Granny Socks from Simply Häkeln 01/2015

Granny Socks from Simply Häkeln 01/2015

Bought my copy of the magazine about one week ago. I had already looked on the Internet which patterns it included and this was my number 1 favorite. So I started crocheting on February, 2 while working on other projects as well (the usual chaotic organisation I have when it comes to crocheting …). I finished it two days ago, but I still had to weave in the ends …and there were thousands of it!

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So here they are! I’m very pleased with the way they turned out.

I hope Granny loves them as much as I do. She will get them for her birthday on February, 20.

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Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

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Heart to Heart (as applique or garland) by lydienne

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Make 2. Finish first one with sl st, connect second one (and each of the following) before sl st.

Ch 2,

2 fsc, 1 fsc in 2nd from hook,
4 fsc, 2 fsc in 2nd from hook,
2 fsc, 1 fsc in 2nd from hook,
8 fsc, 2 fsc in 2nd from hook,
7 fsc, 1 fsc in 2nd from hook,
2 fsc, 2 fsc in 2nd from hook,
3 fsc, 1 fsc in 2nd from hook,
1 fsc, FO

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For personal use only. Copying or redistributing this pattern in any way is prohibited. Please link to my blog. Have fun crocheting!

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Herz an Herz (als Aufnäher, Girlande, für Glückwunschkarten …) von lydienne

Für ein Pärchen zweimal häkeln. Erstes Herz mit KM schließen, zweites einfädeln und anschließend mit KM beenden.

2 Lfm anschlagen,
2 Basis-FM, 1 Basis-FM in die 2. v d Nd,
4 Basis-FM, 2 Basis-FM in die 2. v d Nd,
2 Basis-FM, 1 Basis-FM in die 2. v d Nd,
8 Basis-FM, 2 Basis-FM in die 2. v d Nd,
7 Basis-FM, 1 Basis-FM in die 2. v d Nd,
2 Basis-FM, 2 Basis-FM in die 2. v d Nd,
3 Basis-FM, 1 Basis-FM in die 2. v d Nd,
1 Basis-FM, abmaschen

Basisketten ohne Luftmaschen werden zum Beispiel im “Häkel-Guide im Taschenformat” vom bpa-Verlag erklärt. Hier gibt es ein Video dazu: Drops – Anschlag mit festen Maschen ohne Luftmaschen

Viel Spaß! Würde mich freuen, wenn ihr eure Werke bei Ravelry oder Facebook zeigt. Herz an Herz auf Ravelry

Das Kopieren oder Verbreiten dieser Anleitung ohne meine Genehmigung ist untersagt. Bitte immer auf meinen Blog verlinken. Danke!

Tampon Monsters

Tampon Monsters

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Tampon Monsters by lydienne

This pattern includes instructions for both sport and worsted weight yarn. The instructions for the thinner yarn are in brackets. The monsters are about the same size and can “eat” 4 tampons (normal size).

What you’ll need:
– MC: sport weight yarn and 3.00 mm hook (take a 3.5 mm hook if you crochet very tightly) or worsted weight yarn and 4.00 mm hook
– CC: yarn weight is not crucial and you only need very few yardage of it
– perhaps some sewing thread
– 2 buttons
– scissors, yarn needle, maybe smaller needle for buttons
– 4 tampons to check size after round 3

Note: You can sell monsters made from this pattern, but you are not allowed to sell the pattern or copy and redistribute it in any way. Please link to my blog instead. Happy crocheting!

Ch 7 (10)

Round 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in following 4 (8) chs, 3 sc in last, continue working on the other side of ch, sc in following 4 (8), 2 sc in last -14 (22) sc

Round 2: 2 sc in 1st, 4 (8) sc, 2 sc in 1 st, sc, 2 sc in 1 st, 4 (8) sc, 2 sc in 1 st, sc -18 (26) sc

Round 3 – 4 (5): sc around -18 (26) sc

Round 5 (6): sc, ch 8 (12), sk 8 (12) sts, sc, sc in remaining sts

Round 6 (7): sc around working into each ch -18 (26) sc

Round 7 (8) – 11 (18): sc around

Round 12: 5 dc, go back and insert hook into 1st dc made, pull loop through (like in popcorn stitch), now work 4 sl sts through next sts and the sts behind them (last sts of round before), 5 dc, go back and insert hook into 1st dc made, pull loop through, sl st to finish

(Round 19): 6 trc, go back and insert hook into 1st trc made, pull loop trough (like in popcorn stitch), now work 7 sl sts through next sts and the sts behind them (last sts of round before), 6 trc, go back and insert hook into 1st trc made, pull loop through, sl st to finish

FO, weave in ends. Sc around mouth opening. Sew buttons on.

