Knit and crochet OCD


I might not post a lot but I keep my hands very busy, sometimes I just can’t stop πŸ™‚ It’s text-book OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) when you’re obsessed about something and you are not able to stop doing that thing even if it hurts :)))

Now, let me show you what I’ve been up to lately:

My first Raglan style dress (sorry about the pictures, not so fancy :D)

Raglan style black dress1 Raglan style black dress2

Piece of cake after I figured out how to do the Raglan increases πŸ˜‰ I’ve made crochet borders from joined motifs (at the base of the neck and bottom of the dress) I picked up stitches and knit to the end. I’ve made alterations for a better fit (increase/decrease evenly in the round), I added 2×2 Rib knitted borders at the sleeves.

Next project done was a purse that I made for someone, I did it before but I thought you might like to see how it turned out πŸ™‚ You can find the pattern here

Circle based granny square purse1 Circle based granny square purse2

Then, my inspiration came from a cute pattern that you can find here. It’s shrug but I modified it and made it longer with long sleeves. I made one for my mom, too πŸ™‚

Hat and top1 Treble crochet top

And of course, to go with it I stitched up a hat after I saw a picture on Google and tried to do something similar, not so slouchy though.

Treble crochet hat

Next was this cute top, a crochet knit combo with foundation Hdc and Hdc worked in every stitch through the back loops only, picked up stitches (120sts) and worked a cable pattern 6CB 6CF with a purl stitch on each side (P16CB 6CFP1), knit the rest of the stitches. So, for the cable pattern you need 14 stitches and the rest it up to you how many you need to cast on to fit your size. The crochet part is worked flat and the knitted part in the round.

Cable top1 Cable top2

The last finished item was a V-stitch cardigan with reverse single crochet borders:

Cardigan and top1 Cardigan and top2 V-stitch cardi1

Right now I’m working on two projects so I’ll keep you posted πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoyed my manic knitting (crocheting) phase. LOL

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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