Springtime WreathThis is my design for a little Springtime Crocheted Wreath. The pattern/tutorial that I'm writing out here is for the circular green part of the wreath, and the general putting together of the whole thing :: you can use whatever flowers you like to adorn it with (the flowers I've used here are my Little Picot Flowers, pattern found here). I've hooked my wreath on a 4mm hook, using Rowan handknit DK cotton. The wreath measures approx 15 cm/6 inches across. I'm using UK crochet terms, as follows ::Ombre Basket PatternI am so amazed at the interest with this basket I used 9 colors and tried to achieve an ombre effect. The size is about three times larger than the chunky basket.Sliding loop : an easy way to begin granny square!The double sliding loop is my favorite way to begin a granny square. I find this method fabulous as I can make the beginning ring the size I want. I worked it with a double ring as I find it more safe and easier to weave in end the tails. And here is a tutorial just to share with you my way to work :
Baby Booties Knitting PatternsPhoto (CC 2.0) These baby booties are adorable and look at those sweet pink elephant buttons, they make them extra special. There are so many different kinds of buttons you can use for your little baby booties to make them unique.A Better Granny Rectangle « crochet againWell, I think it is better : ) As I said before, in my other Granny Rectangle post (don’t go there, I think this one is better), I have always been unsatisfied with how the center of granny rectangles line up in the middle, instead of alternating like it does in the rest of the fabric. It seems weaker and is not as pleasing to me, I just don’t like it : ) Don’t know why I didn’t do it this way the first time I got the idea, but at least I thought of it now. For the size I did in the example: Ch 22 Ch 21 (corrected 8-24-13) In the 6th chain from the hook, 3dc.
Chevron Scarf PatternA reader requested the pattern for the chevron scarf that I'm still working on So here it is Materials Size G or H crochet hook (the H hook will make a looser and wider scarf) worsted weight yarn Yarn needleCarina's Craftblog: Tutorial: crochet granny triangleSo! Here we go with the granny triangle tutorial. Did you master the magic circle yet? Ready to go? By the way, this is the yarn I use.