Wednesday, 28 May 2014

"A" belt !!!!!

Last weekend I was tempted to crochet something new ( as I never did one before !) without following a pattern, but writing one "on the go"…… A little challenge is good from time to time!!!!

The idea developed after looking an "old" pattern of mine ( do you remember this ?) ….. I decided to use the concept for something different, like a belt ( or even a bracelet !!!!! )….

I collected a 3,5mm hook and some colourful yarns from my basket…. maybe too many colours for a simple project like this ( I'm not really fond of my caramel yarn….), but the idea to follow was : TRY !!!
With the blue I crocheted 200 chains and I worked a looooong oval with double crochets ( I follow the US crochet terms), with 5 stitches in each curve.
The second round was made in caramel, with increasing stitches in both curves ( I crocheted 2 double crochets in each stitch of the first round of the curve, reaching 10 stitches per curve).
To embellish the centre of the work, I decided to use some hot pink in a chain of slip stitches ….

…. as you can see from the above pictures, I didn't stop with a pink line, I preferred to experiment some more, so I didn't cut the yarn and I slip stitched some extra "waves" that resemble a line of "A"s ….
…. and being my name Alessandra, I thought it was really good !!!!! ;oD

Then, I added a purple border all around ( made of single crochets ) and some more slip stitches with the grey ….

….. And last night, I finally crocheted the ties ( each one made chaining 72 stitches and working a row of half double crochets - with pink - and embellished both with a row of single crochets - with grey -! ) ….

…. so now the "A" belt is wearable ….

…. another idea …. ????? …..

xxxxx Alessandra

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Friday, 23 May 2014

This morning….

…. I got out from my house to discover my usual unbelievable neighbourhood…..
…. I was not disappointed !!!!!!

xxxx Alessandra

Foto dedicate a Vittorina e Varinia !!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Just for fun ….

…. Pick one of your japanese crochet books …..

…. and choose a very simple pattern, easy to follow when you seat on the couch in the evenings after dinner time ….

Now collect the right hook (4mm) for the suitable yarn ( ROBIN, Double Knit 100% acrylic, 500 gr, shade 1797, lot 786, product code 1467) and start to crochet, with your feet up…..

… at the beginning it seems to work a flower …

…. but after few rows, you start to see the scarf in progress ….

….. and when you reach the end ( for me after 187 rows,  for the pattern after 107! ), you may think that you would love to give the scarf a personal touch, just a little one…..

…. as a "border" ( to reinforce the sides) of slip stitches, with a bright and contrasting colour ( Filati da Collezione "Merinella", colour 36 lot 110, 80% wool and 20% polyamide )….

front of the work

back of the work

…. and then you choose that tassels (made wrapping the yarn 50 times around the cover of a copy book) are better than pom poms ( at least today!), so you add them at the ends of the new scarf …..

…. one pink, the other one grey ( SIRDAR Wash'n'Wear DK Double Crepe, shade 0282, lot 126292 )

…. grey as the other side of the scarf ( still, slip stitches! )…

…. all you need now is … to wear it!!!!!! ;oD

xxxx Alessandra

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