Something blue

Stepping into yarn stores is dangerous. When we were visiting Wollen Berlin some time ago with my fellow crocheters and Molla Mills, I got the urge to make a blue scarf. Something long, airy but still warm. I couldn’t find a nice pattern, until I bumped into the Alpaca Your Wrap pattern by Tamara Kelly in…

3D crochet purse in yellow, pink and grey

I was traveling quite a lot this past autumn, and some travels included a little bit of crochet. Here’s a purse I was working on in Zambia in the beginning of December. This is the best kind of entertainment for a lonely business traveller in a hotel: a few balls of yarn, light hook and…

Long time, lots of crochet, nothing ready

This autumn seems to be a time for random crochet, as I’m starting new projects here and there and never getting to finish the ones I started before. Sigh. Sometimes there’s just all this new yarn that you need to start testing. Here are some of the things I’ve been working these past weeks (months?).…

Optical crochet purse – ready

You remember the optical crochet purse from some weeks back? The fab pattern by Molla Mills, from the book Virkkuri II? I was so eager to share pictures of the crochet pattern that I just blogged away even though I hadn’t really finished making the actual purse. Well, I was happy to finish all the…

Crochet summer top in the making

I’ve worked on a crochet summer top for a while now. It’s practically ready, but I can’t seem to figure out a good way do the finishing touches to the sleeves, so I can’t quite yet show the final product. I’m almost finished with all the millions of yarn ends as this was not crocheted in…

Optical crochet purse

Here’s the first optical crochet pattern I’ve ever tried out. It’s from Virkkuri II, a crochet book by Molla Mills. As you may remember, counting stitches is not my forte, but I really wanted to see if I had the patience to work through this. Normally I watch movies or TV while crocheting, but this pattern required a…

Doilies, stripes and triforce crochet

As I’m again starting a new crochet project, a striped and airy tunic for the summer, I can’t help but stop and think how versatile crochet is as a technique. There are so many things you can do, and none of them have to be granny squares, lacy curtains or bedspreads. Take a look. First…

Plan A

You know that feeling, when your dreams are slowly starting to shift towards reality? Perhaps ever so slightly, but still? That’s how I feel every time I start crocheting something. Here’s a doily rug in the making, a pattern called Asteri. It’s refreshing to follow a pattern every once in a while! I recently read an interesting…