Butterfly Stitch fever


I found a couple of weeks ago on YouTube a cute slouch hat pattern from a lovely lady, Meladora,Β  and I had to make 2 for myself πŸ™‚ You can also find the pattern here. She has many wonderful patterns, beautiful bags and hats with free tutorials, you might want to check it out.

I also made a poncho (my creation) using the butterfly stitch. I did two long pieces worked in butterfly stitch, chained 121, crochet hook 5 mm, medium worsted weight yarn.

R1: Sc

R2: Begin Butterfly stitch patt. When starting row 2, insert the hook in the last Sc from previous row, not like you usually do in the next stitch from the beginning. I hope I’m not confusing you πŸ˜€

Work for about 90 cm or how long you want the poncho,Β  join the two pieces (on the WS) at their narrower sides, and then try it on and see where you want it to fall off the shoulder, mark the place and then joinΒ  working slip stitches on the wrong side until you reach the point where you want your forearm to pop out so it can move freely without having the poncho in the way.

You might want to use a lighter yarn because it gets a little heavy given the fact that most of the poncho falls on the side of your body. That’s it and this is how they look like. Thank you, Meladora for your wonderful patterns!

Butterfly Stitch hat abd poncho2 Butterfly stitch hat and poncho1 Meladora's Butterfly stitch slouch hat2 Meladora's Butterfly stitch slouch hat3 Meladora's Butterfly stitch slouch hat4 Meladora's Butterfly stitch slouch hat5

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A dog’s day out


I know it’s been a while since I posted my projects but rest assured I worked on quite a few πŸ˜€

I’ve made some hats and scarves for my dad, friends and family (including myself), my first Raglan style dress and my first dog pullover. I’ll post soon some of them.

My sister came home for the Holidays with her cute little pup Wasabi and asked me if I can whip up a sweater or pullover for the little one because it gets really cold in the winter and freezes the dog’s little butt over πŸ™‚ So, I did just that. Although it was a first for me, It turned out pretty well, I think. I’ve made a knitted ribbed collar (2×2) for 10 cm or so and then I switched to crochet, worked for a few rounds (HDC),Β  placed markers where the front legs begin, made the holes with the help of the chain stitch then joined for continuing in the round, started decreases to fit the body, worked straight for a few centimeters (I used the “model” as you can see below to check if it fits). I made the back longer and the front shorter for obvious reasons πŸ˜€ and finished with a little strap for the tail. That was it, really easy.Β  Of course it needed testing out on the field so it was a success πŸ™‚ I hope you like it.

Wasabi1 Wasabi2 Wasabi4 Wasabi Sweater3