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…

Rectangle crochet rug

I went to get some yarn yesterday. Got plenty of thick tricot yarn, as I suddenly realized I needed a bathroom rug. Went for dark grey, and here’s the result. The colour in the photos looks slightly bluish, maybe there’s a hint of blue in the yarn. Let’s call it smoky grey, shall we? I…

Old sheets into crochet doily rugs, part II

Some days ago I started working on a new crocheted doily rug. The work started with cutting an old duvet cover into yarn, then crocheting a bit, then cutting some more yarn. Crocheting is easy and fast, it’s the other stuff that’s taking a lot of time. Or maybe my scissors are just too small.…

Old sheets into crochet doily rugs

Step one: Old sheets, cut into yarn. I chose my white 100% linen ones. They’ve served me well for the last ten years. Choose a movie to keep you entertained, this part is going to take a while. Step two: After three(!) painful hours of using scissors, here’s the result. One duvet cover cut and…