Posted in Baby, Crochet

Cutie’s Hoodie

Today I would like to show off my first ever crocheted jumper. Made for my baby girl in silky coral yarn, I think it was Rico but I am not sure as it was completed long time ago.

Cutie’s Hoodie was done following very simple pattern I found in my favourite magazine Women’s Weekly Knitting & Crochet. It has lots to offer, patterns for beginners and advanced, tips and tricks, makes for women, babies or home. You name it, it’s there!

Without further ado: Cutie’s Hoodie 🙂

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I must say I am very proud of this make and will definitely make it again and again in bigger sizes. It was super easy yet the effect is so gorgeous that lots of people complimented it. What do you think?

Posted in Bags, Crochet

Buggy Bag

Well, it has been a while since I last posted here. Let me excuse myself by presenting my newest project that I worked on for the past two weeks or so: Buggy Bag.

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It is based on the pattern for French Market Bag that I found here. It is written in US crochet terms, so had to spend some time on understanding the differences but then the bag turned out to be super easy to make.

I used Rico Creative Cotton Print again as it is really nice to work with. I used shades of green and a crochet hook size 4.5 (I really like working with my wooden set). It gave me really big and spacious bag that I attached to my buggy. It accommodated all my shopping and still had some space left which is quite an achievement in my opinion (I tend to shop a lot in one go).

I think at some point I will try making another one but a bit smaller so it could serve as shoulder bag. Let me know what you think in the comment box below 🙂

Posted in Home decor, Tunisian crochet

Tunisian Simple Pot Holder

For quite some time I wanted to learn something new. I get bored quickly and this is probably why I always have 3 or 4 projects going at the same time. I just can’t stick to one thing for long enough to complete it in one go. So, I decided to learn Tunisian Crochet.

To make it easier for myself and quickly finish what I started I decided to try making my own pot holder. It took me one afternoon to complete. Very simple and with right kind of cotton the results can be pretty amazing. For this project I used Rico Creative Cotton Print and wooden Tunisian crochet hook size 5.

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I started with foundation chain of 32. Then I followed Tunisian simple stitch until my pot holder was in a more or less of a shape of square. I finished it off with my favourite crab stitch around the edge and added a little loop to hang it in my kitchen.

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I must say that using Tunisian crochet gave my pot holder really nice thick texture. It looks sturdy enough to serve good couple of years. And I like the colour effect of Rico Creative so much that I think I will make another pot holder in green. And then maybe coasters for my tea mugs 🙂

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For this project I used only one ball of yarn (and actually had a bit leftover). Tunisian crochet is a bit awkward to hold at first but once you get used to it you will be surprised how quickly you are making a progress.

Now, let’s crochet another pot holder!

Posted in Baby, Blankets, Knitting

Candy Cane Baby Blanket

I recently fell in love in Sirdar Pattercake yarn cakes. When I saw Candy Cane, I knew I had to make a baby blanket out of it. The yarn cake even comes with simple pattern on the back of the band. I decided to try this out.

The pattern was very easy to follow. Blanket is made from corner to corner by adding and then decreasing stitches on each side of the blanket. It has nice thick texture as it’s made with garter stitch. I have decided to add a little bit of crochet edging as I can’t live without finishing blankets with crab stitch.

I am totally in love with the colors of Candy Cane. The bonus is that it is self-striping yarn so you only need to buy one ball!

What do you think of my Candy Cane Baby Blanket?

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Posted in Baby, Blankets, Knitting

Ellie the Elephant Lovey

Today I am proud to show you lovey blankie I made for my baby girl. I didn’t have a particular pattern or design, just an idea in my mind and I added some bits as I went through violet Rico yarn. I started knitting small blanket in basket weave to give it nice texture and finished in crochet picot edge. I still had a small ball of yarn left so I decided to try amigurumi elephant, it was just enough to make head and arms and to sew all bits together. I was really pleased with the effect and my baby seemed to like it too. At some point she couldn’t fall asleep without her lovey.

Without further ado, I present to you Ellie the Elephant.

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Ellie makes really nice cuddly toy, can go for a walk as stroller companion or can even keep your wriggly baby warm at night if made big enough. My girl was a bit startled by me taking a photo but still held her lovey 🙂

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How about making a lovey tonight?

 

Posted in Baby, Knitting

Baby jumper “McDreamy” by Drops

I am happy to present one of my first projects: baby jumper made for my son. I followed Drops pattern “McDreamy” available here.

I used cheap baby soft yarn available in my local shop (like the one here) as I was not sure of the outcome of the pattern. It came out really lovely, so if I ever knit this again I will definitely go for high quality cashmere merino, like this.

 

 

 

The baby jumper has textured pattern and raglan sleeve. It is done from bottom to top. As I don’t enjoy sewing finished pieces I used circular needles for body and sleeves. It was a bit tricky joining it all together and working through yolk, it was challenging my patience every minute, but it was all worth it. I had only small sewing to do under arms. To finish, I used wooden painted buttons, ordered from here. I absolutely love these buttons and use them whenever I can as they come in different patterns and colors.

What do you think of this jumper? Do I get thumbs up?

Posted in About Yarnia

Welcome to Yarnia

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Yarnia!

Perhaps you wonder why would anyone create another all-about-knitting-and-crochet blog? Today, more than ever, it is so easy to look for ideas in the Internet, you get free patterns, videos, tips and tricks. And this blog is exactly that – a space for me to show my crafts journey, share my projects, explore yarns and using different tools and techniques create yarn magic.

So, if you look for inspiration to start playing with yarn, look no further.

You are in Yarnia.

With love,

Maggie G.