Crochet Swirls (Tutorial)

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This is a little crochet swirl.

You might have seen me using it in this project.

And since I gave you a pinky swear promising I’d show you how it’s done, here it is.
But before I start, I’d just like to let you know that I am no crochet guru. Not by a long shot. I am kind of a psychotic, hysterical, constant trial and error experiencing person who, despite that all, loves her yarns and her hook.

Which in short means that I really hope the following sentences make at least some sense.
crochet swirl applique free pattern by zoomyummy.com

Here’s what you need.

Two yarns of different color – the bulkier the yarn the bulkier the swirl.

You also need one hook that will work well with your yarns, a needle and a pair of scissors.

Let’s pretend that is not a hair cutting scissors.

Please.

crochet swirl applique free pattern by zoomyummy.com

The whole swirl has only four rows. This is the first one:

1. Row: 43 ch (ch = chain stitch).

2. Row: 1 dc (dc = double crochet stitch) into the fourth chain stitch from the hook, 1 dc into each remaining chain stitch.

3. Row: 3 ch, 1 dc into the first stitch from the hook, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc into next stitch, *1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in following stitch*, repeat *…* till the end of the row.

4. Row: with a changed yarn color, 2 ch, 1 sc (sc = single crochet stitch) in the first stitch, 1 ch, *1 sc in next stitch, 1 ch*, repeat *…*.

Finish off.

 

You have just created a funny curly strip.

Now twist the strip into a nice shape.

Using a needle and some yarn, sew some stitches in the middle and along the edges only to fixate the whole swirl.

I made only three stitches and that was it.

I can imagine these on scarves, slippers, headbands or as a brooch even.
Hopefully, I didn’t break your brain.

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

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Brown Slippers

crochet slippers pattern

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I’ve just finished making these slippers.

Making crocheted slippers is my addiction.

Huge addiction.

One of the best things in life.

 

crochet slippers pattern

They are super cozy.

And super warm.

 

crochet slippers pattern

What I also like is this little detail.

Actually, I am preparing a tutorial on how to make a cute little thing like this.

So stay tuned.

(Update: You can find the TUTORIAL here!)

 

crochet slippers pattern

Oh, and there are more slippers like these to come.

I have about 100 spare balls of yarn to use.

Heaven!

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Crochet Spring Placemat

crochet placemat free pattern

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I have a confession to make.

I really, really love making placemats.

Tough one, right? I hope you’ll be able to fall asleep after that.

It might all have started a couple of weeks ago when I was making these Easter Placemats – that was real fun.

What really fascinates me when it comes to crocheted placemats might be how easy they are to create – you just go left and right and left and right… while watching your favorite program – and before you notice it, it’s done.

And then I love, love, love the moment when I add the edging and a little decoration – that’s just magical…

If you’d like to make these cute placemats and let everyone enjoy their meals even more then I’ve prepared this how to’ for you:

crochet placemat free pattern

1. Start by making a very loose (!) chain of 73 stitches.

2. Then crochet DC (double crochet) into each stitch.

3. Continue making 37 rows all together. And the green part is done.

crochet placemat free pattern

4. The edging is very simple: *5 DC into one stitch, skip one stitch, 1 SC (single crochet), skip one stitch* … and repeat this along the edge up to the corner.

crochet placemat free pattern by zoomyummy.com

5. This is how I made the corners: after you’ve done the last ‘5 DC’ before the corner, skip one stitch and then crochet 1DC – 1TC (triple crochet) – 1 DC into the corner stitch, slip one stitch and continue as in the step 4.

crochet placemat free pattern by zoomyummy.com

6. Now the lovely flower – this one is quite easy too:

Row 1: Chain 8

Row 2: Chain 2, 17 DC, join with slip stitch

Row 3: *Chain 6, skip 3 stitches, SC* – repeat this 6 times

Row 4: around each petal crochet: *DC – DC – DC – CH – DC – DC – DC – SC* – repeat 6 times and finish off.

crochet placemat free pattern by zoomyummy.com

7. For the cute swirly ornaments I made two chains of 40 stitches and sewed them (along with the flower) into place.

crochet placemat free pattern by zoomyummy.com

Cute, ha?

I hope the things I’ve just written make at least a little sense.

And of course – Enjoy, dear friends!

Love

Petra

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How to Crochet an Easter Egg

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This blogging thing might be the best thing ever invented.

Really.

Maybe right after sweets.

OK… sweets and comedies.

OK… sweets, comedies and … let me stop myself right here and leave…

NOT (you’re gonna have to remove me ’cause I ain’t going nowhere).

Anyways, it’s gorgeous because blogging keeps me thinking about new projects and makes me go on.

I just LOVE IT…

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

With Easter being just around the corner, I think it is a very good idea to get ready and stuff your home with as many Easter eggs as possible.

And why not have some of them crocheted?

This is my way of creating them.

You can find a pattern below… until then, enjoy the step-by-step pictures.

This is an almost finished egg waiting to be stuffed.

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

You can stuff your crocheted egg with scrape yarn, cotton stuffing, fiberfill or polyfill.

These can be found in your supermarket or in a craft store.

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

I marked the ends of the rounds with this pin to know where they started and where they finished.

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

I really like the shape of this egg (and really don’t like the dryness of my hands).

crochet Easter egg free pattern by zoomyummy.com

It’s so cute.

With every new little spring decoration I manage to get, I become more and more relieved.

Because I like to welcome this greatest season of all in a really big style.

With lots of love,
Petra

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