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.

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Yarn painting

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

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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.

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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?

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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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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?

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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.

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Pattern and photo tutorial for Christmas ball is HERE!

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Halloween mandala

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1st Round: start with a magic ring and work 15dc inside the ring, sl st

2nd Round: work 2dc in each dc of previous round, sl st

3rd Round: work 2dc, 1dc alternately, (total 45dc)

4th Round: work 4ch, skip 2st, sc in third dc (total 15 ch4 spaces)

5th Round: in every ch4-space work 5hdc,

6th Round: sl st to the center of 5hdc group (in third hdc), work 5ch and sc in the center of the next 5hdc group

7th Round: in every ch5-space work 7hdc,

8th Round sl st to the center of 7hdc group (in fifth hdc), work 6ch and sc in the center of the next 7hdc group

9th Round in every ch6-space work 9hdc, sl st. Finish off.

10th Round (new color): work 5ch, skip 3st, sc in fourth hdc (total 34 ch5 spaces)

11th Round (new color): work (2ch, 7hdc, 2ch) in every ch5-space. Finish off, and weave in all the loose ends.

Mandala pattern

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

2nd Round (new color): 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)

4th Round (new color): work dc2tog, ch3 fasten off (24 dc2tog and 24 ch3 spaces)

5th Round (new color): in every ch3-space work 3dc, finish off

6th Round (new color): work dc4tog in first three double crochet (in back loops only) and fourth dc of dc4tog work in the space between two dc groups, ch3 finish off (24 dc4tog, 24 ch3 spaces)

7th Round (new color): work 4hdc into ch3-spaces of the previous round, finish off.

8th Round (new color): work dc2tog, ch3 fasten off (48 dc2tog and 48 ch3 spaces).

9th Round (new color): in every ch3-space work 3dc, finish off

10th Round (same color): work 4ch, sc in every fourth stitch (36 ch4 spaces)

11th Round (same color): work (1hdc, 3dc, 1hdc) in every ch4-space. Finish off, and weave in all the loose ends.

Daisy in my heart pattern

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IMG_2371Ch 5, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: ch 3 (count as dc), crochet 15 dc into the ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch3, (16dc)

Round 2: ch10, dc into 3rd ch space, dc in nex 4 ch spaces, you have now 3 ch spaces left, hdc into next 2 ch spaces, sc into last ch space (first petal made), sc into next dc of previous round, *ch 7, turn your work and make dc into 3 ch space of previous petal (that is how you connect petals all the way round), turn again, you are now working on a right side, ch 3, dc in next 4 ch spaces, hdc into next 2 ch spaces, sc into last ch space* (second petal made), repeat from * to * until you have 16 petals in total. Connect last petal with the previous one by slip stitching to the top of the petal and connecting with dc.

Round 3: in each dc between petals work 3 dc and in each 3ch space on the top of petals work 1dc.

Round 4: work dc in round increasing every 6th dc.

Round 5: work dc in round increasing every 7th dc…..

This is a free pattern I made to share with everyone who wants to have it. Feel free to share it with friends and family. Please do not sell the pattern for profit. You can sell the finished “Daisy in my heart” if you want to but I think they are better as a gift.

I’ll appreciate if you link back to me.

Crochet the stress away!