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Star Blanket


Star Blanket

Today I finished one of my projects-in-a-queue – a baby star blanket. I’m so proud of myself. Another little blanket finished. You probably are thinking “big deal, I’ve done it before”, and you are right, it’s not difficult. It’s just that I’m having problems with finishing big projects (and it is a BIG project for me). Therefore, I’m so happy about it. 

To crochet it I followed Beth Parsons pattern which you can find here: Beth’s Little Star Afghan. Thank you for great instructions and a picture tutorial! I helped me a lot.

Star Blanket

Star Blanket

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I really love it, especially the idea of making it in different colors, in one color and so on. You can even try various crochet stitches and it would look perfect. I have another idea for it, hopefully coming any time soon.


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). 



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.



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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Strawberry Hat


Before writing about the strawberry hat I would like to greet all Moms because it is Mothers day today in my birth country Lithuania. Moms, be strong and patient, be loved and cared about. We love you all and are thankful for all you have given us!

Some time ago I was asked to make a strawberry hat for an almost one year old girl Leia. By the time I received this task Sarah had  just made one and posted on her blog Repeat Crafter Me. She shared a pattern as well. You can imagine that I was more than happy about this. I worked hard to make this little strawberry hat for that lovely girly. I also found out that I need to get some thicker or bulkier yarn as I used a pattern for an adult hat (and I still think it might be too small!). Nevertheless, soon they will visit us and Leia will be able to try it on and we will see if it fits her head. 

For now, check it out! I chose to make the seeds in black so they don’t stand out. The bottom edge is also a bit curvy: I used the Crab stitch. 

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The Grey Giraffe with a Bow Tie (Pattern)

Hello Everyone!

Earlier I promised you to post an improved pattern for a giraffe I made before by I Love Buttons. But when I started to crochet my giraffe again I thought that I wouldn’t improve the pattern. It would be better if I added the things I like to it and recount everything. I’m finally done with it. I didn’t expect it to take so much time to write down a pattern. It took me a whole two days with crocheting, correcting, deleting etc. Here is the result: a lovely grey giraffe with a bow tie. 



I used the invisible decrease all the time I had to decrease (dec).

I also crocheted in back loops while making legs and arms because I love how it looks.

The bow tie pattern can be found here. I used my bow pattern + made a collar (ch31, hdc in second chain from hook, hdc all the time, fasten off), and sew them together on a giraffe.

The only thing I didn’t really change and left the same as Emma (I Love Buttons) did (except that I always start with a magic ring) were ears.

Please, follow instructions and pay attention. If there is “join” you should join, if I don’t write it then it means you should crochet around without joining.

Arms (make 2):

R1: Magic ring, 6 sc in a MR, join.
R2: 2 sc in each sc around (12), join.
R3: [2sc, sc] repeat 6 times (18), join.
R4: work only in back loops. sc 18, join.
Change color.
R5: deep sc 18, join.
R6: dec1, sc 1 (12).
R7-R23: sc 12.
Slip stitch in next, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing together.
Stuff firmly, don’t stuff too much near the end.

Legs (make 2):

R1: Magic RIng, 6 sc in MR, join.
R2: 2sc in each sc around (12), join.
R3: [2sc, sc] rep 6 times (18), join.
R4: [2sc, sc in next 2] rep 6 times (24), join.
R5 – R6: sc 24, join.
R7: in back loops, sc 24, join.
Change color.
R8: deep sc 24, join.
R9: [dec, sc in next 2] rep 6 times (18).
R10: [dec, sc] rep 6 times (12).
R11 – R33: sc 12.
Slip stitch in next, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing together.
Stuff firmly, don’t stuff too much near the end.

Horns (make 2):

R1: Magic Ring, 6sc in MR
R2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
R3 – R6: sc 12
Stuff firlmy.
R7: dec, sc (8)
R8 – R14: sc 8.
Slip stitch in next, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing together.
Finish stuffing.


