Hexakimono cardi

I have tested a crochet pattern for a kimono. The designer is Maria Valles.  The kimono is composed by 2 hexagones. The construction is quite clever : the folding makes the sleeve and the two pieces are assembled to form the back.  The wool I used is the one recommended by the pattern. It is unspun…

Crochet pot cover

We bought plants from Best Buds in Belfast to put on a high shelve in the flat and I made some cover to hide the plastic pots of the plants. I used yarn I had left from other projects to crochet them, including disco yarn and jersey be good yarn in blue demin from Wool…

Spring crochet cover 

I have been going to a craft group that meet up every Tuesday evening in different coffee shops around Belfast (see the group Facebook page) and for the first time this winter, we had organised a CAL.  We all brought a copy of Mollie makes issue 74 to make a crochet cushion cover. The pattern by…

2 bandanas = 1 shawl 

It is still quite cold and stormy in Belfast in February so I knitted a comfy and warm shawl to wait for spring to come.  I really liked the design for the “say wool be there” bandana but I knew it was going to be to small as it is and I would never wear…

Double granny square cowl 

I really like the colour combination in this scarf and my first idea was to make a scarf with sleeves like this one. I crocheted all the square and started to assemble the first sleeve (after a year of putting this project away and back in the project loop and then away again…).  Unfortunately, the sleeve…

From sweater to maxi basket

I knitted the Cocoon sweater a while back in March. It was my first ever knitted garment. Even if I was quite proud of it, I have not worn it at all : It is quite heavy and not easy to move in. I thought it was a shame not to make better use of this lovely…

Camper van pillow 

I was looking for an idea for a birthday present for a friend and when I saw the pattern for a Camper van pillow in the issue 45 of Simply Crochet, I knew I had my idea ! Only the front of the pillow is crocheted. I replaced the WV logo by her initials. This is…

Summer cardigan 

The first time I went through the pages of the Anna Wilkinson crochet book my mum gave me back in April, the first pattern I was attracted too was this lace cardigan. I used some cotton from Wool and the gang to make mine. Compared to the original pattern : I did not add the…

Some baskets

We moved flat and there is not much storage space in the new flat ! To make things more organise while we are waiting to get some furniture, I have made some crochet baskets to tidy the bathroom.  I used the hanging toy basket and the structured basket from this book :  I used a…

Crochet hook case

My mum offered me the French version of the book “Learn to crochet love to crochet” by Anna Wilkinson and I was inspired by the model of the granny stripe clutch bag to make a new case for my crochet hooks.  I had only enough of some of the colours to make the front of…

Flower necklace 

The theme for the Défi du fil this month was “flower” ! Here is my realisation. I used this tutorial to make it and crocheted two flowers instead of one !

Clutch bag for Spring 

I wanted to make another Tunisian crochet clutch after the one I made for my sister. I chose to make it with 4 pastel colours. While crocheting it I realised that I preferred the texture of the wrong side more, compared to the right side.   I finished by lying it with some polkadot fabric.