How to... Linked Half Double Crochet

Learn how to make this variation of the half double crochet: the linked half double crochet!

The linked half double crochet creates a denser fabric than one worked with half double crochets and it works up just as fast because the stitches are the same height.

The fabric has no gaps between the stitches, all the edges are neat and straight, and the horizontal bar along the rows give it extra texture and detail!

A great stitch to learn! =D

 

How to… Join with Single Crochet

Learn how to join a different yarn, with a single crochet, to your work.

This technique is very useful when you want to add a different color to the beginning of a row. You don't need to chain in the beginning of that row which gives it a smooth edge.

Have you used this technique before? Did you like it or not?

In My Project Bag

It's true! I'm working on a new cat house design! =D

 Into the Woodland pet house

This time the inspiration came from my childhood when I watched cartoons with woodland animals. I always found their houses in the trees and mushrooms so whimsical and cute! ^^

As a tribute to those cartoons and stories that let my imagination run wild I'm making a pet home in the shape of a mushroom! ^^

I'm working on a new House in the Forest as well! This one is going to a lucky kitty named Meatball! =D

Have more ideas for cute pet houses that you would like to see me do? Let me know! =)

Crochet Pattern: Kitty Crochet Hat

In 2014 I had crochet hat fever, and one of the designs I made was the Kitty Crochet Hat!

 Cat crochet hat

This super cute kitty crochet hat is fast and easy to make! Perfect for those last minute gifts and stocking stuffers!

Perfect for kids or for your quirky friends! =D

 Warm crochet cat hat

The pattern includes instructions to customize the hat for any size you want (newborn to adult).

The PDF pattern for the Kitty Crochet Hat has 16 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques.

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Pet House Pattern: On the Road Pet Home

It all started in the Spring of 2014 when I was talking with hubby and all of the sudden I saw the cutest image in my mind! A cute little kitty looking out a window of a vintage caravan! Right then I knew that that had to be my next crochet project adventure! =D

One year and a half later here it is! The vision came to life and now you can also make your own On the Road House for your cute pets! ^^

 On the Road House cat crochet bed

The On the Road House is very spacious! (Height: 44cm / 17 inches; Width: 76cm / 30 inches; Depth: 38cm /15 inches) It fits 2 to 3 cats or small dogs. Perfect for those furry friends that like to huddle up together to sleep. It has a pillow inside so that your pets can sleep comfy and warm.

This crochet home has windows on all its sides. You can't escape their eyes!

 On the Road Vintage Caravan pet house
 On the Road House t-shirt yarn pet cave

The PDF pattern for the On the Road House has 50 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques.

On the Road House
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Crochet Pattern: Buddy Wallets - Spooky Edition

Preparing for Halloween? Here are six spooky buddies you can't celebrate it without! 

 Buddy Wallets Spooky Edition, crochet wallets, purses and card holders.

These crochet buddies will keep your valuables safe while you're out trick or treating, no one will dare to look inside!

All have a zipper to ensure that nothing falls out, and, apart from Frankenstein, all have two compartments to help you keep more organized! They are 13x9cm (5.12x3.54 inches).

They are quick and easy to make, cute and practical, the perfect gift! =)

 

In My Project Bag

Strange noises are coming from inside my project bag… I think it's haunted!!! =P

These past few weeks I've been working on my new crochet project: Buddy Wallets - Spooky Edition.

 Frankenstein crochet wallet

First up had to be Frankenstein, one my favorite ghouls. ^^

First I wanted to make him scary but he just took control of my crocheting and he came out the sweetest Frankenstein ever! I love when this happens, you look at your work and they tell you what they want to look like! =D

 Mummy crochet wallet

Now I'm working on the second spooky buddy, the Mummy. I made him with a off white colored yarn to give him a dirty and weathered look. He's got this crazy eyes that I love but I'm not sure on how to make his mouth… maybe he will tell me… =)

 Vampire crochet wallet

While the Mummy doesn't show me how he want's his mouth, I started on the third buddy. The yarn is a really pale grey that I think will be look great for this eerie buddy's skin! (The photo came out darker.)

Appart from these three guys I already have sketched out three more buddy wallets perfect for Halloween! They'll be available to buy on Etsy and their patterns will be bundled up in a spooky pack on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy! I will let you know when they are coming out so you can run… to get them! Hehe =P

How to… Work in the Back Loop Only

Learn how to work in the back loops only!

Working in the back loops only allows you to add texture to your work in a very simple way. It's a very useful technique to know to create amigurumi shapes that need sharp corners!

This technique can be used with all crochet stitches!

Hope this tutorial helps you! Leave comments, questions and suggestions in the comments bellow! =D

On the Road Pet House

The On the Road House is finished!!! =D

This pet house is inspired in vintage caravan, it has enough room for three cats or three small dogs! It has windows on all sides and a cushion to make our furry friends comfy! ^^

 On the Road vintage caravan

Check out the video to know all the details!

I'm already working on the pattern and I expect it to be ready very soon! =) 

How to… Needle Join

The needle join is also known as invisible join, to learn how to make it check out the video below!

The needle join is great for pieces worked in spirals because it's almost invisible and it leaves a smooth edge.

Hope it helps you! If you have suggestion or ideas for future videos please leave them in the comments below! Thank you! =)

How to… Invisible Decrease

Learn how to make the invisible decrease.

The invisible decrease is a neat way of turning two stitches of the previous round or row into just one stitch in the round or row you are working on.

The invisible decrease is almost impossible to distinguish from the other stitches, it doesn't leave gaps or bumps and creates an even work.

How to… Extended Single Crochet

Learn how to make the extended single crochet (esc).

This is my favorite crochet stitch to use when making clothes for my amigurumi!

The extended single crochet is a variation of the single crochet. It has double the height of the single crochet and a texture that reminds me of knitting.

The extended single crochet creates a closed fabric that drapes nicely.


How to... Foundation Single Crochet

The Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc) is a great stitch to learn! If you don't like to start projects with a chain and then work into it, the Foundation Single Crochet is the solution!

The foundation single crochet allows you to work the chain and the first row of single crochets at the same time, which saves time and solves the tight chain problem!

Sometimes is hard to see the stitches of a chain, especially with furry yarns, with the Foundations Single Crochet you don't need to work into the chain!

Once you get the handle on it is a great stitch to have in your arsenal! =)