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Crochet favorites

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Hello to all of you!

I have been thinking about making this post for a whole now. You will get to know my favourite places for patterns and inspirations. Let me list few websites where you can get free patterns.
yarnspirations
redheart
drops design
all free crochet

These are my favourite websites for free patterns. I love downloading patterns, printing them out and sorting them in my ring binders by categories.

I also enjoy browsing many blogs. Blogs where I can get inspirations, tips and lovely patterns as well. Some of my favourite include
hopeful honey
moogly blog
repeat crafter me
little monkeys crochet

It is amazing seeing that crochet is growing in popularity and that so many young people share the same passion. We can all share experiences and our patterns.

I am currently in process of making a Heidi Bears African flower hippo amigurumi. I will share the outcome and the page where you can find the pattern in another post.

If you also like the above pages as well as me, please let me know what is your favourite section/pattern

With Love, Dorota

Free crochet pattern

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Hello everyone!

I have finally designed my own item! And I have written out the pattern for it. It is infinity scarf that I have done for my sis in law to be.

I feel the winter is my favourite time of the year unless there is no snow, like here where I live. It’s always rainy in Ireland. Thats why I am heading away to Finland, Rovaniemi, arctic circle in february! Let me show you the finished product and I will take you straight to the free pattern that will be forever available on my blog.

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Aligned infinity scarf (difficulty-intermediate)

Materials used:
super chunky wool (I used sirdar hayfield super chunky) in
   -main color A two skeins
   -contrast color B one skein
   -contrast color C one skein     ^numbrr of skeins depends on the weight
8mm crochet hook
Scissors
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Ch-chain
Sl st-slip stitch
Dc-double crochet
X-crossed double crochet
Sk-skip
Rep-repeat

Pattern:

R1: with A chain 130

R2: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in same space, sk1, *2dc in next, sk1* rep from * till the end. Make an extra dc in last stitch (3 stitches in total in last chain) turn

R3: ch3 (counts as dc from here on), *sk next dc, dc in next, dc in skipped dc (x made)* rep from * till last. Dc in 3rd chain of turning chain. Turn

R4: join color B. Ch3 *sk1, 2dc inside x (in space between two of the crossed dc)* rep from * till last x, dc in 3rd chain of turning chain. Turn

R5: repeat row 3

R6: join back A, rep row 4

R7: rep row 3. Fasten of

Edging:
Join C to one dc before the corner. Ch3,  Dc in each around, and 3dc in every corner. Join with sl st. Fasten of.

Finishing:
Join short edges with whip stitch carefully aligned. Weave in all ends.

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Terms and conditions of use:
You are allowed to link to my pattern
You are allowed to sell finished product stating that design belongs to someone else
You are allowed to share pattern with others linking to my blog
You are NOT allowed to use my pattern as your own
You are NOT allowed to use my pictures as your own

With Love, Dorota

Baby crochet jumper

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Hello fellow crocheters,

Today I have completed very cute project that I didn’t quite like at the beginning, but in the end it worked. Since the project I have done was a baby cardigan I decided to talk to you about why I love making baby stuff.

Baby clothing/hats are precious and gorgeous. I love the way they work up very fast. And this is good for a person that is not quite good with patience. THAT’S ME!

It’s so cool to see the end product soon after you get your hands on it. I have no kids myself (yet) but I love making baby stuff for gifts or orders. Another plus of working with baby stuff is that there are millions of free patterns available online.

Now let me tell you a bit about the exact project I have completed. It was a hooded baby girl cardigan with scalloped edge, wooden heart shaped buttons and variegated yarn.
I have used 4mm hook and patons yarn that my friend bought as she ordered the cuteness from me.

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I am very very sceptical about the use of variegated yarn but in this case I think it worked. I sourced the pattern at Yarnspirations. All together it took me about 7h to get it done. Recipient loved it! And I am honestly proud of my work when someone is as grateful as her.

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My next project that I am working on is a scarf for my sister-in-law-to-be. It’s my own pattern and its going to be the first one I write out. I hope you all can help me to polish the pattern off so it’s easy to repeat. It will be available for free on my blog.

What are your thoughts  about that baby cardigan? Would you change anything?

With Love, Dorota