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knit pattern

Knit beanie

These beanies are knittet in Acrylic yarn, in a round on double pointed needles 3,5 mm. A bit tricky using 5 needles since it is easy for the stitches to fall of. Everyone keeps recommending me to use circle needle…

Basic pattern to knit a classic beanie

Traditional beanie English rib

Tools: Pointed needles size 7 mm, or size needed to get 10 sts x 16 rows in English rib = 10 x 10 cm. Yarn that can be used: Cotton, Acrylic, Wool.

  • Back and forth on needle-style. K all rows. Rib back and forth on needle.
  • ROW 1 (= RS): 1 back and forth on needle-style st, * K1, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with K1 and 1 back and forth on needle-style st.
  • ROW 2 (= WS): 1 back and forth on needle-style, * 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, K tog YO and slipped st *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P, 1 back and forth on needle-style st.
  • ROW 3 (= RS): 1 back and forth on needle-style st, * K tog YO and slipped st, 1 YO, slip 1 st as if to P *, repeat from *-* until 3 sts remain, K tog YO and slipped st, 1 back and forth on needle-style st.
  • Repeat row 2 and 3.
  • Cast on 66-72-78 sts on needle size 7 mm. Work first row as follows from WS: 1 edge st in back and forth on needle-style st, * P1, P2 tog *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain and finish with P1 and 1 edge st in back and forth on needle-style st = 45-49-53 sts. Continue doing rib.
  • When piece measures 18-19-20 cm, finish after row 3.
  • Knit next row as follows from WS: 1 back and forth on needle-style st, * P1, K tog YO and slipped st *, repeat from *-* until 2 sts remain, finish with P1 and 1 back and forth on needle-style st = 45-49-53 sts.
  • Knit 1 row with K over K and P over P (edge st continues in back and forth on needle-style) and P 1 row from WS. On next row K2 tog across the row (not the edge sts) = 24-26-28 sts. P 1 row from WS.
  • On next row K2 tog across the row. Cut the thread, pull it through remaining sts and fasten.
  • Sew hat tog mid back in outer loops of sts to avoid a chunky seam.
  • Decorate the beanie with a ribbon and a bow.


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crochet home decoration pattern

Crochet rug of t-shirts

Crochet rug of t-shirts, just cut them in pieces and get started!

Re-use t-shirts that you just don’t want to wear no more but yet not worn out. All you need are a scissor and a crochet hook.

 

Crochet rug of t-shirts

  • Start by cutting the fabric, according to the picture below. Start with cutting of the arms, neck and all pieces that are not a square. For every t-shirt you should have two pieces of fabric. Cut according to the picture, roll together to a skein.Avoid cutting short peices to joint together, the longer pieces the better.

  • Crochet with a big hook, and make a decision weather you wanna crochet a squared rug or a round one. Crochet the same way as for potholders. Do not tighten the fabric too much since t-shirt fabric has stretch.

 

Rug made of bedlinnen

I aslo re-use bedlinnen of cotton to make rugs, they stay in good shape for a long time and are washable in the machine.

 


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crochet

Crochet Beanie Knit-style

I’ve just tryed out a different way to crochet, the result reminds if knitting.

This beanie is easy and quickly done.

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Check out a pattern that reminds if this beanie. At Pyssel&Inspiration there is a pattern in Swedish.



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art home decoration

Making my own art

Making my own art with my friend, we create some custom made paintings for our home. All you need is some canvas, paint and brushes and you’re good to go!

New art

Me on the other hand has recently worked on a canvas from IKEA. It is a print of Audrey Hepburn which I got bored of so I added some color.

Check out more from the blog!


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crochet pattern

Crochet iPhone case

Make your own iPhonecase, or any other brand. It’s quick to do!

Check out this free pattern and get started.

  

Pattern Standard Case

Hook 4-5
Cotton Yarn
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet

 

  • Chain 10-15, turn.
  • Crochet sc along the whole chain, on both sides of the chain by making one or two (enlargement) sc in the endings. This way yo will make the case a tube. See tutorial here.
  • Crochet several rows single crochet with one color. In my case I made 5 rows.
  • Then switch to another color and continue one row with that color.
  • Switch back to base color and repeat the procedure.
  • Weave in all ends.

A pocket is easy made to stitch on to the front of the case.

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fabric pattern tutorial

Make a case for any Pad

Make a case for any Pad, It’s quite easy to custom make to your own pad, no matter the brand. You just need som fabric, felt, a sewing machine and you’re done!

Pattern Pad Case

Tutorial

  • Select which cotton fabric and felt as wadding to use.

  • Cut out two pieces of fabric, one of the gelt and one of the cotton. Make sure the inner piece is  bit smaller. Measure to the Pad, in a standing position. The cotton fabric I used is from Laura Ashley.
  • Zig Zag around the cotton fabric.

  • Put the felt on the backside of the cotton, quilt the whole piece.

  • Fold the endings and make nice stitches along the short side.
  • Fold the whole piece to make it double and sew together the long sides. Leave the short ends open.

 

More ideas:

Similar case

Florar case 

Safe case

Padded case