Sneak Peek Publication Mystery Quilt in Inside Crochet !!! and complete yarn kits are already available

Today I am sharing some very exciting news with you ! I am so proud to tell you I have a wonderful publication in the new edition of Inside Crochet, Issue 73 (it will be released on December, 20th). And it is not 1 single publication, no ! This blanket design will be published in 3 separate parts, during 3 following months. So you will have plenty of time to crochet yourself a stunning trendy quilt blanket.

Are you excited yet ? I am, that’s for sure !

Inside Crochet is a high quality crochet magazine, filled with beautiful, trendy and wearable patterns, made by lots of different designers. They have a great reputation in the crochet world, so I am really proud my patterns are being published in it regularly.

We have put together complete yarn kits, specially for this publication.

The blanket is designed with Scheepjes Merino Soft. This yarn is so soft and fluffy, you can wear it next to the skin and it is not itchy at all. It is available in so many yummie colours, it is definitely one of my most favourite yarns.

Check out these lovely sneak peek pictures ! (made by Inside Crochet) l

Are you all ready to get you new edition of Inside Crochet soon ? Do you also want to make this lovely mystery quilt ? Make sure to get yourself a complete yarn kit to make sure you are ready to start immediatly when the new issue will be out. (it would make a lovely Christmas present, by the way ūüôā )

You can find these complete yarn kits at

РWool Warehouse, a lovely shop that ships internationally with great service : the Soft Merino Kit and The Colour Crafter Kit 

РDeramores, they ship worldwide as well : the Soft Merino Kit  and The Colour Crafter Kit

(note : sneak peeks are from the Soft Merino Blanket.
With the Colour Crafter Kit you will be able to make a blanket that has twice the size of the Soft Merino Blanket)

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You can buy your copies of Inside Crochet at your local store, or directly via Inside Crochet itself. I have a subscription, so I get my copy every month ūüôā ¬†(this makes a wonderful Christmas present too ! to get your friend or mother or yourself a year-subscription ! )

If you prefer a digital, downloadable version, that is possible too !

You can get all the info you need right here  : Inside Crochet  (the mystery quilt pattern will appear in the following editions : Issue 73 Р74 and 75).

I wish you all a happy and creative Christmas and lots of crochet fun !

The sample blanket is made with MerinoSoft yarn. I have made a nice overview with the colours used in both kits, the MerinoSoft Kit and the Colour Crafter Kit. This overview can be found here : Colours overview

Free crochet pattern : mohair flower-brooch

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Today, I have finished the free crochet pattern for the vintage and amour flower brooches.

Do you remember my previous post about mohair yarn ? Where I shared lots of information about Scheepjes Mohair Rhythm and told you about my Mohair-Mission ? You can find that blogpost here :  Mohair-Mission 1

And there is much more to come, soon : more useful information, tips & tricks, …

Ad today I am sharing my free pattern : Mohair-Mission 2 !

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Info and what do you need to make this brooch or brooches  : 

РYarn : Scheepjes Mohair Rhythm, small amounts in the shades you like. (1 ball = 25gr = 200m / 70 % mohair, 30 % micro)

РI made the amour-brooch with shades orange (689, ChaCha), fucsia (686, Merengue) dark red (683, Tango), and bright red (684, Flamenco).

РThe vintage brooch is made with : light grey (674, Robotic)

You can find this wonderful yarn at Deramores, they ship worldwide and their service is exellent. Take a look here to see all available shades : Scheepjes Mohair Rhythm

(this is an affiliate link)

РCrochet hook : 5 mm

РUsed stitches : chain (ch), slipstitch (slst), single crochet (sc). I use US crochet terms.

РYou also need : scissors, tapestry needle to weave in all ends, pins and mat for blocking, small beads, brooch-pin, small piece of felt.

РCrochet charts : I have added crochet charts and pictures.

Pattern :

The flower-brooch is made in separate pieces. Those parts on put on top of each other and carefully sewn together.

You always work on the right side, so do not turn.

