Socks for Granny

Socks for Granny

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Granny’s birthday is in less than a month and I’m glad these socks are done, worked too long on them. The first trial came out way too small, it would have been a kids size.

You can find the pattern here. I think it’s an amazing idea to crochet socks lengthwise, the heel is already included and by crocheting in back loops only you get a stretchy result (which is mostly a problem with crochet socks).

In my case I used a larger hook (4.5 mm), two strands of sock yarn and increased the number of chains (28 instead of 18 for the foot and 20 instead of 18 for the leg [+ 3 ch]). Kind of experimental working with this pattern, but came out nice.

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Owl Family Portrait

Owl Family Portrait

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You can find the pattern for the owls here. It’s in German, but with a little crochet experience it should be no problem if you don’t speak German.

I really love this pattern. It works up relatively fast for an amigurumi pattern and you can go wild with the colors and make every owl a very unique one.

As you can see I experimented with the eyes. I must say for me it works best to make the first round of the eyes in black and the second in white/yellow. I’m not very good at embroidering …

Beanies for everyone

Beanies for everyone

I’ve made a lot of hats lately. The green one for my husband and the black one for my brother. The have a very classic ribbed look and the pattern is very easy. You make a rectangle starting with 36 chains and sc in back loops only. The rectangle gets stretchy and can fit several circumferences. I stop when it’s 60 cm long when stretched. Then I take my Tunisian crochet hook (you can take any hook that has the same width from beginning to end, no handle) and insert the hook at about every second end of a row and pull up a loop, by the end I have lots of loops on my hook. I pull up a loop through all loops on hook. Then I only have to connect the first and the last row made (with slip stitches).

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These hats are for my nephews. I didn’t follow a pattern for these one. I just increased until I thought they’d fit their heads. Trial and error …

DSCI1665I made a thirn one in acid colors, but it has no pompom yet. So I’ll show it to you later.

Socks in Autumnal Colors

Socks in Autumnal Colors

Do you know that? You’re preparing a present for someone and you finish it some time before you give it away. Of course you don’t want that person to see his/her present on the internet before he/she gets it.

And what happens? You forget to show it at all on your blog. Happens often to me. So today I’m showing you something I crocheted for my mother-in-law: The socks I gave her one week ago. She bought me this sock yarn and I used this fact as an oppurtunity to retry crocheting socks in which I failed miserably early in my crochet carrer.

Although I didn’t follow the instructions in the book (in my opinion the template with the sizing is wrong) the socks fit her and she loves them. ­čÖé I wanted to give you a link to the book, but it appears not to be available anymore.

So here’s the picture. Have a good time! See you soon!

Fingerless Shell Gloves

Fingerless Shell Gloves

Fingerless Shell Gloves by lydienne

What you’ll need

  • about 50 g of DK weight yarn
  • 4.00mm hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle

Pattern

Round 1: 24 fsc, join with sl st

Note:┬áIf this doesn’t fit your hands, just use another multiple of 4.

Round 2: ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st as joining, skip 3 sts, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, skip 3 sts* repeat, sl st on 3rd ch of beg ch-3
Round 3 – 6: sl st over 2 dc and under ch, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) on same ch, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)* on each ch around, sl st on 3rd ch of ch-3
Round 7: make first shell like in rounds before, ch 3, skip 1 shell (for thumb), go on with shells like before, join
Round 8:  make shells around, working 1 shell on 2nd ch of ch-3
Round 9 – 10: normal shell round
Round 11: ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch, 1 sc, ch 3, sc in 1st ch made, 2 sc, (2 sc, ch 3, sc in 1st ch made, 2 sc) for each shell, FO, weave in end.

Continue on Round 1 holding the glove upside down.
New Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), working 1 dc on each fsc (24 dc)
Round 2: ch 3 (counts as fpdc), 1 bpdc, *1 fpdc, 1 bpdc* repeat until beg ch-3, join with sl st
Round 3 – 4: repeat round 2

Work scs around thumb opening. Done!

Hope this makes sense to everyone. If not, just ask me. You can make whatever you want with the finished gloves, but don’t republish this pattern. Thanks!

When 12 Granny Squares become Slippers …

When 12 Granny Squares become Slippers …

So I first made 3 times 4 granny squares which went really fast with this bulky yarn and a 6 mm hook.

And crocheted together and with a double crochet border at the opening those squares became comfy slippers.

You can find the  instructions for assembling here. By the way I already made two pairs before and gave them away. This pair is for my brother. I will add a (liquid) dot rubber sole (Is there a special name for it?).