Archive | May 2013

Birthday Crown

Good morning! or Good day!

Today we celebrate our dogs 1st birthday. I have a feeling that she knows about it! She keeps running to us and begs hard for attention. She did that before but never as much 😀 This morning she got her special breakfast: wet food, some treats and of course usual food mixed in (she left it out, though – too smart!). She also got a candle, sadly we didn’t teach her how to make a wish and blow it.  The greatest present was a new collar. Kira manages to ruin all the collars we buy her, hence we hope that this one will last.

Opdateret for nylig1

As you can see and guess I made her a birthday crown so she can feel special today. The pattern can be found here. Look for a blue crown (in a picture it is smaller than in the actual pattern). I made it a bit taller. 

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Crochet Bib with a Teddy Bear and a Balloon

At the moment I’m working on a big project: I’m crocheting an activity blanket. In my plans it should be 1.50×1.50m. It’s long but not very hard work. I’m already done with one square, and that leaves me with 8 to go. It also means that I don’t really have much time to crochet something else. On the other hand, I do get tired from doing the same thing again and again. Therefore I have made this cute bib. For a base I followed this pattern: so-simple baby bibs.  

Crochet bib

The balloon pattern was taken from Calleigh’s Clips & Crochet Creations blog. Thank you for this lovely and easy pattern! 🙂 The bear applique was created by me. Here is how you can make it:

You have always join with a slip stitch after each round.

Belly

R1: Magic ring, 6 sc in a ring.

R2: 2sc in each sts (12).

R3: [2sc in a first st, 1sc in next] rep 6 times, ch1 (18)

R4: [2sc, sc in next 2] rep 6 times, ch1 (24)

R5: [2sc, sc in next 3] rep 6 times, ch 1 (30)

R6: [2sc, sc in next 4] rep 6 times, ch1 (36)

R7: [2sc, sc in next 5] rep 6 times, ch 1 (42)

R8: sc in each sts (42). Fasten off.

Arms (make 2):

(start with connecting them to the belly straight away when you start your chain)

R1: ch 10

R2: 3hdc in a 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each stitch. Slip stitch in a body. Fasten off.

Legs (make 2):

(start the same way you did with arms)

R1: ch 7

R2: 3hdc in a 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each stitch. Slip stitch in a body. Fasten off.

Head:

R1: Magic ring, 6 sc in a ring.

R2: 2sc in each stitch (12).

R3: [2 sc, sc in next] rep 5 times (18).

R4: [2sc, sc in next 2] rep 5 times (24).

R5: [2 sc, sc in next 3] rep 5 times (30).

R6: sc in each stitch. Fasten off.

Nose:

R1: Magic ring, 5 sc in a ring.

R2: 2 sc in 1st stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, 2 hdc in next stitch, 2 sc in the last stitch. Slip stitch in next, fasten off. Sew to the head.

Ears (make 2):

(start with connecting them to the heady straight away when you start)

R1: sc, 2hdc in next, dc in next, 2 hdc in next, slip stitch in the last one. Fasten off.

Embroider eyes and nose.

When I was sewing it on the bib I stuffed the belly and the balloon a bit so they are not flat.

Crochet bib

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Heart Baby Blanket (pattern)

I am bit late with the heart baby blanket pattern but here it is. I was done knitting the blanket a few days ago and just finished writing down the pattern. If you find any mistakes, please tell me because it is the very first time I’m making a pattern for a knitting project. I have to tell you that the original idea wasn’t mine. I found a picture of this blanket and a pattern for the heart in one Lithuanian forum. I don’t know who originally created it but thank you. Nevertheless, I had problems with figuring out how many stitches I should cast on before starting it etc. Therefore, I have written down the way I made it so I can help someone who also wants to knit it. All the pictures of the pattern are made by me; the one I found wasn’t as detailed as mine is. I have to mention that it involves not only knitting but crocheting as well (the edges), unless you want to finish it with knitting too (it is possible). 

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Size: app. 102x85cm

Yarn: Eldorado Home (handicraft); Color 6687; 1232m or 550g.

Needles: size 3mm (or 3 1/2 – 4) or size needed to obtain correct gauge.

Gauge: 21sts and 28 rows = 10x10cm (4″x4″) in stocking stitch using 3 1/2-4mm needles.

Instructions

ALWAYS REMEMBER NOT TO KNIT THE FIRST STITCH IN THE BEGINNING OF EACH LINE. IT WILL MAKE YOUR EDGES MORE BEAUTIFUL AND AFTERWARDS IT WILL BE EASIER TO PICK UP THE STITCHES WHEN YOU KNIT THE EDGE.

