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a crochet bag for a little girl

 

today i’d like to show you something sweet and funny. 

early may this year, i have crochet a bag for my cousin renée and her granddaughter sofie (her name is actually
sofie-fleur). 
see post here.

 

crochet bag for Sophie front

crochet bag for Sophie front

 

short time after i received a sweet email from sofie-fleur’s father casper and mother judit accompanied by a picture of sofie-fleur wearing her bag as a … hat. 

 

Sofie-Fleur with crochet bag on her head May 2014

Sofie-Fleur with crochet bag on her head May 2014

 

at the beginning of this week my cousin sent a new picture and sofie-fleur wears her bag still as a hat :) 

 

Sofie-Fleur with crochet bag on her head August 2014

Sofie-Fleur with crochet bag on her head August 2014

 

isn’t she a cutie? 

 

anyway, i wanted to share these pictures with you and wish you a very pleasant weekend!

 

hopefully i’ll see you again next week!

 

joining creative friday at natural suburbia


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work in progress: white crochet stitches part 2

hello!

still working on my white project and yesterday i published a little tutorial for how to crochet 2sctog if you work in the round and don’t want to decrease the number of stitches.

the small pyramid i made while i was taking photos to use for the tutorial.

the large white one needs only about four rows and then i can start decorating it. 

 

 

 

for the colder months i have planned, some large and some small projects, the yarn i have and the balls are waiting for me. i must not let myself be distracted by wanting to do all kinds of projects in between, but i find that difficult, because everything is so nice to do.

do you recognize that or can you stick to one project (or maybe two)?

love to hear from you!

 

joining:

 

 

see you soon!

 

 

 


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crochet pyramid with 2sctog tutorial

how nice of you to come by!

 

during one of the last days with a little sun i was crocheting in a corner of the garden and thought maybe i can make a tutorial.

crochet 2sctog working in the sun

crochet 2sctog working in the sun

 

 

there were several people who showed interest (on my blog and instagram) and asked me about the white crochet stitches

 

the white crochet stitches are 2sctog and like the 2hdctog i love to use them for bags because it creates a solid fabric. additionally it results in a grid that you can use for example embroidery stitches.

 

the tutorial is not a detailed one, but a brief explanation with pictures of how to crochet 2sctog if you work in the round. unfortunately, a few pictures failed and some others are of poor quality, but i hope they are clear enough. i used leftover catania cotton yarn and crochet hook size 3.5 mm, acrylic yarn ends to stuff the pyramid and a needle with a blunt tip to close the edges. my pyramid measures about 9 x 9 cm.

for the best result do not work too loosely.

 

as always i use american english terms:

ch = chains

ss = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

2sctog = 2 single crochet together

 

how to crochet 2sctog 

first i like to say that the original idea of this pyramid shape is from lazy earthlings i only changed the single crochets into 2sctog.

please follow the photos.

 

1. make 21 chains and crochet 1 sc in the second chain from hook and into all subsequent stitches on both sides of the beginning chains, end with ss into first sc and make 1 ch.

 

2a.  draw up a loop in same stitch as ss and in next stitch (see yellow arrows on photo), 3 loops on hook, yo and draw through loops on hook. *draw up a loop in same stitch and next stitch, 3 loops on hook, yo and draw through loops on hook*, repeat between * and * until end of row.

 

2b. the last 2sctog of this row you make this way: draw up a loop in the last sc of the row, skip the ch and draw up a loop in the same stitch as you made the first 2sctog in, yo and draw through loops on hook, ss in first 2sctog, 1 ch.

 

3. all the next rows: draw up a loop in same stitch as ss and in next stitch, 3 loops on hook, yo and draw through loops on hook. *draw up a loop in same stitch and next stitch, 3 loops on hook, yo and draw through loops on hook*, repeat between * and * until end of row. for the last 2sctog draw up a loop in the last stitch of the row, skip the ch and draw up a loop in the same stitch as you made the first 2sctog in, yo and draw through loops on hook, ss in first 2sctog. 1 ch.

 

4. soon your work begins to turn, but just keep on crocheting and it will be fine again.

 

5. if your work is approximately square, 9 x 9 cm, then do not ch at the end of the last row, cut the yarn but keep enough length to close the pyramid, put the yarn ends in it and close the pyramid by sewing the edges together, weave in the yarn end.

as you can see when making your own, the pyramid is somewhat transparent and therefore i have chosen yarn ends in a similar color.

 

6. pyramid is done! enjoy!

 

 

until next time!

 


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green pouf cover ‘lettuce’

the green cover for my pouf is finished and it’s name is lettuce.

 

the cover is done fairly quickly, although i have used thin yarn. the color of the pouf itself is somewhat visible, but i think that is fine because it is a light natural color. i have used six balls katia new cancun, each of 100 grams and crochet hook size 4.5 cm. 

the yarn i used is not very suitable for a pouf cover, because it is a little thin and not very strong, but i like the color and i am happy with the result. 

i have no pattern for you, but maybe you think my notes are useful and below this blogpost there are some links.

 

notes
  • starting point is the center of the square for the sunny spread by ellen k. gormley that for years has been a favorite of mine (link below).
  • the increase is in the stitch where you crochet the fpdc, because you first crochet a dc and then a fpdc in the same stitch. while crocheting the top part of my cover i continued to increase the number of stitches, only occasionally i did not to prevent the cover would go wavy. 
  • the last row of the top, i have not increased but decreased by doing this: pull up a loop in the last stitch just before the fpdc, in the fpdc and in the first stitch after the fpdc, then yarn over and pull it through the first three loops on hook, then finish the stitch as a fpdc. it is complicated to write and to read, i think trying is better to make it more clear.
  • the side of the cover are only double crochets and the lower part with the ribbing i made by alternately crochet a dc and a fpdc. then three rows of half double crochets followed by three rows of slip stitches. 

    green crochet pouf cover side and edge

    green crochet pouf cover side and edge

  • the white decorative stitches is surface crochet. if you like to try this technique, below is a link to a tutorial.
  • at the end of each ribbing i have sewed a little white button

    white button on green pouf cover

    white button on green pouf cover

  • the ‘peephole’ on top i leave as it is. i can sew a white button, the effect is about the same, but it will be less pleasant sitting on it;)

    center of crochet green pouf close up

    center of crochet green pouf close up

 

 

handy links:

to go to the page where you can download the free pattern for the sunny spread, click on this link 

 

there are many patterns with the use of fpdc, here are three basic ones on my pinterest board crochet motif – shapes:

 

if you have not previously made ​​a fpdc, here is a link to a tutorial with video

also for surface crochet there are many tutorials to find, this is one of them

 

hope the links are useful to you!

 

this is my last blogpost for this week.

thanks for visiting, have a great weekend!

 

UPDATE: friday i will join creative friday at natural suburbia

 

 


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work in progress: white crochet stitches

welcome!

 

although there are too many wips in my home already, i could not resist to start another pyramid shape, but this time in a version that fits in my interior. 

the yarn is catania mercerized cotton, color number 0105 which is a white tone that is gentle to my eyes.  i work with hook size 3.5 mm and similar to the first pyramid shape i crochet quite tight. since the starting rows measure about 32 cm i still have about 20 cm to go and that are many stitches before i can start to embroider. because that is what the white stitches will be: a background for embroidery.

on the pictures you can see them, all 2sctog (= 2 single crochets together)  and if you like an explanation how to make them please visit the tutorial for my spring bag and scroll down to the info for the top and handles. 

 

 

 

that is all for today.
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thank you for visiting!

 

 

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