Stay cozy – pattern GIVEAWAY

Winter is a crafters’ season. I am sure you noticed it. Blogosphere is bursting with great ideas on how to stay oh-so cozy this winter.  And yes guys, the rumors are true! I am giving away my latest PDF pattern for #DelicatelyYours blanket. I’ve decided to give it to one reader who sends the photo of any crochet project done during last year. The giveaway starts today and runs through the end of Sunday, January 31.

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How to enter (choose one):

  • be sure to comment below the post leaving the link to your project,
  • send a photo of your project to cutnelacut@gmail.com,
  • leave a comment on my Facebook page together with a photo
  • use #crochetyarnyoga hashtag to participate via Instagram
  • re-blog this post to increase your chances!

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That simple! I will announce and contact the winner on February 1st.

Yarn painting

Have you ever painted with yarns? Have you already tried tapestry crochet technique?

cross crochet

Basically you crochet with two or more colors of yarn traveling the other color always along “inside” the stitches. Tapestry crochet allows you to create a piece of crochet that plays with color changes and flat patterns.

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For some great tutorials and inspirations visit:

LittleWoollie 

MyPoppet 

Lebenslustuger

Christmas Medallions Pattern

I love Christmas trees, Christmas lights and Christmas ornaments more than any other part of any other holiday.

My ornament collection keeps growing! I am so excited to add these sweet crocheted medallions to my Christmas ball and vintage snowflake granny.

crochet medallion

Elegant in spirit, these pretty little medallions look wonderful on my tree and also on spare winter branch.

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Pretty ornaments made with your own two hands seem to me to embody the very spirit of Christmas!

It will only take 10 minutes of your day. What do you say?

crochet medallions

1st Round: start with a magic ring and work (1dc, ch1) 12 times inside the ring; (12dc and ch1-spaces)

2nd Round:  in every ch1-space work dc3tog [Yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 3 times, ch3,  fasten off (12 dc3tog and 12 ch3-spaces)

3rd Round (new color): in every ch3-space work 4dc, fasten off (48dc)

I made a hook by crocheting 12 chains.

Chevron blanket / part II

Zig-zags of dark and light grey together with the white run through this classic ripple afghan. It is  going to look stylish in modern home. I crocheted it with 3mm hook and used 700gr of cotton yarn. Measures 80x120cm.

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ripple rolled

I loved crocheting this pattern, it’s relatively simple, rhythmic and soothing. The written pattern is available HERE and for the graphic pattern see the photo bellow.

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Snowflake granny pattern

Snowflake granny is perfect holiday projects. Crochet yourself a garland to string over the mantle; embellish your holiday gifts with a snowflake granny; use it as Christmas tree ornaments; really, there are so many uses! Did I mention that only take about 20 minutes to make one?

snow flake granny

With white yarn Ch 6, sl st to the first ch to make a ring.

ROUND 1

Ch 5, count as tr+2ch, *1tr, 2ch* 7 times, sl st to 3rd chain of beginning chain 5, in total 8tr

ROUND 2

Sl st inti the first ch2 space. Ch3+3tr cluster into the same ch2 space, ch5, *4tr cluster into the next ch2 space, ch5. Repeat * 7 times. Sl st into the top of the first 3tr cluster. Fasten off.

ROUND 3

Join red color into top of any tr cluster, ch 1, doesn’t count as a stitch.  *1dc into the same space, ch2, 1tr into the tr of the first round, ch2, repeat *7 times. Sl st into the ch1 of the beginning of the round.

ROUND 4

Sl st into the ch2 space. 1dc into the same space, ch 3, dc into the next ch2 space, ch3 around, in total 16 dc and 16 ch3 spaces.

ROUND 5

Sl st into the ch3 space. Ch 3, count as tr, work another tr, ch 2 and 2tr, all in the same space. You made a corner. *Ch 2, dc in next 3ch space, ch3, dc in next ch3 space, ch 3, dc in next ch3 space,ch 2, 2tr+2ch+2tr in next ch3 space. Follow this* scheme round.

If you want your square to have a diamond shape rather than square one, block it by stretching two diagonal corners.

ball and granny

Pattern and photo tutorial for Christmas ball is HERE!

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