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    Angel Wings Pinafore turned to Dress

    The original pattern for this dress is, as its name says, actually a pinafore, which means it is made to be open at the back. The pattern is a free one by Maxine Gonser. I made some small adjustments to make an actual dress. Below I’ll provide a copy of the actual pattern in black text. My adjustments are added in blue text. Have fun! Angel Wings Pinafore © Maxine Gonser Original: here Yarn: On Ravelry they suggest Bernat Baby Sport Solid, an acrylic yarn with a recommended hook of 4mm. The stated amount of yarn needed it approx. 3oz or 85g. I used BergΓ¨re de France Sport, an acrylic-wool…

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    Planned random

    A couple of days back there was again a discussion on Ravelry about the random use of colours. The popular projects by Lucy from Attic24 are always very colourful and each colour is chosen at random by grabbing in a bag without looking.           ©Attic24 – ©dennismarquez – ©Nanita – ©tiggersjp I can’t do this. I don’t know why, but this randomness makes me restless and then I hesitate, hesitate, hesitate before picking each colour. This results in even slower crocheting πŸ˜‰ Nope, random is nothing for me. This doesn’t mean though, that I don’t like the random blankets. On the contrary! I wish I could do it… This…

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    Pattern: Hearts Blanket

    Hello all! As you can see, I’m back from vacation and here to give you the reason why you probably all visit me πŸ˜‰ : the translation of the popular post explaining how to make the hearts blanket.      I must say I’m quite overwhelmed by all the attention my rainbow heart blanket has been (and still is) receiving on the interweb. I’ve been receiving countless comments, compliments and questions about the pattern. Thank you for that ^_^ ! As I mentioned before, in my Dutch post, I am not the creator of this pattern. The original pattern belongs to Mary Ann Frits and you can find the original instructions…

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    Tutorial: Ministeck Join

    Goodday to you all! Today I shall try to explain to you, with lots of pictures and charts, how I joined my squares in my kaleidoscope blanket a.k.a. the ministeck join. It really is a very easy and very quick method. Perfect to join hundreds of little squares ^_^ . Important to know is that this join will only work with squares that have an uneven amount of stitches between the two corners. Apart from this restriction, there are no other restrictions on size or whatever πŸ™‚ First, let me show you the schematic representation. Remark: All crochet terms are in US terminology! This is the chart for the square…

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    How I learned to Crochet

    Crocheting; a necessity if you want to make amigurumi. I have always had a vague interest for crocheting, but never ventured further than an interest. The only thing I could crochet was a chain. With my fingers. 8) But now that I wanted to create amigurumi I had to learn how to crochet properly. During a visit I had told my godmother (meetje) about my intentions. She immediately got out a box full of crochet hooks, where I could pick out some needles in different sizes. Now that I had the hooks, I had to figure out how to hold these things together with the wool in such a fashion…