In my last post I mentioned two crocheting projects I was working on.
One of those two projects is finished, and I would like to show you!
Besides painting, I also enjoy crocheting. I crocheted a lot lately, and the next three projects are on their way. You can read more on the upcoming projects at the end of this post, first I would like to show you the project I finished recently.
After reading the magazine in the photo’s below, I wanted to crochet the scarf pictured here.
It is called the shawl Waterlilly. I had never crocheted a triangular scarf before, this pattern seemed a good place to start. You start with a very long chain of stitches, and decrease the number of stitches each row untill you have no more stitches left, and have made a triangular scarf.
Here you can see the result:
Maybe I will use a plain yarn next time, because the colors in the yarn I used interfere a bit with the pattern.
Here you can see some detail pictures:
My mom loved the shawl, so now it is hers 🙂
Meanwhile, I am almost finished with a project with a circle.
Also, I started crocheting a blanket, and I want to participate in the goedgemutst breicampagne. But then with crocheted hats:) The proceeds of the goedgemutstcampagne go to the national seniors fund that organises activities for (lonely) elderly people.
The blanket is a big big project, so, when I don’t feel like it I can make some hats as a nice little project-in-between.
Plenty to do, I will keep you informed!
I was in a yarn shop the other day, where I saw a curious looking bag.
It appeared it was a crocheted bag that was felted afterwards.
Look, here’s an example I found on another blog:
I really love this effect and wanted to try it myself.
For this purpose I bought the Big Delight Atlantis yarn from Drops.
It is very important that you use wool, other yarn types (acryl, cotton) will not felt.
The bag I made has a very simple design. You just crochet a big rectangle that you fold over 1,5 times. That makes the front, back and flap. You also crochet a long thin strip that will become the sides of the bag and the handle. The long strip is connected to the front and back of the bag with single crochets.
Below you see the bag I crocheted, before I felted it.
I only used single crochets. You can make the bag as big or small as you want. Just remember that the felting process reduces the size of the bag by 15-30%, so you need to make the bag bigger than you want it to become after the felting.
Before felting, my bag was 40 cm wide, 25 cm high and the flap was 14 cm high. I used about 2,5 skeins.
This wool has a beautiful pattern!
I added two buttonhooks, which I made by crocheting a row of chainstitches and adding a row of single crochets.
The felting process is super simple, you just put the bag in the washing machine on a program of choice, at about 40-60 degrees Celcius. That’s it!
Are you curious how the bag turned out?
Here it is:
I’m superpleased with it, and think it worked out great.
The bag became thicker and sturdier by the felting, and is very suitable as a bag (even for heavier goods).
I absolutely love the color pattern!
This picture shows the back of the bag.
After felting the bag is 28 cm wide, 22 cm high and the flap is 10,5 cm. It shrunk quite a bit, about 15-30% (depending where you measure), exactly the amout that was predicted!
I also bought 3 skeins of Drops Big Delight Lava, and I’m still working on which felting project want to make next.Perhaps another bag?
I wish you a nice day!
It’s King’s Day this week in the Netherlands, and for that occasion I designed a crown!
The crown is made up of two parts, and you can crochet the crown in any color you want!
For King’s Day I made the crown in orange, and red-white-and-blue, our National colors. Isn’t it gorgeous?!
My doughter loves it, she wears it every day 🙂
For the pattern description I made the crown again, and this time in yellow-red. Also very Regal colors! The beads makes it look all pretty.
Do you want to make this crown?
Here’s the link to the UK pattern:Haakpatroon Kroon UK (101 downloads)
And here’s the link to the USA pattern:haakpatroon kroon USA (116 downloads)
The pattern is also available in Dutch, via THIS LINK.