Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon by lydienne

A great use for leftovers of yarn. You need less than 10 grams/0.35 oz of each color when you use four colors. My hot air balloon is 13 cm/5.25 inches high.

Note: For the balloon start each round with ch2 (counts as dc) and end each round with a slip stitch in the new color.
The basket is worked in continuous rounds.


ch 4, join with sl st to form ring
R 1: 14 dc
R 2: 2 dc in ea st (28 dc)
R 3: *2 dc in 1, dc* repeat (42 dc)
R 4 and 5: 42 dc
R 6: *dc2tog, dc* repeat (28 dc)
R 7: 28 dc
R 8: dc2tog around (14 dc)
R 9: *dc2tog, 5 dc* repeat (12 dc)
R 10: 12 dc
R 11: sc2tog in BLO (6 sc)
Stuff and close remaining hole.


ch 2
R 1: 6 sc
R 2: 2 sc in ea st (12 sc)
R 3: 12 sc in BLO
R 4 and 5: 12 sc
R 6: 12 sl st
Weave both ends in.

Now I connected the balloon and the basket at three points. I just made knots and hid the ends.

Have fun crocheting and don’t forget to add your project on ravelry! I’d be very happy to see it! 🙂

Flying Doily

Flying Doily


This looks like a doily, but it is a frisbee. And yes, it really does fly quite well!

I found this unique pattern while browsing on ravelry. Here it is. I would have finished it within 2 hours if I didn’t make a silly mistake.

It is as much fun to play outdoor as well as indoor with it since it is absolutely safe, A nice gift for small and big children.

Happy crocheting!

Belly Top

Belly Top

This has only a few crochet in it. I saw this upcycling idea somewhere on the Internet.

You cut the lower part of a shirt into ribbons, then you knot. It gets more and more narrow the more rows of knots you make. But jersey is stretchy, so I don’t have problems to put it on.

I didn’t like the round neck. I cut a hole and crocheted a small stripe in Tunisian crochet which I crocheted together after pulling it through the hole.

I think I’ll wear it in belly dance class if summer ever comes this year. Well, at least I’m ready …DSCI0232

Little Purse

Little Purse


On Friday I got this little bag from my mother with the task to cover it with crochet.

Here is what I came up with:


I used cotton and a 3 mm hook, crocheted twice a piece that covers one side. Then I took the hot glue gun and glued the upper parts to the bag. To finish I crocheted both sides together at the edge below .


Hippie Flower

Hippie Flower

Finally I found a way to create the hippie flower I had in my head. I hope you like it and summer comes back here soon. Sun is very rare these days and temperatures don’t exceed 20°C.

Hippie Flower by lydienne

Take 3 colors of similar yarn and a suitable hook. Of course you will also need a yarn needle and scissors.

ch 3, sl st to form ring

In orange
Round 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc), 14 dc (15 dc in total)

In yellow
Round 2: *sc, ch 3, ch another 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in last ch of first ch-3, ch 3, sl st into same st as for all dc, 1 hdc in the following 2 ch, sc in the next st of orange circle* repeat, join with sl st (5 petals)
Round 3: sc around, make 2 dc in upper edges of petals to make sure it stays flat

In blue
Round 4: sc around, make 2 dc in upper edges of petals and skip sts of inner corners

Have fun with your finished hippie flower!

Pattern for personal use only!



Cornflower by lydienne

What you need: scraps of  yarn in blue and green and a suitable hook, yarn needle, scissors

In blue
ch 4
Row 1: 6 dc in 1st ch made
Row 2: ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in remaining 2 ch, sl st into 1st of row before, *sl in next st, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in remaining 2 ch, sl st in same st* repeat (7 petals)
FO, weave in ends

In green
attach yarn to the very 1st ch ou made
ch 3, *yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull trough 2 loops on hook* repeat until you have 4 loops on hook, yo, pull trough all 4 loops
turn, sl st (withouth making a ch before)
ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in ea of following 2 ch, sc in next (leaf made)
ch 5
FO, weave in ends


This pattern is for personal use only. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions.