One can say many things about the crocheter community, but no one can say crocheters are not committed. Every time there’s a cause when someone asks for crocheted stuff, crocheters are there to flood the world with yarn, no matter if it’s to help the refugees, the penguins or the homeless. All it takes is a quick look at the Crochet Guild of America’s webpage to see a glimpse of all the charity projects they work on.
But every now and then, some cause gets viral and suddenly everyone (EVERYONE) is crocheting octopuses for premature born babies. Continue reading
If you are looking for a quick project to crochet before winter is over, these comfy stay-at-home socks are a good way to give use to odd skeins that may have remained from bigger projects, and they also make great gifts.
One small skein like these ones from Flying Tiger stores makes for one sock for small woman’s feet (about 36 in Spain, which according to this website would be like a 5.5 in US and a 3.5 in UK)
Using this hairy yarn adds a plus of difficulty because you need to literally feel (with your fingers) where the stitches are, since it’s impossible to determine with your eyes where are you supposed to insert your hook next… This can be quite discouraging at first… but this also means it won’t show if you make any mistakes… 😉
The pattern itself is not difficult, and you can follow video instructions in my previous post about socks from (can’t-bellieve-how-quick-time-goes-by) two years ago.
I must admit I’ve never watched an episode of Star Trek. I did watch a movie, some years ago, the reboot they made with that guy who was the villain on Heroes, and I remember it bored me a lot. But my cousin just became father, and he’s been a huge fan of the series since… forever, so I thought he would appreciate that her daughter had a little Spock doll to play with.
So, here you have a Christmas tree that’s eco-friendly, fits all apartment sizes and is fun to make.
Best thing about crochet is that you never end learning. As much as you think you know, there is always a new stitch out there waiting to be discovered! Today I want to share with you this little pouch I made to try a newfound stitch: the Moroccan Stitch.
Today I want to share with you this amigurumi I made as a birthday present for my friend Marta. She is Monkey according to the Chinese zodiac. We looked it up some years ago and we found out the description really matched her personality, and we’ve been making jokes about that since.
I couldn’t live with myself knowing I still had a skein left of that super expensive quiviuk yarn in my closet, so I decided to end the accessory set of the neck warmer and the mittens with a beanie.
After my fan stitch neck warmer, I still had 2 skeins of that quiviuk yarn to spend, so I chose to make a pair of fingerless gloves following this tutorial I found in Youtube:
The mittens looked very cool, and the video is easy and very well explained.
I’ve never heard of the Iris stitch before though, but I think it’s the same as the so called shell stitch.
What is quiviuk? Well, it’s the fur of an animal called muskox, an it’s very rare and expensive. But I didn’t know it either until last week.
My mother in law brought me 8 skeins of this suuuper good quality yarn from Italy and I was excited and afraid at the same time, because I wanted to use them but I didn’t want to waste them in something ugly… I thought a jacket or a jersey will be nice, but I’ve never crocheted anything with sleeves… and this yarn didn’t seem the appropriate one to experiment with!
So I ended up designing this kind of sleeveless jersey / vest…
Classic mirror selfie…