Crochet Guardian Archangels

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Hi dear friends!

I hope you are doing fine and that life is treating you well.

Today I have some sweet news for you – my crochet angels have been finished and are ready to meet you…

The long story short, I have been making crochet guardian angels recently. And not just any angels – they are archangels. The archangels of four directions – Uriel, Raphael, Gabriel and Michael. And they are here to protect.

 
 

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These four wonderful beings are believed to send help and protection if imagined or placed in four corners surrounding the space you wish to protect.

Uriel is the Guardian of North, Raphael of East, Gabriel of West and Michael of South.

 
 

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The angels are believed to prevent our Light from being depleted or diminished and protect us from all harm and lower vibrational forces and energies.

 
 

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They are now protecting my home and I made some more to fly to those of you who wish to welcome them in their homes too.

 
 

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Love these so much.

 
 

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I could not resist and embellished them with some glitter. Yay!

 
 

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I created three different packages, depending on the colors of the angels.

The first package includes a pink, green, violet and blue angel. You can find it here.

 
 

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The second package has a pink, yellow, violet and blue angel. You can find it here.

 
 

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And the third package has four white angels. You can find it here.

 
 

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Sending love ♡♡♡

Petra

(P.S.: I am planning to put together a pattern and tutorial on how to make these angels – stay tuned.)

 

The Easiest Knit Pullover (Made In One Piece)

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Hi friends!

Today I am so happy to present to you my newest creation which I so moderately called ‘The Easiest Knit Pullover’. Ha!

But, you know, making this pullover is really just… EASY! For all of you who are a little hesitant to start a knit pullover because of all the sewing involved and all the parts that need to be made and assembled somehow, I would suggest this project as a perfect way to start.

 
 

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Because… all you need to do to produce a pretty decent piece of garment is to just basically knit a cross. A cross with a head opening in the center. All made in one piece.

Easy, right?

 
 

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Then you just fold it in half and sew it together. And yes, there’s so very little sewing required… there are in fact just two seams – the left side of the pullover plus the bottom part of the left sleeve and then the right side of the pullover along with the bottom part of the right sleeve.

 
 

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In addition, the patterns you can use are absolutely up to you, starting with the basic garter stitch in which every row is knit … going whichever knit-stitch way you choose, anything you fancy really.

 
 

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Such a rewarding project indeed.

 

Tutorial:

If you’d like to try to make something similar, then you are welcome to use the following steps as a guide.

The pullover described below is a baby size one, I made it for my 22 months old son.

The chest part is 13 3/4 inches (35 cm) wide, the sleeve is 9 3/4 inches (25 cm) long (unfolded) and the whole length of the pullover 14 inches (36 cm).

To knit it, I used bulky weight yarn (# 5) and 8 mm knitting needles (for larger pullovers I recommend using circular needles).

Gauge: 14 stitches x 27 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm).

 

The pattern is very easily adjustable to any size you need.

 

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Step 1: Cast on the desired number of stitches (I cast on 50 stitches).

Knit up to where you want the sleeve to start (I knitted 60 rows).

 
 

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Step 2: Cut off the yarn (I leave the tails quite long and use them to sew the seams in the end).

 
 

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Step 3: With new yarn, start the right sleeve – with all your stitches on your left-hand needle, cast on a sufficient number of stitches on your right-hand needle (I cast on 35, the sleeve was then long enough to be folded even).

 
 

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Step 4: Then continue to knit the stitches from your left-hand needle.

 
 

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Step 5: Until they have all been knitted.

 
 

minimal number of seams, only two actually - left side and bottom part of an arm and then the right side along with the bottom side of the arm

Step 6: Then continue to cast on stitches on your right-hand needle to start the left sleeve. Cast on the same number of stitches as you have cast for the right sleeve.

 
 

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Step 7: Continue to make enough rows to make the front part of the sleeves (I knitted 40 rows).

 
 

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Step 8: Choose a sufficient number of stitches to form the head opening, then bind of this number of stitches in the central part of your work, while knitting your row (I bound off 22 stitches).

 
 

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Step 9: After binding off the stitches, continue to knit all stitches from your left-hand needle.

 
 

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Step 10: In following row, cast on the same number of stitches as you’ve bound of in the previous row. This way you will ‘close’ the head opening.

 
 

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Step 11: Then knit all the remaining stitches on your left-hand needle.

 
 

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Step 12: Continue knitting, making enough rows to make the back part of the sleeves (40 in my case).

 
 

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Step 13: With all your stitches on the left-hand needle, bind off the number of stitches that make the right arm.

 
 

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Step 14: Then knit all stitches that form the main part of your pullover (the number of stitches you’ve started your pullover with; 50 in my case).

 
 

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Step 15: Then bind off all the remaining stitches on your left-hand needle (which is the same number of stitches that form the left arm; 35 in my case).

Cut off the yarn.

 
 

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Step 16: With new yarn, knit the main back part of your pullover.

 
 

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Step 17: Bind off.

 
 

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Step 18: And finally, to finish your pullover, fold it in half with the head opening placed at the top, and sew together the sides of the pullover and the bottom parts of the sleeves.

 

And that’s it!

Wasn’t it easy?

What do you think?

 
 

And here’s a little roundup for you, all steps in one place:

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Happy knitting!

With love,

Petra xoxo

 

Sunday Greetings

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Hi dear friends!

I hope you are doing fine and enjoying a lovely Sunday.

Here in my world, the day has been unfolding beatifully so far, with me being seated at my desk, working at some cute craft projects. Oh, the bliss!

There are quite a few projects that have been keeping me busy lately – pullovers and angels mostly. The knit pullovers? They are the easiest ones to make, I am currently making a tutorial to show you the details. And the angels? It seems that I am building an army, spiritual warfare happening here (I am planning to put some in my shop and to make a pattern too).

 
 

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I will talk about these projects soon.

 
 

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For now, I am wishing you a wonderful and happy day!

With lots of love,

Petra xoxo

 

A Simple Knit Poncho Pullover

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Hi, friends. Today I’d like to show you the latest creation of mine – a simple knit poncho pullover.

I added the term poncho to the name because it kind of resembles one, don’t you think?

 
 

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I made this little poncho for my almost 2 years old son (dear little Mr. P, I apologize for the shimmery yarn, let’s just call it festive, shall we?… you wore it around Christmas, after all… please don’t hold it against me when you’re 18, Mama just craved to work with this yarn so very much).

Anyways, I present this project to you as an inspiration, just an idea how a lovely poncho can be made in such an incredibly easy way. Just have a look…

 
 

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This is it.

I think there’s a chance this might be the simplest pullover to knit ever – it is made as one simple rectangular piece with a head opening/hole made half-way through.

 
 

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Once you’re done with your knit rectangle, you just fold it in half and sew the seams on both sides, leaving enough room for arms to go through.

 
 

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You can even make a cute neck (I was going for something like a cowl neck/turtle neck here), but it would look great without any neck at all, I am sure (I made mine on circular needles).

 
 

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I chose my favorite cable pattern to knit this poncho pullover (of course), however, this project can be easily made using any pattern you like, getting as easy as using only the knit stitch for the whole project.

But beware, this thing can get pretty addictive (I am currently on my fifth pullover (haha) – I am trying different patterns and adding sleeves to the project while still maintaining the ‘knit-as-one-piece’ principle – I will share more on that in one of my following posts).

Enjoy!

With lots of love,

Petra

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