Sunday, 26 July 2015

Crochet Baby Booties

I was looking for a crochet pattern to make baby booties for a long time and this one was just perfect. I love the stitches used and how the beautiful outcome.

I did a lot of modifications in the sole and so had to to change the pattern as I crocheted the upper part.
The sole therefore looks like this ....

I just loved working the cuffs. But have turned out to be little bulky. 
I used Nature Cotton yarn (Holding 2 yarns together throughout).
Hook size 3.5
Sole measures 4.5 inches

Free pattern here

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Beautiful Crochet Motif

When I saw this motif, I just loved it.
It can be put in use in variety of things. How about making a beautiful bag, a cushion cover or even decorating a dress.

The free pattern for the motif can be found here.

Happy Crocheting!


Monday, 6 April 2015

Knitting : Honeycomb Stitch

This is a beautiful stitch that I always wanted to work. It seems to be a difficult one, but one of the stitches that a beginner can do. All you need to know is cast on, Knit ,Purl, Slip Stitch and Binding off.

The honeycomb stitch is also called as The Wasp Nest Knitting Stitch.

I wanted to make a baby blanket with this stitch but now I am planning to make a hat.
Used some scrap yarn to learn this stitch then blocked it, otherwise my swatch was a bit puckered.

This Video explains the stitch very well. Go here to see the written pattern

Here are some fabulous projects related to Honeycomb Stitch. Click on the images to go to the original post.

Honeycomb Rainbow Blanket Free Pattern
 Honeycomb Stroller Blanket 

Ravelry: The Honeycomber pattern by Wendy Bernard 
The Honeycomber

Little Windows hat. Need to try this one for my kids. Free pattern.  
Little Windows hat
The pattern for adult size hat is here

Knitting pattern for Bee's Knees legwarmers for children. Gotta make these for Evalyn.
Bee's Knees

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

My Sophie So Far....

I call this Crochet Painting ...........

Now you know why I wasn't posting for a while. Crocheting 'hard' to finish each weeks pattern for this Beautiful blanket.

The Cal is happening here


Solid Granny Square Crochet Bag

It took me a long time to decide on the color of yarn to join the squares and what kind of strap would be good.

This is the final outcome. There are many loose ends but I would make a lining for the bag as well as the strap.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Solid Granny Square Project In Progress

Do you remember the Solid Granny Square patten that was posted earlier ?

I made 18 Granny squares for a project .
I am still deciding on the yarn color and the method to be used for joining these squares.
Should be able to finish it this month.

I am Taking Part in Sophie’s Universe CAL 2015

I have finished the part 1 and 2 of the mystery CAL. A great opportunity to bust my stash and use up all the yarns that have been there for ages.

The CAL is going on here.

Waiting for the next part .........

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Embroidery Stitches For Leaves : Fishbone Stitch and Variations - 2

Two other variations of fishbone stitch are open fishbone and the leaf stitch.

3. Open Fishbone Stitch 

4. Leaf stitch

Leaf stitch is worked from bottom towards the tip.

The length a to c has to kept the maximum and continued up till the tip to get a good finish.

Now the needle is at a point similar to point 'c' in the previous picture. Continue stitching as shown thereafter.

More embroidery stitches coming up....

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Embroidery Stitches For Leaves : Fishbone Stitch and Variations - 1

The first stitch that comes to my mind with the thought of embroidering a leaf is the Fishbone Stitch. It is from the family of crossed stitches.
Here is the fishbone stitch and its few variations worked on leaves. 

1. Fishbone Stitch

Bring the needle up at the tip of the leaf.

Pass the needle at the point shown above on the central vein to a point just next to the tip on the left side.

Now, pass the needle from the central vein ( a little below the 1st stitch) to the right side just next to the tip of the leaf.


 Continue working in a similar way

Leaf half done

2. Raised Fishbone Stitch

It is also called as overlapping herringbone stitch / self padded herringbone stitch

Bring the needle up at the tip of the leaf. Pass the needle from b to c

Pick the fabric very close to the tip from 'e' to 'f'.

Pass the needle from g to h

Continue working in a similar way.


3. Open Fishbone Stitch (next post)
4. Leaf Stitch  (next post)


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Solid Granny Square

How to Make 

Magic ring with Ch3

 Row 1: Magic ring , (Ch3, 1dc),  (Ch2 , 3dc) 3 times , Ch2, 1dc 

How to join with the new color yarn
while joining to the 3rd Ch of beg Ch 3 pull out the different color yarn

Row 2 started

Row 2 : Ch 3, 1 dc, *( 2dc, Ch2, 2dc) in the corner ch2 space,  dc on next 3dc, 
Repeat from * 2 more times,
( 2dc, Ch2, 2dc) in the corner ch2 space, 1dc , join with new color.

Row 3 - till desired : continue as above - dc on each dc of previous round and 
( 2dc, Ch2, 2dc) in the corner ch2 space, join.