Part 1 (Orange part, shade ChaCha) :

– 5ch, close round with 1slst in first ch.
– Round 1 : work 1ch+10sc in the ring, close with 1slst in first sc (do not turn). ‚Äď 10sc
– Round 2 : in first sc : 4ch, in every next sc : 1slst+4ch, close with 1slst in first slst. – 10 x 4ch-spaces
–¬†Cut yarn and cast off.

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Part 2 (in shade fucsia, merengue) :

– 5ch, close round with 1slst in first ch.
– Round 1 : work 1ch+20sc in the ring, close with 1slst in first sc. ¬†‚Äď 20sc
– Round 2 : in first sc¬†: 4ch, in every next sc¬†: 1slst+4ch, close with 1slst in first slst. ‚Äď 20 x 4ch-spaces
– Round 3 : work in first 4ch-space¬†: 1slst in first ch, 1slst in 2nd ch, 1slst around center of ch-space, 5ch, in every next 4ch-space : 1slst+5ch, close with 1slst in first slst. ¬†‚Äď 20¬†x 5ch-spaces
– Round 4 : work in first 5ch-space: 1slst in first, 2nd and 3rd ch, 1slst around center of ch-space, 6ch, in every next 5ch-space : 1slst+5ch, close with 1slst in first slst.¬†¬†‚Äď 20l x 6ch-spaces
–¬†Cut yarn and cast off.

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Part 3 (in shade dark red, Tango) :

– Round 1-4 : see part 2.
– Round 5 : work in first 6ch-space¬†: 1slst in first, 2nd and 3rd ch, 1slst around ch-space, 7ch, in every next 6ch-space : 1slst-7ch, close with 1slst in first slst. ¬†‚Äď 20¬†x 7ch-spaces
–¬†Cut yarn and cast off.

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Part 4 (shade red, Flamenco) :

– 5ch, close round with 1slst in first ch.
– Round 1 : work 1ch+16sc in the ring, close with 1slst in first sc. ‚Äď 16sc
– Round 2-5 : see part 3, but now work 16 ch-spaces, instead of 20. ¬†‚Äď 16 x 4/5/6/7 ch-spaces
–¬†Cut yarn and cast off.

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Finishing :

–¬†Put part 4 below.
– Place part 3 on top of part 4, and sew together in the center, very carefully.
– Next place part 2 on top of parts 4+3 and sew together in the center, very carefully again.
– End with part 1 on top, also sew very carefully together, and leave a long orange tail.
– Make sure your long yarn tail is on the right side of the flower, and next make 7 small petals with beads in the center of the flower, and attach them ‘on the sc-rounds’ : I prefer beading 5 small beads on my orange thread and next make a small sewing stitch in a sc of the sc-round. Repeat this 7 times, forming 7 small detailed petals. Next finish the flower heart : make 3 larger petals in the 7-petal circle : by beading 7 small beads each time and sew carefully.
–¬†Weave in all ends.
– Optional : cut a small felt circle and sew it on the back of your flower.
–¬†Sew the brooch pin on to the felt circle / or the flower itself.

Ready !

This brooch will certainly make a stunning detail on your favourite dress, on your preferred bag, or as a lovely present.

Do not forget to share your brooch creations with me, and the entire world, on facebook, instagram and other social media.

My Facebook-page : Vicarno Crochet Designs  (here you can find all new pattern releases, give-aways, and lots of other exciting stuff)

Instagram : annelies_baes

Enjoy your weekend !

Release new crochet pattern : Julietta Merino Shawl

I have finished a new crochet shawl pattern : Julietta Merino Shawl.

A lovely large shawl, very soft and warm, made with Scheepjes MerinoSoft garen, in shades Lautrec (sage) and Michelangelo (ligh grey).

This shawl is worked topdown, and increases are made both in the center and at the sides. Your shawl will get bigger row after row. The advantage of topdown shawl designs like this one, is you can easily choose to make your own desired shawl size, by simply adding more pattern row repeats.

The pattern itself is fully written, and 2 charts are added, and a sketch as well. Very clear, structured, and detailed, like all my patterns ūüôā

My testing panel has done an amazing job again, and thanks to them I am capable to make high quality crochet patterns.

