Crochet Roses

June 15, 2011 at 10:42 am » Hille

When I saw these on the Royal Sisters blog, I really had to do one of my own! Very cute crochet roses for jewellery or all other kinds of embellishment. The original pattern can be found at Crochet Spot.

For my flower, I made different leaves than the pattern provided. Mine are worked in one piece and look more like sepals. This brings the advantage of covering the whole back side of the rose for a neater look and more stability than single leaves would produce.

For pattern, read on! (more…)

Corticelli Yarn Book No.18

June 14, 2011 at 9:39 am » Hille

Corticelli Yarn Book No.18 (published in 1922, downloadable at Antique Pattern Library) contains lots of cute vintage graphics and stylish 20ties fashion.

I think I will upload the pattern for the Spanish Mantilla scarf you can see on the image above. It´s a simple feather and fan pattern, originally worked in two colours. Surely it will look nice when knitted with lace yarn.

Download: Graph Paper

June 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm » Hille

I designed some graph paper this afternoon for the purpose of crafting and thought it would be nice to share it!

Graph Paper (35 x 55 squares, DIN A4)
pdf download (74 kb)

Graph Paper (75 x 120 squares, DIN A4)
pdf download (60 kb)


You can add per hand the title, date and the number of rows/stitches. Maybe these papers are of some use to you, feel free to download and work with them.

Granny Squares

June 5, 2011 at 12:04 am » Hille

I quite forgot this lovely cotton yarn which I ordered some time ago from Hamburger Wollfabrik. Perfect for grannies! I like simple and traditional granny squares. A granny square was the first pattern my grandmother taught me to crochet.

These ones have round centers in pastels and the outer areas are natural coloured. I want to make a blanket out of them.

Beehive Knitting Booklet No.9

June 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm » Hille

This knitting booklet from 1915 provided my profile picture and can be found in the Antique Pattern Library. Lots of good material to assort over there…

I love everything vintage, especially illustrations and advertising from old books and magazines. I could plaster the walls with them would it make any sense!

So blogging brings a new aspect to my collecting, at least I can embellish these sites instead of keeping the pics somewhere hidden on the computer.

Isn´t this kingfisher just cute for a yarn brand (ad is as well to find in Booklet No.9)?

Brilliant as Silk, warm like Wool, washes splendidly!

Sounds pretty perfect, I think I would buy it!

Ravelry Fun

June 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm » Hille

Now that I´m a new member of Ravelry and have learnt something about groups, it is quite fun to look for interesting ones.

I like the way how the little pictures join together incidentally to become a kind of patchwork art.

Certainly it´s rather clear that you can´t be an active member in all groups, but it´s so nice to see so many crafters around the world with really all kinds of interests and all kinds of ideas you just can imagine, so you can´t resist to click on “Join this group” and be a very small part of it.