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Moss Stitch Infinity Scarf

Hello! 

It was a really long time since I posted something new on my blog. Well, in my defend we’ve been busy with moving, our old apartment looked like a storage room for at least 2 weeks, and I had no mood to crochet in that environment. After we moved I started preparing for Christmas (yes, my project which I’m done with yet), and only today I managed to finish and send my last Christmas presents. I’m happy it’s done, and my biggest promise for myself to start preparing for the next Christmas straight after the New Year so I’m sure I have enough time to make everything. But, let’s get back to the scarf I’m going to post today.

My wonderful friend Rita had her birthday in November and I decided to make her a handmade present (what a surprise, yes?). It took me some time to figure out what should I make. Luckily, I know what she likes – stylish clothes, but very simple at the same time. I started searching for a beautiful crochet stitch pattern which should turn into a warm winter scarf. The I came up by the moss stitch on Ambassador Crochet. Thank you for the pattern it turned out to be a nice scarf.

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I used 100% wool and it turned out to be a little bit heavy, but it should look great on my little friend. Can’t wait to see some pictures of her wearing this wonderful infinity scarf (hint, hint!).

Write to you very soon! Can’t wait to share all my Christmas decorations I managed to make.

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Star Blanket

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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.

Colorful Elf Hat

Long ago I wanted to crochet an elf hat but never had the inspiration for it, or other projects were in the way. Nevertheless, I finally managed to sit down and make one. I have to say that I still need to work on the pattern, especially on the decrease part because I noticed that one side doesn’t look like the other one. It’s a bummer, I know. Therefore I’m not posting a pattern for it. I’ll do that when I make a good one. 

Today I just want to share with you some pictures of it, and also let you know that I’m not gone. I’m still crazy about crochet, and have many projects that will be finished soon. Don’t get scared off when I bomb you with posts one day. But let’s get back to the point. Here is the first attempt of my colorful elf hat.

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“Granny Square” Style Cowl

Every time someone’s birthday is around I start thinking of a nice present which would be not only beautiful but also useful. Therefore, when my good friend’s birthday was close, I was looking for a special present. Of course, as I love to make things by myself, it also had to be something handmade. On that note, I was looking for inspiration when I found the post “Colourful Cowl with Pattern”. Thank you, Betsy, for a great idea! It was really helpful, even though I didn’t make it exactly by your description.

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I made it a few lines narrower and used single crochet for the edges. I used acrylic (80%) and wool (20%) yarn. I don’t think she will  get cold this year though as when you put it a few times around your neck it gets really warm and comfy. I’m even thinking of making one for myself if I’ve enough time for it. I’m not sure about other countries but In Lithuania we have a saying “A shoemaker without shoes, a tailor without pants”. So here I am, without anything for myself or my family. 😀

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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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