Sun motif

A third motif from my 2016 Advent Calendar. At the time, I saw a star at the center of this motif, now I see a sun !

One of the participants used this motif to make a colourful blanket – perhaps you would like to do so as well?

You can download the pattern for the motif in pdf format here:

My ideas for this motif can be found here. There are some interesting ideas about joining motifs to check out!

The round-up of the different interpretations is here!

Squarely

I’m happy to introduce my latest design: Squarely, a crochet scarf.

I wanted to make a crochet design based on angular motifs. This led me to developing this original stitch pattern. In the pattern, it is explained both in written form and as charts.

To bring this theme all the way to the border, I imagined little square “pendants”. You will find a step-by-step tutorial for the pendants in the pattern.

The Squarely pattern is available in the shop, and on Ravelry!

Three-colour motif

A second motif from my 2016 Advent Calendar. What would you like to make with this one?

In my Advent calendars, the mini projects are presented step by step over 4 or 5 days (depending on complexity). It a mini mystery CAL and sometimes, I build in a small surprise. Here, the motif starts out as a square in the center but ends up being circular.

You can download the pattern for the motif in pdf format here:

This motif would, of course, look lovely and interesting in a single colour, too!

My ideas for this motif can be found here.

And all the lovely interpretations are here!

Two-colour motif

If you’re like me, in these strange and troubled times, there are moments in your day when the feelings of anxiety and stress peak. This happens to me around 4 a.m. – I wake up and can’t go back to sleep.

To cope and feel a bit better, for the past few days, I have been crocheting motifs in the early mornings. One day, if I come up with something interesting enough, I will show you the result of these experiences at the break of day.

But right now, I’d love to share the first motif designed for my 2016 Advent Calendar. At the time, the instructions were distilled over several days on my blog. To facilitate things, I have made a recap pdf that you can download here:

My ideas for this motif can be found here.

And all the lovely interpretations are here!

How about you? What kinds of motifs do you like to make? And how do you use them? Do you make blankets, scarves or something else?

Substituting yarn

You know that I firmly believe that playing with yarn is a very efficient way to relieve anxiety – and this is something I think most of us need right now.

However, you might want to start a project for which you do not have the prescribed yarn at home. And for many of us, this is not a time to go yarn shopping.

I hope that this article on yarn substitution, from a few years ago, can be helpful, interesting, or thought-provoking!

Flower Brooch in leftover yarn

Here is my little layered flower, made using the tutorial I discussed yesterday.

I made it with some leftover Zauberball yarn. Since this yarn changes colours slowly, I took out some yarn between the layers to get better contrast.

So now I have a couple of tiny yarn balls. I might use them to make the back of the flower brooch, or for something else!