Pattern review: Minerva tunic

Hi, good to see you back on my blog! For others, welcome πŸ™‚ Today’s pattern review is about the Minerva tunic pattern, which can be bought through ravelry. Which brings me to my first observation; the pattern itself is quite expensive. However, one of my friends fell in love with it, and I’ve never made any garment from a pattern, so I had lots to learn! There was one problem though, which brings me to my first tip:Β read the materials list carefully. Here I was, with a lot of fingering weight yarn, while the pattern calls for DK or bigger…

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Forest hideout scarf

This scarf reminds me of the forest, with the subtle greens and blues. It is a relatively airy scarf, making it the perfect project for the upcoming months. The yarn is a yarn cake by Sostrene Grene, a Danish company which slowly takes over Europe πŸ™‚ I love their yarns, this is a 100% soft cotton cake. The pattern is suitable for a-little-more-than-beginners, especially those familiar with the stitches featured in the pattern (including dc2tog, but the pattern provides a video for this) Please refer to the Abbreviations and Stitches post for more information. Repeats are indicated using e.g. *pattern*…

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Vintage Mandala Potholder

This pattern I want to share with you, has been passed down in a family for over three generations, and I was asked to replicate this potholder. Although the pattern is not my creation, I think it is so special to appreciate work that would otherwise be forgotten with time. So although the pattern isn’t mine, I would still like to share it with you πŸ™‚ So here it is: the pattern. Please refer to the Abbreviations and Stitches post for more information. Repeats are indicated using e.g. *pattern* twice or ^pattern^ four times: meaning repeat everything between the marks…

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Perfect gifts: crochet painting

Hi everyone, I want to show you how to make a crochet ‘painting’ within a couple hours of work. Use it to show the world your love of crochet, to commemorate a special occasion, or to create a very personal gift! What you’ll need: -some scrap yarn in different colors – an IKEA Ribba frame – double-sided adhesive tape – a 9’/19.75′ paper square in the color of your choice How to create your own painting:Here comes the fun part: this is all up to you? What do you want to create? Try to stick to simple shapes. In this…

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