Pattern review: butterfly-stitch prayer shawl

Hi again! Today I will discuss my other finished project from last week. It’s another shawl I’ve been working on, namely the wonderful butterfly stitch prayer shawl. I’ve never worked this type of shawl before, but the instructions were very clear on how to set up your first stitches, and after that it is ‘just’ a four row back-and-forth repetition, ideal for combining with your favorite TV show 😉 I was stunned by the intricate pattern created in four rows! It really does look like a butterfly. This shawl was a little more difficult than the XY scarf, because it…

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Pattern review: XY scarf by mijocrochet

Hi 🙂 For those who don’t know me, this is me! The summer in Holland has been exceptionally hot up until now, so I thought it wise to crochet a couple of scarves! 😉 This pattern is one of my favorites so far because of its simplicity and drape (it definitely feels knit!). The pattern was designed by Johanna Lindahl from Mijocrochet, and can be found for free on her website. The recommended yarn, which i did indeed use, is the Scheepjes Skies light collection, which accounts for the gradual color changes. Johanna used both 117 Circumcumulus and 116 Cumulonimbus,…

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Ocean Ripples Blanket

This blanket reminds me of the ocean, with its waves and multitude of blue hues. It is perfect for a baby boy, but may make a pretty gift on every occasion. It is a basic pattern, but with a couple touches to make it that much more beautiful. Please refer to the Abbreviations and Stitches post for more information. Repeats are indicated using *….*: repeat everything between the marks until you have as many repetitions as stated behind the mark. This pattern switches color every two rows, but you can obviously increase or decrease this to your liking. The foundation single stitches…

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Colorful Mandala Set

These mandalas are very easy to make and very colorful to have around the home. I added tones of grey to add a little calmness, but you can use any color combination! As always, I would love to see your own creations. The pattern of these mandalas is very simple and perfect if you’ve just started to crochet 🙂 By adding extra rows, you can even transform your mandala into a basket! So, on with the pattern: Please refer to the Abbreviations and Stitches post for more information.Repeats are indicated using *….*: repeat everything between the marks until you have…

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