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Crochet hook case

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Hello everybody,

Thanks for stopping by! As I mentioned earlier I have gotten a whole set of knit pro waves for Christmas. So far I have kept them in a box, which was very frustrating as very often I have misplaced them, they fell out or it was difficult to find the correct size. So today I have decided I am gonna make something for them. I wanted to keep them in set of 10s so I need two cases but for now one of them is done. I got this cool yarn on sale couple of days ago and I felt its gonna be perfect for the purpose.

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I have made a simple case using c2c (corner to corner) technique. I used hook size 8mm. The yarn used is chunky sirdar indie shade 0165. I have free handed the case and I think it came out just perfect.

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I have made two sets of ties so I can close it up.
Another cool thing about it is that I can close it in two ways. One of them is as above just fold it in half and tie the strings. Another cool one is to roll it up with one set of strings hanging from top and bottom and then tie them up. As below.

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Let me see what you store your hooks in. I hope this post and this little case I have made will inspire you to go and free hand some thing unique.
Hope you have a great and productive day!

With Love, Dorota

Winter crochet

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Hello!

First of I would like to apologize for not posting on sunday. I am back to my routine now and next post will be on tomorrow. As usually.

As you may already know about my upcoming holiday in Rovaniemi in Finland. I am slowly getting ready with making myself a scarf and a matching hat. It is pretty cold out there. Around -20°C.

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This is me proudly wearing the scarf. I found this cool pattern for the scarf and a matching hat. My version is done in lilac chunky sirdar hayfield wool blend. It’s made using 9mm hook. It I very enjoyable and quick to complete. Please stay with me till the bottom of the post to see where I found the patterns.

The scarf has this cool buttons there too. They are only decorative but they add a gorgeous touch to the already awesome scarf.

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Unfortunately once I got to edging my hat I have ran out ofnyarm. I will need to buy one more skein in order to complete it. And I can’t wait to show you the final picture. However for now you can see how kuch progress I have made on the hat.

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It now looks a bit like hood but in fact its gonna be a lovely slouch.

If you liked it then you definitely should visit the original pist and the the patterns. Click here for scarf pattern, and here for the hat. Also you should definitely check the blog out too at Little Monkeys Crochet

With Love, Dorota

Little hatties

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Hey folks,

Today is the day that I share with you a completed project for the first time. I am very excited to show you my recent makes for an order. They will both be available in my Etsy  store, links to etsy will be posted under the pictures.

Abbreviation :
Hdc – half double crochet
Fphdc – front post half double crochet
Bphdc – back post half double crochet.

Pompom hat
This is simple hdc toddler hat where I have substituted the last few rows of hdc for fphdc and bphdc. The purpose of the fphdc and bphdc was to create this ribbed effect. Hat was made using Sirdar hayfield bonus dk and 5mm knit pro waves hook.
This hat was super easy and super quick to complete.

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For Etsy link click here

Tricolor hat
This is also a toddler size simple hdc hat. However in this one I have added earflaps and braids. Colour pattern was suggested by the girl that ordered. I enjoy making hdc hats as they add up really quickly. As the previous one it was made using Sirdar hayfield bonus dk and 5mm hook.

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For Etsy link click here

I am not very good with sizing so I have used Sarah’s  pattern to figure out the correct size. For the link to her Repeat Crafter Me frog hat pattern that helped me a lot please click here.

Please share and let me know what are your thoughts on the hats that I have shared with you all today.

With Love, Dorota

Welcome to my blog

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Hello everybody, and thank you for stopping by.

I will start by directing you to “about me” page if you want to know more about me as a person. Here in the first post I would like to talk a little about what made me start the blog and what is going to be posted on it.

I am currently on a high run with my crochet skills. I am self learner and everything I know I learned by watching others do it, mainly on YouTube. I slowly started to learn how to read written instructions and how to read diagrams. It didn’t take as long as I was worried it will. I also learned (from mistakes) the importance of appropriate hook size and yarn weight.

I am mostly enjoying making hats, scarves, blankets and amigurumi. Oh! I also can’t forget about how much pleasure I get from making baby clothes. It’s just so adorable.

Since this Christmas my lovely boyfriend got me a set of 19 knit pro waves crochet hooks, which I totally love and adore, and he also got me a brand new tablet, I have decided to boost my crochet life. My tablet is going to be mainly used for crochet related stuff. Th st is: my crochet facebook (dorota crochet), my crochet Twitter, instagram, pintrest, blog and also Etsy.

My etsy shop is open for a long time however I haven’t really paid any attention to it and it wasn’t successful. Surprise surprise, I am gonna get into it after new year to make it a success.

Hopefully this tells you a little abou my crochet life. Please message me if you have any questions or requests.

With Love, Dorota