Sunday, October 28, 2012

Aubergine Cowl

Here is my aubergine cowl.
23 rows of back loop only single crochet's.
It's too warm to wear it now, but it will so cosy next winter.

and the pattern page is Cuddle Cowl by Rachel Oglesby.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I've been practicing some sewing.
How cute are my little pins below?

I made this tote bag. The stripes aren't even but this is why I have been practicing.
The more I make, the better they will look, right?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chunky Wool

More new chunky wool.

Clockwise from top left:

Moda Vera Chantilly in Apricot
Moda Vera Shiver in Orange
Moda Vera Triglia in Blue &
Moda Vera Cardellino in Cream-Brown

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Aubergine Stitches

Here is a gorgeous close up of my aubergine yarn stitches.
You may notice that these are BLO or back loops only.
I love the look of BLO stitches.

This book came in the post a couple of days after buying the aubergine wool 
and I found the perfect project for it inside.

I purchased my copy of "Crochet Boutique" from the Book Depository

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I recently bought some gorgeous wool.

This is Lincraft Premium Luxe Yarn in Aubergine.

I'm really starting to like chunkier yarns these days. 
They work up quite fast, and this one is super soft too.

It's gorgeous. I'm just looking for the right project to use it for.

I also bought a tunision crochet hook, otherwise known as an afghan crochet hook.

I'm busy trying to learn the tunisian crochet stitches so I can start some projects with it.

Monday, October 15, 2012

How To: My Version of the Popcorn Stitch

This is how I do the popcorn stitch. 
It is worth noting that I use only 4 double crochet stitches to make my popcorn stitch, 
when the usual is 5 double crochet's.

Step 1: in my project, I needed 1dc, 2dc, 1dc, popcorn stitch.
The arrow in the picture below shows where my popcorn stitch is going to go.

Step 2: make 4dc all in the next stitch, as shown below

Step 3: turn your project over to the wrong side (WS). You can see the WS view in the picture below. To complete my popcorn stitch, I sc in the top of the first stitch (from the WS)

sc in the top of the first dc as mentioned above.

Step 4: turn your project back around to the right side (RS). The photo below is how my popcorn stitch looks. The next stitch to dc into can be a little hidden, so I've put an arrow showing where my next dc will go. 

Below is my finished round with 8 popcorn stitches.
(The one under the hook is a little hard to see on that angle)

It is also worth mentioning that a popcorn stitch is counted as one stitch. 
When you are crocheting the next row, make your stitch in the sc at the top of the popcorn stitch.

Hope this has been helpful.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Little Basket

I had some big wool and I was craving a quick finish crochet project.
I've been wanting to make one of these little baskets for a while now after seeing them on Crochet in Color.
For the pattern see this post ---> Chunky Crochet Basket.

I did alter the pattern a little when I made mine.
I used two strands of Moda Vera Shiver in a deep red together, and used a 9mm hook, because I could not find my 8mm hook. I also did double crochet stitches in place of the half double crochet stitch, and on the second last row, I stitch in the back loops only.

My basket measures roughly 22 inches around, 8 inches across and 5 inches tall.

Right now it's just holding junk like extra screws for my bookcase and ink cartridges for my printer. I'm planning on making a couple more if different sizes.

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