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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Cuba

(San Francisco de Asis Square)


(classic car)




(Cuban art = stunning!)

("wooden bricks")

(Plaza Vieja - Old Square)



(marlin with red sauce, fried plantains, guava and pineapple)

(beef rope vieja with rice and plantains)

Cuba, one of my bucket list places to visit has a checkmark now and oh, what an amazing experience.
We only had one day, so we chose to spend it in Old Havana and I am so happy we did, it was fantastic!
All the history, the buildings, squares, food and Cuban people were fabulous. We booked a food tour from Food Tours Havana and our guides, Ana and Leslie, were so knowledgeable and fun, they went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience ever. We learned about Cuban culture and they were also very accommodating. I can't eat shellfish, so I was given Marlin instead, which by the way was to die for!
I wish we had more time to explore the whole town, but I am so glad that this visit has left us with a great taste in our mouths, even the kids loved it!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Ric Rac Hat





Here's another hat that I recently published, this is the Ric Rac Hat. It's another hat full of texture and it's a lot of fun to make!

The pattern is available here.

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Cheers!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Arrowhead Hat






Wow, it has been awhile since my last post, I am sorry! I totally didn't mean for that to happen, but life got on the way and I feel like time went by without me even realizing it. Don't people say that time goes by fast when you're having too much fun? Well, I agree with that 100%!

The kids are on Summer vacation, which means I have very little time to crochet and I made the "mistake" of choosing to make a blanket and a shawl, so those are taking me forever (LOL), but we are having really good time for the most part, the kids do bicker a lot some days and it's hard not to lose it, but I guess that is normal - please tell me it is.

Anyhow, I am going to write another post about Summer vacation soon, but first I wanted to show it here the Arrowhead Hat I published back in March (yikes!), because I really love the texture this hat has and the yarn, oh I love working with Malabrigo, so soft and the colors are so amazing!

If you fancy making some for yourself, your kids, your friends or even to sell at a craft fair, the link to the pattern is here.

Cheers!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Free Doll Beanie Pattern


The other day I cleaned up part of my yarn stash and ended up with a tote bag full of scraps. While watching my daughter play dress up with her doll, I had the idea of using those scraps to make some little hats and scarves for her doll and extra ones so she can have friends over for a tea party with the dolls and then they can all have some hats and scarves to take home. 

After posting a picture of the doll and the little hats on instagram and facebook I got asked for the pattern, so I decided to write it up for you!


Yarn: Worsted Weight
Hook: H-8/5.0mm

Size:  Hat made to fit a 14.5" (36.8cm) doll

Gauge: 7 hdc and 6 rows =  2" square

Abbreviations:
Ch = chain
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch

Round 1: Starting with a magic ring, ch 2 (counts as a hdc now and throughout) and work 7 hdc into the ring, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch-2 to join round. Tug up tightly to close. (8 hdc)
Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in the same st as join, 2 hdc in each hdc around, sl st to top of beginning ch-2 to join round. (16 hdc)
Round 3: Ch 2,  2 hdc in next hdc, *hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc; repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch-2 to join this round. (24 hdc)
Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around, sl st to top of beginning ch-2 to join round. (24 hdc)
Rounds 5-9: Repeat round 4.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Optional: to add a little more detail to the hat, you can do a round of slip stitch after round 9 and you can also add a little pom pom.




Happy Crocheting!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Cobblestones Throw






I couldn't resist, I had to share the pictures of the Cobblestones Throw I received from Amanda Tipton Photography. Aren't they amazing? I think so!

If you want to give it a try, the pattern is available in all my shops.

Happy Crocheting!

Ravelry - Craftsy - Etsy

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cobblestones Throw Crochet Pattern




It's February and a new pattern has been published, it is the Cobblestones Throw.
I love the colors I picked, I was a little skeptical in the beginning because you know, I am always making super colorful stuff, but it turned out better than I imagined.
This is a great pattern to work on, after awhile you can remember the repeats and don't even have to look at the graph. I made the whole things while watching TV with my husband in the evenings.
If you wish to give it a try, the pattern is available on ravelry, craftsy, etsy and my website, too.

Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Color Riot Blanket





Hello there, lovelies! 
I am back again, I can't even believe it, but I had to come and show the new blanket pattern I just released, the Color Riot Blanket. I am so in love with it, it is colorful and bright, it makes me happy every time I look at it.
If you are interested, the pattern is available in all my shops. Links below.


Happy Crocheting!

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