Picot fans bolero and top


Finally finished what I was working on as I was telling you in an earlier post. My inspiration was the beautiful picot fans stitch. I made the top first, starting with the cups (if you recall the pattern for the cup is the same from the To dress or not to dress post). That was pretty easy. I worked the fan part in the round, added 2 straps and It went fairly quickly. The bolero was another story πŸ˜€ I had an idea in my mind of how I wanted it to look like and as I was working it I changed it completely :))). I like it better how it turned out. The tricky part is that I didn’t write only part of the pattern as I was working so it will be a challenge if I want to make it again. Oh, well…

Let me now what you think, hope you like them πŸ™‚

A little inspiration goes a long way


I’ve been busy working on something cute, almost done, can’t wait to show you πŸ™‚ Until then, I would love to share with you a knitted project that I made (actually two) inspired by an awesome lace shrug pattern. Work flat the lace part and the garter stitch part in the round.

It is a fairly simple pattern as long as you get used to making the lace πŸ˜€ If you want to know how it’s made, there you go:

Worsted weight yarn, 8 mm circular knitting needle, 4 mm knitting needle. Size: medium.

Back:

CO 120 sts, work lace pattern 4 times (flat).

Lace pattern (flat):

(Worked over a multiple of 12 sts):

Row 1: [Yo, k2tog] to end.
Row 2: P all sts.
Row 3: K all sts.
Row 4: P all sts.
Row 5: [S1-k2tog-psso, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4] to end.
Rows 6 & 7: [P3tog, p4, yo, p1, yo, p4] to end.
Row 8: [S1-k2tog-psso, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4] to end.
Row 9: [P3tog, p4, yo, p1, yo, p4] to end.

Next row: K2tog to end of row.

Front: same as for Back.

Join body (work in the round from now on). Place both sides on 4 mm circular needles and start working garter stitch (K one round, P next round). Increase and decrease evenly as much as you need. Work for 20-25 cm garter stitch. BO.

This is for the short version (as a top) and for the dress all you have to do is repeat the lace pattern as many times as you want for the length. Add straps if you’d like.

The lace pattern it is not my creation, it is from the link above.

Diagonal rib hat and scarf


Before I started crocheting I made lots of knitted projects, big or small. OneΒ  of those projects was this nice hat that I made as a gift several times along with a matching scarf. I really like the texture of the diagonal rib although I was bored already making the scarf because of the length andΒ  the repetitive pattern. All in all, it is a very fun project to knit as a gift for a family member especially now as the winter is approaching fast.

I omitted the hat border from the original pattern and worked only diagonal rib. The scarf it is easy to make, you choose how long and wide it is, work the pattern and add fringe at the end if you want. I am sure that someone dear to you will be happy to receive such a nice gift πŸ™‚

Diagonal rib stitch:

multiple of 4

R1: *K2P2, repeat from* to end of row

R2: Repeat row 1

R3: K1, *P2K2, repeat from *, end with P2K1

R4: P1, *K2P2, repeat from *, end K2P1

R5: *P2K2, repeat from * to end of row

R6: Repeat row 5

R7: Repeat row 4

R8: Repeat row 3.

For pattern repeat rows 1-8.

Today is “Purseday”


There are so many cute crochet purse patterns I wouldn’t know where to begin! I found a lovely one here

I made mine a little different

It was easy to do, the only annoying part for me was sewing the fabric on the inside and joining the hexagons (phew!). I also added two motifs from here

Another purse I made was from a youtube pattern

I really love this! Mine turned out something like that:

I also created a very simple one, this time knitted flat in garter stitch, then folded to create the flap, added a knitted flower, button, beaded strap, and fabric on the inside and that was it.

That’s it for my “Purseday”, hope you enjoyed it πŸ™‚