Kids tee -pineapple crochet adventure part 2 and last

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So my dear ones,

As I move on my new job, it seems to me I have little time to dedicate to my crochet blogs, though I still save some for my crochet adventures, which include a pineapple top -for myself to wear at work, and the completion of my daughter’s pineapple crochet tee.

I am triyng to figure out a way to take a picture of my top it is nice lacy and black, since I left my mannequim back home in Brazil, I have to find out how to give you an idea of how it looks, meanwhile take a look at the last and final version of the tee.

final look on pineapple crochet tee- by Glaser Crafts

final look on pineapple crochet tee- by Glaser Crafts

crochet pineapple edging- by Glaser Crafts

crochet pineapple edging- by Glaser Crafts

I Liked this edging for its A line kind of shaping, that I secured would be formed by adding a few more chain stitches and a sort of a V in the row prior to the last one.

I made a flower to go with it and it was a wonderful opportunity for me to make some use of this cute buttom I purchased a long time long ago.

cute little happy crochet flower- by Glaser Crafts

cute little happy crochet flower- by Glaser Crafts

I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it, and I followed no pattern since I changed a gazzilion times to accomodate her mood changes and mine as well.

pineapple crochet kids tee with the flower- by Glaser Crafts

pineapple crochet kids tee with the flower- by Glaser Crafts

Take good care of yourselves,

Love ,

Drikka.

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Tons of Crochet free e-books

Hi everyone,

I failed to have mentioned before, I have been revisiting my handmade jewelry “talent” and a considerable amount of pieces must be done by the end of May. There is going to be a great Summer Fair and I have been honored with the opportunity to take part in it. I am crocheting as well but I am having fun with other things too.

I love crafting, it is in my genes, creating with jewelry is thrilling to me too it’s been a long time  ever since I did it consistently and with my adorable beloved Dog Wolly -a Bichon Frise- who would stay patiently under my seat for an uncountable amount of hours ’till we stood up for our walk in the afternoon, long before my daughter was born. He was then only a puppy and now is almost 12 years old.

Anyway, checking on my daily emails today I decided to take a break and let you know the incredible amount of free e-books on Crochet available at Free Crochet  here you have the link, I do hope you check it up, you won’t regret,

take good care,

Drikka.

Crochet in Progress- last part- Granny Square cushion cover

Hi everyone,

Sorry having taken so long, things at home are running out of my control, kid fell ill, I started to tutor a 5th grade student, and lots more going on.

So, even though I finished the cushion last week and it has become a dear one to my daughter ever since than, I just did not have the chance to take a picture until now.

Hope you like the way it came out.

 

granny cushion cover front

granny cushion cover front

granny cushion back side- Glaser Crafts

granny cushion back side- Glaser Crafts

take good care,

Hope to back soon,

Drikka

Rose Bud- crochet free pattern

Hi everyone,

You all might wonder what the pattern for these little rose buds is. These ones that I have as a background in my blog right now.

Yes I do have it, in fact I created them, allow me tell you why, and how.

About three years ago, my GlaserCrafts in Brazil was starting to take off, I crocheted like crazy for people who usually called me, or saw my work on a friend, and so on. A very nice lady wrote me the loviliest e-mail, in which she said it was time for her to move on and find herself a new love.

She then asked me to make one lariat, just like the Neck Bouquet she threw me the quest, she wanted colors in it, colors that would match her personality (I had never heard of her before that e-mail). She insisted by looking at my work I would know what colors to use. I would certainly know what colors a woman needs when she is opening herself up for a new love. Those were her words. I took it seriously, studied a bit of color combinations, colors that would be in for that Summer, and made her lariat.

Before I sewed the rose buds on I took a picture of them in a chocolate candy box, they looked nice, to my taste. I promised never to take a picture of the final work as she was very emotional about it and asked to have it just for herself without any copies.

I was very touched by her thank you e-mail when she got the lariat delivered!

Even though I have no photos to show you, here are the buds that I will tell you how to make:

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Starting out:

Crochet hook compatible with the yarn you are using, see in the label for a notion of the yarn you will need.

Some Yarn the color you desire your bud to be.

a pair of Scissors and a tapestry needle

(I used in the example the yarn EcoFio in red (left over from my daughter’s dress) and hook 4,0 mm).

Abbreviations:

ch= chain

dc= double crochet

sc= single crochet

hdc= half double crochet

You start out with a slip knot, make 13 chains, turn your work.

