Friday, March 23, 2018

Spring Stripes Afghan Blanket, Impeccable Yarn by Loops & Threads

When I saw this Impeccable yarn by Loops & Threads at Michael's several weeks ago, I was so drawn to its bright colors! I instantly had an idea to crochet myself a bright spring vest. But even though the colors would be perfect, the yarn itself is too heavy for a vest or sweater. 

But it's perfect for an afghan! 

I worked with a hook size H/8 (5 mm) and my afghan was growing in size quickly. I completed it in less than a week. 

The blanket I made is of a small size (about 31 by 27 inches), and at the moment I don't have anyone in mind who I can gift it to. So for now I'll just keep it in my bedroom hanging on a chair as a decor item. It's so pretty and cheerful; it deserves to stay on display! 

The pattern (which can be easily adjusted to any size) is available in my shops: Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry! Right now it's only $1.79

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Shabby Chic Lace Edging Trim, Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Crochet Friends, 

Today I'd like to share a simple pattern for a lace edging or trim, which can be used for many different projects.

For example, it can be sewed onto pillow cases, flat sheets, towels, etc. It can be used to decorate the shelves of a shabby chic hutch or it can be made into a bookmark. There are so many possibilities!  

I really like the romantic shabby chic look of this edging. 

The tiny daisies in the photos grow on my front lawn. It's so nice to see the signs of spring everywhere around. 

Lace Edging Crochet Pattern
Olga Poltava © March, 2018

Please, do not redistribute this pattern in any form. You are welcome to make items for sale or personal use from this pattern. If you would like to share it on your blog, website, or social media channel, please use only one picture and  give a link to my blog for the pattern. Thank you! 
Skill Level: Easy
Measurements: about 2.5 inches wide
Steel hook 1.5 mm
Crochet cotton thread size 10

Gauge: not very important, but the tighter you crochet, the better your edging will look

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
dc3-tog: 3 double crochet finished together (also known as dc 3 decrease)

Ch 23.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. (22 sc) 

Row 2: ch 3, turn, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in 1st sc (shell made), skip next 3 sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sc, (dc3-tog, ch 2, dc3-tog) all in next sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sc, dc in next 2 sc, skip next 3 sc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in last sc (shell made)

Row 3: turn, sl st to ch-1 space of shell, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in same ch-1 space (shell made),  dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in ch-space between next two dc3-tog, ch 1, (dc3-tog, ch 2, dc3-tog) all in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in ch-1 space of last shell (shell made)

Repeat Row 3. 

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Ocean Waves Afghan, My New Crochet Pattern

I made this afghan for my oldest son. It is a big size blanket (60 by 54 inches), so it took me some time. 

He was inquiring every day: Is it ready yet? 

It's finally ready! 

I really enjoyed working on this afghan. Making it for my son made is so special to me. 

I tried to get him model his new blanket, but my youngest photobombed the picture! 

But I like it! I love seeing my children smile!

The pattern is available in my shops: Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spring Day Doily, New Crochet Pattern

I felt so happy and proud of myself creating this doily. I thought it's going to be one of my best designs! 

Only after blocking and taking these pictures, I realized my doily is asymmetrical! 

I felt such disappointment with myself! 

Unlike most doilies, my doily has not an even, but an odd number of repeats (nine to be exact), so it's not perfectly symmetric. 

Oh well, I guess it makes it uniquely mine. 

Next time I'm working on a new doily design, I'll make sure I count those repeats! 

The pattern is available in my shops: Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry