***** This year has brought us new experiences, some might be positive, while some could be a little tough on us, but nevertheless we try to be optimistic about our future! It’s great that many people have found relaxation in crafts and created beautiful things during both lockdowns. I guess we are well-prepared for 2021 […]
SINEQUANON: Knit Sweater Dress Pattern
*** There’s truly nothing we love more in winter than a stylish turtleneck sweater dress – your absolutely necessary piece (aka SINE QUA NON), that makes you feel confident and comfortable in winter. Length of cuffs and collar can be worked to desired length. Decide whether you wish to leave a simple V-neck or add […]
DIAGONAL BLOSSOMS: Crochet Pattern
* * * Before publishing this new knit sweater-dress pattern www.instagram.com/p/CH8H-x9BWSg I thought of including several easier crochet patterns that I usually make with yarn left-overs and give as gifts or donate to charity auctions in our local school. This year’s charity auction is off due to the pandemic, so I’m posting photos from objects that […]
New Year’s Dress-KIDS: Crochet Dress Pattern
***** This is kids version of my New Year’s Dress that was published in 2017. I have simplified the stitches to make this project accessible to all crocheters who can follow written or charted crochet patterns and know how to work the following stiches: chain, slip stitch, sc, dc, dc-stitches joined together and popcorn stitches. Photos for dc-stitches joined together and […]
TRAPEZOID: Corner to Corner Crochet Dress Pattern
***** I could not stop with this idea because it looks so modern and suitable for every day wear [not a fancy kind of dress that I have no place to wear :)]. So, here is the new trapezoid dress! 😊 It is fitted through the bust before falling gracefully into a flattering A-line silhouette […]
How to minimize pilling in your handmade sweaters?
*** A while ago I made a cardi with not well twisted wool/acrylic blend and after a few days of wearing it I could see those annoying tiny fuzz balls that ruined the look of my cardi, so I will not buy this yarn for my future garment projects. On the contrary, I could not […]
CLASSIC UNISEX Scarf Pattern
*** As we all are getting ready for colder seasons I created another Huge Unisex Scarf! 😊 This parallelogram shaped piece was my TV project that allowed my hands to switch between crocheting and knitting. My hands are never hurt since I design items that don’t require tight stitching like bags, hats or amigurumis, but […]
TRAPEZOID: Corner to Corner Crochet Top Pattern
***** I adore garments worked on a bias [= on the diagonal] for their wonderful drape – they appear softer, more supple, and have more stretch than projects crocheted the “usual way”. Besides, they look more dynamic and classy, even if the simplest crochet stitches are used. More details about your new crochet top: This […]
NEW YEAR’S Dress or Top. Or a Summer Wedding Dress?
***** Finally found time to update this top down crochet dress pattern to my current writing style :). NOT a single STITCH or CHART were changed though! So, what was adjusted then? – Added a new cover photo on page 1. Alas, I was not able to show photos of the front on me at the […]
TRANSFORMATION of patterns: Dress, Top or Skirt?
***** You definitely played this game where you change or add 1 letter in a word to make a new word. Like dog-log-bog-big-sig-sign-sigh-sight-light-might-right-bright and so on. What about the world of crochet patterns? How a few stitches gave birth to a whole collection of 10 crochet patterns 😊. Let’s talk about TRANSFORMATION! 1. The first […]