Monday, March 31, 2014

April Square is here!! Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 by Pukado

OMG, it's already the last day of March! Time flies, crazy!!

So a quick post as I'm busy with the prep work for my little girl's 6th (!!!!) birthday party this weekend.

Lots of baking, cooking and cleaning and no time for crocheting (hahaha as if...) and other stuff!

So I already had the square done 2 weeks ago, but haven't gotten around to write it down and take pictures.

The pattern will be available on Ravelry as well, so please add it to your favorites and queues!!
I made a special one for my girl's birthday, you can't see the glitter and sparkle really in the picture, but it's there!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Jasmine Top by Pukado - Crochet pattern Jasmine Stitch

My girl is turning 6 soon and I wanted to make something for her. I have never really made clothes before, except the chevron skirt I made last summer. She still loves it and is waiting impatiently for summer to wear it again.

I fell in love with the Jasmine stitch or daisy stitch. But for clothing I think puff stitches are not the smartest way to go, especially not kids clothing. So I made a variation on the stitch and I was blown away!! I love how the top turned out and I'm very happy!! So is my girl!!

You can buy the pattern in my shops:

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Mandala by Pukado - Free Pattern - Ottoman cover

Mandala by Pukado


Catania Grande, but you can use any yarn you like.
Hook 6mm
Yarn needle

Join every row with an invisible stitch, unless otherwise specified.

Change color every row, unless otherwise specified or personal choice.

Weave in ends after every row.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tulips from Amsterdam - New Pattern!


I haven't posted in a while.. the winter blues had hit me hard and basically I couldn't find any energy to do whatsoever! Except crochet that is... always have energy for crochet.

I have so many ideas running around in my head, I just couldn't make a choice what to make and create. I was focussing on my Mood Blanket for a while and then it hit me. I must make it spring time!!! This will get my energy up! (oh and vitamin D! Helped a lot!)

What better way to say spring than some lovely tulips! Real ones die on me too quickly, so I crocheted myself  a lovely bunch of tulips! It gave me blue fingers, but they are so pretty!!! I'm so happy with them!

And then I thought, wouldn't it be supercute to have a pillow with lovely flowers on them. So I experimented with some stitches and tadaaaaa a lovely row of flowers appeared. I made the first one with Stylecraft DK and the second one with Phildar Phil Coton no 3.

It works up pretty quick and I can see lovely blankets, pillows and bags made with these. Not to forget lovely happy dishcloths and pot holders for in the kitchen!!!

And I had to make a hat off course. A summer hat! (I'm so done with hats at the moment, I can't even get a normal slouch hat finished!!!)

These are extra bonus patterns you get for free with the Tulips pattern.
With patterns for working in a row, working in the round and the hat!

You can get my Tulips from Amsterdam in my shops:

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And I leave you with the famous Dutch song: Tulpen uit Amsterdam:

(yes click the link and sing out loud!!!!)