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Clover Doily

It took me quite some time to finish it, but here is my newly completed Clover Doily.

I have yet to straighten and stiffen the piece but, as is, it measures 25 by 31 inches.

I followed Tat-a-Renda’s pattern but I excluded the smaller motifs that she adds between the larger ones and around the edge of the finished piece. I like the airiness of this version a little better than her original. (I recommend you go check out her blog, as

I absolutely loved working on it! Which is probably why it took me way longer to finish than it should have. I enjoyed the process so much, I didn’t want it to end. The motifs are very easy to make and very repetitive so it was easy for me to work on it while watching TV, travelling, etc. The motifs can be joined together gradually, or they can be sewn together at the end. I chose to join them as I worked through the piece, to minimize the amount of extra work and extra thread needed to sew them after the fact.

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Pumpkins Pattern

I have just completed a new pattern, just in time for fall.

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These pumpkins are great decorative touch for the home throughout the fall season.

The pattern is versatile and can be easily modified to make different sized pumpkins in many colour combinations.

Enjoy!

A few new creations

Here are the most recent additions to my store…

Diamond Bag/Purse

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Cellphone/Wallet/Camera Case

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Midnight Grey Infinity Scarf

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Red Velvet Doughnut Pincushion

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White Crochet Westie Dog

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Goldie the Goldfish – Crochet Amigurumi

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Free Pattern – Christmas Present Pillow

As promised in my previous post, here’s the pattern for the Christmas Present Pillow, albeit a little late. This pattern can also be found as a free PDF download on Ravelry.

Notes:

  • This pattern creates a square pillow 16″x16″ by using a pillow form with those dimensions. Changing the hook size and/or yarn might require changing the number of stitches. Keep a measuring tape handy and double check as you move along.
  • For this project, I used a 4.5 mm crochet hook and Red Heart Comfort yarn. If you’re using a different yarn, you can adjust the hook accordingly but keep in mind that a tight stitch is desirable for this project so the white pillow form doesn’t show through.
  • I chose to sew shut the pillow cover. If you prefer using a zipper or buttons, you may do so.

Materials:

  • Red yarn
  • White yarn
  • 4.5 mm crochet hook (or another hook that matches your yarn)
  • Pillow form 16″x16″
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape

Pillow cover:

  1. With red yarn ch 62.
  2. Sc  in the second chain from the hook, sc in each of the following chains until the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn.
  3. Repeat row 2 above until the piece measures 32″ long. Finish off.
  4. Fold the pillow cover and sew the edges first. ChristmasPillow-15-1
  5. Place the form inside the cover and then sew the remaining opening. I keep the opening in the middle of the pillow like this because it will eventually be covered by the crisscrossed white bands.ChristmasPillow-16
  6. The pillow cover is now complete.

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White bands (make 2):

  1. With white yarn ch 123 and join to form a circle which making sure not to twist the chain. The chain should fit around the pillow.ChristmasPillow-19
  2. Sc in each of the following chains around the circle. The piece is worked in the round, do not join.
  3. When you have completed 6 rows, finish off.
  4. Repeat the instructions above for the second piece.
  5. Place the white bands on the pillow creating a cross.

Bow:

  1. With white ch 141.
  2. Sc in second chain from the hook and in the remaining chains until the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn.
  3. Sc in each in each sc, sc2tog for the last 2 sc in the row. Ch 1 and turn.
  4. Repeat row 3 above until the piece has 8 rows. Finish off.
  5. Attach red yarn to a any stitch around the edge and sc evenly around making a border. Finish off.
  6. Fold the piece to make a bow and attach it to the center of the pillow.

The finished product should look something like this:

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Christmas Present Pillow

I decided that this Christmas I would make as many presents as I could and only buy the remaining few. There are a couple of problems with this. First being not knowing what to make for the male characters of my life and second is having the school semester end right around Christmas-time which means I have to dedicate most of my time on final projects and exams.

