Dreaming of summer with this grey crochet vest

Despite my utter lack of energy in blogging lately, I’ve crocheted a lot. Like this vest. I got fed up of not having enough decent working clothes, so I decided to make some. I bumped into a picture in Pinterest, and thought the pattern looked very nice. It’s airy, symmetrical and easy to make. So…

Upcycled crochet floor pouf

I bumped into two floor poufs in the recycling centre last week. The one above is covered in old, worn-out leather, and the other almost identical in size, covered in fabric. They both cost five euros. A bargain, I know. The insides seem to be made of styrofoam, as both poufs are very light to carry. Here’s…

Crochet pouch for iPad mini

You may have seen the progress photos of this pouch in some of my earlier posts. Well, the pouch is ready now and I can soon give it to my colleague, who’s the owner of a new mini. What we have here is leftover cotton yarn in two colours, hook no. 3 and 72 stitches.…

DIY: black and white storage boxes

I’ve been very crafty this weekend. If I’ve not been in the garden digging and moving plants, I’ve been crocheting a rug, barbecuing, or embarking on new DIY areas of crafting. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I saw some beautiful boxes made of leftover plastic floor at the Recycling Factory. The boxes are made…

Crocheting away

If you are ill and bored, as I am, what can you do? Lie down and crochet. The small white basket I did already some time ago, but now I’ve done a larger grey one. Hook is size 10, and yarn is maybe 2 cm wide tricot, something you could easily cut from a t-shirt. Baskets are…

Virkkuri – stylish Finnish book on crochet

This is the first cool crochet book in Finnish. It’s called Virkkuri and made by a stylish lady called Molla Mills, who actually owns a crochetterie. Yes, a crochetterie. Who ever came up with that word, is a genius to begin with. And when you look at the patterns in the book, you’ll understand the…