Paint the Snow blanket
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1w ago
The first design of the year 2023 is here! And it is a blanket. We are in the middle of the winter here, in the Czech Republic. The days are short, and even in the daylight it feels greyish outside. Luckily, we, crafters, have lots of other means to brighten our days. With yarn in different colors, for example! “If the snow does not want to come to us this year, I will paint it myself” – I told myself.  Paint the Snow Blanket crochet pattern is available on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE.  This winter has been weird in many ways. Much warmer than average, with so little snow even in the ..read more
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Polar Swoncho: FREE crochet pattern
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1M ago
The swoncho (a mixed shape between the sweater and poncho) has been on my designing list for a couple of years now. And today I am excited to say that I have finally brought this idea to life. Let me introduce – a Polar Swoncho. A comfy and snaggy garment for everyday wear. The pattern is free on my blog below, but if you prefer an ads-free version in one printable pdf file, you can find it HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.  Materials:  Scheepjes Terrazzo (70% Recycled Mulesing Free Wool x 30% Recycled Viscose; 50g/175m)  You can find Terrazzo via your local Scheepjes shops, an ..read more
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Mandala Coaster - Geometry & Texture MAL
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2M ago
It’s Friday, and it means that the next part of the Geometry&Texture mystery make-a-long (MAL) has been released. This week we are making a mandala coaster in overlay crochet technique. We are hosting the MAL together with Martin Up North, and he has already revealed two of his designs: a Rödön Pillow and See Me in A Crown Hat. Next Friday, Martin will release his final pattern, and that will be the official end of the make-a-long.  If you missed the beginning, it is still not late to join. I would say, it is even the perfect timing now, as you can see almost all patterns in advance ..read more
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Gaudi Pillow - Geometry & Texture MAL
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2M ago
Welcome to the next part of the Geometry & Texture mystery make-a-long. If you missed the previous release, check all information about this event HERE on my blog. And read details about the Early Waves Cowl HERE. Also do not forget to check out the gorgeous Rödön Pillow from Martin Up North which he released as the first mystery design from his pattern pack last week.  Today’s design is the Gaudi Pillow, named after and inspired by the work of the famous Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi.  The first time I heard about him was at the art course we had at high school. I was fascina ..read more
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Early Waves Cowl – Geometry & Texture MAL (Part 1)
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3M ago
Hello and welcome to the first part of the Geometry & Texture make-a-long. As we probably know, we have teamed up with Martin Up North to bring you six exclusive and never published before patterns in different crochet techniques. And today we begin with an Early Waves Cowl in slip stitch crochet.  If you have no idea what Geometry & Texture MAL is about, please read the announcement post HERE. And you might also want to check mystery projects from previous years: Not a Christmas CAL in 2020 and Winter Scandi MAL in 2021.  This year’s make-a-long was inspired by geometry sh ..read more
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Geometry & Texture Mystery make-a-long: Announcement
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3M ago
It has become a good tradition to host a mystery make-a-long (MAL) annually, and this year is not an exception. We’ve already had Not A Christmas MAL two years ago and Winter Scandi MAL last year. But this year’s project is a special one! We have teamed up with Martin Up North to bring you six brand-new and exclusive patterns. Please, welcome a Geometry & Texture make-a-long.  What is this MAL about  As you can already understand from the name, all projects are themed with geometry and texture, and you will get a chance to try your hand in mosaic, overlay, embossed and slip sti ..read more
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For Them Sweater
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4M ago
I have been experimenting with different crochet techniques all my life. My kind of designing career started in early childhood when I was making weird clothes and accessories for my dolls, and also myself. And when I decided to start designing professionally and turn it into my daily job, I took overlay and mosaic crochet techniques onboard. But you live, you learn. There are still a lot of things and tricks you can learn. And today I would like to introduce you something I have never done before. Please, welcome – For Them Sweater.  You can find the pattern on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HER ..read more
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Stella Mandala: new overlay crochet pattern
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6M ago
Are you looking for a new gem to your mandala collection? Here it is! Let me introduce a Stella Mandala. It uses overlay crochet which might look intricate at the first glance, but instructions are easy to follow thanks to lots of progress pictures in the pattern. But I am happy to say that all testers successfully finished their mandalas even without the pictures.  I will never be tired of repeating that overlay mandala brought me to the world of crochet design 8 years ago. I first learned overlay crochet with the patterns from other designers, and then dared to design the first mandala ..read more
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Bee Calm shawl: FREE knitting pattern
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8M ago
And here it is, a free knitting pattern for the new Bee Calm Shawl. The shawl has a slightly asymmetrical triangular shape and lovely drape. With love to Terrazzo yarn by Scheepjes. Hope you enjoy! Purchase ads free printable pdf file on Ravelry HERE and Etsy HERE. Materials  Scheepjes Terrazzo 745 Pergamena x 8 balls (30% Viscose, 70% Wool; 50g/175m)  Find Terrazzo via your local Scheepjes shops, and via online retailers: Wool Warehouse* (UK, international shipping), Caro's Atelier* (NL and Europe), Taemombo (US and Canada). 3.25 mm and 3.75 mm needles Gauge for body: 22 sts x 30 ..read more
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Terrazzo shawl: Reveal
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9M ago
While we are getting prepared for the Spring Whispers blanket make-a-long (have you seen it already? Check this post!), I thought I should finally share the reveal of the new shawl design. It has been finished for a while now, and we even managed to organize a photo-session. But I was always in a middle of somewhere and did not have enough time and mental space to show it to you. But anyway, here it is!  Photo credit for all pictures and a video - @evakobz Terrazzo shawl is not an official name. It is a draft named after the Terrazzo yarn from Scheepjes which I used. It’s felted tweed, n ..read more
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