Color block crochet tote

Living in Belgium, you can never know how much real summer you would actually have šŸ™‚ When you crochet something summery, you really want to finish it as early as possible, so that you manage to use it. Lucky us, we are having quite a lot of sun these days and the forecast still looks…

Little crochet purse & my first tutorial

I made this little purse for a lovely friend, a very strong and wise woman for her birthday. I know sheĀ has been waiting for itĀ for a long time šŸ™‚ This is also my first attempt to write down how I made it. I really hope it is clear and easy to follow. I would appreciate…

Twice cozy hot water bottles

It seems to me that crocheting hot water bottle coats might be a solution to long and rainy nights. First, you get very cozy finding the perfect wool, picking a pattern and finally crocheting the coat. Then, you get cozy every time again and again when they are softly keeping you warm. These two have…

Less is more zpagetti bag

SometimesĀ you don’t need a very elaborated pattern to crochet something cute. It was a present for a friend, and, yes, I’ve seen her wearing it šŸ˜€ This bag is crocheted around only with the single crochet stitch. It is a great project for beginners – it will get you hooked! šŸ˜‰ I used my favoriteĀ Zpagetti…

Tiny raffia basket

With this post, I will start a separate series on this blog Baskets. I have made a lot of them, using different materials, shapes and colors. BasketsĀ areĀ great to decorate your home, store smallĀ things, and try to be organized šŸ™‚ They also make niceĀ presents. This one is made from raffia, which I also used to make…

Yes, holidays are here!

  What I love most about holidays is the endless amount of surprises, presents, lights and smiles! To make this even more special, I believe everyone should make at least one present or decoration or sweets – forget the stores. When I was a child, paper was my favorite material: for snowflakes, toys, garlands. This…

Just a crochet rug

  I’ve been dreaming of making a new rug for months. Crochet with such thick yarns is both hard and satisfying. My fingers hurt a bit, but then it worked soooo fast. In no time you can crochet something quite big! šŸ™‚ I was inspired by many crocheters online who experiment with chunky/jumbo/mega crochet. Taking…

Starry scarf

We have a surprisingly beautiful autumn in Brussels! The sun lets us enjoy the color change and the calmness of early mornings. Yet the mornings are getting chilly. Chilly enough to put on a warm scarf šŸ˜‰ This one is a birthday present for my friend Maaike, for whom I made the rose earrings. I…

Last summer project

Only because the calendar says it is the last day of summer šŸ™‚ As planned, in August I worked only with the materials I had at home. Here, I followed the lovelyĀ patternĀ designed by Sayjai of K and J Dolls, mostly because of the bobbles šŸ™‚ My bag came out a bit different, because I used…

Crocodile-dile-dile

It is said that a girl can’t have enough bags! And many other beautiful things… šŸ™‚ I am definitely one of them. So here it comes, my new bag. My August handicraft resolution was to make something out of the materials I have at home, and I succeeded. But I have to confess, my list…