Done!

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I’d love to see your monsters! Please share them on ravelry or my FB page. 🙂

Baby Hat and Scarf

Baby Hat and Scarf

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My baby boy needed a new hat and scarf set to suit his wardrobe.

So this is a quick tutorial on how I made the hat:

Baby Hat for about 43 cm/17 inches circumference

DK yarn in two colors (each less than 50 g)
5.00 mm/H hook

Note: Ch-2 at beginning of row does not count as stitch. You don’t need to cut yarn after finishing one stripe, just drop it and take it again when you need it.

In first color
ch 26
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (24 sts)
Row 2: ch 2, turn, hdc across in BLO, changing to second color in last st
Row 3: ch 2, turn, hdc across
Row 4: ch 2, turn, hdc across in BLO, changing to first color in last st
Row 5 – row 44: repeat row 3 and 4 until you have 22 stripes, FO, leave a long tail for sewing

Now you work on the side where you carried the yarn to the next stripe. I find it handy to use a tunisian hook, but you can take any hook as long as it has no handle. You pull up a loop trough each end of the stripes. You should have 22 loops on your hook at the end, YO and pull through all loops, ch 1 and FO. Now close the open side and weave in all ends. Done!

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Now … the matching scarf is pretty simple. Worked 73 fdc and changed the color for each row, 5 rows in total. I recommend making the scarf a little bit longer.

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Real Size Envelope

Real Size Envelope

Wanted to have a crochet envelope for a paper birthday card I bought. So I took the paper envelope (DIN C6 = 4.5 x 6.4 inches) and opened it in order to measure it.

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Then I started to crochet. And this is how I did it:

Real Size Envelope by lydienne

You need thick cotton yarn (I used G-B Schulgarn) and a 5.00 mm Tunisian crochet hook.

Gauge: 14 stitches = 4 inches/10 cm

ch 30 and work a total of 27 rows in tss

Your rectangle should measure  22 cm/8.7 inches x 18 cm/7 inches

Now you start decreasing. I made 7 rows with each a decrease on the left side. (You decrease in the forward pass by simply pulling the yarn trough the last two stitches at once.)

Now you’re done. Leave a long tail for sewing. Now you can fold your envelope and sew the sides to the bottom part.

Time to be creative! Add apliques or embroidery to your envelope to make it a nice present for someone you love!

Real size envelope

Halloween Wig

Halloween Wig

OK, Halloween was a long time ago … two weeks ago. But there’s still something I want to show to you. Because I did some last minute crochet for Halloween this year. I didn’t have a “real” costume, but I wanted to have some make-up and fake hair. And I got inspired by the yarn “Shaggy” from Zeeman. It’s extremely thick. 100 grams are only 14 meters!

So this is me before all the styling …

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And this is me with my superfast crochet wig and my unprofessional make-up. ;o)

BTW I crocheted this wig in 30 minutes.

If you want to have a rough guide on how I made it, visit me on ravelry.
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New Free Pattern: Blooms and Leaves Necklace

New Free Pattern: Blooms and Leaves Necklace

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Blooms and Leaves Necklace by lydienne

You’ll need:
1.25 mm hook/US steel hook 8
thread 100 % cotton size 20 (not much)
Rocailles beads (number = multiple of 3)

Before you start crocheting, thread all your beads on your yarn. I took 66 beads to create a necklace that will just fit over my head (about 69 cm/27 inches). If you’re not sure how many you’ll need, take some more. It’s better to have some in cache than to have to cut yarn and thread more.
*ch 7, dc4tog in 3rd ch from hook, ch 5, take 3 beads and ch 1* repeat until desired length, join with sl st to first ch, fasten off, cut yarn

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