 

Last week, I already announced this new pattern release, and because there was plenty of occasion to celebrate, I organised a wonderful give-away : an entire shawl kit, to make this shawl yourself. The give-away was sponsored by  Scheepjes !
Lots of people participated, it was amazing ! (over 500 persons entered the give-away, thank you so much ūüôā )

Rafflecopter choose the winner randomly and her name is : Birgit Sievers. I already emailed her, so she will soon receive this lovely kit to make her own Julietta shawl.

I would like to thank you all for participating ! Unfortunately I cannot send you all an entire kit, but I have decided to give you all an extra present : until tomorrow night 20 h CET the Julietta Shawl pattern is available for an introduction price : this means you get 25 % reduction.

Enjoy ūüôā

The pattern can be found in the websho  : here    and on  Ravelry : here

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Scheepjes Christmas Blog Hop : little snowballs on the wall

Welcome, today is the first day of the Scheepjes Christmas Blog Hop !

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Fantastic days, filled with free patterns made by the Scheepjes Bloggers ! Every day another Scheepjes Blogger will surprise you with a free Christmas pattern, specially designed for this Scheepjes Christmas Blog Hop. (for more free pattern inspiration by all the Scheepjes Bloggers, take a look here : inspiration )

On the first day, today, I am happy to share the pattern for a decorative hanger : a delicate snowball background, embellished with some Christmas stars.

It makes a lovely wall decoration hanger, and it will also look great on your window !

I have written down the instructions (US terms) and have added some charts as well.

What do you need ? :

  • 1 ball¬†Scheepjes Alpaca Rhythm¬†shade Bop (670) and 1 ball¬†Scheepjes Mohair Rhythm¬†shade Bop (690) and shade¬†HipHop.
  • 1 ball¬†Scheepjes Lizzy, silver.
  • 1 crochet hook¬†3,5 mm and 4,5 mm (or any other hook size you like)
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • scissors
  • spins and a blocking mat
  • a plantspray filled with water and a bit of Eucalan to block
  • wooden stick

Used stitches : chain (ch), magic ring, slipstitch (slst), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), triple crochet (tr), triple treble crochet (ttr), picot (p) : 2ch, 1sc in first ch + 1slst in first ch.

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SNOWBALL BACKGROUND : 

With crochet hook 4,5 mm and 1 thread Mohair Rhythm Bop and 1 thread Alpaca Rhythm Bop TOGETHER :

Row 1 : Ch44, start in 2nd ch : 1sc in next 2ch, * 3ch+1P+7ch+1P+3ch and miss 7ch, 1sc in next ch, repeat from *  4 more times, end with 1sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2 : 7ch in first sc, 1 ttr in next sc, 3ch+1P+3ch, 1sc in 4tr ch of 7ch-space,  * 3ch+1P+7ch+1P+3ch, 1sc in 4th ch of 7ch-space, repeat from * 3 more times, 3ch+1P+3ch, 1 ttr in last 2sc, turn.

Row 3 : 1ch+1sc in first ttr, 1sc in next ttr, * 3ch+1P+7ch+1P+3ch, 1sc in 4th ch of 7ch-space, repeat from * 3 more times, , 3ch+1P+7ch+1P+3ch, end with 1sc in last ttr and 7ch, turn.

Row 4 : repeat row 2.

Row 5 Р8 : repeat rows 3 and 4.

Row 9 : repeat row 3.

Row 10 : 7ch in first sc, 1ttr in next sc, 3ch, 1sc in 4th ch of 7ch-space,  * 7ch, 1sc in 4th ch of 7ch-space, repeat from * 3 more times, 3ch, 1ttr in last 2sc, cut yarn and cast off.

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LITTLE STAR :

With Lizzy glitter yarn and crochet hook 3,5 mm : 

With Scheepjes Mohair Rhythm Hiphop and crochet hook 3,5 mm :

Round 1 : Form a magic ring and work in the ring : 1ch+10sc, close with 1slst in first sc, do not turn. -10sc

Round 2 : * 5ch, start in 3rd ch with 1sc, 1hdc in next ch, 1dc in next ch, miss 1sc and work 1slst in next sc, repeat from * 4 more times, and work the last slst where beginning 5ch is. Cut yarn and cast off. – 5 star points

Make as many stars as you want.

