here i am again, hope it goes well with you!
i have not blogged for about two weeks and in the meantime someone else has worked very hard in my garden and then i’ve tried to make the garden a little more cozy again. of course i also crocheted, the storage bag with the fishes is ready, but it still needs to be lined and then i write the tutorial. also i’m working on a secret project but that is almost done, which means soon you will see the pictures.
recently i saw photos of burano island, venice, italy and i was very inspired. people who live there paint their homes in bright colors and many houses are square. if you have time i would definitely view some photos, they are really worth.
more info and photos:
i thought it would be nice to crochet a version of a street with burano style houses suitable for a child’s room and this is the result:
the upper part (the ‘sky’) consists of all double crochets with one row containing 1-chain spaces for the rod: 4 dc, 1 ch, skip 1 stitch, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1 stitch, 4 dc, etc. the lower and upper rows are single crochets. the metal rod i had saved from an old blind and the wooden knobs on the ends are old wooden drawer knobs from ikea, i only have the screws removed. the whole thing is not very firm but it is firm enough to hang the street onto a wall or in front of a window.
i embroidered the doors with simple stitches, then sewn the houses together and to attach the ‘sky’ onto the houses i crocheted chains, attached a house with a sc and then with slip stitches along the chains back to the starting point.
if you like to try, i have the pattern for a square house written down (afterwards, so I hope i made no mistakes). my houses all have the windows and doors in the same places, but you can improvise and make houses wider or narrower and make doors and windows where ever you like to have them. choose the yarn you want with the matching hook.
used stitches (american terms):
ch = chain
ss = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
with the first color make 25 chains
row 1. first dc into 4th ch from hook and 1 dc in all the next chains until end, 2 ch, turn
row 2. 1 dc in next and in all subsequent stitches until end of row, 2 ch, turn
row 3. 1 dc in next and in all subsequent stitches until 9 stitches are left, make 4 ch, skip 4 stitches, 1 dc in next 5 stitches, 2 ch, turn
row 4. 1 dc into next 4 stitches, make 4 ch, skip the 4 chains, 1 dc in next stitches until end of row, 2 ch, turn (window made)
row 5 and 6. repeat row 2
row 7. 1 dc into next 4 stitches, make 4 ch, skip 4 stitches, 1 dc in next 5 stitches, make 4 ch, skip 4 stitches, 1 dc in next 5 stitches, 2 ch, turn
row 8. repeat row 7 (2 windows made)
row 9 and 10. repeat row 2
row a. for the roof attach second color at the right side and make 1 sc into first and into all other stitches till end of row, turn
from this point you start decreasing the number of stitches and do not make a (turning) chain at the beginning of a new row.
row b. skip 1 stitch, 1 slip stitch into the next 2 stitches, 1 sc in all the next stitches until end of row, turn
row c and further. repeat row b until there are 2 sc left, make 1 slip stitch in each sc.