luni, 22 septembrie 2014

Crochet Pattern Explained for Little Princesses Fall -Winter Twin Set

Winter is drawing near and now more than ever  becomes extremely tempting to take up projects easy to make.

For the mothers out there who like me have a little wonder at home, working something cute but also functional is surely something to try these fall days.

When thinking about the Holydays and the beautiful snow you surely have in mind a little crochet dress or a cute crochet cardigan to make for you little princess.

I am extremely fond of kids'  designs especially because they are extremely motivating and rewarding for an impatient pair of hands but also a truly wonderful challenge for the beginners.

When it comes to being the proud mom of a beautiful girl, crocheting something for her may be a wonderful thing. In case you are the lucky grandmother , aunt or granny of such a little princess making something unique for her can be a wonderful idea.

In my case, I am all the above ( except for a grandmother J)))

So said and done…this post is about a wonderful design I am currently working on for 3 little wonders.

                          The Little Princess Fall-Winter Twin Set

This is the original model found inside a Japanese magazine. I am not a fan of black attire for little girls but in this particular case I find the design extremely elegant although in my opinion , this will look better in red or even blue marine.

The tamer version made of plain acrylic yarn ( size 2 or 3 with a 2, 5 crochet hook) combines two lovely colors that are the perfect choice for  a girl with blue eyes such as mine.

Lovely woven in detail at the round neckline( such a lovely finish obtained with 0 effort)

Pretty colorful buttons offer the design a girly finish .

In short a set to fall in love with and make over and over again.

Same cute finish for the little jumper dress pinafore

lovely bottom layer of flower squares

                                                              The cardigan back

Same pattern applies for the rest of the cardigan:

Chart translation in written pattern:

1. Chain the required lenght
2. Row1: ch3, 5dc in the next 5ch, ch1sk2,ch1 1dc, ch1,1dc (V stitch)ch1 sk2, 5dc in the next 5ch ...repeat until end of the row
3. Row 2 (reversed R1) : ch4 sk2, ch1 1dc, ch1,1dc (V stitch)ch1 sk2, 5dc (in the Vstitch below) ...repeat until the end of the row

The sleeve and cardigan front

The dress:

                                                  Dress pattern: ( work 2 twin sides)

                       Chest section:
R1: chain rquired length
R2: dc in each chain
R3: ch4 ,sk1, 1dc  ch1 1dc in the next ch( Vstitch), sk2,1dc  ch1 1dc in the next ch( Vstitch),sk2 ....continue until the end of the row
Repeat R1 and R2 until the required height .

At the bottom of the chest section increase every other stitch or every stitch depending on your desire for how full would the skirt need  be.

Work the same rows down until square border.

It's really up to you if you want to make the dress A line and increase gradually or make a fuller skirt .

I encourage from the heart to try and make this cute little set . It is both functional and versatile and extremely lovely for girls with ages between 1 and 10.

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xoxo and may you have a blessed week


joi, 11 septembrie 2014

Free Crochet Patterns for 3 Lovely Pullovers - Fall Special

With the risk of repeating myself I am a huge fan of tank tops . I like the idea of being able to combine them with anything I have in mind . Layering has been a huge part of the fashion trends these last years and layering a crocheted item over a tank top in one of my favorite style touches.

Apart from the fact that a lacy finish can always bring out the sexy nature of you, a crochet pullover with a looser fit and a lacy structure can add so much to your feminine look especially if you are a fan of jean, leggings, tight fitted bottoms and flats. The versatility of the crocheted structure is part of what every woman dreams of having at hand on a rainy day, on a cool fall morning or simply when she wants to look lovely.
Here is a collection of three pullovers perfect for the colder mornings of this fall , or for cozy evenings when next to your significant other you go for a walk to admire the beautiful fall foliage.

Cute and Simple Little Blouse

The ideal choice for a petite figure and perfect to overlay over a fitted tank top. Recommended yarn cotton and acrylic but also microfiber , yarn size anything from size 2 ( fitted and tight finish) size 3( for a looser structure) and size 4 for a bulkier finish.

Stunning but simple diva look.

Off sholder designs are ideal to be combined with tank tops or spaghetti straps. For a free spirited diva appearance you can choose to make this airy pullover . The loose fit and the functional design is the ideal choice for any type of acrylic or merino yarn.

Elegant details , versatile fit

The ideal fall pullover is surely one you can use in combination with any type of pants or skirts. Consider making this easy crochet wonder and wear it with anything you might have lying around your closet.

Recommended yarn: anything size 3 and a 3,5 mm hook.

I really hope you like this post and consider making at least one of these wonders if not all of them.
Apart from being extremely easy to pull off due to the combination of stitches and highly permisive design, these 3 pullovers are what I like to call timeless pieces you can always depend on.

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