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24 maart 2013

Something fluttering in the flowers: crochet butterfly pattern.

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A while ago I came across a really nice pattern to crochet a butterfly.

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I like working with a magic circle, so I adapted the pattern a bit. It’s in UK terms (chart for US), the Dutch pattern is below. The yarn I used is Catania cotton with a 3 mm hook, but you can use any yarn and hook size.

Make a magic circle and work row 1 into the circle.

Row 1: *3 tr, 2 ch* repeat 8 times, so you have 8 clusters of 3 tr. Sc into the first tr you made.

Row 2: Sl st across top of first set of 3 tr to first space between sets. Ch 3, 2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr in first space (making total of 6 tr, ch 2 in that space). Ch 2. *3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr in next space. Ch 2*. Repeat between ** in each of next 6 spaces. Sc last ch into top of the original ch 3 to close the circle. At the end of this round you’ll have created 16 spaces.

Row 3: To create the scalloped edge: 8 tr in first space. Sc into next space. Repeat to make 8 scallops. End with a sc into the last space. Finish off and tuck in the end.

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Fold your creation in half and to create a body and antennae, you can use a chenille wired stem. Fold the stem in half around the butterfly, twist at the top and shape the antennae.

Tadaah!

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Pattern in Dutch:

Maak een magische ring en haak de eerste rij hierin.

Rij 1: *3 stokjes, 2 lossen* herhaal 8 keer, zodat je 8 groepjes van 3 stokjes hebt. Sluit met een halve vaste.

Rij 2: Haak een halve vaste in de eerste opening tussen de groepjes stokjes. 3 lossen, 2 stokjes, 2 lossen, 3 stokjes in de eerste opening. 2 lossen. *3 stokjes, 2 lossen, 3 stokjes in de volgende opening. 2 lossen.* Herhaal tussen ** in elk van de 6 volgende openingen. Sluit met een halve vaste. Op het einde van deze rij heb je 16 openingen gemaakt.

Rij 3: Om de golvende rand te maken: 8 stokjes in de eerste opening, halve vaste in de volgende. Doe dit in totaal 8 keer. Eindig met een halve vaste in de laatste opening. Hecht af en stop de draad in.

Vouw je creatie dubbel en gebruik een mooi gekleurde pijpenrager om het lichaam en antennes te maken. Plooi de pijpenrager in twee over de vlinder, draai om vast te zetten en vorm de antennes.

Klaar!

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Love, Zjizjipke!

This pattern is not created by me, I found it here. I only adapted it to work with a magic circle, translated it to Dutch and added some of my own pictures.










17 maart 2013

Back soon!

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No creative post today!
I need to study for a test at the moment, but I’ll be back ;-)

Love, Zjizjipke!

16 maart 2013

No more google reader…

As of July 1st Google Reader will be no more… Because that’s what I use to follow all of my favourite blogs with, I’m on the hunt for a new, user-friendly alternative.

In the next weeks I’m going to try a few: Bloglovin and Feedly

Anyone some useful tips to find a good blog reader program?

Love, Zjizjipke!

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11 maart 2013

A grey day meets a grey WIP

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At the moment I’m still working on a few projects, one of them is trying to write my own, very first pattern!

Yes, indeed, a crochet pattern for an amigurumi! Which one? That’s still a secret, shhht :-)

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Maybe you can try and guess looking at the unassembled pictures!

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Still need to do some corrections and write it out, but soon I’ll reveal the end result!

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Curious yet? ;-)

Love, Zjizjipke!

3 maart 2013

A pink little blankie!

From the box of squares I have standing here, I made a new little, pink blanket.

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It even makes a nice roll!

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All different shades of  pink, with splashes of contrasting colour.

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I just sewed them together and crocheted a simple border of dc’s.

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A small blankie, only 5 x 5 squares (about 45 x 45 cm).

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What do you think of this little one?

Love, Zjizjipke!