Finishing : weave in ends.

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BIG STAR :

With Lizzy glitter yarn and crochet hook 3,5 mm : 

With Scheepjes Mohair Rhythm Hiphop and crochet hook 3,5 mm :

Round 1 : Form a magic ring and work in the ring: 1ch+8sc, close with 1slst in first sc, do not turn. Р8sc

Round 2 : 1ch, 2sc in next 7sc, 1sc in last sc, close with 1slst in first sc, do not turn. Р15sc

Round 3 : * ch6, start in 3rd ch with 1sc, 1hdc in next ch, 1dc in next ch, 1tr in next ch, miss 2sc and work 1slst in next sc, repeat from * 4 more times,and work the last slst where beginning 6ch is. Cut yarn and cast off. Р5 star points

Make as many stars as you want.

Finishing : weave in ends.

 

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FINISHING  :

  • gently and carefully block everything.
  • attach the snowball background to a wooden stick or a wooden skewer.
  • Attach the stars wherever you want them to be on the background.
  • Ready ! Ik ben erg benieuwd naar jullie projecten, gemaakt met dit patroon ! ¬†FACEBOOK¬† of instagram : annelies_baes

I hope you will all enjoy my free Christmas pattern. Do not forget to share your WIP’s and finished items on ¬†my facebook page :¬†FACEBOOK¬† or instagram : annelies_baes

And stay tuned ! Tomorrow¬†Sarah, from¬†Crafts from the CWtch ¬†is sharing her free pattern with you. I am SO curious, don’t you ?¬†

New crochet pattern : Almejas Shawl

Today I am releasing a new shawl pattern : this Almejas Shawl. It is a special shawl, because the body of it is formed by little excentric clams : Almejas is the Spanish word for clams. Beautifull small, solid and strong shells, that are very tender and delicate at the same time as well.

The shawl itself is worked topdown, you start at the center and by making increases both in the center and at the sides, your shawl will grow and get bigger, row after row.

I worked the body with Malabrigo Sock yarn, shade Solis. It is a lovely strong sock yarn, it is great to work with, and the shades are fantastic.

I decided the edging needed a lot of contrast, so I used Malabrigo Silkpaca, a delicate and  tender laceweight yarn, in shade Azul Profundo. Both the difference in yarn weight and the different shades (the aqua shades for the body and the dark intense blue for the edging) make this shawl a real eyecatcher.

Een speciale shawl is het geworden : deze Almejas Shawl. De body van de shawl wordt namelijk door excentrieke schelpjes gevormd : Almejas is het Spaanse woord voor (Venus)schelpen. Dat zijn die mooie ietwat bolle, kleine, stevige krachtige schelpjes, die tegelijk ook een heel erg teder kantje hebben.

 

This design was published several months ago in Inside Crochet as well. So many thanks to them for these wonderfull stunning pictures.

The pattern itself is fully written, in US terms.

I have added 2 charts as well.

Ester from¬†It’s All in A Nutshell¬†has made some a great instruction video about the used clam stitch. (so not about the shawl pattern itself, she explains the lovely shell stitch). The video can be found here : Almejas crochet stitch. She also made a stunning shawl herself, you can read about here on her blog : Esther’s Almejas Shawl

The pattern is available through my pattern store : Almejas Shawl and on Ravelry : Almejas Shawl and on Etsy : Almejas Shawl .

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Vintage brooch with Scheepjes Mohair Rhythm

I made a vintage brooch, with the new Scheepjes Mohair Rhythm yarn. This is a brand new yarn, released a few days ago, and I love it !

This yarn is availabe in 20 (!!!) rich and vivid colours, it is soooo soft and light, so it surely guarantees very luxurous and featherlight projects.

It has 70 % mohair in it, so you will be surprised by the incredible softness of it as well.

This brooch makes me feel like a real lady, I like the classy colour (shade Robotic), and the fluffy petals.

