

This giveaway is open to international participants.

Freitag, 17. April 2015

Wade's Blanket CAL: Part 3


Hello and welcome to Part 3 of the Wade's Blanket CAL, hosted by Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design!

Please share your progress on our Facebook Pages Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design so that we can include them in our next posts!

Today's pattern is

Tall Stitch Daisy Square
(Perfect for spring coming, right?)


PATTERN TERMS:    US

YARN WEIGHT:   DK (8PLY / LIGHTWORSTED WEIGHT)

HOOK SIZE:   5.00mm

SQUARE SIZE:    12cm x 12cm  

Make as many squares as you made from the last two patterns. I for example will make 11 squares.

Start with a magic ring. If you're not sure how to make a magic ring, you can find a good video tutorial here. You can also 3ch and work the 11 dc into the first chain from hook.

Round 1:  3ch (counts as 1dc); 11 dc into circle; sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch3 to close round. Break off yarn. Pull the beginning tail to close the center hole and sew in tail. (12dc)

For a nice way to break off yarn and weaving in the ends, have a look at Part 1 of the CAL, where I shared a little tutorial.


Round 2:  Join yarn in any of the dc from previous round. 5ch (counts as 1dtrc) 1dtrc in same space as join (2dtrc grouping), 2ch;  *2dtrc into top of dc  (2dtrc grouping), 2ch*. Repeat * to * 11 times; sl st into 5th chain of beginning ch5 to close round.  Break off yarn.(24dtrc)



Round 3:  Join yarn in 2ch space between any 2dtrc grouping; 3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same space as join;   3dc into next 2ch space;    (3trc, 3ch, 3trc) into next 2ch space (corner made);   *(3dc into next 2ch space)*; **(3trc, 3ch, 3trc) into next 2ch  space**. Repeat * to * 2 times and ** to ** 3 times; sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch3 to close round. Turn work.



Round 4: Working on the wrong side 3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into same space as join; 3trc, 3ch, 3trc into next space (corner made); *3dc into each of the next 3 spaces, (3trc, 3ch, 3trc) into next space*. Repeat * to * 3 times. Sl st into top of the beginning 3ch to close round. Turn work.


Round 5: Working on the right side 3ch (counts as 1dc), 2dc into the same space; 3dc into the next 2 spaces, (3dc, 3ch, 3dc) into corner 3ch;  *3dc into each of the next 4 spaces;   (3dc, 3ch, 3dc) into corner 3ch*. Repeat * to * 3 times. 3dc into the next space. Sl st into top of the beginning 3ch to close round. Break off yarn.




Congratulations! You've made the first Tall Stitch Daisy Square.

Have fun making your squares and see you again in two weeks with Part 4 of Wade's Blanket. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact Zelna or me via our blogs or post your question in the comments. You can also find us on Facebook: Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design.
 

Donnerstag, 16. April 2015

Interessantes Deckchen/Interesting Doily

Dieses Deckchen wollte ich schon lange mal nachhäkeln, weil es mich vor allem wegen des interessanten Musters in der Mitte angesprochen hat. Und mit ein bisschen Farbe wirkt es modern.
 
I wanted to crochet this doily for long, as I like the square center very much. And with a splash it looks modern.
 

Montag, 13. April 2015

Neues Material/New supplies

Oliven- und Nussbaumwurzelholz: Griffmaterial für neue Messer
 
Olive and walnut root: handle material for new knives
 

Sonntag, 12. April 2015

Messer Nr. 5/Knife No 5

Mein fünftes selbstgebautes Messer ist fertig. Ich habe diese Klinge von einem Freund bekommen und sollte einen Griff dranmachen.
 
My fifth handmade knife is finished. I got this blade from a friend to add a handle to it.

 
Und das habe ich gemacht: Walnussholz und Stahlnieten, bewusst einfach gehalten, um nicht von der tollen Klinge abzulenken.
 
And that's what I did: walnut wood and steel rivets, kept it simple as not to distract from the beautiful blade.
 
 
Ich habe auch eine Messerscheide gemacht: 3mm Rindsleder, nass geformt und mit dunkelbraun passend eingefärbt.
 
I also made a knifesheath: 3mm cowhide, wet shaped and dyed with darkbrown leather dye.

 
Mein Freund hat sich sehr über sein Messer gefreut.
 
My friend liked it a lot.
 

Freitag, 10. April 2015

Half Time! Show your squares from the Wade's Blanket CAL Part 2

Hi everyone! Part 2 is already one week old and that means it's half time. I received again a lot of beautiful pictures of our participants and I love looking at all the different colorways they chose.
 
Laura made another kid's blanket with the pattern from Part 2:
 
 
 
Julia of Dada Neon Crochet goes on with her bright neon colors:
 
 
I'm in love with Sandra's colors on her blanket:

 
Susan makes two blankets. A bigger one with bright colors joined in black: 

 
And a smaller one with black and white squares joined in green. What a great colorway!
 
 
And here are Tina's squares for part 2. She's making a blanket for her grandson. I bet he will love it!

 
Last but not least here are again my own squares:
 
 
Have fun making your squares and see you again in one week with Part 3 of Wade's Blanket. If you have any questions or problems, you can contact Zelna or me via our blogs or post your question in the comments. You can also find us on Facebook: Zooty Owl and Kokopelli Design. And don't forget to share your photos!