Cast on 159 stitches and work 4 rows: 1 and 3 row in a knit stitch, 2 and 4 row in purl stitch (every second row should be done in purl stitch). Every 22nd stitch is a yarn over and every 23 stitch is a k2tog (slope to the left). Follow the pattern for better help. It will make 7 different squares: one with a heart and one without. The square without a heart should be done in a knit stitch every second row, and in a purl stitch every second row. You can choose that all squares are heart too. It doesn’t change the math.

After each square there are two stitches as mentioned above. They do not exist in the very beginning of knitting or in the very end.

After you are done with a heart pattern, you should work 4 rows as in the beginning of the pattern.

When you are done with a first square line you should work 2 rows which are:

Row1 (25 in a picture): 1st (just move it on the other needle, do not knit), 2nd and 3rd st in knit st. 4th yarn over, k2tog (slope to the left)*repeat as many times as you need. Knit the last two st in a knit st.

Row2 (26 in a picture): 1 (just move it on the other needle, do not knit), purl stitch. 22 and 23 st as shown in a picture (always do it after 21 st, so it separates the squares).

When knitting a heart pay attention to the slope: sometimes it is to the left, and sometimes to the right.

Finishing: pick up the stitches at the one of the sides of the blanket (you can choose whichever edge you want to start from) or crochet around with your chosen edging pattern (I chose granny style).

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Dragon’s Loyalty Award

After I woke up this morning and logged in to check if something new happened in my blog the last thing on my mind was to be nominated for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award. It was a huge surprise for me especially when my blog is just a little newborn. I am more than proud of myself, my little blog and my man who supports my blogging idea and all the crafty mess on our dining table or any other corner of our home. Our dog is probably the only one who is not very happy that “Mommy” is sitting and crocheting or knitting instead of playing with her. 😀 Nevertheless, thank you for this nomination to Misadventures in Craft. Be sure to go and check her blog! She shares many great things: crochet, sowing projects, cooking etc. I bet you will find something useful in there.

I tried to find out what this award is, I mean its history. But there are too many great blogs who got it, hence it was hard to get back to the first point where it was founded. I think this award should go to bloggers who love blogging, are full of crazy crafty ideas, are inspired and inspire others. I am over the moon to be the lucky one who’ve been nominated, but I am especially happy about giving it to someone else – I know that they more than deserve it! They inspire me all the way through my blogging, and teach me great new things. Thank you!

In keeping with the tradition of this award, we have to:

• Display the award certificate in this post.

• Announce the win and link back to the person who nominated you.

• Present the award to another 15 nominees who will be notified in their main pages about their nominations.

• Post seven interesting things about your blog.

Here are the 15 blogs who keep me going:

1. I Love Buttons by Emma

2. Repeat Crafter Me

3. Willewopsie

4. Howling at the Moon

5. Titi Crafty

6. Simply Dream & Create

7. By Hook or by Crook

8. Haekelmonster

9. Lulu Loves

10. Love 2 Bloom

11. Easy Makes Me Happy

12. Pickles

13. TeenyWeenyDesign

14. Knit the Hell Out

15. Crochet Cricket

Be sure to check them out. They do a great job!

7 Things About My Blog

1. I don’t remember how many times I started a blog and I left it behind. This blog is going to stay!

2. It’s (or one day it will be) full of ideas for crocheting and knitting, and other crafty stuff.

3. It shows my learning process, my new findings and inspirations. It grows with me.

4. It makes me focused on my projects and teaches me to finish what I’ve already started.

5.  This blog is a proof that we can do more and everything is learn-able.

6. It connects me with different people. 

7. Everything made in this blog is made with love and passion for handmade things.

Cozy Slippers

It is raining here and it means that I have more time to crochet and finish my projects or start new ones. Yesterday I finally finished my baby heart blanket. Be sure to be back tomorrow because I can’t post it today as I am not done with the pattern. After I was done with the blanket I found some very lovely crochet slippers. In the beginning I thought that I wouldn’t be able to make them because I had problems from R4 with figuring out if I was doing it right or not. But as I am quite stubborn I decided to continue and learn something new! After I learned how to make the front cable pattern I was actually done with them in less than 2 hours. You can find the pattern here: Simple Chunky Cable Crochet Slippers. Don’t get scared when you start crocheting and don’t understand what to do. The author shares thorough instructions and videos as well. You will be guided! 

Here are my slippers. I don’t really like that there are holes around the front pattern when you put them on, I would like them to be more “closed”. Nevertheless, they are still very cute and comfy.

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