I am working on the pattern, to make sure it will soon be available : for free !

I wish you all a lovely saturday full of luxury !

(this yarn will be available in shops : November 20th)

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WIP : mixing colours and yarn textures

I am working on a new design, a lovely project with lots of colours. And that is not the only challenge, I am actually also mixing different yarn textures, and if is filling me with lots of joy ūüôā

The refreshing combination of Scheepjes Invicta Colour (yes, that wonderfull strong and soft sock yarn, with a long colour changing effect) and Scheepjes Catona, the pure cotton yarn, makes it almost impossible for me, to put this project aside.

Yep, indeed, I am working with 2 strands together, and the colour variations are just really great !

And did you see the lovely stitch pattern I am using as well ?

I am making a baby blanket, which makes softness, warmth, and easy maintenance keywords !

Are you curious about my progress ? Stay tuned ! I will soon post a new update.

Patter : surprise baby blanket

Yarn : a combination of Scheepjes Invicta Colour and Scheepjes Catona  (I am using 1 strand of Invicta Colour and 1 strand of Catona together)

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Fruit Shawls… Pops of colour in autumn

I am sharing some lovely pictures of shawls, made by the Fruit Shawl crochet pattern.

To brighten up these autumn days with fresh pops of colour !

The first shawl is made by Natatascha, she used Wolcafé Limited yarn. You can find her project page on  Ravelry here : Fruit Shawl

The second shawl is made by Ans, she used Unicat yarn, shade Fruchtig. Her project page on Ravelry can be found here : Fruitige shawl

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The pattern : Fruit Shawl : available Ravelry and in  webshop

Yarn : Unicat. I buy my balls of Unicat at Atelier Jaffari in Arnemuiden

I wish you all a happy and colourfull Sunday !

(have you also made a lovely project with one of my crochet patterns ? Feel free to email me a lovely picture at info@vicarno.com, so I can write a blogpost about your creation too)

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Free crochet pattern : hummingbird

This little hummingbird has been designer specially for the numerous CAL 2015 Flight of Fancy Meet&Greet visits.

Now the CAL is officially finished, I am happy to share the pattern with you. Today I have written the pattern for the hummingbird, and made the crochet chart as well. Ik ontwierp dit kolibri vogeltje (en een pauwtje) speciaal voor de talrijke inspirerende Meet&Greet bezoeken aan de winkels die me boekten tijdens de Scheepjes CAL 2015 Flight of Fancy.

More information about our wonderfull Flight of Fancy CAL can be found here  :  ENG facebook group,   Scheepjes website and Ravelry.

Hummingbird

Yarn : Scheepjes Catona

Crochet hook : 3mm ‚Äď crochet tightly !

Used stitches : chain (ch), slipstitch (slst), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc). I use US crochet terms.

The hummingbird is worked in rounds, always on the right side. Rounds are not closed, and do not turn.

A crochet chart can be found below.

– Round 1 : RS : Ch15, start in 2nd ch : 1sc in 13ch, 5sc in last ch. Now work along other side of base chain : 1sc in 13ch. (31sc)
– Round 2 : 1ch, 3 x (1sc in next sc), 2 x 1hdc in next sc), 3 x (1dc in next sc), 1hdc in next sc, 1sc in next sc, 1slst in next sc, miss 1sc, 1sc in next sc, 3dc in next sc, 3dc in next sc, 2dc in next sc, 3dc in next sc, 2dc in next sc, 2dc in next sc, 2 x (1hdc in next sc), 10 x (1sc in next sc).
– Round 3 : 2sc in next ch, 1sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc, 1sc in next sc, 2 x (1hdc in next hdc), 1dc in next dc, 2 x (2dc in next dc), 2 x 1sc in next stitch, 1slst in next sc. You are now at the slst of previous round, work : 1slst in this stitch and in next 3 stitches. Continue with the beak : ch5, start in 2nd ch, 1slst in next 4ch. End with 1slst in same stitch as beginning of ch. Now work around the rest of the head and the neck : 1slst in next 14 stitches. Next : 1sc in next sc, 4 x (1hdc in next sc), 2 x (1sc in next sc), 5 x (1slst in next sc). Cut yarn and cast off.

