Classic Belt

Classic Belt

Just finished this classic waist belt. If anyone is interested, I’ll put up a pattern. Let me know …


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

For a green lover

For a green lover


Started yesterday evening and finished this mitts today. You can find the pattern here. It’s well written with lots of pictures.

These are my alterations for the project:

Finished after 9 rows of hearts and not 10. Worked one round of sc to finish.

By using only 2 colors I didn’t have to cut yarn at the end of each round. I carried the yarn inside the mitts.

I found the thumb wouldn’t work. So, I did it as follows:

Rnd 1: same as in pattern

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next two scs, sc2tog, sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 6 scs, sc2tog, sl st in first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next two scs, sc2tog, sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 5 scs, sc2tog, sl st in first sc.

Rnd 4 and 5: sc around


I think it’s a very nice and quick project, especially  for Valentine’s Day!


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?).

Grocery Tote

Grocery Tote

Just wanted to show you this before I go to sleep. This was kind of  “in” -I’d say- twenty or more years ago. But it couldn’t be more up-to-date in times of environmental problems due to more and more products made out of plastics that we don’t keep to use often.

It doesn’t need much space in my shoulder bag because it has this handy mesh structure. The cotton I used is soft and sturdy at the same time.

I hope it’s going to be my lifelong grocery tote and maybe my grandchildren will inherit it. 😉

I will give you the pattern link later, ravelry seems to have problems right now.