Rose Bud - GlaserCrafts

Rose Bud – free pattern GlaserCrafts

On the third chain make a sc, then on the fourth ch make *1sc+1hdc+1sc; skip one chain*,  sc in the next ch*, then repeat form * to *on the next ch make 3 dc skip next chain, 1 sc in the next chain*,  repeat from * to * until the last chain.

rose bud- glaser crafts

Fasten off. Leave a long tail. Now with the tapestry needle you’re going to sew the rose just like you did on the big Red Rose we made in one of my previous post. Sew the tail in to form your rose bud.

rose bud- glaser crafts

You will have a bigger or smaller bud depending on how many chains you make at the beginning.

 

so I hope you have fun, you know you can always write me in case of doubt,

take super care,

 

Drikka.

Crochet flower barrette- construction

I believe you have seen the crochet flower barrettes I’ve made recently here for my daughter and for the girls here.

Crochet flower Hair barrette

Crochet flower Hair barrette

It is pretty easy to make, specially once you have done a crochet necklace, don’t like how it comes out, try to figure out what to do with it, and have a daughter with reasonably long hair. They definitely need as many different kinds of barrette they can possibly have!

So enough talking, what you need is a crochet flower string, you can find ideas and patterns here, here and here these crochet atists are  so talented I’m sure you will all agree with me or three small crochet flowers.

Material:

3 colored mini crochet flowers,

hot glue gun

a “bare” hair barrete

a pair of scissors

First you arrange your flowers the way you believe is the best in the barrette.

Now with the glue gun, glue each flower at a time. Allow a few seconds for each flower to set, then go to the next.When you are done, allow a few more seconds for your wok to be complete.

Hope you like it!

Take good care,

Drikka

Spiral Crochet adornment – free pattern

Hi,

As I mentioned earlier here it is the spiral or corkscrew crochet pattern. The way I make not the way I learned it .
You might want to try it right away.

Remember if you are not an expert in crochet or feel a little rusty at it by now you can always take a look at some intructions at Annie’s Attic or at Lion Brand site, I love to check there for novelties and nice stuff.

Have fun!

 

 

 Fancy Scarflette by Glaser Crafts at Etsy Shop

Material:

yarn of your choice
crochet hook  compatible to the chosen yarn
tapestry needle

Abbreviations
chain stitch= ch
slip stitch= sl
single crochet=sc
half double crochet= hdc
double crochet=dc
treble or triple crochet=tc

Instructions:

Make about 33 chs
On the third chain from your hook make 2 dc, on the third make 1 dc, ont the fourth make 3 dc, pnt hte fifth make 1 and go on like this until the very last chain. You will see the spiral forming as you go on with your project. fasten off.
Join with your leaveas and flower by sewing with the tapstry needle.

Have fun, take care,

Drikka.

Crochet leaf -free pattern

Hi there,

I do hope you are doing fine, as I am, today was my day off and I took it to organize a few things I have here, some of them are a few  crochet projects that haven’t been finished yet.

I also took some time to read my posts backwards, I found a request of a reader, I hope she can see it as now I found the time to answer to it properly. she liked the crochet Rose  pattern and asked me how to make a leaf and the spiral too.

 

 

I decided just for the matter of filing later, to split the instructions in 2, being the first the instructions on how I make the leaves.

I must let you know hat in case you are just a beginner you might  find Annie’s Attic  instructions really handy

Crochet Leaf:

material
any kind of yarn
a crochet hook compatible to the yarn you are using

Abbreviations
chain stitch= ch
slip stitch= sl
single crochet=sc
half double crochet= hdc
double crochet=dc
treble or triple crochet=tc

Directions
Start with 13 chains.
Row 1 – turn your work, make 1 more chain an in the second ch from hook make a sc,*1 hdc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chains, 1 tc in the next ch -which will be your 7th chain- 1dc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 hdc in each of your 2 next chains, 1 sc 1ch *and turn your work, do the same stitches you did in the previous row.
Row 2– 1sc in each of the next 2 ch and repeat from *to* . In case you want a “firmer” leaf, do one sl in each chain at the back of the initial chain, in its center,  it will make the leaf looks even more realistic.  I particularly like it.
Fasten off. Make a few and sew the cork/spiral adornment. This pattern is coming soon.

Hope you liked it,

Take care,

Drikka.