– Tail : cast on with 1slst at bottom part of bird, where round 3 is ended : ch9, and attach with 1slst in same stitch. Next ch10, attach with slst in next stitch, ch11, attach with slst in same stitch, ch12 and attach with slst in next stitch, cut yarn and cast off.

– Wings :
– wing 1 : Ch8, attach with 1slst on the back, 2 stitches below the end of the head part. Next work along base chain : 4 x (1sc in next ch), 3x (1hdc in next ch), 5hst in last ch. Work along other side of base chain : 3 x (1hdc in next ch), 4 x (1sc in next ch), cast off with 1slst in same stitch as beginning stitch.
– wing 2 : ch6, attach with 1slst just below previous wing, work along base chain : 3 x (1sc in next ch), 2 x (1hdc in next ch, while working the last pull through of the last hdc, insert as well in 1 loop of corresponding stitch on first wing, attaching both wings together), 5hdc in last ch. Work along other side of base chain : 2 x (1hdc in next ch), 3 x (1sc in next ch), cast off with 1slst in same stitch as beginning stitch.
– wing 3 : ch5, attach with 1slst just below previous wing, work along base chain : 3 x (1sc in next ch), 1hdc in next ch, when last pull through is made, insert as well in 1 loop of corresponding stitch on previous wing, attaching them together. Work along other side of base chain : 1hdc in next ch, 3 x (1sc in next ch), cast off with 1slst in same stitch as beginning stitch.
– wing 4 : ch4, attach with 1slst just below previous wing, work along base chain : 3 x 1sc in next ch, attach to previous wing, 5hdc in last ch. Work along other side of base chain : 3 x 1sc in next ch, cast off with 1slst in same stitch as beginning stitch.

– Finishing :
– weave in all ends
– embroider a nice little eye, or use a bead.
– attach a brooch pin on the back of your bird.
– pin it on to your favourite sweater, cardigan, jacket or bag ! And enjoy !

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Pattern Copyright : @Annelies Baes – @Vicarno
This pattern is for personal use only. Do not copy, reproduce or sell this pattern. (either digitally or in print). Do not post this pattern online (either the entire document, or a part of it).
You may sell items made by using this pattern, when crediting Annelies Baes ‚Äď Vicarno as the designer.
Yarn shops and yarn sellers : do not sell this pattern or distribute it without my permission.

Pearls and the Mermaid Shawl by Marietje

Just blown away by the beauty of a shawl !

Words are just really unnecessary, the pictures just tell us everything !

Marietje has made a wonderfull shawl, using my Pearls and the Mermaid Shawl pattern.

My weekend just had the best start ever ūüôā

Pattern : Pearls and the Mermaid Shawl : Ravelry and webshop

By : Marietje

Have you also made something nice, by using one of my crochet patterns ? Wanna see your own creation on my blog ? Do not hesitate to email me at : info@vicarno.com.

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A new design : Show-me-the-way cowl

Do you like cowls ? I do, without any doubt. Even more, I am a huge fan of cowls : I wear them all the time when I am outside : riding on my bike, taking a walk, … They are snuggly and warm, and really comfortable.

And because I like vivid colours and a few catchy accents too, I decided to make this ‘Show-me-the-way’ cowl design.

A cowl with a message ūüôā

Autumn is a special time for a lot of people : it is a time filled with introspection, looking and searching, listening to what you heart tells you. Who are you ? What do you like ? What needs to be changed to improve the quality of your life ? Is the path you are following still the right one ? What choices do you need to make ?

And very often, if you can find the courage to listen very carefully, or to look around you with an openminded ‘look’, you can SEE which way you need to go. Your path will be visible.

Actually, this cowl design, is about finding your direction, or maybe you just have to refind it (because it is very obvious, but you just need a bit of a little reminder ūüôā ) , and some of you will just follow the path they are already going.

I added some crocheted cords at both sides and in the center part of the cowl, these cords ‘show you the way’. (they are optional, so you can also make the cowl without them).

