Pink Hair Mermaid Crochet

Today, I finished crocheting this Mermaid. I found the pattern on the website Amigurumi Today, called ‘Aurora Mermaid‘. I used the same colours of yarn suggested in the pattern, but a different one for the hair and tied it up in a ponytail, because it looked better. In the original pattern, there is no mouth. On…

My Own Knitting Pattern: The Cozy Cable Cardigan

My Own Knitting Pattern I’ve knitted quite a lot of sweaters and cardigans by now and I thought it was time to write a pattern of my own. I would like to share with you some pictures of one of the cardigans I developed myself, which I really like. It’s a combination of garter stitch…

How to Crochet a Hat (for Beginners)

Today I finished crocheting a baret hat and I thought I’d share the result with you:   I had a lot of fun making it and feel like this pattern is also very suitable for beginners. All credit goes to the YouTube Channel Lilu’s Handmade Corner on which I found the pattern. Everything is very clearly explained….

Learning a New Stitch: the Seed Stitch

As probably all knitters I first learned how to knit the Garter Stitch and then the Stockinette Stitch. When I started making sweaters, I also learned how to do the Rib Stitch, which gives your work a nice, stretchy border. Cardigan In Seed Stitch For the cardigan I’m working on right now, I’m trying out…

New Way to Cast/Bind off Stitches

Regular Cast/Bind Off When I knitted my first scarf, I noticed that my way of casting on stitches was quite loose, while the way I cast off stitches was very tight. The result was a scarf with a wide end on one side and a narrow end on the other. It bothered me so much,…

Free Amigurumi Patterns

What Are Amigurumi? The word ‘Amigurumi’ is a contraction of the Japanese words ‘ami’ (= knitting/crocheting) and nuigurumi (= stuffed animals). Amigurumi are crocheted, stuffed animals that usually have a large head and an overall cuddly look to them. During the past few years, they’ve become increasingly popular. Amigurumi For Beginners When you look at…

My First Try at Fair Isle/Stranded Knitting

As a knitter I feel like I’m constantly looking for new challenges. Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos on how to do Fair Isle/Stranded Knitting. I have to admit that it’s the most challenging knitting I’ve ever done, but the beautiful results make all the effort worthwhile. Although I’ve only started practicing…

Knitting: What Supplies Do You Need?

Every beginner is advised to start by knitting a scarf in the garter stitch, which is by far the easiest knitting project. It allows you to really concentrate on doing the same thing over and over again. Without being aware of it, you’ll notice that you’ll try to develop your own most comfortable way to…

How to Read a Yarn Label

Let’s walk you through some of the useful information you can find on a yarn label (see the photo below for an example). Knitting Gauge This part of the label shows that if you knit a 10 cm x 10 cm square, you will have to cast on 14 stitches and knit 20 rows. In…

Learn How to Knit and Crochet: My Story

Clothing Design I’m sure everybody at least once in their lives experienced that awful moment when you’re strutting around town in a brand-new outfit and all of a sudden you notice someone who’s wearing exactly the same clothes. I remember feeling the almost unbearable urge to run away as fast as possible… . That moment…