A few weeks ago I had an idea of what I wanted to make for my mom. I’ve heard her say for the past two Christmases that she wishes she had some nice Christmas-y pillows for the living room. I wanted something like this but crocheted and red with a white bow.

It took me about a week to complete it but now it’s finally done so I can share it with the world.

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I originally set out to make a set of 4 pillows by Christmas time but, after seeing how long one took, a set of two seems like a more realizable goal.

I’ve also put together a detailed pattern with pictures for those of you looking to make this pillow for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

Mirror Sunflowers

And now, for the great reveal… 🙂

Here are the completed sunflowers attached to my bathroom mirror. I’m very happy with how they came out. My bathroom looks a lot brighter and cheery now.

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This idea can be taken so much farther by replacing the sunflowers with other kinds of flowers, garlands that go around the whole frame, hearts, butterflies, etc.

Sunflowers – Work in Progress

Here’s a look at my latest work in progress.

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I ironed and starched the pieces and now I’m waiting for them to dry before I sew them together. The finished project will be a decoration for my bathroom mirror. Basically, one sunflower with three connected leaves in each corner of the mirror. I will post pictures once it’s complete.

I got my inspiration from here but I only followed the pattern for the leaves, not the flowers themselves.

Pineapple Lamp Lace

A few weeks ago I stumbled across a pattern by Elizabeth Ann White called Pineapple Pumpkin Lace. I loved the look of it and decided to “repurpose” it a little. I wanted an item that I can display all year long, not just in the fall. So I used Elizabeth’s design to create a  decoration for the lamp in my bedroom.

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This is the smaller size (10 inches across) which I made using a size 10 crochet thread and 1.65 mm hook. It was really fast to make. Once I got 2 pineapples done, I could do the rest without needing to look at the pattern.

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I think it turned out quite nice and in tune with my bedroom’s decor.

 

Lace Cross

When I came across this pattern I thought it would make the perfect gift for my grandma, whose birthday is coming up in a few weeks. I thought she could use this as a bookmark for her bible.

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The pattern was very well written and easy to follow. It took me about an hour to complete (also watching a movie at the same time). I decided to add some tassels at the end for a little more length so that the cross can stay tucked in between the book pages and just the tassels can hang out.

Colourful Flower Trivet/Potholder – FREE PATTERN

Add some colour to your kitchen with this great Colourful Flower Trivet/Potholder. It’s easy to make and you can use any colours you like. For a more simple look, you can choose only one colour throughout.

Please note: I did not include any colour changes in the pattern. Also, I apologize for the low quality pictures – I will have better ones up in a few days.

For this project, the type of yarn, hook size, or gauge is not important.

Rnd 1: Using the magic circle, work 8 sc in the center. (8)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first sc, 2 sc in each st around. Sl st into the first sc to join. (15)

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (will count as a dc). Dc in the same st, 2 dc in each st around. Sl st into the top of the ch 3 to join. (30)

Rnd 4: Ch 1. Sc in the same st. *Hdc in front loop of next st, 4 dc in front loop of nest st, hdc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the first sc to join.

Rnd 5: Ch 3. This round is worked in the remaining back loops of Rnd 3. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st into the top of the ch 3 to join. (45)

Rnd 6: Ch 1. Sc in the same st. *Hdc in front loop of next st, 4 dc in front loop of nest st, hdc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the first sc to join.

Rnd 7: Ch 3. This round is worked in the remaining back loops of Rnd 5. 1 dc in the next st. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st into the top of the ch 3 to join. (60)

Rnd 8: Ch 1. Sc in the same st. *Hdc in front loop of next st, 4 dc in front loop of nest st, hdc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the first sc to join.

Rnd 9: Ch 3. This round is worked in the remaining back loops of Rnd 7. 1 dc in the next 2 sts. *2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st into the top of the ch 3 to join.

Rnd 10: Ch 1. Sc in the same st. *Hdc in front loop of next st, 4 dc in front loop of nest st, hdc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st in the first sc to join.

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Enjoy!

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