I used a supersoft merino yarn : Scheepjes MerinoSoft. I like the softness and the luxurious feeling of merino wool a lot !

6 balls of the main colour, and 3 balls of the second shade. I choose light grey (Michelangelo-grey) and magenta (Carney).

I worked with 2 strands together and hook size 8mm, so extra warmth and a fast satisfying project guaranteed…

And like for all my crochet patterns : the pattern comes fully written, with a chart added as well. My testing panel has done a great job as well, by testing the instructions before publication.

Pattern : show-me-the-way cowl : Ravelry and webshop

Yarn : Scheepjes MerinoSoft  (50 % merinowol, 25 % acryl en 25 % micro)

Crochet hook : 8 mm

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New crochet pattern : mesh cardigan for ladies

I have a new crochet pattern ready and I am releasing it today : a ladies mesh cardigan!

A super-trendy design, with nice openworked stitch pattern, and a comfortable fit ! This cardi is also featherlight, because thanks to the nice lacy stitchwork, it does not require high amounts of yarn.

The design is topdown, meaning : you start at the neckline, and work your way down, all seamlessly and in 1 piece. So a zero-frustration project, because there is no seaming at the end. And the good thing is, while crocheting this trendy piece, you can try it on whenever you want to, to see if you are happy with it as it is, and if necessary, you can make small adjustments, like making it longer or shorter, or …..

The pattern is fully written, in 3 sizes : S-M, M-L and L-XL. Available in English (US terms) and in Dutch. It also has a nice chart, and even a sketch with all the measurements.

And as always, the pattern is tested by my testing panel, which assures a high quality product.

 

Summer Mesh Cardigan Annelies Baes Vicarno

Let’s take about the yarn I used : the super-de-luxe Scheepjes Linen Soft Yarn (needless to say I am a big fan of this natural yarn, with its beautiful colours and wonderfull structure). Both my cardigans are made with the linen yarn. But… if you prefer a fluffy supersoft cardigan, I suggest you make it in Scheepjes Softfun. And I you are in the mood for a warmer and more winter version, I advise you to choose the new Scheepjes Merino Soft yarn. (by the way : if any of you can offer me ‘a box of extra time’, I want to make myself a merino version as well).

The grey cardigan is modeled by¬†Atty, from Atty’s. I was thrilled and very happy when she wanted to be a model during the photoshoot. She looks amazing, don’t you agree ?

I am wearing the blue cardi myself, the picture is taken on a summer day, very quickly, in the garden ūüôā

I wish you all a happy weekend!

Pattern : linen mesh cardigan : Ravelry and webshop

Yarn : Scheepjes Linen Soft (other great yarn options are  Scheepjes Softfun and Scheepjes merino soft)

Crochet hook : 4 or 4,5 mm

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Knight doll design published in Inside Crochet

I designed a knight doll, fully equiped ūüôā ¬†: with a helmet, a ring mail, boots, a sword and a shield.

A little hero-doll. Because children just love heroes, to play with, to comfort them, to cuddle with.

The interesting part about this doll design is I managed to make the doll itself seamless, so it is worked in 1 piece. So no frustration at the end, because there are no arms or legs or other parts that need to be sewn.

I also tried to design nice comfortable clothes and accessories, that are easy to put on and off, and look great.

 

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The hair, that was another story… I did not have any experience in making hair for dolls. So after a few attempts, I decided to ask Nancy¬†from¬†‘t Knuffelpopje¬†for help. She is a fantastic doll maker, and she wanted to help me out. So I am very grateful she gave my doll this gorgeous hair. ze gemaakt heeft voor me.

The doll itself and all the accessories are made with  Scheepjes Softfun and Softfun denim, supersoft yarn, that is strong as well, and is very easy in maintenance, you can wash it in the washing machine without stress. So the ideal yarn for toys and children clothing.

I think this knight will soon have a little princess-friend ūüôā

I wish you all a wonderfull day.

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Pattern : Knight doll published in Inside Crochet Editie 69

Pictures : many thanks to Lucy Williams for Inside Crochet

Yarn : Scheepjeswol Softfun and Softfun denim

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