R1: Magic Ring, 6sc in MR.
R2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
R3: [2sc, sc] rep 6 times (18)
R4: [2sc, sc in next 2] rep 6 times (24)
R5: [2sc, sc in next 3] rep 6 times (30)
R6: [2sc, sc in next 4] rep 6 times (36)
R7-R11: sc 36.
Change color.
R12-R14: sc 36.
R15: [2sc, sc 5] rep 6 times (42). Remember to add your eyes if you are using pearls.
R16: [2sc, sc 6] rep 6 times (48)
R17-R19: sc 48.
R20: [dec, sc 6] rep 6 times (42)
R21: [dec, sc 5] rep 6 times (36)
R22: [dec, sc 4] rep 6 times (30)
R23: [dec, sc 3] rep 6 times (24)
Stuff firmly.
R24: [dec, sc 2] rep 6 times (18)
R25: [dec, sc] rep 6 times (12)
R26: dec 6 (6)
Slip stitch in next stitch, fasten off, and weave in the ends.

Ears (make 2):

R1: Magic Ring, sc 6 in MR
R2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
R3: [2sc, sc] rep 6 times (18)
R4-R10: sc 18.
Slip stitch to next stitch, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing.


R1: Magic Ring, sc 6 in Mr.
R2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
R3: [2sc, sc] rep 6 times (18)
R4: [2sc, sc in next 2] rep 6 times (24)
R5: [2sc, sc in next 3] rep 6 times (30)
R6: [2sc, sc in next 4] rep 6 times (36)
R7: [2sc, sc in next 5] rep 6 times (42)
R8: [2sc, sc in next 6] rep 6 times (48)
R9: [2sc, sc in next 7] rep 6 times (54)
R10-R19: sc 54.
R20: [dec, sc in next 7] rep 6 times (48)
R21: [dec, sc in next 6] rep 6 times (42)
R22: [dec, sc in next 5] rep 6 times (36)
R23: [dec, sc in next 4] rep 6 times (30)
R24: [dec, sc in next 8] rep 3 times (27)
Stuff firmly.
R25-R37: sc 27.
Slip stitch to next stitch, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sowing.
Stuff firmly.


R1: Magic ring, sc 6 in MR.
R2: 2sc in each sc around (12)
R3: 2sc, sc in next 3 (15)
R4-R15: sc 15.
Slip stitch in next stitch.
Stuff very lightly.
Sow all parts together. 
Add hair.


In the picture above you can see the stripy giraffe I made earlier using I Love Buttons by Emma pattern. They look adorable together!

When I was taking pictures outside our dog was playing around. I think she loves these two little ones too.



I cannot say that this pattern is totally mine as I used another one as inspiration and basis. But if you do make it please link back to my blog. Thank you and have fun crocheting!

I just got a wonderful idea! One great girl called Camila suggested me to make a dragon! Isn’t it awesome? I should be able to use this pattern as basis and then make it more dragonish 😀 I will definitely give it a try once I’m done with other projects. Thank you, Camila! Maybe someone else has any great ideas as well?? Share it, I will be more than happy to hear them and maybe fulfill some 🙂

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The Owl Family with Braids


Do you remember when I made my first ever owl? The one with the different wings? After my sister-in-law to be saw it, she asked me to make one for her little daughter as well.  She wanted it to be pink and light red.  After agreeing to do it, I thought that I could crochet the whole family. So here I am, done with all three: a daddy, mommy and a little girl. After I was done sowing them together, I thought: wait a minute, I can make braids! Isn’t it a great idea? It also meant that I wouldn’t totally copy Sarah’s owl family. I do understand that I am not as good as she is. I can still see my mistakes, but I promise, I will get better!!!


As we went for a walk with our little beagle, I had a chance to take loads of pictures. Well, to be honest, I got a bit wild.

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I am also working on my heart baby blanket, which should be done any moment. I am just trying to figure out how to knit the edges so they look nice and don’t curl. At the same time I have to finish writing down a pattern for it, so I can share it with you guys. 

I know, that I promised to share my improved stripy giraffe pattern some time ago. I swear, I am working on it… or getting closer to working on it. I have probably at least 6 projects to be done. I would love to learn to do one thing at a time, but it is so difficult. How do you keep up with all those projects? Do you have a secret or special recipe to be fast in knitting or crocheting? 

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