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.
This Christmas I made some of these envelope clutches as a gift.
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.
Socks, socks and more socks. This year’s present for everyone has been socks!
I started looking on Youtube and found out this tutorial by Oana Oros, which is really easy to follow, and the results are great!
Wow! It’s been a while! I didn’t have the chance to blog much during my summer vacations, but now I’m back in the city and ready to return to my routine –or almost.
Today I bring you something quick and easy: an origami dress.
Sometimes we have to give money to someone for their birthday and money really is an ugly thing to give, so it’s always better to make a gift card or something nice as part of the present.
I made this for my sister in law’s birthday. We were told that she wanted a dress, but since those things are so personal, we thought a gift card and the money was a better option.
This is the tutorial I followed but there are many others out there.
I’m preparing something very cool for next week but I can’t post it yet because it’s a birthday present for my friend Marta who could be reading this post so -psssss-. All I can say is that it has glitter… and she is going to love it! 🙂
Make these totally functioning cocktail umbrellas from scratch.
There’s been too much yarn around here lately, so I think it’s time for a little bit of paper crafts.
Do you feel like learning how to make this wonderful 3D paper stars? They look a little Christmassy in white, but they can make a cute bow for any present if you make them in any other color.
This has nothing to do with crafts, it’s true… But it certainly involves creativity. And bananas! And it’s always nice to laugh 🙂